Michael & Lindsey

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    15/05/2020 - 21/06/2021

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer
    Explorer

  • Our status

    Travelling

  • Description

    We are a couple from Leeds, UK who enjoy an outdoor life with our lurcher Comet. We love exercise in many forms (rugby, running, climbing etc.), building and making things from wood, crafts, cooking, baking and a number of other sickeningly wholesome things. We like to be in nature as much as possible, which includes everything from bird watching to growing our own food. We are currently on a voyage of discovery, trying to work out how we would like to live a more countryside based, sustainable lifestyle by volunteering in lots of different and inspiring places.

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

    Some knowledge of: 

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Charity Work
  • More details about your skills

    Mike
    - 10 years professional wildlife conservation experience and related practical skills e.g high competency and certs in chainsaw, brushcutter, woodchipper. Skilled in dry stone walling, hedgelaying and lots of other land based disciplines.
    - Woodwork and carpentry - lots of experience building fairly large constructions working with sawn timber. Some experience with round wood and natural timbers. A penchant for spoon carving.
    - Gardening and food growing - 12 years experience of vegetable growing and related skills.
    - Good general DIY and practical skills
    - Very good fitness and motivation for hard, physical work
    - Enthusiastic and decent vegetarian/vegan cook

    Lindsey
    - Woodwork - Decent experience in workshop based joinery such as basic furniture and homeware making. Some experience of building with wood and recycled materials - I built my home workshop using materials reclaimed from skips around the city.
    - Experience in practical environmental conservation and a level 2 certificate earnt whilst volunteering.
    - Gardening and food growing - 9 years experience of vegetable growing and related skills.
    - Good general DIY and practical skills
    - Very good fitness and motivation for hard, physical work
    - Enthusiastic and decent vegetarian/vegan cook & baker of vegan treats

    Comet
    - Eating and finding things to eat (not necessarily edible things)
    - Running whilst sleeping
    - Winning hearts and confusing minds
    - Champion back roller

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Age

    32 & 35

  • What else ...

    We both love listening to music and playing it too, especially sharing a love of metal and dub. We spend a lot of time outside and try to go walking and camping as much as we can manage with our old, slow hound Comet. To relax we like hanging out with friends, going on adventures, cosying up in a pub and a few different sports and pursuits. Overall we are enthusiastic, friendly and positive people who like to stay active and use our hands to make and fix things.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Cats & sometimes mild hayfever

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegan

Photos

In love with the mountains after scrambling Cadair Idris in Snowdonia
Family adventures
Duck house and bath we built
Fairy toadstool throne we made on our first Workaway in Machynlleth
Lindsey in her element

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