David & Helga

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Italy

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    Travel dates

    01/04/2019 - 28/04/2019

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    UPDATE - WE HAVE RECENTLY SCHEDULED OUR APRIL STAY FOR 2019 AND ARE NO LONGER LOOKING FOR 2019 OPPORTUNITIES

    We are both recently retired, Dave from a career in agricultural and natural resource conservation and Helga from a career in medical insurance management. We plan to spend a couple of months each year traveling in Europe (and other places) and are hoping we can find opportunities through this site to meet people, explore new places and and help others. We are outdoor enthusiasts and love to bike, hike, ski and paddle. We are seeking opportunities to be outside, to learn about grape production and wine making, working with animals, farming, gardening or similar work, but are open to just about anything. Helga is an accomplished pianist. Dave couldn't carry a tune if you gave him a bucket, but he does pretty good in the kitchen and enjoys it.
    In 2017, we had a wonderful time on a month long WorkAway at a vineyard/winery in France. In 2019 we are currently looking at Italy as our April destination.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Dave - My professional skills are in natural resource conservation, soils, pasture management, forestry and crop science. I would be comfortable doing just about anything around a farm, garden, forest, livestock or landscaping. I enjoy cooking, kids, and dogs!

    Helga - I am classically trained pianist, but also love anything outdoors, from gardening to landscape projects. I have great computer skills as well as an ability to manage and organize. I am willing to work hard when I can see and appreciate the fruits of my labor.

  • Languages spoken

    English

  • Age

    57 & 57

  • Nationality

    USA

  • What else ...

    Our preference would be for something not too structured. We would love to be with a family and engage in the everyday aspects of life while we help in whatever way we can. We would definitely prefer rural countryside to the city, but are open for just about anything if it seems like a good fit.
    We are pretty easy going and don't need any special accommodations to be happy and content.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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