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Agata

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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    Travelling

    Activities i am interested in:

    Learning Spanish, exploring

    My next destination:

    Poland - from Jul 2024 until Aug 2024
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  • Description

    I am currently in Tenerife, Spain and looking for a HOUSE SITTING / PET SITTING in the second half of 2024r, preferably in the Canarias or the main land, Spain.
    However, I am open to other locations depending on the travel costs and distance. I'm interested in at least a monthly stay, as travelling and moving around with all the luggage with those crazy prices these days is not what I can afford.

    I have a vast experience in housekeeping, pet sitting and gardening.
    By profession, I teach English (online these days) and I also write my own blog and write e-books about travel. I have recently published an e-book on the topic of twin flames. I occasionally commit to translation projects.

    I am introvert, do not put up with a lot of people, noise and nightlife. I prefer a coffee or a glass of wine in a nice, cozy café in a small town or a village. Nevertheless, I'm not a recluse and do not look for a total isolation from the outside world :) I always appreciate meeting new people who I can exchange experience and knowledge with.
    For that reason, I always look for a quiet location and peaceful environment with like-minded residents.
    I'm into healthy diet, slow food and slow life. Having had a very hectic life in the past now I am more focused on life-work balance and finding peace and harmony within myself.
    What I'd love is relationships with knowledgeable, respectful and like-minded people with the similar approach to life.
    Please, check the SKILLS section for more information about me.

    SIDE NOTE: Please do not offer a child care to me, as I am not interested in this kind of commitment.

  • Interests

    Blogging
    Cooking & food
    Languages
    Pets
    Self development
    Beach
    Animals
    Writing
    Art & design
    Nature
    Vegetarian or vegan
  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Polish: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Italian: 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.

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism

    Able to teach about:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Languages
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    COOKING
    At the moment, I am expanding my skills on vegan and vegetarian cooking. I have been a vegetarian for 12 years now. I am keen to cook vegetarian/ vegan food, so I will be happy to help in preparing plant based meals. I can't eat gluten or wheat, so my cooking contains neither of them, but I know good replacements. I only drink plant-based milk.
    I have volunteered with vegan chefs in various retreats and I am happy to assist in preparing vegan/ vegetarian cuisine.

    GARDENING/ SUSTAINABLE LIVING
    I have got experience of working on organic vegetable farms in Portugal, Italy and Spain.
    For 3 months, I lived with the Casita Verde sustainable and vegan community in Ibiza. I learnt a lot about sustainable living, e.g. attended workshops on building an eco-toilet or making hot compost. Also, up-cycled euro pallets for a tiny house build project. Please, check: www.casitaverde.com for details. I know how to use an almond cracking machine and make lemon / orange juice in bulk quantities.

    ENGLISH
    I can teach English to all age groups, as I am a qualified EFL teacher (I was teaching English as a Foreign Language for many years back in Poland).

    ANIMAL CARE
    Most of my previous hosts had dogs (and/or cats) and I was keen to look after them. In one place in Andalucia I stayed specifically to look after the dogs, and unexpectedly I happened to be a midwife for Bella, the mum and her 7 puppies being born next to me;) What a lovely experience!
    I was also house-and pet sitting, looking after 2 dogs and 2 cats of my Dutch friend who'd been away. There's a vet emergency visit involved, so I think I have been through my baptism of fire, already:)

    WRITING AND SOCIAL MEDIA
    I write travel blogs and have recently started my own website in Polish: www.nigdyzapozno.pl
    My Facebook fanpage: Nigdy za późno
    I post pictures and recommendations about places on Trip Advisor (I'm a top contributor).

    I am an admin for a few fan pages on Facebook and prepare posts for them.

    MANUAL WORKS
    I love ARTS AND CRAFTS of different sorts - I restore old items, sand / paint /decoupage them. I have renovated a lot of wooden furniture, both for myself and my previous hosts in Portugal and Italy. (Please, check my references below). I have recently discovered a mosaic and got very much into it.
    I'm keen on up-cycling and have fun giving a new life to old stuff. I am not afraid of using a hammer or an electric drill.

    HOUSEHOLD CHORES
    I can help with the housekeeping, but wouldn't like it to be my main activity while I'm workawaying. At this stage, I will be happy to learn and contribute in a more meaningful way.
    If we decide to do some housework, I DON'T MIND cooking, ironing, vacuuming or organizing (decluttering - I'm actually good at it).

    ANYTHING ELSE? Please, specify what kind of help you are looking for, and I'm sure we will find a good solution to it:)

    SIDE NOTE: Please do not offer a child care to me, as I am not interested in this kind of commitment.

  • Age

    46

  • What else ...

    I am curious and open-minded with a lot of interest in humans, culture, geography and nature.
    As a university graduate, I still crave for more experience and personal development.
    People find me trustworthy and reliable. Workaway for me is a chance to meet fantastic human beings and to expand my knowledge and skills. I made friends with most of my previous hosts, and we have been in touch since.

    *I would really appreciate if hosts replied to emails, even if they are not able to host me or anybody else. It is sometimes a matter of booking my journey within a day or even an hour and a reply (ANY REPLY) would make it so much easier to plan my travels. It's not nice to be ignored, after all....
    ** I'm NOT interested in a typical baby-sitting or an Au pair role, so please take it into account before contacting me. Thank you.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Cow's milk and wheat gluten.

    • Special dietary requirements
      I don't eat meat or drink cow's milk. My diet is mostly plant based, I like all veggies. I try to be vegan but I am not super strict and don't mind organic eggs or goat cheese. if made ethically.

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