From: Martinique

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    Argentina, Bolivia, Cambodia, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United States, Vietnam

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    Travel dates

    13/03/2017 - 12/03/2022

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    I am EXCLUSIVELY interested in projects or endeavors involving permaculture (especially food forests/forest gardening and urban permaculture), natural & regenerative farming, syntropic farming, agroforestry, reforestation & afforestation, guerilla gardening, herbal medicine, tea cultivation & production, mushroom cultivation, beekeeping, natural building, healthy/holistic and artistic activities, sound healing, bushcraft, primitive skills, ancestral knowledge, ocean conservation or sailing – as I would like to learn and share more about these subjects. Thank you for your understanding.
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    ➡️ WHO AM I

    Hi, I'm Rafa! 👋

    I'm a 27-years-old green pirate from Martinique, a beautiful French island located in the Caribbean.
    I'm on a journey to reinvent my life and myself.

    I've been traveling and volunteering since April 2017 (mainly in Europe and Asia so far) as I'm driven by a desire to enrich my knowledge and get more inspiration about permaculture (I took a certified Permaculture Design Course in March 2018), natural farming, agroforestry, natural building and sustainable/regenerative ways of living among other things. The end goal would be to set up my own project back in Martinique while making a significant impact around my community and aiming for a simple life in harmony with Gaia.


    I'm particularly interested in learning more about:
    – Permaculture, natural, regenerative and syntropic farming (+ ancillary activities like agroforestry, biodynamics, beekeeping, mushroom cultivation, herbal medicine, …)
    – Natural building (adobe, straw-bale, bamboo, stone, earthbag houses, domes, kerterre)
    – Environmental sustainability
    – Self-sufficiency
    – Alternative ways of living and consuming
    – Low-tech
    – Bushcraft, primitive skills & ancestral knowledge
    – Rewilding
    – Green activism

    I cultivate other interests, specifically in the artistic/creative field such as:
    – Writing poetry: I created a literary project called "Le vagabond bleu" where I share haikus since January 2016. Feel free to check my work at www.levagabondbleu.fr if you're interested.
    – Playing music: I'm a happy owner of bamboo Native American flute that I love bringing to life when I play it.
    – Reading books: I usually read about many different subjects such as permaculture, philosophy, spirituality, psychology, ect. My Kindle is never far away.
    – Leading Gong fu cha (the Chinese art of serving tea) sharing sessions and ceremonies: I'm always eager to serve tea to friends and fellow human beings that I meet along the way. It's also a way for me to bring my mind to the present moment and put the others before myself while dissolving a bit of my ego in every cup that I serve. Feel free to follow my tea journey here: www.instagram.com/aboutleavesandclouds/

    I'm currently re-learning Spanish (and started to explore Mandarin) and practicing meditation (vipassana) + yoga (asana sequences) on a daily basis. Physical and mental health are an important part of my life. I try to eat local food as much as possible. I'm pescatarian (vegetarian eating fish), I don't smoke and I don't drink alcohol.


    My main goal at the moment is to learn more – through volunteering experiences, people, and places – about permaculture (and other related interests) in a theoretical and practical way as I envision to set up my own project back in Martinique. I took a certified PDC (Permaculture Design Course) and NBC (Natural Building Course) in Thailand in March 2018 as I wanted to enrich my knowledge.

    I try to cultivate a certain open-mindedness by staying a curious person since learning is a solid habit of mine, always looking for ways to improve myself, help others, and broaden my horizons every day. That's also why I want to travel in order to:
    – Experience new cultures, ways of life and points of view ;
    – Embrace uncharted waters ;
    – Meet and help all kinds of fellow living beings ;
    – Share and receive all kinds of knowledge (being like a sponge).

    Regarding my travel itinerary:
    So far, I already had the opportunity to volunteer in Europe (Sicily, Spain, Portugal) in 2017 and I'm currently helping within organic farms, permaculture projects, alternative communities and other environmental endeavors around Asia. I'm also planning to volunteer in Hawaii, South & Central America, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. However, I give myself a margin of flexibility while embracing the uncertainty of the future.
    Most of my Workaway experiences have been positive so far and I hope that I could be useful to you and that you'll be willing to welcome me and count me as your friend.

    Looking forward to meeting you! 😉

  • Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Permaculture, farming, natural building, arts (poetry, music, gong fu cha), general maintenance, online marketing, computer-related tasks

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Fluent

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

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    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian (Pescatarian)