Jaroslav

From: Czech Republic

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    United Kingdom

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    Nº of Facebook friends

    149

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    Explorer
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  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    My workaway plans

    2021 - I have completed COVID 19 vaccinacion just at 11. June 2021. And I have got an EU Digital COVID Certificate. So I shall be alloved to travell again.

    In the cool part of the year would be great to visit Southern Italy.

    Due to the Covid19 situation I postponed my plans for the last and biggest bicycle ride over the Scotland to the next year 2022 .



    My workaway history
    2013 - I quit my last paid job in July and started a training for the next year big journey. Joined the Workaway to make my plans feasible without spending my savings.
    2014 - In January, I got retired. Thanks to five Workaway host families I accomplished my dream, to reach Mull of Kintyre on the bicycle and made the biggest round trip of my life on the heavy loaded bicycle. Newcastle upon Tyne – Dundee – Isle of Skye – Isle of Mull - Mull of Kintyre – Belfast - Dumfries And Galloway – Lake District and back to Newcastle – during four and half months. I have never met so many different and friendly people so closely in such a short time.
    2015 – In February my daughter's maternity leave ended, so I became a „helping granddad“. And as my wife worked abroad in Germany, I divided my care between my granddaughter and my wife (au pair, driver, shopper). In August our son got married. In September, my wife got retired. It means the end of my unleashed live :-(
    2016 – New roof on our house was finished in April. Travelling with my wife to Norway in June and to Italy in September. Got permission to travel on my own again. Preparation and training for the next big journey to Scotland.
    2017 - Scotland again, but wit just my folding bicycle. Isle of Eigg for six months (May - October). Mainly looking after sheep and polytunnel plus some fencing, digging and even sailing.
    2018 - Travelled with my wife for three weks - by car and with bicycles. We discovered Slovenia for cycling, than switched to Italy for better weather. From October 2018 till April 2019 I took a regular fulltime job (production administrator in a local branche of Makro Cash & Carry).
    2019 - Two weeks in June with my wife - Slovenia and Northern Italy by car and with bicycles. Wouldn't do it again in such hot season. Now I have finished some bigger works in our garden and just started white painting of our house. In October and November I spent more then six weeks workawaying in Italy. My first workaway in Italy was really great an I want to come there again and again.

  • Interests

    Sailing / Boating
    Cycling
    Farming
    Gardening
    Carpentry
    Sustainability
    Animals
    DIY & crafts
    Videography
    Photography
    Self development
    Plant care
  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Charity Work
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Common works around the house and garden. I like working with the wood and don't mind wear my waterproof if needed. Driving licence B.
    Help in the kitchen (I enjoy cooking for my family, friends and fellow workawayers, but have no confidence and swiftness to cook "professionally" ).
    Quite good computer skills (incl. HW and network, MS Office, Libre Office).
    Photography - at least two cameras and some lenses always with me.

  • Languages spoken

    Czech: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Italian: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

  • Age

    70

  • Nationality

    Czech

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

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