Oliver & Santa

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  • Travel information

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    Activities we are interested in:

    Permaculture and organic growing would be great.. There's so much to learn

  • Description

    We are two Sweets (a long term nickname for eachother, call it short for sweetie, sweetheart, whatever you want) who love to be outdoors – whether it be laying in the grass or beach, taking in sunshine, or enjoying one of the many outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, swimming or rock climbing. Most things outdoors really. Simply, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy as far as it’s outside.

    We are also very much into finding a sustainable and green way of living. So when it comes to buying equipment/clothing a good, ethical company is fore front. Apart from that, we explore package free shopping and organic home grown greens and veg and would love to get more experience in permaculture.

    Our aim is to get out there as much as possible and explore the world. We have a real passion for travel as it makes us feel truly alive and that adventure spirit gets our hearts beating! We’re not big fans of cities and crowds (unless they are outdoorsy) as we like to be close to nature.

  • Interests

    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Winter sports
    Yoga / Wellness
    Outdoor activities
    Charity work
    Cooking & food
    Vegetarian or vegan

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  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Latvian (Lettish): Fluent
    Russian: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    Would love to practice Spanish or French

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

    We're interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Being an elderly companion
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    Helping around the house
    Animal Care

    Able to teach about:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
  • More details about your skills

    Oliver was an IT engineer by profession and Santa has skills in office coordination, administration especially in Human Resources and Events organisation.
    We are both hard working outdoor people and are no strangers to manual work. In Latvia (Santa's native country) it is known as "talka", which pretty much means everyone coming together to work (manual work!) towards a goal. This could mean moving and cutting a lorry load of firewood, digging a ditch, re-turfing or trimming hedges. We also over a number of years learned how to keep and grow our own vegetables and the odd strawberry. We both are animals lovers - we've cared for cats, dogs, and a rabbit. We regularly cat-sit for Oliver's parents. Santa also has a lot of experience with horses and horse riding.
    We both cook, and like to use our own produce when we can.
    Being outdoor lovers we also know a thing or two about rock climbing, surfing, hiking and cycling.

  • Age

    38 & 31

  • What else ...

    We are both keen rock climbers and like to do things outdoors. We have attended a outdoor survival course, where we learned how to build a shelter, cook bread from flour and water, a bit of orienteering, and other outdoorsy skills. We like camping and hiking in the mountains or cliff paths. In the past we have climbed Snowdon, Scafell Pike and highest of all Kilimanjaro.
    On rainy days we don't mind spending time indoors reading a book or playing board games (our favourite Catan) or doing a puzzle.
    We are also interested in Yoga and meditation practice and we both like to stay fit by exercising regularly. Most recently we have been practicing Wim Hof Method that involves breathing exercises, exposure to cold water and meditation.

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    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      We are mainly vegetarians