From: United Kingdom
Austria, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland
01/02/2018 - 31/10/2019
G'day! I'm Joshua! I'm free spirited, open minded and compassionate.
What am I always lookig for? Outdoor work and a wonderful family in nature!
I've now stayed with 7 hosts over 12 months in France and Germany, most of which I have stayed with for longer than a month, 2 of which I have frequently revisited and continue to be a part of their lives. I love making great connections with people and families. I've had incredible experiences and developed real friendships. My handyman skills include: LOTS of FENCE building, CONCRETE work, working with CLAY (lehmputz), FIREWOOD chopping/clearing, GARDENING (including basic chainsaw use and tree trimming).
I love to reuse and upcycle; learning new ways to work is really interesting, and i soak-up all new information like a sponge! I can of course clean and cook basic foods.
I've worked alone with a range of animals, in particular HORSES. I have beginner riding skills, and continue to learn more about horses each week, but am very experienced with behavioural monitoring and all kinds of care. This is from working each day with horses, but also from my Biology degree at university. I have experience with cows, cats, rabbits, chickens and goats too. I love dogs and have YEARS of experience with caring for all types of dogs.
This year I've lived with and worked with children aged from 1 years old to 14 years old. I love entertaining and caring for children. I've been working with young children since I was 14, in community based projects such as Surf Lifesaving and work related projects during Part Time and Full Time work.
I have a University degree in Biomedical Sciences, majoring in Human Biology and Ecology. During my studies I completed a certificate in Massage Therapy and started a small business focusing on deep tissue and sports related massage. My hobbies include photography, music (I try and play as much GUITAR as possible), sports and writing. I love being outdoors amongst nature, with all animals, exploring cities and connecting with wonderful and interesting people. I try and be as humble as possible with everything I do, I’m conscientious and often put too much energy into helping others.
I HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Working with children aged 1-15
Working with animals (DOGS, CATS, RABBITS, HORSES, COWS, GOATS, CHICKENS)
All types of gardening
Basic cooking and cleaning skills
Excellent English skills, happy to teach/practice
Creative with photography, music and writing. I can teach guitar
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
ENGLISH and basic Deutsche
AUSTRALIAN and BRITISH
I'm willing and excited to learn new skills in 2019. Not only personal skills, but also skills needed on farms, outdoors and living in different environments. I've been learning basic German, and would love to practice that. If you play an instrument or are creative, then I'll be very interested.
Congratulations if you made it through my essay-long profile!!!!
Special dietary requirements
Flexitarian: vegetarian at home, any-tarian with a host.