Lorraine & Serafin

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to


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    Travel dates

    01/12/2019 - 29/02/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Born Isle of Wight, UK, studied stage management in London, and got an amazing job for a couple of years, travelling a lot. Then, after 6 months in Rome, settled for Spain (Catalunya) for 23 years. 3 children, now all over 23. Spanish hubby. We've been in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, for the last 12 years, opened a Spanish restaurant (eltorocontento.co.uk) but the feet are itching like crazy, so we got out of the lease, and started again! We want to be somewhere else, open to all possibilities, we just love cooking, travelling, beaches with palm trees, sunshine, being outdoors, boats, good food and wine...
    Serafin is very Spanish (!), an excellent cook, hardworking and polite. His English is slowly improving, but it's a lot better when I'm not around! Before we came to England he drove car transporters all over Europe (he's a great driver). We've now bought a little hovel in Jaén, and it turns out we've got a cave too, so we need to learn how to renovate this! We also need to learn about planting vegetables, looking after chickens, and who knows - a donkey could be useful when you intend to retire to the top of a mountain village and the bar is at the bottom !!! After working the summer of 2016 in Skyros, Greece, as a chef for Skyros Holidays, Lorraine is convinced summers should be spent on Greek islands, and winters are for workaway adventures! Summer 2017 we have been working on the Costa Brava, winter was spent as Chalet host and chef in La Tania. Now, summer 2018, and 2019, Serafin is driving a bus in Spain and Lorraine is cooking in Kalamaki, Zakynthos.

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project

  • What skills do you have?

    We can cook, clean, drive, paint, do simple maintenance, gardening.
    We'd like to learn about rehabilitating a cave, working in a hotel/ hostel/ b&b, looking after chickens, planting, looking after, harvesting vegetables & fruit trees ... all for our future life...

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish, English, French, German, Catalan, a little Greek

  • Age

    60 & 60

  • Nationality


  • What else ...

    We believe in being happy, but in a quiet sort of way....more like "contented" I think, and also in being nice to everybody...

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements