Melinda

From: Sweden

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    France, Portugal, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    25/09/2019 - 29/11/2019

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    Nº of Facebook friends

    253

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Good Workawayer
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  • Description

    My journey in this life began 46 years ago in former Yugoslavia.
    I grew up in a small village and my parents tried to be self-sufficient.
    As a kid I loved playing out in the green fields and the woods (and still do:-)). I guess my heart always has been near the nature.
    I grow up, with a lot of animals and it was naturally to take care of them from I was really young. We had chickens, ducks, pigs, goats, and of course always some dog and cats around. So you can say I have the animal care in me from the start.
    I moved to Sweden more than 20 years ago, and in 14 years I have lived in a suburb in Stockholm.
    Though I lived so long in a big city , I tried to live a life that does not leave large footprints ; eat a vegetarian and climate friendly food, cooking from scratch, avoiding products with chemicals , buy most second-hand stuff and clothes . Trying to buy as little as possible .
    I produce bokashi compost of all our kitchen waste. Sorting and recycling all our waste became a natural part of my life.
    I moved from Stockholm to a little town- Järna three years ago. This is the first step towards the dream, to move to countryside.
    When my children were small, they started in a Steiner (Waldorf) preschool, and that was one of the milestones in my life. Now they are going in a school with the same pedagogy. This education has a more holistic approach and understanding of the human being, as body, soul and spirit .
    My CV broadly;
    working in a Waldorf preschool with children, mostly between 1-3 years old,
    some years as a social worker/ assistant; support people with disabilities,
    volunteer at at 4H farm.
    Right now I am working at a home for people with special needs. And volunteering at a biodynamic garden once a week in my spare time.
    I really love outdoors work. When I work hard I feel good and alive.
    Normally in my spare time I like to be outdoors in the nature , ancient and other crafts, especially felting wool.
    I also trying to go to dance-workshops every now and then.


    The kids used to practice unicycle (not so much right now), parkour, diabolo, drawing, painting, one if them trying to learn play the guitar. The other like computer gaming.
    They are use to helping in household when the life is busy and I work a lot.
    My children are ready to workaway, we did it once before and they liked it very much.
    And so to the dreams ...
    To live near the nature,- IN the nature , to live an earth friendly life - be self-sufficient. Building with clay would be amazing.
    To cultivate and produce my own food , energy and other things which is needed for a simple and dignified life. Get away from consumption, the market forces that are trying to control our lives.
    Being a good example for my children and the future generations .

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    Animal care, gardening, weeding, children care, wool felting, cooking, baking. tyding etc

  • Languages spoken

    Swedish, Hungarian, some English

  • Age

    46

  • Nationality

    Swedish, Hungarian

  • What else ...

    Traveling with two kids; 17 and 14 years old.
    Vegetarian
    Would love to learn about, and practice: biodynamic, off grid, homeschooling/ unschooling, clay building, biochar, beekeeping, permacultur, take care animals even bigger like cattles, sustainability on all levels.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements

Photos

London
Sledding in the snow
Some of our friends at 4H farm :-)
Home made Sushi
Workshop; building a rocket stove-pizzaown
Camping in the deep forest
Home made pizza
Children's art: ginger bread castles
Working with wool
Campfire food

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