From: Austria & Netherlands
01/09/2020 - 30/06/2021
Animal work&care (also butchery and how to use everything from the animal, if available), Building and construction, gardening, self-sustaining farming
Dennis loves (and is experienced in) building, renovating and making things. However, if he has the choice, he prefers to work with wood. I already learned a lot from him and really enjoy building myself.
We are both animal lovers and like to work with them and care for them. I am especially into horses and started riding when I was 4 years old.
We both like physical work and learning new things.
Whenever we are not building or working on a farm, we earn a living as dive professionals all around the globe.
Dennis studied structural engineering. He has built his own house with interior furniture in Rotterdam. Since 4 years (since we met), I am learning from him and experienced that I am quite skilled at it myself and enjoy it a lot.
Together we built a garden house, a pergola (both wood), an outdoor kitchen (old bricks) with a huge barbecue (metal), a shower, more furniture, etc...
He has basic skills as an electrician and plumber.
We have our own land in Bosnia where we started renovating a traditional, 200 years old house.
When we make things, they first have to work properly and secondly, also have to look good!
We have 9 months experience of wwoofing, where we stayed 3 times 3 months on the same farm. The owners, who became very dear friends, also left us alone with the farm a few times to run it ourselves so they can go for holidays. We were responsible for the complete organization of the farm and all the work that comes with it: animal care (pigs, 4 horses, 8 dogs, 6 cats, chickens), cooking, teaching and delegating other volunteers, gardening (planting, harvesting, etc) outside and in greenhouses, repairs when necessary, cleaning, etc
I started horseback riding when I was 4 years old and by now, I am also experienced in teaching how to ride. Further, I learned how to train horses a bit on the mentioned farm above.
Before Dennis and I left "normal life" to work as scuba diving professionals and farmers, I studied biology and sports to become a teacher.
We are both hardworking and work very well together.
Swahili (Kiswahili): Beginner
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We are both outdoor people.
We like to get up early, have breakfast and start working.
When work is done, we like to relax, read and/or listen to music. We like to meet new people, share stories and have a good time together. Cardgames are also quite some fun! :) However, we also love to have our private time and be on ourselves for a bit.
Together we traveled around the globe for quite a bit by now and we are very open to learning and trying new things. Like fishing for example; Dennis did a lot of fishing when he was younger and I would love to learn whenever there would be a possibility.
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