From: Canada

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Cambodia, Costa Rica, France, Laos, Morocco, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom ... more

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    Travel dates

    07/10/2016 - 31/10/2021

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  • Description

    Hello dear Hosts,.
    After finishing a long term contract of work with the Land Conservancy of British Columbia at Home,. in Canada,.. I have been traveling on an off for the last 6 years,. Some in Central America,. some in Europe and north Africa , . and some in South East Asia,. So far, doing volunteer work for different projects in the country side as well as City set-ups.
    . It has more or less become a lifestyle for me, for the time being,. and I have loved just about every minute of it. These last years, I have mainly been teaching English in Vietnam Cambodia, Spain and Morroco . It has been a very rewarding experience. In between teaching assignments I have done restoration and construction work as well as permaculture multi tasks .

    . . . A bit about myself;
    I am a mature woman,. with various work experience, ranging from teaching, farming, gardening,., painting , renovation and different degrees of small business management .
    On a more personal basis, I am a mother of University student who now is married and lives in Norway. I am in good health with happy dispositions,. My friends and acquaintances could describe me as calm, cheerful, patient, efficient and off course reliable.
    (I guess you could say it comes with many years of practice, hahaha.)

    My general work experience implies the mastering of a few basic skills.
    Among other things,. I have cared for and looked after plants through different jobs and personal businesses for many decades ;
    . . landscaping,. classic gardens restoration,. bed designing,. ornamental plants reproduction and maintenance, and lately learning organic farming,. and permaculture .

    I was also a painting contractor for a few years, and can manage small repairs of many kinds. One thing I enjoy and am pretty good at, is organizing or re-organizing work areas, such as tool sheds,. kitchens, or offices, etc.. in a functional way,. with a flair for cozy and warm atmosphere added on,. ( no matter what condition the place is in, to start with. I will bring it back to a pleasant work space I guarantee you will be very pleased with 😉 )

    A few years back , I have acquired a TEFL certificate,. in Costa Rica, which was followed by a month of practicum, teaching English full time, to locals of different ages and English levels.

    Coming back to previous experience related to Jobs mentioned earlier,. . . . . My last full time job was involved with the responsibility of a large Heritage property and it's Gardens,. and the management of a vacation rental and a Lodge, so I am familiar with all aspects of the business,. from booking,. to hosting and housekeeping,. ( . . I will gladly set myself comfortable and happy in any related task assignment .😄 )

    , All this said, I do hope that my skills and experience could be of good use in your projects,. and endeavors, and I am very much looking forward to hear from you !

    Warm Regards

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

    Able to teach about:  

    Language practice
    Art Projects
  • More details about your skills

    Gardening,. landscape designing, organic farming,. house painting,. small repairs and fixing,. Rental management; booking, hosting and housekeeping,. space organizing and decorating. English and French teaching,. looking after babies and older people, basic computer skills,. Helping in kitchen and food service. General help in whatever is in need.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

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  • What else ...

    I can possibly extend my stay with projects where my help may be needed for longer. I am also available for house sitting or managing, of site or business, while Hosts are away, This could be long term, through a mutually beneficial and minimally sustaining arrangement.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements