Jessica & Akira

From: Brazil

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    14/08/2019 - 12/08/2020

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  • Description

    Hello :)
    We are Akira & Jessica! Born and raised in an island paradise touristic beach city named Florianópolis. We've been sharing our lives and love for 4 years.

    (Jessica) I'm a creative person, eternal lover of nature. I have 4 cats, 2 dogs that are like my lovely children. I always have lived on a house with animals and a lot of ornamental plants, medicinal herbs and fruit trees that I take care with much love. Because of this passion for plants and also a desire to make the agriculture better (with less chemicals and more positive life balance) I decided to study Agricultural sciences, on a important public university of Brazil. That's what I did for the last 3 years, and I did't finished my studies yet (but I will!). Me and my mom have a Hostel, wich is: Hostel Nossa Casa (@hostelnossacasa) and we work very hard receiving tourists and doing all kind of jobs (cleaning, breakfast, reception, administration...). And I have a small production of Kombucha (@kombuchapm) that I commercialize on small markets around the city (now my business partner is running it).

    (Akira) I'm half Japanese and half Brazilian. An easy going, helpful and handy guy. Since I was a child I enjoy outdoor activities, so I've had many different sport experiences. I've always been living in a house with a backyard and Garden, willing to learn and fix what needed. I graduated in Psychology (2014) at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (UFSC) and studied post-grad in Psychotherapy under the Gestalt-therapy approach. I've been working for 6 years giving support for people in difficult emotional situations and helping them to create their own paths to go on. I practice Biodanza for 10 years and also work giving Biodanza classes (wich it not a kind of dance, but an human integration system). Overall, nature is my home and source of comprehension to life.

    We are hardworkers, committed to the good quality of our works, who love hand Jobs. We have experience painting houses, building things with wood (like our dog's house). We go very well with plants and animal care. We love arts and making hand maid crafts like croché, macrame, dreamcather. We can use our creativity in the kitchen as well :)
    We have the backpacker spitit and definitively LOVE travel! We enjoy so much to know people, cuture and the diversity of mother nature around the world! Now we are living the dream of exploring New Zealand by car :)

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

    We're interested in:  

    Charity Work

    Some knowledge of:  

    DIY and building projects
    Being an elderly companion
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Art Projects
    Helping with Computers/ Internet

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care
  • More details about your skills

    General maintenance, driving, painting, gardening, landscaping, take care of any animal or plant, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the house, works involving creativity and also love to learn!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Portuguese: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

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  • Age

    28 & 33

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    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

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