From: Netherlands

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Ireland, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    01/05/2017 - 31/08/2017

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  • Description

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    My name is Milou and I live in the Netherlands. I'm 28 years old and at the moment working as a coach for people with disabilities, originally I'm a social worker. My second job is as a waitress in a large restaurant.
    The spring of 2016 was my fourth time workawaying in England/Ireland. I usually stay 2-3 months in one place so I can truely get to know a little piece of the life my hosts live. I've also done part of my study in Ireland (Cork), so speaking English won't be a problem.
    It's 2020 now and I've almost lost count of the workaway trips I've been on. With 7/8 trips with 3 different hosts, I say I'm a true workawayer.
    As for work experience here in the Netherlands.. I've had jobs ever since I was allowed to work, wich was from my 14th onward. From a pepper nursery to sheep farm, a restaurant to administrative work. None of them I've done for less than a year. I guess what I'm trying to say is that I don't mind working and I'm keen to learn new things.
    I'm an experienced rider and love handling horses.

    After buying my own house I've had quite the experience of fixing it up. I'm a good painter and decent in fixing broken stuff (from sowing to figuring out how to get machinery to work)

    If you have any questions about me that you'd rather ask another host..? Feel free to contact them (you can find a link to their profile below).

  • Type of help

    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Cleaning, cooking, all skills related to horses, milking sheep, gardening, painting, making cheese, basic administrative work, skills related to being a waiter/barkeeper and social skills related to being a social worker. I am a very fast learner so even if I have not done something yet, I'll pick it up in no time.

  • Languages spoken

    Dutch, English, a little French and I can understand German.

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  • Nationality


  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Penicilin (so no food allergies)

    • Special dietary requirements


On a schooltrip in Cork - Ireland
A little over 4 years ago with the team I volunteered with.
A windy day on the beach in Ireland
Moving two mares and their foals to a trailer to move to the other side of the country
Just finished riding alongside a rather steep hill, taking the pony to her new owner