From: United Kingdom
Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Slovenia, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden
30/09/2017 - 31/10/2018
I am travelling and working at the moment and have been in Portugal for nearly 5 years on and off, apart from a few months working in England. Last year I worked with a Gardener and Landscaper company and I lived in Monchique area for around a year. I have also lived and worked in France, Spain, Italy and Austria. I currently live near to Lisbon where I have been for 3 years, .
I am interested in and worked a little in natural health, wild food, hiking, exploring. My aim is to travel and work and also look for places to possibly purchase my own land and start a small project. I have helped with woodland management and at a woodland restoration project, where I also organised a small music acoustic music event.
In England, I studied and worked on an organic farm and also a small independent wholefood organic shop. I play drums and also like to make my own music, draw when I can etc. I have done hospital and community radio and cycled from eastern England to West Wales (about 600km) for a local charity.
I am not a massively extroverted person but I have my moments. I like to get things done in a good way. I work well on my own but also like the camaraderie and interaction with a few people around. I have a pretty good sense of humour but also can be a "thinker". A nice combination. :-) I am keen to see as many different types of projects and places as I can before settling on my own place. When I have the time, I like to play around making films, photos, art, or restoring and salvaging things I find. Mostly at the moment, I am focused in music.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Primarily, Gardening/Landscaping/building work/Property maintenance since a young age. Have also worked with tourists, worked in organic wholefood shops, so customer service, admin work also.
Basic French, some basic Portuguese, some words of German.
Profile name reason: I have kept bees!
I have worked at an Organic Free Range chicken farm where I looked after around 1000 chickens.
I am flexible to the type of work but have experience of landscaping/gardening. I also do not mind any other types of work, working with people, natural health, outdoor activities, ecological projects, domestic, renovation, natural building, maintenance.
I first volunteered wwoofing in Bulgaria 10 years ago, on the first wwoof farm in the country, ran by a ex government GMO crop scientist, who left the work as he did not agree with the research and use of GMO.
I have helped with a woodland preservation project in England where I also kept bees
Since 2012 I have spent much of my time helping on farm projects in Portugal as well as employment gardening and organic farm work, with some periods of months also working in England.
At the moment, I am also finishing a soundtrack to a documentary film, first one ever, though I am more a "sound artist" rather than a trained musician but I have played drums to a reasonable standard.
Not allergic but, not so much a daily diet of pasta and dairy, though I do eat these, just not in large daily quanitities for extended periods. A week or so is usually ok though.
Special dietary requirements
nothing totally specific and stringent but I do not eat so much pasta (ie: every day) or cheese, bananas, dairy in general, due to some minor medical reasons. Also, i eat meat but not so much pork (though I do occasionally) I more eat fish or chicken. I a