Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Sweden
27/02/2016 - 21/06/2018
Hi! I´m Jaco, 22 and from the Netherlands. I've started travelling in April 2016. Ever since I did my first workaway, I'm hooked. I think it's a great idea to exchange culture, time and energy, and to become part of another's family.
The majority of my workaways have been construction and farming related jobs. For now I've got sufficient experience in these areas.
Now I'd like to try new things where the work is more connected to people, as in hospitality service.
During my travels I've discovered that I like to be outdoors, work together and be connected with others. Also working together with animals is something I enjoy: I worked with huskies in Norway and mushed as well. That was such a great experience.
What I'm looking for would be something with tourists and (outdoor) activities, even better if it involves animals!
I think this really combines the things I find the most enjoyable.
A Job in a hostel located in a city is also very welcome.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
After I finished mid-school (age of 17) I started working. I worked on a broccoli farm (manual harvesting), in a construction factory (steel), in a warehouse (delicatessen) and in a small machine factory (assembling). In total I had worked for 4 years before I started travelling. During this period, I gained lots of valuable experiences which, besides of skills, make me a good team player. I understand quickly how things work, but I'm also able to think creatively when necessary,
Besides of my work experience I am quite sophisticated, because of personal experiences and travelling.
The first time I went abroad was in April 2016, and ever since I've been abroad most of the time. I've met many different people, been in a range of countries in Europe, stayed in hostels, hitchhiked, been challenged and learnt a lot. Frankly, I can't yet put into words what I've learnt.
I'm sociable, a good observer and listener and also have the qualities to take responsibility for what I'm doing.
I do have a driver's license, and am a confident driver.
Dutch, English and a bit of German.
Have a look on my other profiles if you're interested
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jaconijdam/?hl=en
Couchsurfing (quite out-dated) - https://www.couchsurfing.com/people/jaco-nijdam
Special dietary requirements