Alfonso

From: Belgium

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Netherlands

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    Travel dates

    07/07/2017 - 25/08/2020

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    Super Workawayer
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  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    You are discovering the profile of Alfonso. It means noble and ready. Welcome! I was born in the flat Belgium (there isn't any mountain) with volcanic Italian roots. Calmed by the water of Mediterranean Sea.

    I just came back from a world tour by bicycle I started on the 7.7.2017. I am willing to bring a part of the world to your project. This Journey is continuing. By your side if you like.

    Before this rich experience, I was a student in civil engineering when my environmental and societal consciousness evolved. I became aware of the bad consequences of my lifestyle. I couldn't continue anymore. I became vegan and decided to join ecological communities in Berlin. I saved food from waste, offered it on the street. For free and freedom. My goal is to be autonomous with others.

    I have a strong motivation for joining you because I have a strong motivation for creating a sustainable house in a community.

    I like sport (running, cycling, swimming, football). I don't drink alcohol and I don't smoke. I like to sit around the fire in silence. I like to live.

    I like to speak with you and become a friend with you.
    During those 3 years on the road I joined many projects I found by myself:

    - Berlin (Germany):

    *Project 1: contrbuting to a food sharing project to reduce the waste of food
    *Project 2: creation of a festival (art, international guests to talk about ecology,...). With 0$! We welcomed 1000 persons.

    - Morocco:

    Few days of cleaning herbs field in the Sahara desert!

    - Egypt:

    *Project 1:permaculture and ecolodge in the middle of the desert!
    *Project 2: I stayed in a eco-village by the red sea. And learned their philosophy. They grow organic food, host guests and created a school for the Bedouins who can't access to governmental
    education.
    *project 3: Art festival volunteer

    - ''Tel Aviv'':

    *project 1: I stayed in an ecological flat in the middle of the city center. I help building a new balcony, cooking vegan meals, pickles, sprouts, and biotic bread. I made videos for them. I cleaned the flat. Visited farms they are working with.
    *project 2: I was volunteer in a restaurant who cooks wasted food. I helped collecting the food, cleaning the the dishes and the restaurant. Helping in the kitchen and tasting the food ;)

    - Palestine:

    *Project 1: I taught English and created videos with refugees.
    *Project 2: I helped in farms: cleaning rocky field, watering.

    - Lebanon:

    I supported a group of children to created a theater play. I worked 6 months in a NGO helping Syrian refugees.

    - Jordan:

    *Project 1: I made video for a innovative communty. We prepared dinner and welcoming Jordanians and expats to talk about societal questions.
    *Project2: I also designed plans for eco bathrooms for a guest house and work in the farm.

    -Iran:

    French and English
    teaching.

    - Cyprus:

    *Project 1: I was volunteer in a flower farm. Planting, watering and picking them.
    *Project 2: helping to build a room with mud and wood.
    *Project 3: receptionnist and general maintenance in a hostel and luxury hotel (4*)

    - Japan:

    *project 1: farming (harvesting brocolis, clean field)
    *project 2: resort (cleaning cottages, cleaning field, working the soil, installing bee hives,...)
    *project 3: bee farm (taking care of the bees, hives, building hive frames, harvesting,...)
    * project 4: organic farming (cabbage, tomatoes, carrots, beetroot,...)
    * project 5: hotel (cleaning, reception, ironing)

    All those experiences helped me to discover myself and to know In which environment I can help the best.

    What am I looking for?

    - Share my experiences and teach you what I've learned
    - To learn with you
    - To live in harmony within and with the environment (people, animals, plants,...)
    - Project where people are able to trust the others
    - Harmony in communication and attitude (no authoritative, no domination)
    - Clean environment for the body and the mind

    My goals?

    Create or live in a community where we grow our organic food. Where I would take care of bees and move with horses. Increase links with the capitalist society to change it to a more balanced society. I want to share those values trough theater and video to spread awareness.I also want to develop my spirituality.

    Coronavirus situation:
    I am willing to follow the rules to ensure everyone feel safe and to limit any risk. I am eager to accept all the rules as long as they make sens. For instance, wearing a mask when it's really needed. Once again, I am willing to respect appropriate mesures.

    Let's start to work together !

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Animal Care

    Some knowledge of:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    I can add a multi cultural touch to your project. Different approaches coming from my different experiences all around the globe. I can bring some part of the world to you.
    I studied 6 years civil engineering (rational, organized). But I'm also an artist (irrational, instinct). Like my origins I am between 2 extremes. Kind of balance I believe.

    - Farming:
    watering, harvesting, planting, green house work. Love to learn MORE

    - Hostel/Hotel/Guest house:
    reception, cleaning, vegan cooking

    - Architecture:
    designing, plan making, eco building (mud), studied civil engineering. I designed eco toilet in Jordan and learn how to make dry toilet in Germany

    - video and photo making:
    One of my short movie: https://vimeo.com/141263684
    Video for a guesthouse: https://web.facebook.com/lamarguesthouse/videos/246878846233366/
    Video for a community: https://web.facebook.com/shamsCommunity/videos/819317608261846/

    - marketing:
    strategy, social medias

    - Language teaching:
    I can teach you perfect French (My native language), English, Spanish, Italian and some Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, Dutch and German.

    Ask for more. Always learning new skills ;)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Italian: Intermediate
    Arabic: Beginner
    German: Beginner
    Persian (Farsi): Beginner
    Dutch: Beginner

  • Age

    29

  • What else ...

    let's start now! :)

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegan ideally. Quality over quantity.

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