From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Cuba, Malta, Morocco, Panama, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden

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    Travel dates

    01/12/2019 - 01/08/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Hello, I'm Cat. I was born in Upstate New York, near Buffalo. After graduating from college, I moved to Santa Cruz, California and lived there for 23 years. I now reside near the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

    I like to do carpentry and painting, and I can fix many types of mechanical things. I spent three years working as a steward of a large church facility. I also worked as a handy-person for a property management company; on a project basis for a general contractor (building decks, fences, remodeling homes); and as an interior house painter. I have worked as a mechanic on motorcycles and antique cars.

    In 2016, I spent six months abroad, staying in Thailand, Cambodia and Greece. In SE Asia, I welded and built various things out of cinder blocks. In Greece, I helped restore a 200-year old farmhouse and create an airbnb. This was a great experience, and I would love to do more work-exchanges like it. I love history and historic properties and enjoy reviving them.

    In addition to experience building, painting and making repairs, I have done many other jobs. I started my career working in restaurants: preparing food, cooking, serving food, bar-tending, offering customer service and hospitality, catering and working at banquets. I have worked with disabled persons, in graphic design and had a career as a Real Estate Broker for ten years.

    I love to learn and challenge myself beyond my comfort zone. I have completed a 160-hour TESOL/TEFL course in hopes of finding a teaching or tutoring position abroad.

    In my spare time, I travel. I have been to 23 countries and all 50 US states. I also enjoy being outdoors: camping, surfing, riding motorcycles, wake boarding and hiking. My hobbies include: writing, reading, learning languages, refinishing furniture and cooking.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Eco Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    I am a very quick learner with lots of energy and a positive attitude. Carpentry, fixing things, restoration, light electrical and plumbing, welding, cooking, hospitality, helping with tourists and rentals, gardening, interior and exterior house painting, landscaping, house keeping, project management, organization, errands, problem solving and writing. I enjoy challenging work. English lessons, translations: TESOL/TEFL certified.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Greek: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

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  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      vegetarian + fish