seanwestern

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Malta, Norway, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    21/10/2016 - 31/12/2021

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer
    Explorer

  • My status

    Travelling

  • 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 70 murals. Most of the volunteer work I have done with Workaway has been gardening, landscaping, painting and decorating. Until recently I was managing a hostel in Albania. 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.

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Charity Work

    Able to teach about:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Hostel management: Reception duties, Cash handling, Taking reservations by phone, Email and text, booking in guests, recruitment of volunteers.
    TESOL Level 1 Teaching Assistant Certificate.
    Mowing, strimming and brush cutting.
    Spraying herbicides.
    Trimming hedges and pruning shrubs and trees.
    Installing irrigation systems.
    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 70 murals for Workaway hosts.
    Upcycling. I have now built a cat house, 2 tables, 2 work benches and a desk, a chicken coop and several ornamental elf houses from old pallets and packing crates.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner
    Hebrew: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

  • Age

    49

  • 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

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