Catherine & Cisco

From: Canada

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Turkey

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    Travel dates

    23/11/2015 - 30/09/2017


  • Description

    About one year ago we (Catherine and Cisco - recently married partners from Canada) made the decision to leave our home in search of experiences rich in learning. Our motivation was, and still is, entrenched in the idea that there are infinite ways to live our lives... we are simply learning to live the way best suited for us! Our purpose is to continue to grow, becoming more compassionate and loving human beings along the way.

    Thus far our journey has taken us from the culturally, environmentally and experiencially lush tropical south of India up to the calm, contemplative and dramatic mountainous beauty of Nepal. We have met, worked and played alongside amazing friends - whether organizing a waste management system at an organic farm, participating in a PDC with folks from all over the world, apprenticing as Art of Hosting practitioners, or bringing all our learning together on our own permaculture project in Kathmandu - we have been blessed with every experience.

    Now our journey takes us from the Indian subcontinent to Europe where we hope to travel around to different projects - apprenticing as permaculture practitioners, social innovators, and human beings! We are committed to continuing our learning of permaculture and living systems on a deeper level!

    Along with PDC certificates, Cath completed her post-graduate studies in Ecosystem Resoration and Cisco studied Rural and Agricultural Development and worked as a social worker. We love to find ourselves at the harmonious intersection of nature and people, embracing diversity within both.

    Beyond our grand interests in permaculture, community-rooted initiatives and regenerative living, we also have plenty of other interests including: cycling, rock climbing, hiking, yoga... pretty much any activity in nature... good conversations, good food, good reads, good music... pretty much anything good... and cuddling.

    We also have plenty of things we would like to learn: how to become better cooks, natural building, building in general, growing techniques, living technques... well pretty much anything to do with regenerative, permaculture, and community-rooted systems.

    We are really passionate about learning new ideas and skills, seeing what kind of projects and enterprises people are growing, and experiencing the good things happening in Europe. We are both very easy going and have little difficulty adapting to new environments and circumstances.

    We are exciting to work, help, and learn! Hopefully you will have us!

    Cath and Cisco

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farming
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Permaculture design; organic agriculture and gardening; restoration of natural ecosystems; environmental and wildlife monitoring and conservation; cartography; program development and supervision; purpose building; process facilitation to solve complex problems; effective and intentional communication; conflict management; child care; food preparation; first aid; support work with people in need; handy; and most importantly, adaptable and willing to learn!

  • Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Age

    30 & 28

  • Nationality

    Canadian

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      We are vegetarian

Photos


My Photo Album


Hitching a ride in Lombok, Indonesia
Posing in front of Cradle Mountain in Tasmania
Cisco & Cath, happy as can be on the Kerala coast!
A day of love and celebration in Quebec, Canada
PDC crew in Maharashtra, India
Behind us sits Mt Dhaulagiri I, the seventh highest mountain in the world. Three days earlier we were on the moutiain visiting the Dhaulagiri Icefalls.

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