From: United Kingdom
12/08/2019 - 12/12/2019
Hi I'm Jim, a 27 year old from near Liverpool in the UK.
In August I'm traveling to Portugal with the intention of working with horses and animals, to grow local projects using my skills and to spend my spare time rock climbing and other outdoor sports in the area. I look forward to learning Portuguese language, the culture and agriculture.
I'm a very energetic and motivated person, I love hard work outdoors and enjoy making it fun and working with a smile.
I have spent my working life in construction and arts, in a gallery conserving artwork for 5years and on building sites and in workshops with my father since I was a teenager. I have many passions but mostly in my spare time I enjoy rock climbing, playing music and gardening.
I love interacting with people and discovering all the things that make up different characters and cultures.
For the last couple years I have wanted to work with horses in many respects, grooming and general housing and, at some point, learning to ride too. I have been around horses since I was a child and have always been enamoured with their sensitivity and grace but never been in a situation to work with to them. I want my trip to Portugal to be spent working with horses as much as I can and giving any of my skills and hard work to helping projects with them. (e.g. Fences, building etc.)
I am very versatile and can happily help with many different tasks, so don't be afraid to ask of anything I can do to help you or your project!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Landscaping & groundworks (paving, fences, drainage, foundation work, block laying & general building and maintenance)
Some joinery skills (cladding, decking, stud-work, windows, general handywork)
General gardening skills (Had my own vegetable garden for some time and looking to learn more about Iberian agriculture!)
Good people skills & customer friendly
Special dietary requirements
No, mostly vegetarian/pescatarian diet