Becky & Tom

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Czech Republic, Hungary, Ireland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    04/01/2017 - 03/10/2017

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    351

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer
    Explorer
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  • Description

    I enjoy learning about people, places and cultures. Since I love to travel, I feel very grateful to have the opportunity to do so, and want to make a positive difference to other people, animals, and the planet in return.

    I love permaculture and am doing a PDC with the hope of either setting up my own project or becoming a long term part of an existing grassroots organisation. I work as a freelance programmer, and am looking to combine this with permaculture too!

    The thing I enjoy most in life is getting creative. Recently, I've got into woodwork; before this I was doing glass and tile painting, some pottery, drawing, portraits. I love to get stuck into a project and learn new skills. I used to be a chef and am more than happy to cook for other people (vegan food). I'm a nature lover and enjoy learning about plants, natural healing, and ecosystems.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Main skills: IT/web development/computer programming, art (painting, sculpture, mosaic), cooking/baking
    Improving skills: Sustainable practices/permaculture, animal care, language exchange, woodwork

  • Languages spoken

    English, some French

  • Age

    31 & 25

  • Nationality

    British

  • What else ...

    I'm passionate about people, the environment and animals, and enjoy learning practical skills and getting creative. Here's what I've been up to recently...

    December 2016 - Permaculture and conservation project in Kenya, working with the Samburu people to plant trees, grow food, conserve water. Learned first hand about off-grid living

    Jan 2016 - Centre for vulnerable children, Lake Victoria. Building a hand washing station, vegetable garden, playing with the children.

    Jan-Feb 2016 - Eco-construction (superadobe) and permaculture project on the edge of the Maasai Mara. Building domes, setting up grey water system, and growing food

    March 2017 - Social permaculture project in Romania, learning about urban ways to foster a community, with projects focusing on reducing waste by recycling and upcycling.

    March-April 2017 - Helping with permaculture and ecological gardening at an eco campsite, and doing artwork and some basic woodwork

    April-July 2017 - 12 week Permaculture Design Course in Bristol

    June-July 2017 - 3 week woodworking and product design course at a community enterprise - designing, making and selling a range of bird boxes

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      aspirin

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegan

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