From: United Kingdom
Cambodia, Oman, Tanzania
01/11/2018 - 01/05/2020
I've been helping people through workaway for the last 3 years; meeting loads of interesting people and experiencing different lifestyles.
Before that I lived onboard my sailing boat for 2 years,before helping friends fix up their house in France, completing the Camino de Santiago (Jacobin) and discovering the joy of workaway.
I worked in the computer systems or IT industry most of my life, mainly in Product Marketing and Project Management. So I have some idea about how to distinguish products, target customers and write sales material.
For most of my life I have sought new ideas and ways of doing things by exposing myself to different ways of thinking & activities. For example, by practicing martial arts, (Aikido / Kendo / Tai Chi,) learning Vipassana meditation, getting the Reiki Stage1 certificate or learning Shiatsu. As a dinghy sailing instructor I enjoyed teaching Scouts safe boating skills, and to cherish and take pleasure from the outdoors. [That also means I have 'passed' the NSW Police Working with Children check.]
I have been fortunate to live (>1 year) in 12 countries and to visit many more. I am British / Australian, my daughter is French and one sister is English the other Italian: so that makes me a modern European.
My motivation comes from doing a job well for people who appreciate it. I would like to meet other open minded people who enjoy exploring new concepts whilst dealing effectively with reality.
Without time commitments I can stay where I am needed for as long as the job takes or visa permits.
Help with Eco project
Help with Computers / internet
These are some of the things I have done so far and would be pleased to do for you:
* chopping trees with axe or chainsaw / sawing & splitting wood
* digging / slashing / cutting vegetation and hedge trimming
* fixing / rebuilding dry stone walls
* rendering walls
* repointing brick or stonework / laying concrete or mud
* electrical wiring
* simple engine maintenance
* driving tractors & trailers
* digging ditches & building dykes
* giving / teaching courses
as well as solving problems, planning work and all the things one has to do in a career environment for people who don't really care
I'm told I can take a fair photo and write a variety of different texts in English. [Oxford Universtity Use of English.] It would give me pleasure to put them together for you, if needed.
I also like learning to do whatever needs to be done.
You really wouldn't want me to do any cooking or meal planning, though my washing up skills are often appreciated!
franglais and understand a little italian
Special dietary requirements