Karen & Helmut

From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travel dates

    01/12/2020 - 31/03/2021

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • Our status

    At home

  • Description

    KAREN: I worked as a teacher for elementary school till 2011. In Winter 11/12 I worked with Helmut the winterseason (5 month) in a hotel belonging to a huge huskyfarm in Finnish-Lapland. From summer 2013 til summer 2014 we worked as housekeepers for rich people in Berlin. In the meantime we travelled or I worked as a housekeeper in our hometown Münster. During the Winter 2015/16 I worked via workaway for several weeks on a huge farm in the Outback of South Australia. The last Winter (2018/19) I was 'workawayer' for 3 months in Swedish-Lapland in a local hostel and did a lot of renovation. Now I work as a housekeeper in our hometown again.

    HELMUT: I learned electrician many years ago and worked in several electrician (private) projects. More than 20 years I worked as a socialworker in adult education till 2011. With Karen I worked in Finnish- and Swedish - Lapland, South-Australia and Berlin (see above). Now I work as facility-manager and greenkeeper in our hometown again.

    We are fit in renovation and painting of houses / flats, quick and well organised. In Germany we own a forest and have both good skills in forest-working including chain-sawing. We both love to work animals.

    We like to travel and explore new countries. We found out that the best way to learn about a country is to work and be with people.

    We are interested on long-term working up to three month and are very flexible about the exact date.

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

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Housekeeping (cleaning, laundry...) gardening, renovating buildings, painting, working with animals, foresting, woodwork...

    Gardening, driver, cooking, guesthosting, small repairs (especially electricity), renovating buildings, working with animals, computering foresting, woodwork...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Beginner
    Sami: Beginner
    Swedish: Beginner

  • Age

    59 & 62

  • Nationality

    german (both)

  • What else ...

    We're open about the exact Dates of staying (Start, End, perhaps longer than 3 month), Love to work on a Station in the Outback (as we did before years ago)!

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements