Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
15/05/2018 - 01/04/2019
Hello, I'm Ani. I live in Melbourne, and have all my life.
In the past couple of years I've felt a yearning to move to a natural environment and live a more simple, self-sufficient lifestyle. I would love the experience to develop building skills, grow my own food and generally live more harmoniously with nature.
I've always enjoyed being very active. Nothing beats that ecstatic energy you get after going for a run! It's great to be outdoors. I go on camping trips and find beautiful hikes to walk as often as I can. There's something surreal about brushing your teeth under the stars.
Currently I work in a kindergarten that runs a bush kinder program. This is inspired by the forest schooling practices used in preschools throughout Scandinavian countries. I think it's fantastic for children to be outside, playing in the dirt, climbing trees and using their imagination. My thought process is that if I can develop skills to have a better understanding of the environment I am in, I will feel more confident and self-reliant and will be able to pass my knowledge onto the youngsters!
As a hobby on the side, which has become a growing passion, I have been practicing karate for the past year. The more I discover about the history of this practice, the more guidance it provides for my life.
I am excited to meet new people and learn new ways of living. Life is an adventure!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
I have been working with young children for a number of years
I volunteer with a garden club at a community health centre
I volunteer with a dance group for intellectually disabled adults
I recently received my yellow belt in Shotokan karate
I am a good listener
I am very keen to learn bush crafting and building skills. I would appreciate the opportunity to work in a garden to know more about growing fruits and vegetables, however I am happy to help in any way that the host needs.
Special dietary requirements
I have a fructose intolerance and don't eat much meat