Australia, Canadá, Estados Unidos, Francia, Gran Bretaña, Irlanda, Italia, Nueva Zelanda
15/06/2020 - 31/10/2021
Hello, my name is Darcy. I am 58 years old, retired and have been living in Wasaga Beach, Ontario, Canada for the past 5 years. I grew up in Kapuskasing, Ontario where I retired from a career job with Ontario Power Generation in 2014, and since then I've kept quite busy with all kinds of activities, including many traveling excursions.
I grew up (and worked) in Northern Ontario and have become accustomed to extreme changes in weather conditions and I enjoy all the seasons. We endured cold winters (-35C) and hot summers (+35C). I love being outdoors and I can spend all day on the go, whether it’s working or playing. I have 3 children (3 girls, all grown up now) and as they were growing up, I spent most of my time volunteering for what seemed like every sporting event they participated in. I like helping people and now that I am retired and my kids have started their own life, I have lots of free time. That's why I decided to join Workaway, so could do some traveling, meet new people and help them out with small rewarding projects.
Yes, I understand that I am now 58, but I am healthy and take good care of myself. I'm NOT the typical 58 yr old that sits at home on the couch all day. I eat well and enjoy partaking in any type fitness to stay in good shape. I like hiking and anything else outdoors. I am friendly and easy going, with a passion for travel and adventure.
During the summer of 2015, my oldest daughter, son-in-law and I traveled across the northern United States and Canada for 7 week vacation. It was a great experience for all of us to see new places and we met many nice people along the way. In April 2016, I did my first workaway in Italy (Bagni di Lucca) for 4 weeks. I had a great time, with great Hosts and thoroughly enjoyed the work. Summer of 2017, I did another workaway in Italy for 5 weeks, and again, it was a great experience. I've traveled to Italy, Iceland, Australia, New Zealand, United States (numerous locations), and many, many places within Canada.
In late 2016 my youngest daughter and I took on the challenge of building a "tiny house" on a trailer. She wanted to live off the grid and minimize her expenses, so she drew up her own plans for a tiny house and we went at it. Four (4) months later, she was living in her new house. It was an interesting build, since we didn't have a shop to work from, and the house became our workshop as we were building, so we were running out of working space. It was an experience that I will cherish forever, we had a great time with a lot of laughs and even learned a few things.
I am continually looking for more interesting workaway experiences, and when the timing is right, I'll be doing more of them. All the best to everyone.
Prior to my retirement, back in 2014, I previously worked for Ontario Power Generation (in Ontario, Canada) as an Environmental Advisor. I spent considerable time in the field working outside on environmental management programs, as well as an equal amount of time behind a desk, doing computer work, writing reports and ensuring we were compliant with Canadian Government regulations. Additionally, I have worked as a Mechanical Maintainer for numerous years (15+ yrs) doing various types of mechanical repair work. I have also done many different jobs with regards to construction, carpentry, painting and everything in between. I can operate almost any type of machinery, and can drive just about anything. I am a very quick learner and I enjoy work that is physically demanding. I am always eager to learn new skills and I will gladly work on any type of job that provides me with a new experience. If I don't know... I ask!!
I will eat all types of foods, and I can cook well enough to ensure I don't starve (a little humour). Actually, I can handle myself okay in the kitchen and always clean up after the meal. To keep things simple, I will eat whatever is being served. Additionally, I like to spend a bit of time each day doing some form of exercise to maintain good health.
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