John

Origine: Irlande

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    Type de compte

    Compte individuel

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    Destinations

    Andorre, Autriche, Chypre, Croatie, Espagne, France, Gibraltar, Grèce, Italie, Malte ... more

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    Dates de voyage

    02.02.2019 - 01.05.2020

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer

  • Mon statut

    en voyage

  • Description

    At this point it is appropriate that I preface my profile as follows :
    For 8 great years, I have enjoyed stimulating and satisfying adventures courtesy of "Workaway". Realistically now and being prudent, I can allow myself a few more years on the "Workaway" trail before I hang up my boots. So if your place has a pleasant climate in March or October and not too distant from an airport, I may be a good garden maintenance choice for you !

    I am a non-smoking, house owner, living in beautiful Killarney, Co Kerry, Ireland. I come from a farming background. My early career was in the Irish public service - Dept of Agriculture - in Dublin. When some years ago, I took early retirement I proceeded to build a garden maintenance business, which I continue to date on a part time basis. I am an active person; golf, hill walking, etc.
    In 2011, in order to bring a variation of a challenging and adventerous nature to my lifestyle, I registered with www.mindmyhouse.com as a house sitter. I completed four assignments, one of which consisted of 10 days in Tuscany helping the hosts with the olive harvest (Yes, this was working rather than house minding). On their recommendation, I switched to www.workaway.info which more befits my active nature and range of skills. I have completed roughly two assignments a year to date--please see feedback posted for me. I come to "working away"with the confidence born of meeting peoples gardening needs over many years.

  • Compétences et connaissances que j'aimerais partager ou apprendre

    Ça m'intéresse :  

    Tenir compagnie à une personne âgée

    J'ai des connaissances :  

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aider dans une ferme
    S’occuper des animaux
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    From a farming and garden maintenance background, a wide range of manual work would come within my competence.This would extend to ground clearance, dry stone walling and fence repairs, paving , tree and shrub cutting/pruning and firewood provision. Also, general garden and patio clean-ups and miscellaneous round the house jobs.
    I am not a garden adviser - have no formal training - but I have always said to clients,"If you know what you want done,the chances are that I can do it for you"
    I am also available for house minding that could extend to house and garden maintenance.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant

  • Âge

    72

  • Nationalité

    Irish

  • Autres infos...

    Perhaps the most important thing for me would be to enjoy the whole experience of being allowed to come and contribute to the plans and projects of the hosts and in the process to avail of the wider facility that would afford.

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies
      No

    • Régime alimentaire spécial
      No

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