Michael

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Mexico, Portugal, Spain, United States

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    Travel dates

    19/06/2019 - 01/01/2021

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    I'm available starting January.

    Hi, my name is Mike and I’ve been on workaway for a number of years now.

    I just recently used it while traveling in Europe, and now I’m back in the states and looking for a new opportunity.

    This time, I’m less focused on location of where I’m going and more interested in learning. I’ve started to develop an idea to buy some land and start a homestead but the idea is new and so is the work. I’ve done a handful of light construction projects and minimal gardening in the past, but I’m looking to really expand my knowledge in this whole area. My goals of learning are:

    1) Construction / Building: Whether it be to hammer nails or measure beams, I want to learn all I can about building, using tools, earthships, using recycled or reclaimed materials, woodworking, and on and on. I really want to help and expand my knowledge in any of this.

    2) Permaculture / Gardening: As with construction, I know very little about growing my own food. I want to learn about basic gardening, herbs, vegetables, soil, permaculture techniques, harvesting, composting.

    These two broad areas include learning about: composting toilets, felling trees, trail maintenance, basic homesteading or off-grid property upkeep, creative projects.

    I really want to take a hard look at what it takes to do this work beyond youtube videos and reading. If I can get some serious experience in helping on a farm or with an off-grid community, I can see how I can make it work for myself.

    Outside of wanting to expand experience, I am enthusiastic to spend time in nature, in solitude, and with silence. In my off time, I enjoy being out in the woods or overlooking a creek with my thoughts. To work a day building something or in the garden, and then able to go and relax outside in nature, is a dream.

    I’m also currently working on a writing project, so I want to separate myself from the noise and busyness of city living and connect deeper with my project.

    I’m hard working, reliable, responsible, and considerate. I also consider myself a bit old school, so I have no social media, and if something comes up and I can’t make it, I’ll tell you in advance.

    Thanks for reading and hope to hear from you.

    Mike

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Art project
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Guest care, cooking, light construction and woodworking, gardening, creative projects, hospitality, writing.

  • Languages spoken

    English

  • Age

    35

  • Nationality

    American

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      I'm allergic to bees, and cats/dogs in close proximity and have some food allergies (seafood/shellfish, nuts, dairy, eggs). All can be managed and avoided with mindful cooks or proper planning. It may cause for some inconvenience but it's an obstacle in m

    • Special dietary requirements
      Food allergies: Seafood/shellfish, nuts, dairy, eggs.

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