From: United Kingdom
France, Malaysia, Thailand
01/09/2020 - 01/10/2022
We are a couple on a new life of travel and adventure, with the mantra of 'live low and slow' at the heart. Meaning we are not in any particular rush and are looking for projects to become part of that journey and feel a sense of achievement whilst travelling.
We started in India in September 2017 with no real end point or further plans. Workaway's seem to be the ideal opportunity to meet new people, become entrenched in local communities and help to support or progress specific projects.
Our interests are varied, and we are both happy and laid back, non-dramatic individuals with a sense of life excitement. Our age does add a level of maturity and experience to what we can offer hosts and we look forward to spending time with new people and learning ourselves. As a couple we are supportive without being overbearing and we laugh a huge amount.
Lisa: tend to describe myself as a feint hearted feminist with hippy overtones. I can be practical and spiritual and would look at projects that would benefit from either of these areas. I enjoy socialising and have a real adventurous streak, I tend to say 'Yes' a lot more than 'No'. I like to find solutions to projects or tasks and get stuck in and I do often think outside of the box. Some of my ideas are great others are just wacky. Mark has done a few 'eye rolls' when I've come up with a new plan!
Mark: I am a calm, happy person who enjoys life and gets on with most people, whatever age or background. I have a positive attitude, great communication skills and a lively personality which I bring to any environment. I enjoy practical work, take pleasure in doing a job well and am always happy to go the extra mile. Have been a successful workawayer in Italy prior to couple profile.
We've listed categories of where we believe we can make a difference, and we'd be happy to try out new things too. So if it's not listed don't discount us - come have a chat!
When in India we completed a workaway in Goa at a hostel, a guest house in Jaisalmer which included restaurant service and computers, Kerala which was more extended house sitting really, and in Malaysia a boat restoration project.
Update January 2020 : We are currently back in the UK as we needed to sort out some family and property matters. Since being here we've enjoyed a 6 month workaway in Somerset and then we went to help out for a month in Cornwall. We are now in Devon and planning our next adventures!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Computers and Internet
Event planning & management
Office & IT skills
Painting & decorating
Hand crafted furniture maker
We are both fluent and have a great command of the English language
57 & 63
Special dietary requirements