We are a couple travelling the world by bicycle and helping others with their projects as we go. Having spent our youth working we are now taking our gap years in our fifties. We're looking for volunteer work, where we can use our skills and experience and learn more about local life. We are passionate about the outdoors, renovating old buildings and ecological projects. We have worked in nature conservation, building projects, outdoor education and retail. We love living and working with others and have found this greatly enriches our travelling experience. We are honest, hardworking, diligent, committed and thoughtful people who are happy to have a go at most things. We enjoy passing our skills on to others and learning new stuff ourselves. We love finding out about different cultures and want to improve our language skills.
We have worked on several building renovation projects, and on small holdings and farms. At home, we grow our own fruit and vegetables, mostly organically, and we enjoy home cooking including baking and making jams and chutneys.
We are flexible and are able to work both on our own initiative and under instruction. We love cycling, walking, and sailing, as well as reading in our quieter moments.
Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn
Some knowledge of:Babysitting and creative playGeneral MaintenanceLife at a FarmstayEco ProjectsHelping around the houseAnimal CareHospitality/TourismHelping with Computers/ Internet
Able to teach about:GardeningDIY and building projectsCreating/ Cooking family mealsLanguage practice
More details about your skills
Building: painting & decorating; basic carpentry; tiling; basic plumbing; labouring; home maintenance; dry lining; panelling; basic brick laying; basic plastering
Home making: cleaning, sewing, baking, home cooking, jam and chutney making
Gardening: growing fruit and vegetables; pruning; greenhouse cultivation; digging; weeding; lawn mowing; hedge trimming; propagation
Farming: feeding, mucking out, milking, hay making
Land management: tree planting; tree felling; fencing; dry stone walling; ditching; hedgelaying; footpath construction; pond work
Childcare and tutoring
IT: developing basic websites, spreadsheets, word processing, blogging and basic photo editing
Outdoor skills: dinghy, yacht and tall ship sailing; mountaincraft; navigation; camping; back packing
Retail: display of products; selling; handling cash
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What else ...
We are non-smokers; Enjoy cooking; keen to improve our French; nous voudrions améliorer notre français.
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
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We enjoyed helping him prepare his garden for permaculture vegetable growing and kept fit doing so!
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