From: United States
Czech Republic, Greece, Indonesia, Spain
26/08/2019 - 31/12/2019
We are two people who love reading, yoga, and gardening. We have been married for four years and excited to experience other countries together. Our desire is to step out of our comfort zone, experience other cultures, learn new languages, and learn about agriculture around the world. Steven has just recently graduated from the University of Iowa with a masters degree in Civil/environmental engineering. We are looking to take some time to travel before he settles into a career. I, Laura, currently work for a Nonprofit organization teaching garden education at both elementary schools and high schools. I also work on Iowa's first urban farm! We are very hard workers, accustomed to working long hours in the hot/cold, and are very laid back and easy going. Our number one goal for this trip is to spend a lot of time outside, learning from people of different cultures and backgrounds than our own.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Laura: degree in environmental science, extensive background knowledge of organic vegetable farming, some knowledge of organic fruit farming, knowledge of growing using a hydroponic system, avid (amateur) chef, passion for foraging food from the wild, and awareness of reducing waste (we try to be zero waste at home).
Steven: degrees in both math and engineering, very handy with building/construction, background knowledge of organic vegetable farming, knowledge of hydroponics, very skilled in doing anything with numbers/spreadsheets, and really just a jack of all trades! (This is Laura, bragging about his skills:) )
Haitian Creole: Beginner
26 & 28
Love board games of all kinds, avid readers and cooks, generally eat vegetarian but will eat whatever is served. Practice yoga and enjoy hiking, biking, or anything outside really.
Special dietary requirements