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Kelly and Jim
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Kelly-marie McEwan (Kelly), 30 from Australia (couple)
James Shewring (Jim), 31 from Australia
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Web: kellymariemcewan.com/blog/
Network: Europe
Present Country: United Kingdom
Join Date: March 20, 2013
Last Updated: April 23, 2018
Last Log In: April 26, 2018

Next Destination(s): In south England this spring for van renovations/festival work. Love to hear from any artist's communities, we have a lot of skills to share and are keen to learn more!


*****UPDATE; we have bought a van and are currently converting it into a camper. We are currently putting in insulation, vents and porthole windows!
Anyone that wouldn't mind us parking up and working on it while we help at your place would be great! We plan to build it using mainly reclaimed materials, so we need somewhere to park the van, somewhere to put our possessions during the build, access to a power outlet and maybe some tools, a room to sleep in or a place for us to pitch our tent, and a bit of space to store the wood and reclaimed fixtures as we find them (and before we put them in). It's a lot to ask, so don't feel bad if you have to pass us over! We hope to be up and running independently by the end of summer, before would even be better...Will update as we can. Thanks for reading!*****

Jim and I are an Australian couple that are travelling around Europe and interested in HelpX because it seems to be a great way to travel and see more of the world.

Our goal is to become more self-sufficient by learning from the permaculture projects and farms we visit. We see volunteering as offering the chance to learn new skills along the way, while seeing beautiful places and meeting wonderful people.

Ideally, we are looking to work approximately 4-6 hours a day, 4-5 days a week in exchange for meals, somewhere to park up, laundry/shower facilities, good vibes and great learning experiences. If this sounds like something you could offer us, please email!

We are 100% gay-friendly, trans-friendly, kid-and-dog friendly, and have no special dietary needs or allergies.

Some things we can bring to your home, farm or organisation;

Jim;
Qualified chef with 10 years' experience
Wedding event co-ordination and management
Experience catering festivals (Glastonbury, Shindig, Secret Garden Party)
Can lift up to 20kg, handle repetitive tasks
IT hardware and computer building experience
First Aid certified
Experience with construction, renovation and fencing
Driving license
Cordial and wine maker
Learning about foraging in the UK
Fire-twirler (poi)
Stage and scenic design experience
Yurt assembler
Tiny van home builder
Solar system repairer
Campervan conversion skills (floor, insulation, windows)


Kelly;
Foraging, fermenting, brewing, bottling, pickling, and canning skills
Cordial and winemaking
Hobby mycologist, interested in mycorestoration
Planning and constructing vegetable gardens, growing fruit and bonsai trees
Qualified secondary teacher
Avid artist and crafter (you can check out some of my work through social media; https://www.facebook.com/Kelly-Marie-the-Artist-168043686542812/)
Hosts arts based workshops for ages 4 - 18+
Driving license
First aid certified
Fire-twirler (poi and staff)
Yurt assembler



Hope to hear from you soon!







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Spent winter helping in Spain and Portugal 2016, UK 2017-2018. Check blog for more details if you would like!


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