Gandalf

From: France

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    French Polynesia, United States

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    Travel dates

    17/11/2019 - 15/04/2020

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  • Description

    Hi! :)
    I'm a 50 years man, born in France, and I speak fluent French/English/Spanish. I use to be a volunteer since 2014 all around the world, for periods like one week, three weeks or two months, depending on the place possibilities.
    I'm able to work in very different skills (see below) in exchange of accommodation & food and, if possible, free Wifi.
    I was a Telecommunication engineer in Argentina in the mid '90s. Then I became a journalist, a novel writer, a speech synthesis consultant, a secondary actor in cinema, a photographer, a 3D modeler in computer graphics. In parallel with those official jobs, I refurbished old houses during 20 years, doing all by myself.
    I'm familiar with permaculture (I followed a 85 hours Permaculture Design Course), with cooking - including vegetarian & vegan - and I'm a sailor on a tall three-masted ship.
    I like to learn new things and to share/teach what I already know. I'm open-minded and self-sufficient.

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Volunteering I did (from present to past):
    2019: in Tokyo - Japan, in a Japanese NGO dedicated to save old traditional small houses ; 10 days ; I did permaculture gardening.
    2019: in Itoshima - Japan, in a private property ; 2 weeks ; I was a gardener to help in creating a Five Continents English-style garden.
    2019: in Tōon - Japan, in an organic farm ; two weeks ; I designed and built compost toilets with liquid separator.
    2019: on Cat Ba island - Vietnam, at 'Mona Restaurant' ; 2 weeks ; I was a waiter.
    2019: on Cat Ba island - Vietnam, at 'Secret Garden Hostel' ; 3 days ; I did cob coating and sculptures for a fireplace.
    2019: in Varanasi - India, at 'Good Vibes Hostel' ; 2 weeks ; I did some graphic design and I also was a waiter in their restaurant.
    2019: in Agra - India, at 'Big Brother Hostel' & 'Namastey Hotel' ; two weeks ; I was a receptionist.
    2018: in Goa - India, at 'Radha Guesthouse' community ; 1 month ; I designed and built a permaculture garden following the shape of the yin-yang symbol.
    2018: in Gizah-Cairo - Egypt, at 'Pyramid Loft Hostel' ; 10 days ; I was a computer specialist.
    2018 : in Granada - Spain, at 'Casita Verde Granada' ; 2 weeks ; I built a wooden house extension using recycling materials.
    2018: from Portugal to Spain and France on the tall-ship 'L'Hermione' ; 1 month ; top-man sailor on this famous French three-masted ship.
    2018: in Ibiza - Spain, at 'La Casita Verde' ; 2 weeks ; I was a receptionist and a permaculture gardener.
    2018: in Balgüe - Ometepe island Nicaragua, at 'El Pital' craft chocolate factory.; 3 weeks ; I was a permaculture gardener.
    2018: in Moyogalpa - Ometepe island Nicaragua, at 'El Indio Viejo' restaurant ; 1 week ; I was a permaculture gardener and a waiter.
    2018: in La Paz - Bolivia, at 'York B&B' ; 1 week ; I was a street roper.
    2018: in Copacabana - Bolivia, at 'Joshua Hostel' ; 2 weeks ; I was a painter artist & a gardener.
    2018: in Copacabana - Bolivia, at 'Hotel Gloria' ; 1 week ; I was a gardener.
    2018: in Puno - Peru, at 'Inka's Rest B&B' ; 2 weeks ; I was a receptionist & a breakfast manager.
    2018: in Sicuani - Peru, at 'Willkamayu Hotel' ; 1 week ; I was a waiter & a kitchen helper.
    2017: in Urubamba - Peru, at 'Willkamayu Spirit' ; 2 days ; I was a geobiologist.
    2017: in Urubamba - Peru, at 'Pakakuna Posada Gourmet' ; 1 month ; I was a barman & a waiter.
    2017: in Pasaia - Basque area Spain, at 'Albaola Itsas Kultur Faktoria' ; various periods ; I was a shipbuilding carpenter.
    2017: in Rochefort - France, at 'L'Hermione-La Fayette' ; various periods ; I did some maintenance in the rigging of a three-masted ship.
    2017: on Vis island - Croatia, in an ecological health centre project ; 2 weeks ; I was a geobiologist & a permaculture designer.
    2017: on Tenerife island - Spain, at 'Life Central Station' community ; 2 months ; I was a baker and I a permaculture gardener.
    2017: in Kafountine - Casamance Senegal, at 'Artoasis' NGO ; 1 month ; I was a permaculture gardener and I did some maintenance for house and cars.
    2016: in Kafountine - Casamance Senegal, at 'International Permaculture Convergence' ; 3 days ; I was a simultaneous translator in three languages (French/English/Spanish).
    2016: in Abéné - Casamance Senegal, at 'Nelson Mandela School' ; 3 weeks ; I was a teacher of Spanish for adults.
    2016: in Abéné - Casamance Senegal, in a private property ; 2 months ; I was a builder & a gardener.
    2014-2016: in Ibiza - Spain, at 'La Casita Verde' ; 20 months ; I was a senior executive, a vegetarian Chef, a mosaicist, the treasurer of the NGO, in charge of purchases, water, plumbing, events organization, and an eco-tour guide in three languages.

  • Languages spoken

    Native French, fluent English, fluent Spanish, basic Catalan, basic Gascon, minimum of German

  • Age

    50

  • What else ...

    Driving licenses I've got: car, motorbike, boat (coastal & rivers)

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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