Michael

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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    Travelling

    My next destination:

    New Zealand - from Jun 2020
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  • Description

    I'm a 43 year old male. I have two daughters (Chloe and Rowyn). In America I worked for 10 years as a general contractor, and have spent the past 6 years teaching english in China. I like meeting new people, and enjoy reading, most all sports and games (competetive and noncompetetive)

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Beach
    Nature
    Camping
    Sailing / Boating
    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Team sports
    Outdoor activities
    Hiking
    Carpentry
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Pets
    Architecture
    Art & design
    DIY & crafts
    Writing
    Books
    Movies & TV

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Hospitality/Tourism

    Able to teach about:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    *Please note* for projects that make use of one or more of my more rare/ valuable skill sets, I do charge a fee in addition to the standard work away agreement. Pricing is always project dependent. Prices will always be agreed on before I travel. Prices are always a fraction of what I would charge regularly.
    In short, design and execution. I became a general contractor after working for each individual building trade (specialized trade). So in addition to having the knowledge of how to design/ build a house/lead others to build the house, I can physically frame a house, roof it (asphalt, rubber, slate), install doors and windows, side it (vinyl, cedar/pine clapboards etc.), build any deck or patio, install flooring (hardwood, tile, etc.) install kitchen and bathrooms (cabinets, trim work etc.) build stairs/trim them, finish/trim work of all kinds (from basics-detailed multi-pieced mouldings) custom built-in cabinetry (tables, bookcases etc.) Have knowledge about (but less experience in practice with) the mechanical trades (electrical, heating, plumbing). As well as other skills, the most applicable being a love to learn new skills. The projects pictured in my profile are ones that I have designed and built during my time on work away (with the exception of the flooring inlay which is not my design, but is a good example of more intricate work ability).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

  • Age

    43

  • Nationality

    American

  • What else ...

    I’m currently trying to bring a patented invention to the market, so whatever I can offer in exchange for help in progress in that direction will be most mutually beneficial. A good friend will be most useful.

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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