From: Canada

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

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    Travel dates

    03/09/2020 - 30/04/2021

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • My status


  • Description

    Hi everyone, my name is Emmy and I am from Canada. I was born in Holland but moved to Canada 20 years ago to explore and enjoy the beautiful nature. Travelling is one of my passions, and I have travelled to many places around the world. I have been to New Zealand to work as a wwooffer (same idea as work away) and I love the idea of combining travelling, working and the chance to meet a lot of new people! In 2016 I was in Spain for 2 months. I worked as a workawyer, mostly painting the outside of a house and patio and did some volunteer work. In September, October and November 2017 I did work away in the Netherlands, gardening, painting, walking the dogs and other tasks. In January 2018 I was house sitting in Spain.
    From August 2020 I did workaway and house sitting in the Netherlands and after I travelled to Spain to stay with friends and help them with the renovation of their house, mostly laying a tile floor.
    I am an active person. My hobby's are hiking, cycling, cross fit, yoga, camping and travelling.
    In Canada I have owned a lunch cafe (coffees, soups, sandwiches and yummie muffins and cookies) and a motel (reception, housekeeping, laundry and the overall management). During the past 5 years I have renovated our house together with my partner (I am a great help with all kinds of jobs such as painting, tiling, building a deck, etc). One summer I was working at a bakery where we serve breakfast and lunches, coffees and lots of baking.
    The last 2 years I have worked as a receptionist at a medical clinic.
    My goal is to stay at places where I will meet friendly people, get a chance to explore the area, and where I can learn new things about life!
    I like the outdoors, don't smoke or use drugs. I am not a vegetarian but not eating meat is no problem to me. I like to cook and would like to learn new recipes.
    In Canada I live in a quiet rural area where we get our own firewood for winter and shovel a lot of snow in winter!
    I don't need any luxury, happy with a clean and safe place to sleep. I could teach you some english if you like, I am fluent in english, dutch, basic german and french. I am open to any type of work, and am not afraid to get my hands dirty!

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care
    Language practice

    Able to teach about:  

    Helping around the house
  • More details about your skills

    Organizing, renovations, cooking, gardening, reception, tourism

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

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  • What else ...

    I am interested in alternative energy and recycling. Eating healthy and excercise are important to me.
    I love nature and being outdoors.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements