Carissa

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    Travelling

  • Description

    I would like to transition to work remotely and I have a part time online job ( a couple of hours a week) and so I'd like to find a situation that would allow me to do that and as well as contribute to the location I'm in.
    My goal is to transition to work remotely full time and I'm hoping a Workaway experience will help me make that transition. I would need a good WIFI connection and hope to find a location and somewhere beautiful and quiet to do so.

    More about me:
    I was born in Trinidad and left when I was 21 and moved to London. I became a Montessori teacher and traveled to many countries during that time. I stayed for 9 years and really enjoyed spending my 20s there.
    I spent some time in California, got to visit Yosemite, Joshua Tree, swim in the Yuba river, SF and a couple of beautiful festivals. I really enjoyed how progressive some of the people in this part world were and I loved that.
    Then moved to Ecuador for three years where the cost of living was very low so we didn’t have to work much. I lived along side a river with no neighbors in sight and I got to explore hermit life for a while. I got involved volunteering in local schools and orphanages. That was also a rewarding time and we lived mainly like retirees which was interesting to experience at 30.
    Around this time I became a yoga teacher and I moved to Bali for two years, which is a health and wellness hub and well as being a place steeped in tradition, ritual and ceremony and devotion so that was just lovely. Living out in the rice fields again I found that peace very relaxing.
    I then spent two and a half years back in the Caribbean spending time with family and long time friends and teaching yoga to children at various primary schools.
    I spent five months in Canada this summer and fall, exploring the B.C. Islands and I absolutely loved it. I'm open to housesitting in the Caribbean and Bowen Island, BC Canada.
    I'm currently in London.

    Thanks so much in advance for this opportunity 🙏🏼

  • Interests

    Beach
    Nature
    Yoga / Wellness
    Dancing
    Charity work
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Writing
    Books
    Music
    Politics / Social justice
    Self development
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    I have a British passport and drivers license (manual)
    I have three years experience in hospitality, working in hotels in Jamaica, Bahamas and London mainly FOH.
    10+years experience in child care, nannying, Montessori teaching, homeschooling and babysitting
    10+ years in housesitting/ general house maintenance
    5+ years Yoga teacher
    Two summers experience in gardening though on a small scale
    Painted my room a couple times so I would say basic painting skills
    Very quick and eager to learn and self Motivated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    40

  • What else ...

    I am an introvert so I prefer deep conversation over crowds.
    I enjoy reading, movies, traveling, learning, growing, good wine, live music and the arts, being surrounded by nature and beautiful views.
    I am a kind, caring person who is very conscientious about personal space and plan to enjoy my free time either in enjoying quiet moments or exploring the area, meeting new people.
    I am keenly interested in personal development, enjoying life and making the world a little bit kinder and more loving place.

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Wheat and Dairy free

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