Niklas van Megen, 28
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Network: New Zealand
Present Country: Australia
Join Date: June 20, 2014
Last Updated: April 8, 2018
Last Signed In: April 9, 2018
You walk where I do? Get in touch!
Heading towards Wellington, NZ
During most of my years at school and travels throughout Europe, America and Australia I enjoyed working as a general handyman which gave me the opportunity to develop skills in several fields including carpentry, construction, painting, (basic) electrical work, gardening, kitchen work et al. I like to get my hands dirty while being eager to try out and learn new skills. I fulfil tasks to the best I can independent of job description or payment.
Furthermore I've been working as a professional web developer a skill set and passion I always like to put to action.
I am looking for easy going people which can give me the opportunity and trust to put my skills to test and develop them further.
Also a nice conversation over beer is ever appreciated.
+ Redesigned a website for a helpX host
+ Built a wooden training dummy out of fresh bamboo in Costa Rica
+ Worked on a farm in Western Australia
+ Worked as kitchen hand and bartender/waiter in a restaurant/bar/club in Western Australia (WA RSA)
+ Did fencing, tractor driving and general farm work on a farm in South Australia
+ Helped prepare and run events at an event venue in Australia
+ Helped clearing a piece of land to build a house on
+ Built the floor for a Ballet Dance Studio in Sydney
+ Plastered and rendered walls for a HelpX host in Victoria, Australia
+ Worked in the garden for an Australian farmer: weeding, picking, etc.
+ Enjoyed chopping heaps of firewood
+ Worked in a Cafe in England
+ Worked at an advertising agency as website developer in Germany
+ Helped a family refurbish their bricks and mortar house in Germany
+ Worked as kitchen hand preparing and serving food, but mostly just washing dishes at Turkish weddings(What is the saying? From dishwasher to millionaire!?)
+ Worked as a caretaker for commercial and apartment buildings in the USA
+ Helped a guy refurbish his timber frame farm house in North-Western USA
+ Worked as cashier in a grocery store
+ Worked in a German carpentry
+ Worked for a company installing windows, doors, sun blinds, etc.
+ Did several gardening and loan mowing jobs
+ Tutored high-school math for a decade
I don't smoke
I do eat meat but don't rely on it
I can cook my own (and others') meals
I drink alcoholic beverages
I am more introvert than extrovert
I like to build stuff
I can drive manual cars and tractors (limited experience, no forklift license)
I like logic and structure
I have international health insurance
I say yes to most everything
I am a white, straight, single man
I am comfortable around kids and know my manners
I tend to be a perfectionist
I dropped out of college twice (Math and Computer Science, respectively)
I am optimistic
I believe in the fundamental goodness of any being
I keep myself and my surroundings tidy
I value patience
I will respect you who ever you are, what ever you do
I build things, mostly with code or wood. I am interested in eastern arts and enjoy the practice of mind and body. I enjoy reading and a good movie. I listen to a wide range of music and play the three-string guitar. I am always good for an exhausting hike or a night of camping including - of course - the obligatory bonfire.
I can teach you programming and how to build a website. On the other side of the spectrum I can teach how to align your body and mind with Qi Gong and Taiji.
Anything handy. From the top of my head: wood joinery, car mechanics, welding. Also your beliefs, traditions and rituals.
In case you are interested in hosting me and you can't find the information you were looking for, just get in touch and ask, please. :)