Austria, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland
01/06/2019 - 01/06/2021
I am Hannes from Germany, 24 years old, adventurous and love spending time in the nature especially while hiking, surfing, mountain biking or running. Since I started travelling in 2015 i have been living, working and travelling to a few countries, but most of my best experiences came through workaway, especially when they come unexpected.
I love being in the outdoors whether it is working or doing sports. Probably my favourite activity at the moment is hiking, i just came back from a 3 months trip to Nepal where i spent most of my time doing that.
Some of my other hobbies include reading, climbing mountains, mountainbiking and camping.
Currently I am interested to learn more about Permaculture, a self-sustainable lifestyle and organic living. I have been living on a few farms but they were mostly focused on dairy farming.
To my background:
My parents are both veterinarians and we had various animals at home including dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, chicken, fawns, horses, etc..
I worked in my mother's veterinary practice when I went to school and always loved caring for the animals we had.
Also I learned a bit of customer service there.
I gained a variety of work experience during and before my travelling. I was working on dairy farms in new Zealand and Australia for 7 months, construction work for 1 year, in my mother's veterinary practice for a few years, working as a store person, car groomer, pizza delivery guy, kitchen hand, tutor, paper boy and a few day to day jobs.
I am fairly new here on work away but I have some experience doing volunteering (Wwoof & helpx) in New Zealand and Colombia. In New Zealand I was woofing on a dairy farm for 1 month and gardening for 1 week with a German family in Wellington. In Colombia I did construction work in a hostel in Minca, Santa Marta and i worked as a receptionist and cleaner in another hostel in Pereira.
In Malaysia my workaway experiences include volunteering at a stray cat shelter, at campsites and a dive shop on tioman island, a hostel in Melaka doing the reception and cleaning and i helped out a Formel 3 team during their practice sessions for 3 days at the Sepang circuit in Kuala Lumpur.
I am fit and dont mind working hard. I can do things by my own but i will probably ask a lot of questions so i know how things are done
If it helps, I am fairly active on couchsurfing and I have some references there which you can check out on my Cs profile:
I am fluent in German and English and learned a little bit of spanish.
Animal care, farming, driving tractor motorbike and quadbikes on farms, construction work, good technical and mathematical understanding, gardening.
Fluent in German and English, Basic Spanish
Special dietary requirements