Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Slovenia
28/05/2019 - 15/12/2021
We are Kerrie and Sean, a couple in our early 50's from Australia, who are taking a gap year or two to see some of the world. Our children have grown up on the land in rural Victoria and are now living their own lives so we decided to ship our motor bike to Europe and go traveling.
In the last 27 years we have raised two girls, worked hard and built an off grid, mud brick and stone house with the help of our friends. We enjoy living in a community setting and would like the chance to see how others live and experience local customs and languages.
Sean is a carpenter with approx. 30 yrs experience, working as a supervisor/estimator for the last several years, and before that for a local builder specialising in mud brick homes, straw bale buildings and also making things from what is at hand. Sean also has experience with tiling, hanging plaster (not so good at finishing) laying bricks and setting out boxing for concreting. General farm work inc operation of tractors, chain saws and fencing.
Kerrie is a book keeper and has worked in the not for profit sector (neighbour houses and women's health) for the last 16 years. Kerrie started her working life in the glazing industry making leadlights for private homes. And is also handy as a builders' labourer.
We are both clean, tidy people who enjoy gardening and cooking and we will always respect others space. We'd love the opportunity to be part of an interesting project.
Hobbies include cards, board games, walking, football, cricket, tennis, reading, motorcycles and travel.
In the last 8 months we have helped a family in Suffolk with replacing some old rotten garage doors, painting, gardening, replacing/ repairing stained glass windows, converting a spare room into a self contained flat including fitting stairs, new bathroom and installing a kitchenette.
Helped with a renovation of a stone cottage in Galway- carpentry, painting, fitting gutters and repairing old front door including fitting new lock and seals.
General maintenance and repairs on a Finca in Vejer de la frontera- cleaning and re sealing floor tiles, finishing tree house, installing rain water tank and stand, minor roof repair.
We have enjoyed our time with all of the hosts and feel we have been valuable contributors to each household.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Sean is an experienced carpenter and can take on other building jobs including painting, tiling, plumbing and plastering.
We have built our own home and installed our solar power system.
Kerrie has good knowledge of accounts, general book keeping and Microsoft products.
English, basic spanish
53 & 55
We both enjoy the company of others, playing cards, walking, travel, good food and wine.
Special dietary requirements