Mark

From: Australia

  • ...

    Account Type

    Individual account

  • ...

    Travelling to

    Antarctica, Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, New Zealand, Sweden, United States, Vietnam

  • ...

    Travel dates

    15/10/2017 - 08/12/2019

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    I am a husband to Trish and father of Lachlan, but travelling alone for workaway. During a normal week at home, I work in an office as a project management, but on my time off I make and fix minor and major projects around the house/garden for family and friends. I've been looking for adventures where I can experience a different culture and life experience and be able to help those that need it. I also try to incorporate items on my ‘bucket’ list while travelling (Eg. Free diving with whales, skydiving, jungle surfing, shark dive, seeing a live volcano, etc).

    As a project manager and DIY'er, I have attention to detail and provide the best result with the materials I have. I enjoy figuring out how to make and fix things. I have built garden beds, decks, large toy boxes, trellises for vines to grow on, work benches, a bike trailer for a kayak, wooden school desks, milking pale for goats, pallet wood corner seat with under-seat storage and much more. I have also fixed and repaired more things than can list. I also make small metal sculptures (planes, scorpions, car, etc) out of scrap/recycled steel which I sell in a Canberra shop. I have a photo portfolio of what I have built, upon request. I'm hoping to find a friendly relaxed family or group who allow me to work for them on the things I enjoy, while experiencing their life style, culture and country.

    Over the last couple of years, I've spent seven weeks in rural Cambodia volunteering at an English school and building a hostel with local and international builders. I enjoyed the culture, living in the back streets(although scary at times), sharing the life style and learning from the Khmer people. I found their happiness and resourcefulness inspiring. I have also spent 3 weeks working on a miniature goat & cattle farm in Queensland Australia where I made and repaired many farm items/equipment, provided landscaping and cared for animals. I can arrange references from these if you like.

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Qualified Project Manager, Mig, Arc and thermal welding certificate (old, but the skills are still in use), long time DIY'er.
    A photo portfolio is available upon request of all the DIY projects I have built, some of which are listed in the "tell us about yourself" section above.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    1

  • Nationality

    Australian

  • What else ...

    I'm happy to try any type of food and there's not much I don't eat. I like the outdoors and enjoy hiking, camping, swimming, cycling, gardening and adventure. I am conscience not to consume my volunteer hosts time, so I can work independently in the background when required or in a group and I’m fine to rough-it and get dirty.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

Photos

Feedback