Øystein

From: Norway

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Ecuador

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    Travel dates

    01/10/2021 - 01/04/2022

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Hello there, I am Øystein (Austin) from Norway!

    I was just getting my feet wet travelling right before the pandemic struck. Like many, I have been feeling trapped during the time since, finding myself missing adventure quite often. Honestly, I have been blessed to be able to work in a school and a care home during these strange times, so I have not turned too crazy in solitude hahaha. That being said, I am so relieved to finally be able to travel once again.

    A little bit about myself:
    I have always been curious and wanted to learn about the wonderful world we live in. I am especially interested in working with plants, be it growing, harvesting or foraging them. Last summer I also acquired an interest in medicinal uses of plants. When it comes to methods of farming, I have completely fallen for the principles of permaculture. Now I do not consider myself much of a spiritual person(not yet at least), though the feeling of detachment from the world I have been feeling lately has attracted me to a close to nature, earth revering lifestyle.

    Through travel with Workaway, I hope to learn of more self-sufficient and conscious ways of living and get to know new similar-minded friends. I am eager to learn about edible and medicinal plants and fruits, how to grow, forage and enjoy them.

    Looking forward to meeting you and your culture!

  • Interests

    Nature
    Farming
    Gardening
    Sustainability
    DIY & crafts
    Technology
    Vegetarian or vegan
    LGBTQ
    Self development
    Plant care
  • 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
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Teaching

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
  • More details about your skills

    I love working in the garden, tending to crops, creating green spaces and simple landscaping.
    (I know this section is not that impressive, but just you wait. It will grow throughout the years ;) )

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Chinese (Mandarin): Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    Interested in learning Mandarin and Spanish

  • Age

    20

  • Nationality

    Norwegian

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian

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