Karen & Kevin

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Bolivia, Cambodia, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal ... more

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    Travel dates

    17/09/2017 - 30/10/2020

  • Badges

    Explorer

  • Our status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hi, we’re Karen and Kev from Scotland. In September 2017 we sold our house, left our jobs and flew to Asia on a one-way ticket. We’ve been travelling since then; our first 19 months were in Asia then we went to South America for 7 months. We returned to Asia early November 2019 until May 2020.

    We joined Workaway when we were in South America and did 5 placements there in Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Mostly we were gardening and doing light maintenance, painting, etc but our favourite was working on a small farm in Colombia where we were milking cows, looking after sheep and chickens, cutting down trees and putting up fences! We enjoy physical, outdoor work – farming, gardening, etc.

    When we’re in Scotland we spend a lot of our time hill-walking, running, cycling, kayaking, camping, etc; and at home we love gardening and growing our own food. We’ve grown various vegetables and fruit and kept chickens; and when we go back to Scotland we will set up a small ecofarm to be self-sufficient.

    Kev is great at constructing vegetable beds, putting up fencing. cutting down trees and generally fixing things; he has also worked with horses and at a Safari park in Scotland. Karen loves gardening and also painting/decorating, etc; and has some experience with communications and marketing. We’re both happy digging, planting and harvesting, and looking after animals.

    We both worked in business previously: Kev as a Safety Consultant working with farmers; and Karen in Human Resources / Training and also as a fitness instructor.

    We’ll be travelling though various countries in SE Asia in 2020; if you think we can help you please message us!

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

    We're interested in:  

    DIY and building projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
  • More details about your skills

    Back in Scotland we've created gardens, built vegetable plots, erected sheds and greenhouses and we’ve planted, grown and harvested various vegetables and fruit. We've also made jams, chutneys and juices with our fruit and cooked our vegetables in a variety of tasty dishes (we like cooking!). We've also decorated our houses, painting, laying new flooring.
    Kev is great at constructing vegetable beds, putting up fencing. cutting down trees and generally fixing things; he has also worked with horses and at a Safari park in Scotland.
    Karen loves gardening and also painting/decorating; and has some experience with communications and marketing.
    We’re both happy digging, planting and harvesting, and looking after animals.
    We both worked in business previously: Kev as a Safety Consultant working with farmers; and Karen in Human Resources / Training and as a fitness teacher.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Age

    57 & 53

  • Nationality

    Scottish

  • What else ...

    Kev is learning to play the guitar due to his life-long love of heavy metal music.
    We enjoy watching comedy and horror films; and read a lot of books especially when travelling.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Tobacco smoke / cigarettes

    • Special dietary requirements

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