From: United Kingdom
01/08/2020 - 01/08/2021
Hi there, my name is Jon, from Glasgow, born and bred in bonnie Scotland.
I have an education/career background in nautical science, sport & exercise, accountancy & customer service.
Thus far I have resisted the call of the wild and a different way of living, but I am now looking to hang up my office lanyard in search of a life closer to nature and the outdoors.
I am open-minded and extremely keen to learn new skills. I am especially interested in gaining experience in more practical work such as carpentry, building, landscaping, gardening, farm work & anything hands on really!
I can only claim to be a complete novice, but I am striving to develop a better knowledge & understanding of sustainable living, permaculture & all things off grid or self sufficiency related.
I enjoy helping others with whatever needs doing and believe I do so with a smile on my face!
I also enjoy the challenge of physical work and can adapt to working either by myself or as part of a team.
In my spare time I like to listen to as much music as possible, keep fit (try to), hike and read the odd book.
Thank you for reading!
- People skills in a working environment, the ability to get along with all types of characters!
- Bar work/front of house and supermarket/stock handling experience.
- Painting & Decorating (at home experience).
- Some DIY experience.
- Making customers/guests happy and comfortable.
- Office/Accountancy skills.
- I have a 6 year old nephew and 3 year old niece that I can keep entertained and laughing. Definitely a skill in my book!
Above all I have an enthusiasm to learn, can be quick to do so, and know how to get on with the task at hand.
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I'm hoping to encompass some of the routes of the Camino de Santiago into my travels.
I enjoy all sports and mostly play football or go running.
I've began trying my hand at yoga & meditation and I am very eager to learn more.
My travelling so far hasn't been for extended periods but I have managed to visit Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and squeezed in a good few city breaks around Europe, my favourite being Seville! I have also visited Tokyo with the Merchant Navy.
I love the outdoors in my home country Scotland, although haven't explored it as much as I would have liked to.. best trip so far has to be camping on the Isles of Skye & Harris.
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