Victoria Machado, 40
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Present Country: Spain
Join Date: February 8, 2015
Last Updated: May 16, 2020
Last Signed In: May 21, 2020
Hello! I am from the Canary Islands in Spain and currently looking for projects in this country. I am in the CATALONIA region right now - looking for opportunities preferably in the region.
I have spent almost 3 months volunteering in a house in the countryside in La Floresta (20m away by train from BCN), mainly working in the garden and the land, tidying up gardening and construction material, and helping with sales. I am healthy and have been here in the countryside with fresh pure air and no contact with outside people, so all good in that sense. Would like to find another project for when lockdown is over.
Right now I am open to pursuing virtually any activity that you may need, but these are my main motivations:
-Co-management of hotels, b&bs, establishments, and centres dealing with health (yoga, exercise, nutrition, etc); administrative/secretarial issues,organisation and planning of events, activities, and projects.
I was a Personal Assistant to several Directors for many years and am very good at organising, and I studied Management with Languages and then a postgradute degree on Hotel Management, as well as having worked on several hotels- from 4 & 5-star ones, to simpler ones such as a refuge in the mountains in the middle of a national park,rural spaces, ecovillages.. to co-managing our family touristic luxurious villa.
-Front Office, communications with clients, translations. I speak fluent Spanish, English, French, and Italian.
-Help with healthy cooking and making traditional products, such as bread, jams, etc.
-Learning and help with making natural cosmetics,creams, medicinal remedies from plants.
-Helping and taking care of horses. I received horse therapy in the past and I find these animals so wise, that I would like to learn from them and perhaps get more engaged in this world. Donkeys too, being from the same family.
-Helping and taking care of sheep, goats or cows. I would like to learn how to milk them too if possible and make cheese if possible.
-As mentioned, I am ready to helping with other tasks just as I have been doing throughout these past months. I would like to eventually find a job in the region (whether online or not) and collaborate somewhere during this process, which I had to stop due to the situation we are living, and hope to resume again.
The combination of hotel management with my passions (nature, trekking, the sea, exercising, healthy lifestyle, yoga, therapies) is something that Iīd like to do as a living in the future - whether for someoneīs space or for my own one. (ie, hosting people in a space where itīs possible to participate in these sort of activities and the joy of seeing people feeling better.)
I have a taoist yoga teachersīdegree that I studied over 4 years and have done several meditation courses /retreats, and generally interested on a healthy life and wellbeing philosophy.
Love animals and children and always happy to help even more if these wise and lovely ones are around :)
I offer a great attitude towards helping, learning new things, and participating, and maturity and responsibility to make the best use out of our times.
I donīt have any references on HelpX because we never really did that for the couple of people I worked for, but you can read my positive references on Couchsurfing:
And also on LinkedIn: