Johanna & Jeremy

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  • Our status

    Travelling

  • Description

    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 play
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Language 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

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Age

    57 & 57

  • Nationality

    British

  • What else ...

    We are non-smokers; Enjoy cooking; keen to improve our French; nous voudrions améliorer notre français.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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