Emma Yasumi & Oliver

From: United States & Italy

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Albania, Macedonia

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    Travel dates

    01/06/2021 - 30/11/2022

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • Our status


    We are interested in learning about local food and music culture. If you know of any cheap bites or venues, we would love to join you!

  • Description

    Hello! My name is Emma. I am half Japanese and half Polish, born in London. My husband Oliver is from Umbria, Italy, and we met five years ago in London. We have decided to leave behind city life and will be traveling all over the world to find our next home. I have previously worked in a number of fields ranging from PR/Marketing to event design, but my all time favourite job was working at a riding barn, caring for horses and teaching beginner riding lessons. Oliver is a professionally trained chef, and pre-Covid we had been running our own small restaurant at a music venue and organising events. During our stay we promise to cook you some delicious meals to thank you for your hospitality :D Our favourite cuisines to prepare are Italian (especially fresh pasta!), Asian and Latin American.

  • Interests

    Sailing / Boating
    Adventure sports
    Water sports
    Yoga / Wellness
    Charity work
    Art & design
    Performing arts
    Drawing & painting
    DIY & crafts

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

    We're interested in:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion

    Some knowledge of:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Animal Care
    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    - Livestock Management (8 years experience caring for horses and teaching students)
    - Cooking (professionally trained with an emphasis on Italian cuisine and fine dining with 9 years restaurant & catering experience)
    - Restaurant management (2 years experience running own restaurant in London)
    - Event production (5 years experience working in various London music venues and organising own events)
    - Public Relations and Marketing (3 years agency experience)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    Japanese: Intermediate

    More details about my language interests
    We would love to improve our Japanese and Spanish! We would be able to teach English and Italian.

  • Age

    36 & 29

  • What else ...

    Our passions are regional food and music, and we would like to explore the local scene of each country we visit over the next year.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements