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  • Mein Status

    zu Hause

  • Beschreibung

    My next Year of Travels will start in July 2022.
    Probably through Switzerland to mainly Slovenia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria.
    Or: Ireland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Orkneys, Scotland, Lake district, and other parts of northern Europe.
    Or: just Scotland.
    (Depending on Covid etc.)

  • Bereiche, die mich interessieren oder in denen ich anderen etwas beibringen kann

    Bereits etwas Erfahrung vorhanden  

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Karitative Arbeit
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

    In der Lage, anderen etwas beizubringen:  

  • Was könntest du arbeiten?

    Useful skills for volunteering abroad:
    ° Painting & Decorating.
    Also sketch and paint (decorative) murals and small designs (I like to be involved in Artistic Projects)
    (Self-employed designer/draftsman during 10 years)
    ° Experienced in hand weaving and -tufting.
    ° Party make-up for children.
    ° Active Home-sitting & Animal-sitting.
    ° My all-round skills are okay (See the pictures volunteering for Mountain Bothies)
    ° I have a drivers license (with me).

    * I can give/organize a talk/dialogue about my travels (for free) for your community/neighborhood/friends & family etc...

    Long term- volunteering in Belgium:
    - Training-actor for GP's in training.
    - Neighborhood mediator in my hometown

    Teacher/mentor young newcomers.

    One of my favorite skills: using things in unexpected ways.

  • Gesprochene Sprachen

    Englisch: Fließend
    Niederländisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Gute Kenntnisse

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  • Nationalität

    Belgian (Lived 10 years just over the border, in The Netherlands)

  • Was noch ...

    If you have PAINTING AND/OR DECORATING-work to be done: contact me!

    I combine Workaway with covering distances on a bicycle.
    Staying in a family for 3 weeks is therefore to long: 7, 10 or 14 days is more realistic for my way of traveling.
    So, because of my rather short stay, it must be clear from the beginning what type of work I can do ... and painting and decorating I can :-)
    I have very good experiences with working in this way. When I was a 'fresh' Workawayer I needed to search for hosts. In this way I could direct the search to painting & decorating. Look at the feedback and you will see people were happy :-) and I was happy too.
    Before my last year of travels, started the situation changed: potential hosts started asking me to come to work. Great ... I thought. But also: 'why exactly do those people want ME to work for them?'
    By now I have had 2 Workaway-experiences, I left with relief.
    So I will go back to the situation in with I know WHY people want me to stay at their property ( because they are in need of a painter/decorator for instance).
    It's also my experiences that when the relationship concerning the work to be done, is fine, it's easier to get a nicer relationship in general. Important when you just stay for 7, 10 or 14 days!

    The reason I started working in this way is to avoid ending up in a situation hosts assume I will do the cooking, the household-jobs and the looking after the children (See my gender and age). yes I'm still able to stay on a ladder. Yes i'm rather handy with tools. And I don't like ending up in situations in witch children are looked after by a whole series of Workawayers.

    This is a link to an article, describing my good deed for the year 2020, during my last travels:

    This is a link to an article, made by a journalist, during summer-holidays:

    And this was made during my Nordic Trail:

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