Melissa

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  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Hi!! Melissa here :)

    I'm back in UK for good (as a home base anyways😁) after solo globe trotting around 4.5 years.

    I'm now looking for a home whilst I take a course in higher education to up my doula skills.

    I'm at my best in the wilderness. I like quiet, peaceful space. Especially after travelling for so long I've constantly been around people and in and out of everywhere. Now really desiring a little spot on tranquility to my self for a year or so.

    Im passionate about living with the land and creating from the land as much as we can. I am inspired by working in a sustainable way so projects that are off grid or building with repurposed resources and growing own food excites me :D My main "passion" is wild food and wild medicine.

    My work is a mix of post natal doula support, Ayurvedic massage and free play with kids. I also adore horses and dogs. Permaculture and biodynamics as well as natural material building all really excite me. I'd love to gain more experience with all of these! Lots of interests.

    I think I've experienced about 12 different work aways now and I really love the exchange set up. Super grateful to all my hosts!

    Main focus on exchanges that I love...

    💟 Bushcrafts, indigenous skills
    💟 Foraging, wild food medicine
    💟 Off Grid, sustainable building
    💟 Permaculture, growing your own
    💟 Undisturbed birth, home birth
    💟 Home ed/ Wild ed/ Unschooling

    I like to be open and honest before we agree on the likely tasks and hours before so we know what to expect from each other :) just to keep it clear. Best way in my opinion.

    Any more info your intruiged for please just ask! :)

  • Interests

    Nature
    Hitchhiking
    Yoga / Wellness
    Hiking
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    Music
    Cooking & food
    Self development
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Teaching

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
  • More details about your skills

    Massage Therapy - inspired by Ayurveda.
    Child Care - inspired by forest school and Steiner.
    Birth and Post-natal Doula - inspired by pure love ;)


    Previous volunteering: (Volunteering only, not paid work)
    (2017 - now)...

    Perma culture community. Crystal Waters. Australia. 2017
    Raw Vegan retreat centre. Kuranda. Australia. 2017
    Child Care. Byron Bay. Australia. 2017
    Raw Fest. England. 2017
    Tribal Earth Festival. England. 2017
    Into the wild festival. England. 2017
    Kibbutz & Horse Care. Israel. 2017
    Off Grid Farm. Western Ghats rainforest. India. 2017
    Yoga community. New Zealand. 2018
    Spirit Horse Festival. New Zealand. 2018
    Horse Inspired Learning Centre. New Zealand. 2018
    NZ Yoga Festival. New Zealand. 2018
    Voices Of Sacred Earth Festival. New Zealand. 2018
    Luminate festival. New Zealand. 2019
    Unschooling. Great barrier island. 2019
    Building glass bottle sauna. Australia. 2019
    Child care. South East England. 2019
    Off-Grid Accommodation. Cornwall. 2019
    Foraging and permaculture. Devon. 2019

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    28

  • Nationality

    British

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      I do enjoy plenty of fresh veg and would prefer to actually cook for myself but happy to share a meal a week or something like that?🙏🌞👌

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