Krister

From: Netherlands

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Portugal

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    Travel dates

    25/08/2018 - 30/09/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    303

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • My status

    Travelling

  • Description

    Hello! I am a WorkAway volunteer, now traveling through Portugal on my 40-year-old motorcycle with trailer, and I might be coming your way!
    I am American by birth but now carry a Dutch passport. I grew up in Nigeria, West Africa, studied in Michigan, USA and have lived the last 25+ years in The Netherlands. I dance Tango, like to sing, and am learning to play the guitar. I try to practice a bit of Ashtanga Yoga. I have a CELTA diploma (to teach English). I am also trained in massage.
    Now that my children are starting on their own paths towards adulthood, I am ready to explore more of the world around me, discover my deeper self and make new friends in the process. I hope to learn how to relax in the face of uncertainty, change and surprises.

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

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about: 

    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    I have worked as a house painter and have many years of DIY experience. My 20 years of employment doing maintenance for an American Embassy taught me skills in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, tiling, plastering, floor installation etc. I am also a photographer, a painter, and have reasonable computer skills (technical and creative). I almost always find a way to do something, even if it isn't the 'standard' solution. I like creative solutions. I can work very independently, but love sharing a job with someone.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Portuguese: Beginner

  • Age

    52

  • Nationality

    (Originally American) now Dutch!

  • What else ...

    I am traveling by motorcycle with a trailer.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

Photos

Wine cellar upgrade
Roof building? Check!
Making do with the tools you have
Cleared a little patch of weeds for this flower garden
Back to basics with a french stone wall
A creative bit of woodworkery combining the old with the natural
Deck Building 101
When in need of a table saw...build your own.
My 'set up'
More work than I bargained for...
All set for departure

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