01/04/2018 - 30/06/2018
I AM NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR CANADA, BECAUSE I'M FLYING BACK TO EUROPE BY THE END OF FEBRUARY 2018!!
unlike most Workawayers I’m an older guy, who already has children of his own and who has done lots of successful volunteering the past, mostly on organic farms (Wwoof). I am a high school teacher in Germany and I’m taking a year off and have been travelling and working on organic farms in Canada for 5 months now.
I'm flying back to Germany on February 25 to start an educational program in experiential and outdoor education which will take place on 7 weekends throughout the summer 2018.
In the coming summer I want to spend most of my time in France to improve my French, learn horse riding and more about woodworking and construction if possible. I'm also interested in tree climbing and have done a course.
At home I renovated an old house (built in 1888) where I have lived the past 15 years. I built two bathrooms including plumbing, tiling, installation of bathtub, I put new wooden floors in many rooms, built furniture, insulated the house and much more.
I’m not a trained craftsman but I like to do things with my hands and see the good results. It usually takes much longer compared to professional person but in over 90% I’m happy with my outcome and it is very satisfying to learn new skills.
I also have a chainsaw ticket and know how to cut down trees up to 25 meters height. I sure know how to work and I’m self-reliant and know when to ask and when to work independently.
I have a driver's licence.
From school / student exchanges I have numerous experiences with both people staying in my house and me staying in their house. In over 25 years I had one unfortunate experience and uncountable many positive ones.
I would be happy if I could help out at your place in exchange for some new skills that I would like to learn.
see list above. I'm useless with computers and such stuff, I'm glad if they work and I can do the basics with them.
I'm travelling with Matilda, my small guitar, so I like playing some music but I'm not Eric Clapton or David Gilmour :-)
No smoking, no allergies known
Special dietary requirements