From: United Kingdom
Croatia, France, Italy, United Kingdom
07/06/2019 - 07/06/2020
My name is Alicia and I am nature-loving, outdoorsy, keen traveller with a real interest in learning, growing (both myself and vegetables!) and meeting people and sharing stories around a fire :)
My ambition is to live by the rhythms of nature as much as I can; to be sustainable, using the ethics and principles of permaculture; and be part of a community (intentional or otherwise) which truly values love and compassion for all things, and works together as part of a larger shared vision or cause. Sounds pretty utopian, I know, but I do believe that there are people out there already living this dream, and so I am in the process of trying to make it come true myself! Thus, Workaway placements are a really wonderful way for me to learn new skills that I can implement in the future, share a few of my own, and above all, meet lovely people!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I undertook a Permaculture Design Course last year and became certified in Permaculture Design, taught by Kyle Smith and Lola Byron in Alantejo, Portugal. I also learnt how to build a habitable cob house and a mud hut using only my hands and feet (for squishing the mud)!
I love to cook vegan/veggie food, and have volunteered in this capacity for meditation and yoga retreats. I also taught English at a girls orphanage in Sri Lanka, so I can potentially tutor/do an exchange if someone would like.. It was at the orphanage that I organised the painting of a large mural in their main hall - I enjoy getting the paint out either for creative or D.I.Y purposes :)
I have degree in media and communications from Goldsmtihs, University of London, and worked for a long time in London's communications industry so can happily assist with anything writing; marketing; blog/web design and social media related.
I enjoy singing, and practicing yoga and meditation, so I could happily start a musical jam with other musicians or lead a yoga/meditation class. I also love Ecstatic dance, Five Rhythms, and any form of movement and body work - whatever connects me to Source :)
I speak English, and I am trying to keep up with my French :-)
I've traveled around a lot (with still so many places to explore), including India, Sri Lanka, South East Asia, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Macau, Malawi, South Africa, a lot of Europe, and some of the States. Really keen to get to know my home turf of the UK a little more!
Special dietary requirements