17/02/2019 - 02/10/2021
Hello dear hosts!
I am Jettie, 25 years old by the time I'm in NZ :) A few months ago, I've traveled through Europe and I've been workawaying at 5 different adresses. These were truly part of my most amazing experiences during this trip. I've worked as au-pair, helped at a eco-farm and worked in a hostel. Many people that I met through workaway, I consider as friends/family. They enriched my life by teaching me about work that I haven't done before, and giving me life lessons that I will forever carry with me (litteraly, because I put it down in my travel diary :3).
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 find it harder to come up with nice vegan dishes, but I don't mind to eat vegan ;) I would call myself a flexitarier by now.
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 (kind of everywhere :3). 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!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Taking care of animals (especially cats and dogs); cleaning; cooking; playing piano; singing; high empathy
Dutch; English; German
Special dietary requirements