From: United States
10/06/2019 - 17/07/2019
Hello! I am Clara! I am a Junior in Architectural History at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia. While I hope to create a career in adaptive reuse of historical architecture, I am also fascinated by social and cultural history. Reading, exploring, tree-climbing, dancing, joke-telling, knitting, writing, editing, and cooking are a few of my hobbies.
I come from a family of Anglophiles. When I was four, I had an English accent because my family only watched BBC television shows as my parents thought they were cleaner than American TV. I would really love to experience all that I can of English, Welsh, and Scottish culture!
I've grown up in an intentional community in western New York State called the PeaceWeavers. Based on principles of health, wellness, and peace, this community has an organic farm, a retreat center, and 250 acres serving as a peace sanctuary. I was homeschooled in this community, and I have 10+ years of experience gardening on our vegetable farm. I also assisted with child care and food prep for the past 5 years.
Outside of the community, I have worked as a housekeeper in two bed and breakfasts. At university, I work in our local contemporary art museum in guest services and as a docent .
Finally, I am very communicative, curious, and unabashedly enthusiastic.
Thank you very much for your time and consideration!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
I am a skilled housekeeper and gardener. I have experience with natural building, particularly timberframing. While child care is not my main interest, I do have experience in it. I have a lifetime's worth of knowledge about living in intentional community, the vegan lifestyle, and holistic health practices. I am also willing to learn other crafts and skills!
Fluent in English, with a little French.
I plan to be in the UK for most of June and July, but I have never been before. As I don't know anyone across the pond, I am hoping to meet new people through my hosts. I would also love to get recommendations from hosts about local historic and cultural highlights, hidden gems, and must-sees!
Special dietary requirements
I am lifelong vegan, but I am very low maintenence. I am willing and able to cook my own meals! I am also gluten free, but I occasionally ignore it in pursuit of pastries.