Carola & Ferdinand

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  • Travel information

    We are currently

    At home

    Our next destination:

    Costa Rica - from Dec 2022 until Mar 2023
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  • Description

    Hello! :)

    We are Caro and Ferdi, an easy going, hardworking and open-minded couple from Germany.

    Caro is a biologist/botanist. She works as a freelancer and chose to be self-employed to have the freedom to go travelling in wintertime.
    Ferdi studied business and works in quality management. We both share a great love for nature and try to go hiking, mountain climbing, etc. as often as we can.

    Our dream is to build our own place one day with a small house and a big garden close to nature. Before we moved in together, Caro was living for some years in a wagon village with a community of ten people. There we all shared the same values of a simple and sustainable life-style like e.g. food-sharing, using only solar- and windpower, saving water and using wood fired heating. We miss living the off-grid life and hope to go back to this lifestyle one day.

    We really enjoy learning and developing skills and are very interested in eco-building principles and permaculture gardening.
    Apart from gaining practical skills which will help us to realize our own projects, we love the idea of workaway so much because it gives us the chance to experience the beautiful diversity of life and different lifestyles as well as to share a home and daily life with interesting people everywhere in the world!

    So we hope to once again find a place with warmhearted people, hard work to get our hands dirty, where sharing knowledge and open communication is valued and a place close to nature for some peaceful and adventurous moments. :)

    Some of Caros working experience abroad:

    Before the pandemic hit, I spent almost four weeks at the most beautiful place in Tasmania building an Earthship. I learned e.g. how to build walls with cob, recycled materials and clay render, build a shower out of cement and self-made glass-bricks, build a cement wall, cob benches, door frames, etc. We also helped taking care of the biodynamic garden which had permaculture features.

    I was working for a community project on Tenerife for seven weeks being head of the gardenteam (I already had experience from working on organic farms). We worked in our kitchen garden providing our own veggies and did the first steps in the soon to be permaculture garden e.g. building a hugelkultur. Also we built several bamboo-yurtas!

    In 2016, I was working for three months with sleddogs in remote northern Norway. I was living in a tiny cabin in the mountains, being responsible for up to 60 dogs of which I took care and as winter came I helped training them for the tourist season.

    Ferdis workaway experince so far:

    Me and Caro spent a few weeks at a permaculture place in northern Italy in 2020. Apart from working in the garden, preserving food and doing maintenance jobs, we were involved in the planning and designing process of a new plot of land using permaculture principles.

  • Interests

    Sailing / Boating
    Outdoor activities
    DIY & crafts
    Self development
    Plant care
  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    Some knowledge of:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
  • More details about your skills

    Due to our experience listed above we have all sorts of practical skills especially in gardening, construction and all kinds of maintenance tasks. Ferdi is also very skilled at organizing and optimizing any kind of process.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Age

    31 & 34

  • Nationality


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    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      no! we are happy with any food provided