Hi, I'm Ellie!
I'm from the UK but have been enjoying living in Canada for the past few years. In that time I've helped at a wide range of workaways, which have consisted lf many jobs, involving carpentry, gardening, animal care, painting etc. I enjoy the diversity of jobs presented to me.
I love workaway for many reasons, but in particular due to the amazing humans I've met from it. Learning about new people and their backgrounds is really interesting. It has given me a new perspective on life, and opened my eyes to options outside the standard 9-5 way of living. I feel like I've learnt many important life lessons from each and every workaway so far.
I am happiest when surrounded by animals, be it at a rescue center, seeing wild animals in their natural habitat, at a sanctuary, or a home with pets. So being around animals would be a bonus!
I’m active, reliable, hard working, energetic, love learning new skills as well as improving what I already know, and trustworthy. Some of my hobbies include: hiking, travelling, dog sitting and walking, rock climbing, canoeing, visiting art galleries, snowboarding, yoga, being creative with food and art, and attending gigs.
I have been vegetarian for 19 years, and vegan for 5, so staying at a workaway that can accommodate, or allows me to cook for myself, or is willing to try vegan food, would be ideal.
Also, I have a full Canadian driving license and a vehicle.
Thank you for taking a look over my profile :)
Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn
I'm interested in:DIY and building projectsLife at a FarmstayEco Projects
Some knowledge of:GardeningBeing an elderly companionAnimal CareCharity WorkHelping with Computers/ InternetTeaching
Able to teach about:Babysitting and creative playCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelping around the houseHospitality/TourismArt Projects
More details about your skills
I am very comfortable in animal care, gardening, general tidying and small maintenance jobs
What else ...
In general I'm a reliable, happy, enthusiastic, positive, and honest person. The opportunities and experiences Workaway has provided so far has been incredible, so I'm excited to see where else it will take me. I've only got a short amount of time in Canada, so I really want to make the most of it.
Some more information
Special dietary requirements
The animals are all
The animals are all
Ellie is great company and a lovely person to have around. She communicates well, is very
I ended up staying much longer than planned due to a car disaster, but they were very understanding and even
The work required was absolutely fine, mostly consisting of walking dogs, giving them cuddles, chopping wood, cleaning kennels/crates etc when animals leave, and a few odd jobs. E.g. I had to clean up a burnt down sauna in the forest, which was an fun one