From: United States
13/08/2017 - 30/08/2017
Hi! I'm Noah, and am from the United States. I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and now live in the countryside of Vermont. I've done workaway a lot over the past several years and love to learn about different lifestyles and locations, especially the natural surroundings. Learning new skills is a priority for me, and I'm constantly trying to expand my knowledge. I especially enjoy working with plants and animals. I've found that being able to volunteer my time and make a difference is a very fulfilling way to travel.
My major interests right now are ecology and conservation, and I hope to someday work in field biology. I've volunteered at local nature parks and have been involved with some different conservation organizations. I try to stay pretty involved in activism where I live. I've kept bees before, and have done farm work. Being in Vermont, I've also been learning about forestry and spent this past winter making maple syrup.
Some of my hobbies include biking, reading, writing, drumming, and I practice Taekwondo, which I have a black belt in.
I have some teaching experience from regularly teaching the younger belts in my Taekwondo class.
I love music, songs, poetry, stories, and if you have any to share I'd love to hear them. I've played djembe for a few years and am always looking for new drum patterns. I listen to all kinds of music but have a large interest in folk and world music.
I study a lot of history and folklore and medieval/renaissance stuff.
I've done quite a bit of traveling through the U.S., and have travelled to Ecuador and Costa Rica. I do a lot of long distance backpacking, and a couple years ago I hiked the Appalachian Trail for two months. I hiked another section last year and have done winter backpacking in Vermont. It really develops an appreciation for parts of the rural U.S. There's nothing like hitchhiking in the back of a pickup through the countryside of Virginia.
I did a workaway at a nonprofit ranch in the Northern California mountains for 5 weeks, and learned a lot about living and working with people from different cultures and adapting to new situations.
I did a series of workaways in southern Florida last summer, repairing a sailboat in the Florida Keys and then working at a small sailing school and resort in Key Largo. I travelled north and volunteered at a hostel for a bit before joining the crew of an activist theatre ship for a month and a half and sailing up to St. Petersburg. This summer I sailed from Hawaii to California on a 70' racing sloop. I'm hoping to do more work on boats and learn more about sailing and boat maintenance in the future.
I've volunteered on a trail crew in the Smoky Mountains and spent some time backpacking around the beautiful Southern Appalachians. I'm interested in sharing the natural history of Ohio, Vermont, or the Appalachians and hearing about the nature in your area.
I used workaway at a hostel in Quito, Ecuador this summer and at a small campsite in the Andes, where I helped build an insectarium and botanical garden.
I now live and work at a small farm college in Vermont where I study ecology and various outdoor skills. I'm a certified Wilderness First Responder and have CPR training.
I look forward to meeting you!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
I like to cook
Forestry work/Axe/Saw use
Some sailing/boat maintenance
Wilderness skills(in North America)
Natural history and research skills
English and basic Spanish
Thanks for taking the time to read my profile!
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the winter time. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset."
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