Tamara & Nienke

From: Netherlands

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Greece, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Serbia, Spain, Tajikistan, Turkey ... more

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    Travel dates

    18/07/2019 - 18/03/2021

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer

  • Our status

    At home

  • Description

    On july 2019, we, Tamara and Nienke, started fulfilling our dream. In december we added our puppy Sparta to our crew :-) We adopted him in Turkey.
    Originally, we are schoolteachers from the Netherlands. After having taught for many years, we were ready for something else, something new. We really like teaching, but we believe that there is so much more to explore.

    In our home on wheels, Tiny, we are driving all the way from the Netherlands to South East Asia, learning many skills and meeting new friends from all over the world. We enjoy living off the grid and in wide open spaces and we love to be in nature. On the other hand, we also like the ambiance of a city for a while.

    A year ago, we started teaching online, so we are what they call 'digital nomads' now. We work online for a couple hours a day, usually in the late afternoon and in the evening.

    We would love to help with renovating, gardening, cooking, teaching English, helping with animals and lots more. We would like to obtain a lot more skills trough Workaway and therefore, we offer our services. We are both open minded, very social and we enjoy meeting new people from all over the world. We have both lived abroad before and know what it’s like to be away from home and our family. Hopefully, we will meet a lot of hosts and more workawayers along the way and make new friends to share our culture, thoughts and ideas with.

    We hope to meet you on our way!

  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    We're interested in:  

    DIY and building projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    Tamara is a primary school teacher and has taught kids age 4 to 13. She also has a Master degree in Theoretical education.
    Nienke is a secondary school teacher and teaches Biology. She has a Master degree in immunology.
    We are open to all sorts of jobs and don’t mind getting our hands dirty.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Romanian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

  • Age

    36 & 31

  • What else ...

    We are both very active and enjoy sports such as running, cycling, skiing, snowboarding, swimming. We like to take long walks.
    We have always been dreaming about living abroad and off the grid and can’t wait to start our Workaway experience.
    We will be going to a lot of countries on our way to South East Asia and would like to be a part of host families in every country.
    We both feel like this is the best way to actually get to know a country, it’s culture and inhabitants. We would really like to be a part of it, instead of just passing by as visitors. And beside that, we would love to lend a helping hand in every way we can, to give something back as well.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      No, we are up for anything and really enjoy trying new things