David

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David

  • Profile description
  • Offering Skilled Volunteering only (no pay), ideally in Building/Construction
    Dates are flexible, but 3m max, will volunteer only in the UK, to reconfirm my settled status.
    A little upfront about me, and then what I am looking for.
    Me:
    - David, healthy & fit, and focused on all-around health
    - 54 who looks and feels and works! like 34 (really)
    - Related Experience: Natural materials construction, building biology, moisture mgmt, electricals, architectural design, detailing (siting, crowning, drainage, foundation, formwork, wall openings, insulation, electricals, plumbing, moisture mgmt, fire spread and smoke spread, ventilation, window/skylight flashing, lighting, passive solar & energy efficiency, green roof, grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, dehydrating or aerobic composting toilet), and the related actual hard/smart/sweaty work.
    - have particular knowledge & experience of moisture mgmt (the costliest, omnipresent construction failure)
    - I was about to establish my own residential natural materials construction conglomerate (but am held back by childhood bureaucracy in Portugal)
    - will need simple, free nearby accommodation (my former house is rented out)
    - I totally value honesty and reliability, I want to work for decent people
    - need internet access (at night I'll be doing 2-4hrs quiet ticket work online customer service to barely support my livelyhood while volunteering for you)
    - other than that, I am happy to volunteer for you anytime, incl. weekends (flexible but max 3 months at a time)
    - I enjoy lively discussions, in particular on topics like diet, holistic vs allopathic medicine, building biology, sustainability, and lots of hard science
    - am cheerful & upbeat by nature (no sourpuss)
    - I love children (and love to teach them life skills), and am fond of dogs also (having two here)
    - am supportive of the disabled/handicapped, and any color/culture (am cosmopolitan)
    - have a strong service attitude, need to feel useful
    - self-dependent, don't need a "host" or sightseeing, I know Britain fairly well
    (all details and documents you want, once I feel safe to share with you)

    You:
    - Now: you or a friend of yours have meaningful volunteering work to do
    - ideal might be one or more construction projects with focus on health & sustainability where I feel you might value me most (sheepwool, earthen plasters/floor, straw/strawbale, hemp/hempcrete, untreated/reclaimed wood, cob, rammed earth, rubble trench/tire foundation, recycled steel/metal work, AC/DC electricals, solar/wind installation, thermal mass/radiant heating, carbon-neutral/negative construction)
    - social housing, or community build, or residential, or backyard construction project maybe
    - you need or at least appreciate some help of any kind, could be architectural design, reviewing your detailing (siting, crowning, drainage, foundation, formwork, wall openings, insulation, electricals, plumbing, moisture mgmt, fire spread and smoke spread, ventilation, window/skylight flashing, lighting, passive solar & energy efficiency, green roof, grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, dehydrating or aerobic composting toilet), to actual hard/smart/sweaty work, anything goes
    - you don't mind, or are eager to, give directions - so that I can really do what you want (because it's your building)
    - you are a decent honest person, with clear demands, but in a cooperative work environment
    - you know and dictate everything, except only one thing you must accept: accept my focus on Health & Safety requirements (because I am not coming to get injured, nor could I bear if you get injured/your client)
    Thanks for reading/discussing with your friends, liking it, whatever ;)
  • Profile details
  • Account type: individual
  • Nationality:several
  • Age:34 / 54
  • Skills: - Natural materials construction, building biology, moisture mgmt, electricals, architectural design, detailing (siting, crowning, drainage, foundation, formwork, wall openings, insulation, electricals, plumbing, moisture mgmt, fire spread and smoke spread, ventilation, window/skylight flashing, lighting, passive solar & energy efficiency, green roof, grey water recycling, rainwater harvesting, dehydrating or aerobic composting toilet),
    - actual hard/smart/sweaty work,
    - mentoring, support, customer service,
    - IT, Accounting, Quality control
    - have UK driving licence, incl trucks, just is expired/needs renewal.
  • Task Willing to do: Animal care
    Building
    Charity work
    Elderly care
    Farmstay
    General maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with computers / internet
    Help with eco project
    Helping with tourists
    Other
  • Languages: English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Planned travelling dates: 2022-05-01 to 2022-09-30
  • Countries planning on travelling to: Anywhere mainland UK, dates are flexible, but 3m max.
  • Dietary Requirements:Nothing special. I eat simple healthy food from the earth. Just no wheat and packaged "foods".
    My staple food is a salad around lunchtime, and rice with veggies for dinner.
  • Driver License:Have UK driving licence, incl trucks, just is expired/needs renewal.
  • Allergies:Food allergies/sensitivities to E-xxx's, gluten, casein, peanuts