Daniel

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania

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    Travel dates

    01/10/2015 - 13/03/2021

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  • Description

    Hey!

    My name is Daniel, I’m 28 years old, from Bristol in the UK. I have been travelling and volunteering around the world for the past three years and I'm currently in Europe ☺️Life is for exploring, meeting amazing people, experiencing different cultures and traditions and having fun! I enjoy moving slow and sharing my skills at different projects while also learning new things.

    I am hardworking and creative, my passion is art, but I'm also a great handy-man with basic construction skills, I have worked with more specialist materials like fibreglass, resins and latex. My computer skills are excellent and I have experience with online booking systems like Booking.com and Hostelworld, and I also use Adobe Photoshop and Premier Pro for editing photos and videos. I enjoy cooking, using fresh healthy produce and experimenting with new flavours, also I love eating and trying different local foods!

    I am a very active person, at home I cycle everywhere, enjoy playing competitive sports, ultimate frisbee, basketball, swimming, surfing, skating, and I love Ping-Pong! I also like to read, visit art galleries, museums, go hiking, visit temples, watch strange films and socialise with friends. I practice meditation daily to be present, mindful and live in the moment, but I am also a dreamer (sometimes lucid dreaming), and will probably tell you about my dreams!

    I set myself random personal challenges for fun, like waking up every single morning to watch sunrise (currently 987 days in a row), I am learning to do 100 pushups, handstand, speak Spanish and make something new every day. Why not? ☺️


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    On my travels so far:

    Fuerteventura:
    I spent 3 months working as a receptionist with the team at the fantastic Surf Riders Hostel, managing their online bookings and general running of the hostel. I also helped guests with local information, organised activities, like surfing lessons and BBQ nights, and personally took guests on excursions, such as hiking the volcano and trips to the bowling alley.

    Thailand:
    I volunteered for an Earthbag house project in the island of Ko Tao, where I learnt to build Japanese style stonewalls, and plant pineapple trees and flowers. In Koh Phangan, I helped a project renovate an old building into a hostel, knocking down walls, repairing wooden interiors, stripping wood, varnishing and painting. In Khon Kaen, I joined a monastery eco-project where I learnt about permaculture, how to make mud bricks and houses, bamboo structures. Taught children English, worked in an orphanage, planted trees, and cooked for a group of 30 people.

    Japan:
    I spent 2 months in Kyoto doing an artist residency at SANDWICH Studio, building large sculptures out of resin and fibreglass for the artist Kohei Nawa. I also worked with latex and polystyrene creating costumes and set design for an art performance.

    Vietnam:
    I designed and painted murals for a hostel rooftop bar in Da Nang. I travelled the whole country by motorbike and taught English and Art to computer game addicted teenagers in Hanoi.

    Cambodia:
    Lived on a small island, Koh Rong Samloem for 4 months, helping an Australian couple build their dream Vegan Guesthouse. I worked on Epoxy resin glow tables, artwork and decorations, sculptures, mandalas, wooden cabinets, painted signs. Helped with cement and brickwork, making glass bottle bricks and designed eco-windows. Also worked as bartender, chef, and receptionist at a remote beachside hostel for a month, organizing events and parties for the guests.

    Indonesia:
    Travelled for 2 months in Flores, Sumbawa, Lombok, Bali and Java. Exploring remote places, trekking volcanoes and camping on hidden beaches. Had some beautiful experiences and exchanges with kind locals inviting me into their homes.

    Malaysia:
    Worked for Nomad Adventure Camp in Gopeng, labouring and fixing things around camp, building paths, laying bricks, painting signs, making a vegetable garden and planting seeds. White water rafting, kayaking and climbing in free time was fantastic :D

    Australia:
    Worked as a labourer in Darwin, fabricating steel wall frames and trusses. Became a greengrocer in an organic fruit and vegetables shop in Melbourne, while training my ultimate frisbee skills! Volunteered at Swarmi's Yoga Retreat in Sydney for one month, cooking delicious vegetarian meals for guests, helpng with office administration and editing their Yoga Teacher Training notes.

    Morocco:
    Trekked in the Sahara Desert, explored the rich colourful markets in Morocco & Fez, and magical 'blue city' of Chefchaouen. I Lived in the ancient city of Essaouria with a group of artists and musicians, created furniture, tables and chairs from repurposed, recycled beach trash.

    Spain:
    Sat a 10 day Vipassana Meditation course in the mountains of Ávila. Built a meditation platform and helped with gardening in the forest near Granada. Slept under the stars in Tenerife surrounded by horses, built several rock walls, a concrete pool for water filtration, an enclosure for animals and dug a foundation for a yurt tent.

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    Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Your Country? :

    I'm currently cycling from Netherlands to Norway with my Brother, wild camping and volunteering, hope to meet you along the way!

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    • Art – Painting, Murals, Sculpture, Digital design, Video & Photography, 3D virtual modeling
    • Basic carpentry/building skills, general handy-man!
    • Working with tourists and customer service - Previous work includes working in a hostel reception and managing a Pub with a Bed & Breakfast
    • Domestic Chores (cleaning, tidying, shopping, cooking, general gardening, house maintenance)
    • Working with animals, I love dogs and teaching them new tricks!
    • Excellent computer skills – Microsoft office, Adobe’s Creative suite, website management, CAD programs
    • Great organisation & planning skills – worked as an Art Gallery Co-ordinator for 8 months
    • Fantastic communication skills, English is my first language, learning spanish (beginner!) keen to learn other languages!

  • Languages spoken

    English, very basic Spanish (learning!)

  • Age

    29

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      I eat plants :)

Photos

Testing out the meditation platform we built! - Granada, Spain
Mural painting - Da Nang, Vietnam
Driftwood - Koh Rong Samloem - A place to fall in love <3
Mural Painting - Da Nang, Vietnam
Kyoto - Artist friends!
Mandala artwork I made from driftwood and beach trash - Koh Rong Samloem, Cambodia
Roadtrip with Natsuki in Japan!
Mt Rinjani - Lombok Indonesia - AMAZING climb!
Signs I painted for the vegetable garden we built in Gopeng - Malaysia
Earthbag house team on Ko Tao!
Best friends with the cat at Surf Riders Hostel! :D
Volcano Sunrise!
Breaking down walls on Koh Phangan!
Helping at a child foundation in Khon Kaen, Thailand

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