From: United Kingdom
Cyprus, Estonia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Morocco, Portugal, San Marino, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom
23/02/2018 - 29/09/2020
Hi, my names Colin from Manchester, UK. I am a bright, enthusiastic individual with a real zest for life. My potential for possible workaway host's is enormous as I'm good at pretty much everything :)
Looking to exchange city life, for a less competitive, more rural laid back environment.
I love to help people.... empathy, compassion and gratitude are qualities I am proud to still possess.
Love all animals, nature, coastlines, getting lost, finding freedom...
I'm very sporty and active. I play tennis usually weekly and ride downhill courses/cross country as often as i can.
Bike is my predominant form of transport and I shall be traveling across Europe on it!
I spent 20 years in Graphic Design where i also gained SysAdmin certification in my (very limited) spare time.
The last two years I have backed away from 'societies expectations' and lived a more meaningful, humble, basic existence.
As a earthling i love this earth and my lifestyle is kind to nature...I try to not harm any creature's/animals/being's and chose not to eat them either. I want to be healthy both physically and mentally as long i can. I enjoy this beautiful amazing gift which is my life. Interested in alternative medicine, foraging medicinal's and edible's.
I have recently started to painting and find it extremely relaxing and meditative. I have a private instagram account that i will unlock for you to peruse my artwork but you should know that i only started painting in december 2018 so still a little wet behind the ears :) instagram account: @manchesta14
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I'm pretty much a good all-rounder, anything I'm not familiar with I learn extremely fast.
I possess a vast array of knowledge and skills, I'm not sure there would be enough whitespace to list everything! ;)
I have Chameleon like tendencies where I can not only adapt, but also thrive in any environment.
My background is Graphic Design/IT so I can help with anything from a logo to a business server. Nowadays my creativity resides in a more holistic/spiritual realm and create my own products such as colloidal silver, lugol's iodine, aqueous zinc also hydro distill essential oils & hydrosol's from biomass.
I have always been active and good with my hands, I have experience building house extensions, landscaping, all renovation work and interior design.
Permaculture, Organic Farming & ECO systems are skills I would really like to evolve with experience. Ideally, one day I would like to become self sufficient Off Grid.
I am fit and healthy and would most likely work more than the allocated limit so take advantage :)
English, A little Irish, American, Canadian, Austrailian, Basic (French, Spanish, German)
I would just like to add that I have noticed a few hosts seem to take my kindness for weakness. I am a caring considerate soul that loves to help people. This doesn't mean I will work all day with little gratitude. Yes, I will do what I am asked and probably much more, but if you are an un-compassionate host that is looking for a slave then please do not respond to my request. I do hope that doesn't sound rude but I really felt the need to say this to avoid any misunderstandings.
Special dietary requirements
Predominantly vegetarian but do eat meat once or twice a week