Jettie

From: Netherlands

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia (Slovak Republic)

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    Travel dates

    02/03/2019 - 30/06/2019

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer
    Explorer

  • Description

    Hello dear hosts!

    I am Jettie, 23 years old, and I am about to finish my master in 'animal sciences' in February. After that, I want to travel for a few months. At first, I was in search for doing volunteer work, but doing this for a longer amount of time would have costed me too much. So, workaway sounded like the perfect middle solution for this! I'm in love with the concept. It's a cheaper way to travel, it's a nice way of getting to know different people from different cultures better, and you feel good by helping out :) I'd prefer to stay around for two weeks at most places.

    As you can probably see, I am a great fan of animals. I grew up with lots of different animals (dogs, cats, hamsters, turtles, chickens, doves, sheeps, goats, horses), I did horse riding for a few years (until I started my studies), and I worked in an animal pension for cats and dogs since I was 15 years old (three years on Saterdays, and after that I came back each summer). Therefore, staying in a home with lots of animals and helping out with animal related work, would make me the happiest workawayer imagineable (I don't mind getting dirty at all!)

    I also have experience with cleaning, because I have been cleaning appartments on saterdays for about the last three years. I have to say, I'm not the fastest cleaner, but I really try to do a good job and make my bosses happy (which luckily, they seem to be). Also, for my studies I left my parents house, which means that I had to learn how to clean, to cook, to do my laundry etc. As for cooking, I like meat and am not a vegetarian myself, but I live with a couple of vegetarians and do know vegetarian recipes as well. I would call myself a flexitarier by now.

    Then, in September I'll start one more study in order to become a teacher about animals. This means, I like to teach, and to help others. As for languages, I can practice Dutch, German, and English with you. If others would like to help me improve my Spanish or French (I am a real beginner in those languages), I would love that too! Also, I had piano and singing lessons for a while, and if you like that too, we could make music together! :) Be prepared: I love to sing under the shower, while cooking, while cleaning etc.

    At last, I am predominantly extrovert. I love having people around, and am able to chat a lot. It also takes a lot of energy from me, and I need to be able to get some 'me time' too, but being alone all the time would make me really sad. So, please don't let me come to your place, if there is almost never anybody around.

    I really love to hear from you!
    Jettie

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Taking care of animals (especially cats and dogs); cleaning; cooking; playing piano; singing; high empathy

  • Languages spoken

    Dutch; English; German

  • Age

    24

  • What else ...

    I’m traveling by car, it would be nice if there is some parking space near your home :)

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

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