Darren & Michelle

From: Ireland

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Belize, Dominican Republic, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Tonga, United States

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    Travel dates

    01/11/2019 - 01/03/2020

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  • Description

    Married fun loving couple, friendly ,outgoing, animal loving, trustworthy and very hard working , Looking to experience more of real life away from all the hustle and bustle of urban living and the 9 to 5 chaos.
    Love the outdoors and have the energy and ability to turn our hands to anything with a keenness to learn also.
    We spent 2 months travelling the Kingdom of Tonga in 2016/17 which was out of this world and met a lot of great people with very different attitudes on life compared to what we're used too. Also we were extremely lucky on one of our meetings and were asked if we'd be interested in coming back in 2 months time to take care of a tourist resort with 20 cats for a further 2 months . Of course we jumped at the chance. Probably not for everyone but we loved it and longed to experience the different pace of life again, as luck would have it we were invited back to Tonga through work away this time and ended up taking care of another resort as the owners were away for the first 3 weeks, this time with 2 great dogs. We spent a further 5 weeks when the owners came back and loved every minute apart from a week long cyclone.
    Can't wait for the next one

  • Type of help

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

  • What skills do you have?

    20 plus years in Irrigation / outdoor watering systems and landscaping . Plus 15 years in the building trade ie foundations , shuttering , flooring , plastering , block laying , roofing , carpentry , plumbing , electrical and decorating. I am also an excavator operator and have a passion in landscaping
    Qualified accountant ,administration, organisation and management skills. Cooking and cleaning, sewing, knitting..
    Home sitting

  • Languages spoken

    English and basic spanish

  • Age

    49 & 44

  • Nationality


  • What else ...

    We have our own motor boat so boat handling and fishing and just being on the water is what we love most. Would love to learn how to sail though. We recently built our own lean-to glasshouse and started growing fruit and vegetables, So far so good :) We've also built a pond in our garden with a bridge and decking and have been creative with rockeries and weaving swing seats . We do all our own work on our property which not only saves us money but can be lots of fun and gives us a lot more satisfaction . Our garden is small though and we're feeling like our work here may be done

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements


Lean to glass house 2018 spring project