Mel

From: New Zealand

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    30/04/2021 - 31/12/2021

  • Badges

    Explorer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hi all,
    I'm a bush pilot who is currently out of work, and looking to develop some new skillsets and meet some wonderful fellow countrymen along the way. I enjoy landscaping and gardening, and would love to get stuck in and help someone achieve their dream of transforming their property into a living creation. What I lack in knowledge I make up for in enthusiasm and can-do attitude.
    I also have a knowledge of most regular tools and am able to do basic DIY. Happy to lend a hand swinging a hammer or painting a fence etc where needed.

    If there is anyone out there who is keen to pass on their woodturning skills, I am keen to learn. :)

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Adventure sports
    Dancing
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Charity work
    Farming
    Gardening
    Carpentry
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    Architecture
    Art & design
    DIY & crafts
    Books
    Photography

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

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
  • More details about your skills

    Useful skills:
    - We had a large vegetable garden growing up, so I learned how to grow veges from an early age.
    - For the past four years (been back in NZ since Jan) I have been living in the remote Northern Territory, Australia with very poor soil. It took three years, but I finally managed to create some good soil and turn the red-dirt yard into a reasonable garden. I learned a lot along the way and am discovering there is always something more to learn with gardening and land management.
    - I am an honest and hard worker, and like to do an excellent job. I am not keen on a half-hearted effort at something.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    Interested in learning Dutch, German, French, Brazilian Portuguese.

  • Age

    39

  • What else ...

    I enjoy getting out into the wonderful outdoors, whether in the garden, or tramping, or wandering along a beach, or whatever else may present itself.
    I enjoy photography and dabbling in various artistic and crafty things.
    I love to dance and fly. My favourite types of dancing are Cuban Salsa and Lindyhop/Swing.
    I love to read real books (i.e. the paper version), and am a fan of Jazz.
    I have a deep faith in God, and believe we should look after the land He provided us and give back to it for future generations.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      gluten

    • Special dietary requirements
      I have Celiac disease so cannot eat gluten unfortunately.

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