26/01/2018 - 26/01/2025
Hi, my name is Laura, I'm 30 years old and come from the Netherlands.
For some years I've been doing volunteerwork in my hometown; taking care of animals was my primary job there.
About 3,5 years ago I decided to leave all and everything behind and booked a one-way ticket to Portugal. I volunteered there for 18 months in total. I did multiple workaways in different countries since then.
I love nature, animals and people with a passion for what they believe in. I am very interested in organic farming, permaculture principles and living simply.
Animals are my friends so I won't mind having (lots of) them around. I did a home study as animal carer and have a diploma for this now. I have practical experience with dogs, cats, birds, goats and sheep. I am not a vegetarian although I highly prefer eating my meat as local and organic as possible.
Some other facts about me: I love driving long distances, I listen to heavy metal, cats are my absolute favorite animal on the planet, you can wake me up for a beer from Bavaria, growing mustard greens makes me very happy.
Right now I travel between Germany and my home country the Netherlands. I will stay for a few weeks or months at a time and will be looking for hosts in those countries. Because of the current C-crisis its difficult to get to other countries, but I am open for the right host to come along and make an effort to come if it suits.
Taking care of all sorts of animals; from pets to farming animals. I have worked with sheep, goats, cats, dogs, birds.
(Organic) Gardening; I believe I can make a decent compost pile, have some knowledge about companion planting, building up bean/tomato fences, know the difference between a weed and a baby vegetable, making raised beds etc.
Cooking & baking; I like to bake bread, cook Indian curry dishes, soups, salads, pasta. Have cooked for small groups of people.
General maintenance/ cleaning; I had a cleaning job at a mental health institution when I was younger.
In my free time I like to hike, read, write, paint, explore, eat, drink coffee, beer and just relax and enjoy.
I have a car so I am pretty mobile.
Special dietary requirements
I eat everything