From: United Kingdom
Austria, France, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland
22/01/2015 - 21/01/2017
Hello and welcome to my profile. Thank you for taking a moment to look at profile and I look forward to hearing from you.
My name is David Anderson and I’m a 28 year old experienced traveler and workawayer from Scotland.
I would say that I am a hard working, independent and conscientious person and I am easy to get along with and I enjoy meeting new people and sharing new experiences. I really like experiencing a different culture to the one I know and I would say that I am an outgoing and adventurous person with a love of the outdoors, nature and travelling.
In 2015, I traveled for seven months and I participated in five workaways in different countries across Europe. I absolutely love the concept of workaway and I experienced a lot of amazing things on my travels and through my workaway experiences.
Through my workaway experiences and through jobs I have had in the past in Scotland I have gained a lot of experience in a number of different fields.
My first workaway was in Finnish Lapland, Kaamanen, where I lived for a month and worked there at a restaurant/bar and BnB style accommodation. Then I volunteered on a organic farm/self sustaining community in Belgium for one month followed by a BnB in the east of Switzerland and then another BnB in the Italian dolomites.
In 2016 I worked at a husky kennel in northern Norway from Aug16 to Dec16 and am now very experienced with huskies.
2018*️ i worked as a husky guide at a large kennel in kakslauttanen Finland for a few months, preparing teams of dogs for sledding, picking up customers from their hotels, dressing the customers, going on long and short husky tours and evening aurora tours driving a ski doo. I also on occasion had to make soup for large groups of customers and serve the food in a large tipi.
In previous years I worked with Hostelling Scotland as a hostel assistant and worked in different hostels throughout Scotland and have a lot of experience in this field and I am also interested in gaining experience in and getting involved in different fields such as farming, wood work and forestry and language teaching and practise.
I am also a photographer and would like to make a career out of my photography one day and I would be happy to contribute photography or video for your business should this be something you are interested in. I have provided photography/video for several workaways that I have participated in the past. (if you want check out some of my photography follow this link )
I can help with many things:
From my time working in several hostels in Scotland I have vast experience of living and working in a Hostel/BnB environment. Tasks such as general housework, cleaning, preparing breakfast, reception, bookings, helping with guests and providing information - are all familiar to me.
I could help with language practise (English) - this is also something I am very interested in gaining some experience in and is a field I would like to gain more in.
I am familiar with computers/web/email etc should this be something you need me to work with.
I can also drive so I could run errands for your should it be required and you want me to use your vehicle.
After my time volunteering in Finland I worked a lot with wood - and its something I really enjoyed also. Either chopping wood with an axe or using a splitting machine to make firewood, then delivering it, I enjoyed it all. I would like to work with wood more, and learn more about it. I would love to build with wood and learn how to carve and whittle. In Belgium I also did a lot of work with wood by constructing fences and a shelter for a horse and by also cutting wood by axe. When I was in the Dolomites I helped in a forest preparing the winter wood chip supply that was used to heat my hosts property.
Also, if you want photographs or video either for personal use or for your business, or just some pictures to add to your workaway page, I would be able to get involved with that also. I have done this on every previous workaway I have participated in. I provided photography for my BnB in Switzerland then helped make a promotional video for another BnB in Italy.
*As of 2016 I am experienced dog musher after my 4 month stint with huskies in northern Norway. I helped with the training and running of the dogs throughout Sep/Oct/Nov 2016 then eventually started dog sledding in Nov/Dec 2016. I am also very familiar with the usual day jobs around the kennel such as feeding and cleaning (and the poop shovelling) and the usual kennel maintenance required. I completed all the training to become a winter guide to take guests on tours with the huskies at the kennel.
I really like travelling, discovering new places and meeting new people.
a little asthmatic.
Special dietary requirements
Not really but I really dont like dairy products such as cheese (yes thats right) Milk and cream