From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    South Africa

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    Travel dates

    30/11/2019 - 20/02/2020

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  • Description

    Hi! My name is Svenja. I am born in Germany but I have lived in Australia 2013 till early 2019 and afterwards spent 5 months in New Zealand. So far and by far I feel most at home in Australia and I hope that in the nearer future I can return for good.
    After an adventurous time in Costa Rica, Mexico and South Africa I had to return to my country of nationality which is still only Germany. For now I will try to settle a little bit, find some ways to earn money and build up some new savings, maybe and hopefully extend my skills some more, particularly yoga and mindfulness, and start my own side-business for nutrition and life coaching.

    I am always interested in learning more about all sorts of different things, gardening, building, mechanics, woodwork, business matters, languages, hospitality, yoga, meditation. Really pretty much everything. I also love sharing what I have learned and especially what I am really passionate about. This is first of all health and diet. It is my profession but also my felt calling to learn and share the knowledge with others. My other great passion is personal growth and spirituality which I found is so very closely related to physical health so it is constantly a big topic for me and love to share and learn. I love the exchange with other people to view life and the world from another angle and I am always excited if people are open for me sharing my state of understanding and skill with them.
    A little bit about my background. I am an Ecotrophologist and Nutritionist and that lead me to my driving passions today. It was a long way but I am finally making what I think are better and healthier choices which is a mostly raw-vegan diet currently still substituted with rice, beans, oats and tortillas (or related products) if I can get them or the ingredients to make them. I discovered fasting (done 3 weeks in Aug/Sep 19), yoga, meditation and other techniques and practices. So far I am not nearly where I want to be, however I am growing, learning and just walking the path I found for myself and that alone is already a big step for me. Around the world I am always trying to reach out to like-minded people as I didn't come across many by meeting them in my immediate surroundings. Eventually it is my dream to educate and help people to live a healthier, more conscious and (probably most important) joyful life and to live, at least most of the year, in a place where there is fruit in abundance.
    I am still trying to fit in personal study, online and with books or audios, although that has not been happening much recently due to travelling and before fasting and working for building up savings.
    Additionally I finally started a channel on YouTube to first be forced to organise the information in my head and second share it with others. Long-term, of course, it would also be a possibility to show people what consulting and coaching services I offer. The programs for this are still in the making.
    Always neglected by me are all things creative unfortunately, although I do enjoy music, I can play guitar and recorder and I like to sing. I also enjoy doing some whittling and carving.

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    Eco Projects
    Charity Work
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Great knowledge about nutrition
    Talent for organising and managing
    Administration (Cert IV in Business and Business Administration)
    Business thinking
    Getting a hand on finances, working with numbers
    Being handy (e.g. worked for roofing and guttering business)
    Machine operation (e.g. worked as roller driver for 1/2year, Australian heavy rigid license)
    Some handyman skills (worked on farms and 2 months for a guttering and roofing business)
    Customer service
    Food preparation/cooking
    Quick learner

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

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  • What else ...

    Hm, what else? I am a pretty chatty person, however I usually am better with one on one conversations. I like being outside, working in the garden, going for a walk or hike and enjoying nature's beauty.
    I want to live by example and always try to practice empathy and acceptance. I am always aiming to treat every living creature with the same respect and live a non-violent life. To achieve this I am trying to accept as many consequences as possible which is one reason for my diet of choice and also reflects in other consumer choices, eg. reducing plastic waste, using little to now personal hygiene products, trying to buy only products made from natural sources.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Especially after putting so much time and money into the fast and getting my body healthier, I would like to stick to a vegan diet with lots of raw fruits and salads. My health is important so I would be willing to buy some myself if necessary.


Me and my 'Australian dad's' little baby dog Bundy
A little break on the roof
Maddox, my much beloved companion for 5 years on the Gibb River Road, Kimberleys, Western Australia
My favourite camping setup
A little handy add on to the construction in the back of Maddy (my ute I had in Australia)
Some carving and branding work
One of the little victims of the Dec 18 heat wave in Queensland, a little baby spectacled flying fox. I was helping to take care of them for a couple of weeks.
One of my best friends and me at the Uluru
Yes, I just swam with a whale shark
Birthday cake for the Chinese birthday boy at a Workaway in Cootharaba, Queensland
Working hard to clear some areas and make woodchips for the orchards