José Antonio

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  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    My name is José Antonio and I am from Spain.

    Unfortunately, I am a widower. I have two children and three grandchildren, who are the joy of my life.

    I am a retired Language and Literature Department Head and I have taught Spanish and Literature to native students in the public school system for 37 years.

    I hold a Masters Degree in Teaching Spanish as a foreign language.

    I also authored two Spanish courses for German-speaking people, published by Hueber Verlag (München).

    Writing fiction is one of my passions, and throughout the years I have been the recipient of several national and international literary awards, both in the poetry and short stories genres.

    I lead a healthy and sober life. I do not smoke or drink alcohol, and have no bad habits in general. I’m a quiet, calm, patient, responsible and easy-going person. I eat everything and have no dietary restrictions.

    I am experienced with the common household chores and I am also a talented bread maker (have been baking regularly at home for decades)

    I love to be around young children and elderly people. I am very inspired by the kindheartedness and tenderness displayed by people in both of these age groups.

    I also love animals and I am well-versed in their needs and care, both with home pets, like dogs and cats, as well as with farm animals, specially horses.

    I have an international car license.

  • Interests

    Mountain
    Nature
    Sailing / Boating
    Outdoor activities
    Van life
    Farming
    Carpentry
    Sustainability
    Animals
    Languages
    Architecture
    Art & design
    DIY & crafts
    Writing
    Books
    Music
    Photography
    Technology
    Astronomy
    History

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

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion

    Able to teach about:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Language practice
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    I am skilful in all tasks related to home improvement and repairs. I particularly love working with wood, from which I can create anything, from furniture to cabins or even wooden houses! (If I have the necessary tools, of course!)

    My services, therefore, can be both academic (as an experienced language professional teacher) and manual, depending on the needs of the host. I do not ask for much to get by: just a clean bed, a warm shower, three meals a day and a Wi-Fi connection to maintain contact with my family.

    I like photography very much and I use the pictures I take as a source of reflection for writing pieces about the world’s diverse complexity.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    English: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

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  • Age

    69

  • Nationality

    Spanish

  • What else ...

    Actually, in principle, I’m interested not only in the 20 countries in the world I have indicated in my list but also in the other 174 countries I have not pointed out. (You know, it isn’t allowed to put more than 20…!!!)))))
    As is the case with the faces of the moon, the world is interesting in all its faces, even in its ugly ones!

    I hope to find in my hosts open, sincere, honest people. People who look you in your eyes because they have nothing to hide. Easy-going people, with whom it's enriching to talk. People like me.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No, I haven't

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