I can give you the basics. I’m 27, I’m a male, I live in Adelaide South Australia. For my work life and hobbies I’m trying to start a new path to discover what they are. Up to now, I’ve been a young professional able to connect and work well with people from all backgrounds.
In May 2021, I left my role as Assistant Manager in 5 star hotel to work in Disability Employment Services. I’ve now taken some personal leave. Some serious personal challenges have shaken my life up completely, which I would be happy to share with the right host, and left me with the realization that; I barely know who I am and I’ve abandoned all interests and self discovery in the interest of following a traditional ‘career path’ and fitting the mould.
All I know is this, I love being outside, love nature, love working with my hands and problem solving with my hands and being creative. These things I know and yet all my pursuits in the past were ‘corporate’ in nature because I’ve been so lost and confused for so long. I know that time away, working on land and with my hands using tools etc will be a meditative and challenging process. I feel this is an important step to restructure my life to make it more meaningful and be a better individual.
On the practical and experience side of things:
– I volunteered at Minton Farm and did first year study of animal science so I’ve had some exposure to production animals. I’m a big softy for the animals and comfortable around them
– Pretty mechanically adept and able to pick up things quickly. I have a RC Petrol Car which I was able to rebuild the engine, differential things like that. And it even started after!
– I have a Yamaha MT-07 motorcycle which I’ve been riding since 2016
– I enjoy gardening and used various tools. Success….. questionable
– Good swimmer, love the water.
– I’m not afraid to try anything and I’ll give anything a go!
Why I joined WWOOF
WWOOF was recommend to me by a Mental Health Services organization.
The person I spoke with understood where I was coming from and suggested WWOOF might be an avenue to go down. I did some exploring and saw properties that interested me. She hit the nail on the head because an experience where I can be in an environment that is nourishing for me, learning new skills, getting away and reflecting starting fresh, is exactly what my mind has been calling for.
I hope to achieve a fresh perspective and return with my mind rested , a clearer idea of direction, learnt some new skills, meet some new people and maybe even get a little fitter too.
Languages I speak
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Regenerative Agriculture, Syntropic farming, Gardening, Propagating, Composting, Soil conservation, Pruning, Animal Care, Worm farming, Beekeeping, Dairy, Mustering, Building, Natural building methods, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Handyman, Mechanical, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce, Off-grid living skills, Environmental recovery/regeneration work, Bushfire Recovery – for visa extensions