seanwestern

From: United Kingdom

  • ...

    Account Type

    Individual account

  • ...

    Travelling to

    Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, United Kingdom

  • ...

    Travel dates

    21/10/2016 - 31/12/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • Description

    I have travelled extensively through over 70 countries on 20 trips through Europe, Asia, Australia, North and South America . I have worked in a variety of roles in England and abroad including France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Panama and Australia. I play guitar and like to paint, I have painted band designs on leather jackets and over 30 murals. Most of the volunteer work I have done with Workaway has been gardening, landscaping, painting and decorating. At a recent Workaway in Portugal I painted 20 murals. In Israel I worked as a chicken farmer, gardener and installing irrigation systems for crops.
    I am keen on learning new skills as well as developing skills I already have.
    In my spare time I enjoy TV, movies, video games ( particularly retro games- I'm travelling with 4 games consoles!), reading graphic novels, playing guitar and snooker & pool.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    TESOL Level 1 Teaching Assistant Certificate.
    Responsible for grass control, using pedestrian self-propelled rotary and cylinder box mowers.
    Applying selective and total herbicides.
    Strimming all grass areas including banks, lawns, where gang mowers are unable to operate.
    Edging grass areas around building paths, roadways, hedges etc.
    Digging and weeding as necessary all flower and shrub border.
    Trimming hedges and pruning shrubs and trees.
    Installing irrigation systems to water newly planted trees, shrubs, plants etc
    Applying fertilizer and weed killer to grass areas.
    Tree felling.
    Full clean Driving License.
    Experienced in driving Counter Balance and Side Reach Fork Lift Trucks, ride on mowers and a variety of tractors with trailers.
    3 years experience in home insulation installing loft and cavity wall insulation.
    Taping, plastering and painting & decorating.
    Re-pointing random stone and rendering.
    Painting murals and signs - I have now painted over 30 murals for Workaway hosts.

  • Languages spoken

    Very basic French, Very Basic Spanish and Very Basic Hebrew

  • Age

    48

  • Nationality

    British

  • What else ...

    Previous experience includes 18 months as a gardener in Israel on a kibbutz landscaping, mowing, spraying and installing irrigation systems.
    I previously worked as a Home Insulation Technician insulating lofts for 3 years.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      I don't eat fish

Photos

Feedback