José Antonio

From: Spain

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Sweden, United Kingdom, United States

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    Travel dates

    04/06/2019 - 31/12/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer
    Explorer

  • 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, but have a preference towards the vegetarian diet.

    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.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    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 necesary tools, of course!)

    My services, therefore, can be both academic (as an experienced language 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 spoken

    I speak Spanish and Italian both as a mother tongue. I am fluent in German and have a B2 level in English.

  • Age

    67

  • Nationality

    Spanish

  • What else ...

    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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