Marina & Rino

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  • Our status

    Travelling


    At the moment we are in Chile and we would love to live for a while with a community that lives mostly self sufficient.

  • Description

    EN: We are a Swiss couple travelling around the world with two motorcycles. We started our journey in November 2020 and we want to travel as long as we have the desire to do so. We don't want to travel solely but want to explore the world, meet a lot of people and find out more about their way of life.

    As we like to work with our hands (we are both carpenters), we think it's a great opportunity to give something back and to get in touch with the local people, their culture, their mindset and their motivations. We would like to learn more about community life, self sufficiency, permaculture, different handcrafts, animal care, traditional cooking and a lot more.

    If you want to know more about our travel and some realized projects you can find us:
    www.explorelife.ch (in german)
    facebook/ instagram @explorelife.ch

    ES: Somos una pareja de Suiza y estamos viajando por el mundo con dos motos. Empezamos nuesto viaje en noviembre 2020 y seguimos según las ganas. No queremos solamente viajar sino queremos descubrir el mundo, conocer a mucha gente y conocer su manera de vivir.

    Como nos gusta trabajar con nuestros manos (los dos somos carpinteros) creemos que es una buena oportunidad de volver algo y ponerse en conctacto con la gente local, conocer su cultura, su forma de pensar y sus motivaciones. Nos gustaria aprender más sobre la vida en comuna, la autosuficiencia, la permacultura, artesania, diferentes animales, la cocina tradicional y mucho más.

    Si quieres saber más de nuestro viaje y de algunos projectos que hemos realizado nos puedes encontrar acá:
    www.explorelife.ch (en aleman)
    facebook/ instagram @explorelife.ch

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

    We're interested in:  

    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Language practice
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • More details about your skills

    EN: We are both trained carpenters and together we have over 20 years of experience. We have planned and realized different kind of projects, like furnitures (also kitchen), complete house renovations, building of small cabins, etc.

    In summer 2020 we spent four months working on a swiss alp with over 200 goats. We had the full responsability for the wellbeing of the animals and the daily works as milking, herding (with dogs) and cheesmaking.

    In our free time, we like to cook and bake, riding and working on our motorcycles and we always have some projects we are working on.

    This is a list of our skills we can offer you:
    - woodworking
    - gardening
    - animal care (also herding)
    - making cheese and other milk products
    - planning and realizing construction projects
    - painting
    - mechanics
    - cooking and baking
    - sewing
    - driving (car, motorcycle, van, tractor, trailer, etc)
    - general maintainance work (wood, metal, stone, etc)
    - metal work

    ES: Los dos somos carpinteros profesionales y juntos tenemos más que 20 años de experiencia. Hemos planeado y realizado diferentes tipos de proyectos como muebles (tambien cocinas), renovaciones completos de casas, construcciones de cabañas y mucho más.

    En el verano 2020 hemos trabajado en un pasto alpino en Suiza (como una finca arriba de una montaña donde se puede trabajar solamente en verano) con más de 200 cabras. Teniamos toda la responsabilidad para el bienestar de los animales y de los trabajos diarias como ordeñar, cuidar (con perro pastor) y hacer queso.

    En nuestro tiempo libre nos gusta cocinar, hacer reposteria, andar y trabajar en nuestras motos y siempre tenemos algun proyecto personal.

    En estos trabajos tenemos experiencia:
    - carpinteria
    - jardineria
    - cuidar a animales (tambien como pastor)
    - hacer queso y otros productos con leche
    - planear y realizar proyectos de construccion
    - pintar
    - trabajos mecanicos
    - cocinar y hacer reposteria
    - coser
    - manejar (auto, moto, camioneta, tractor, remolque)
    - trabajo de mantenimiento (madera, metal, piedra, etc)
    - trabajo de metal

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    We are always interested in the local languages. We can teach German and English and Spanish basics.

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  • Age

    32 & 30

  • What else ...

    EN: As we want a cultural exchange we would love to work and live together with other volunteers and the hosts. We understand the volunteer program not as a good option for cheap help/ cheap holidays, we really want a personal, cultural and knowledge exchange. For us it is important that both sides feel comfortable.

    ES: Nosotros queremos un buen intercambio y por eso nos gusta vivir y trabajar con otros voluntarios y el host. No entendemos el programa voluntaria como buena opcion para ayuda barata/ vacaciones baratos. Queremos un verdadero intercambio personal, cultural y que todos pueden aprender algo. Para nosostros es muy importante que todos se sienten comodos.

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    • Special dietary requirements

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