Colin

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Australia, Chile, Cook Islands, France, French Polynesia, Italy, Portugal, Samoa, Spain, Vanuatu

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    Travel dates

    31/01/2019 - 24/09/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer

  • Description

    Hello!
    I sold my business in London for some much needed escape from the city, to go volunteer in the South Pacific, where I found a great Workaway in Vanuatu and then Argentina for a few months in 2019. I know from these experiences the value of the Workaway community.
    I'm studying a postgraduate masters degree in landscape architecture at the University of Sheffield, I've just finished the first of two years - so I'm looking for an opportunity to use what I've learnt academically and through first hand experience on a real project.
    I've written more in the skills section, but I have a large amount of graphic and website deign knowledge from inventing a product and marketing it successfully in the UK.
    I have studied in Manchester, and Rome and Madrid on an Erasmus year, and have taught English professionally at an academy. I studied Spanish and Italian Culture and History BA - focusing on society and communities, which I'd love to expand my knowledge of!
    I'm a hard worker, I feel work gives me purpose. I love reading and fitness when time allows, and cooking too (also love eating!). To travel, learn a local language, traditions and culture is my absolute passion!
    Really looking to be part of a community for the next few months,
    Thanks for reading!
    Colin

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Graphic design, website design, budgeting, marketing, social media management and managing people and teams from owning my own business.
    Landscape design and architecture, landscape scale planning and visual assessments, water management and flood prevention, horticulture, orchard management, fencing, arable farming knowledge from my family farm - along with a sufficient amount of animal husbandry (I can't shear sheep well though!).
    English language teaching for both children and adults from time in Madrid and Sicily.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • Age

    27

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      None

    • Special dietary requirements
      None

Photos

Workaway in Vanuatu
Launching boats in Kerela

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