From: South Africa

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to


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    Travel dates

    08/09/2019 - 31/10/2019

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  • Description

    Hi there, I moved to The Netherlands in 2016 because I've always wanted to live in Europe.
    I grew up in South Africa but my family is Italian so I am an EU citizen.
    English is my home language & I understand Dutch quite well but don't speak it that well!

    After a few years of travelling around I’m ready to settle down but want to do a Workaway first. I’m starting a business in womens group travel so will also use the free time to work on my company.

    Professionally I'm a bookkeeper & event organiser & have been doing this for about 8 years. I've helped at my parent's lodge in Mozambique over many busy seasons & really love this type of work. Helping with guests, planning activities for them & doing restaurant & kitchen duties.

    I also enjoy manual work like renovating, gardening & general DIY, my experience coming from renovating homes we've lived in & other Workaway trips.

    I love being outdoors, even when the weather is cold.

    I’m an animal lover, especially dogs, horses & most farm animals. I always feel comfortable & quite at peace when in their company.

    I've been riding horses since I was a child & believe in a gentler manner of horsemanship. I spent time with a man known locally in Hawaii as a horse whisperer & this was an incredibly special experience for me as I learnt so much about horses, human nature & myself.

    I'm quite independent when left on my own but do enjoy working with people for some of the tome. I believe in hard work & having a sense of humour & above all else being a good human being & helping other people feel the same way.

    Thanks for reading my profile.

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Renovations: Painting, gardening, planting vegetable gardens, restoring & repairing furniture.

    Guest services: Reception, reservations, helping with local tours & sight seeing,

    Tourism: Guiding walking, horse or cycle tours.

  • Languages spoken

    English (native), creative broken Dutch!

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  • Nationality


  • What else ...

    I can drive / ride most farm vehicles (tractors, motorbikes etc).

    Car & motorcycle in process!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements