From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Armenia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland

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    Travel dates

    29/01/2018 - 31/12/2028

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  • Description

    Moinsen, it's Hannes!
    People say I'm a good mixture of being chilled and active. I really enjoy sports with good company, deep talk and eating. I can feel well in crowds of peole and alone in nature. I'm still proficient in the noble art of listening to music and need to make some myself from time to time (though not as a street musician).
    I just found myself drowning in strange social surroundings (like Germany itself) combined with a special blend of turning points in my life - the most important ones:
    Letting my engineering profession go, instead learning to approach the design process from the other end - directly with my hands - particularly aiming for creative work and wood. I'm trying out how far I can get with this, my hand's work, going roughly southwest, and how I could eventually live from it.
    So I also left Berlin as mainstay of my life - party is now where I am ;)

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    All my life I tinkered stuff in my free time, from the first small shelf with my father to the durable and vastly decorated 4x7 m festival-bar made of steel, lights and pneumatics. In the mix with making music I also gathered some experience as an event technician. Still I am neither a full carpenter nor toolmaker, but I have seen many things, tried quite some and always learn fast with my hands.
    Professionally I studied mechanical engineering in Berlin. I also worked several years as a test engineer; developing, building and performing test plans, testing facilities and documentation on medical devices; working a lot with standards and in the field of ergonomics - but I'm finding the usual work surroundings difficult. So I switched to building playhouses and playgrounds for some time, approaching a design process from the other side.
    Now I'm trying to take these skills and knowlegde on journey with me. And extend them wherever possible.
    I uploaded some pictures of works you might find interesting as well.

  • Languages spoken

    German, English, little french-to be reactivated, very little Spanish

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  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      fresh cow milk and similars (far from fatal ;)

    • Special dietary requirements


as event technician, sound and light (currently holding the most important tool)
hidden cable ducts and fitted pockets for power sockets
fitted wall from refurbished old boards and hatch windows
nature stone wall and staircase
window placement and decorative framing
entry wall - old to new (unfinished); placing door and windows; a lot of structural and decorative framing
building playhouses