24/10/2019 - 23/12/2019
Hello, I'm Jasmine from Melbourne, Australia.
At home I was working as an Occupational Therapist in the area of community mental health, supporting people in their recovery goals and to live a more fulfilling life. However my contract ended in July 2019 and I wanted to have a change from my busy lifestyle, explore my interest in permaculture further and experience more outdoor and nature based simpler lifestyles. I’ve been travelling, visiting friends and doing Workaway in Europe ever since. Through Workaway I want to learn new skills, gain insight into other cultures, have experiences that is unlike being a tourist and get to know local people and their lifestyle.
I am a keen gardener, forager, and all round nature lover, and am particularly interested in the philosophy of permaculture and regenerative living. At home I try and grow a lot of my own food, but I would like to develop this skill further. I would also like to gain some skills and knowledge about building, using natural materials and cob, especially since I am interested in building a tiny house one day. I also like knitting, sewing, preserving foods, cooking, playing/listening to music, and could perhaps do some of these things with you.
I just completed a PDC (Permaculture Design Course) at the beginning of 2019 and was heavily involved in my local community garden for over a year, gardening at working bees and running a monthly produce swap, embracing the “food is free” concept and aiming to increase community engagement and the opportunity to share surplus food (see photos in my profile). I’ve also spent a bit of time volunteering at an organic farm in Melbourne, participating in garlic planting, weeding and tree planting days.
I consider myself a calm-natured, easy going, caring, patient and practical person, and am willing to give any jobs a go and learn new skills. In my down time, I enjoy having some quiet time either listening to a podcast, reading a book or going for a walk. I also really enjoy good company and conversations about the world/life, etc.
I hope you will consider hosting me. I look forward to hearing from you.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Building compost systems
Permaculture design/system knowledge
Knowledge and experience of foraging wild weeds, mushrooms, flowers and berries
Looking after children
Sewing (including mending)
Assistance with learning English
Supporting people with disabilities and mental illness
Helping out at market stalls
Looking after chickens
Building basic fences to keep chickens in
Fixing fence palings
Lots of patience and a willingness to learn!
English, some Italian and German
Special dietary requirements