Jon

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Chile, Croatia, Cuba, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Peru, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam

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    Travel dates

    18/09/2019 - 02/08/2020

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer

  • Description

    Hello. My name is Jon and I'm a former bar owner / Cinematographer and current builder who is looking for a change of atmosphere and the chance to learn something new. I have a background in art and construction and would welcome the opportunity to offer my skills in exchange for some new experiences in a different part of the world. It's always an adventure building things from the ground up and then seeing them grow on their own. I'm not afraid of getting dirty (I actually prefer it) and feel that good food and drink tastes much better after a hard day of work. If it sounds like I might be a good fit, please consider me for your next project. Thanks.
    p.s. - A few pet projects I'd like to work on are: building a bread oven, BBQ grill, outdoor kitchen or shower, outdoor deck/seating area, sauna/hotbox, indoor/outdoor bar... Basically the sort of things that aren't entirely necessary but once you have them you couldn't imagine living without them. If any of that sounds good to you give me a shout and let's do it.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    General carpentry skills (framing, finish work), masonry, tiling, welding, etc.
    Creative design/problem solving
    Cooking
    Renovation
    Basic gardening
    Bar design/construction
    Basic Photoshop
    Silkscreening
    Cinematography/Photography

  • Languages spoken

    English

  • Age

    44

  • Nationality

    American

  • What else ...

    Please check out my photo section to see some of my recent Workaway projects including:
    Various framing constructions
    Repurposed wall treatments, storage solutions and furniture
    Hardwood flooring
    Tiling
    Outdoor seating /landscaping
    Finnish smoke sauna design/construction
    Deck awning/railing construction

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

Photos

Shoji screen/partition framing in a traditional house in Japan.
Reclaimed pallet wood and tile bench in Mallorca.
Wood-fired smoke sauna in Spain.
Bathroom floor tiling in France.
Porch awning/railing in New Zealand.
Terraced landscaping and stonework in Greece.
Home addition framing in New Zealand.
Bookshelves and oak flooring in the UK.
Kitchen island made from repurposed furniture parts in France.
Metal stud framework in 300 year old house in France.
Reclaimed pine cladding in Colorado.
Shelving unit made from repurposed cargo case in France.

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