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  • Travel information

    I am currently

    At home

    Activities i am interested in:

    Schaffhausen, Switzerland

    My next destination:

    New Zealand
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  • Description

    Hey, there! My name is Katy. I'm 60 years of age and ready for new adventures.
    After having raised my daughter and taking care of my aging parents, it’s time for a new chapter in my life - away from my days sitting behind a computer as a translator. I want to find this new chapter by embracing a more minimalistic lifestyle, going abroad, and working and living with other people, in other cultures, doing new things! My life and my work should be a little more hands-on, meaningful, and interactive. I want to be part of something and, at the end of the day, feel that my presence and my work have made somebody happy and has been overall worthwhile.
    I’m fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

  • Interests

    Charity work
    Cooking & food
    Self development
    Events & social
  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner
    Swedish: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Charity Work
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

  • More details about your skills

    I'm fluent in English and German, know a tiny bit of school French, and understand a couple of words of Swedish. I'm fairly organized and “seasoned” when it comes to helping out in and around the house. I love trying new recipes and believe I could be fairly helpful when there is work on a farm or in a garden. As a translator, I use the computer a lot and work both alone and in teams and get along with all kinds of people, being quite social in nature. I can’t wait to try and learn new things. I enjoy being and working with mature people as there is so much to learn from them.

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  • What else ...

    I cannot repair a tractor and I don't understand rocket science. But I do consider myself a hard worker and a decent, hands-on assistant. I usually see the work that needs to be done and am quite flexible and don’t mind doing repetitive and odd jobs in teams or by myself.
    I would love to work on a farm or in a garden, or help in the house and meet new people. I can also help in the hospitality sector.

    In the past I’ve done Workaways in

    Southern Sweden - housesitting, organizing (Jan. 2019)
    Norway - scripting and translating a home page (Feb. 2019)
    Germany - helping on an Ostrich farm (April 2019)
    France - helping on a canal house boat (June 2020)
    Sweden - helping and cooking on a farm (Sept 2021)
    Åland, Finland - helping in a garden (Oct 2021)
    Hungary - helping on a house construction site (Nov 2021)
    France - helping in a castle (April 2022)

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    • Driver's licence

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    • Special dietary requirements