Kris

From: Belgium

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia (Slovak Republic), Spain

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    Travel dates

    20/07/2019 - 25/08/2020

  • number of facebook friends

    Nº of Facebook friends

    200

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Top Workawayer
    Facebook verified

  • Description

    July 2019 till September 2020 => Year-of-the-Sun: biking, camping and volunteering in the East and South of Europe.
    Starting the 1th of July => Germany - Poland - Tsjechië - Slovakia - Hungarian - Romania - Moldavia - Bulgaria - Greece - Italia - Slovenia - Austria - Switzerland -France - Spain - Portugal - France <= Th September 2020.

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Useful skills for volunteering (abroad):
    ° Painting & Decorating (certificated).
    Also sketch and paint (decorative) murals and small designs (I like to be involved in Artistic Projects)
    (Self-employed designer/draftsman during 10 years)
    ° Experienced in hand weaving and -tufting.
    ° Party make-up for children.
    ° (Active) Home-sitting & Animal-sitting.
    ° My all-round skills are okay (See the pics volunteering for Mountain Bothies)
    ° I have a drivers licence (with me).

    Long term- volunteering in Belgium:
    - Training-actor for GP's in training.
    - Neighborhood mediator in my hometown
    - Co-operator integration-course.

    Professional: teacher/mentor young newcomers.

    One of my favorite skills: using things in unexpected ways.
    (Also see:type of help)

  • Languages spoken

    Dutch, English, German

  • Age

    58

  • Nationality

    Belgian (Lived 10 years just over the border, in The Netherlands)

  • What else ...

    Do me a proposal and I'll tell you if it's in my interest and competence.
    Because I travel with a bicycle and make NO use of public transport
    it's important for me to get a reply on my requests ... even when it is negative.
    Otherwise it becomes impossible to plan ... and that's what you have to do when traveling on a bike.
    This is a link to an article, made by a journalist, during my last summer-holidays:
    https://www.letelegramme.fr/finistere/morlaix/portrait-de-vacances-une-belge-sur-deux-roues-30-07-2018-12045260.php?fbclid=IwAR1JPAvL6m64tBFeaP7_VNJEPpJgi-MztVLSEapUGWuTy6YuULNzzgBfLDY
    And this was made during my Nordic Trail:
    https://hsfo.dk/oestjylland/Dansk-sommer-er-turistvejr-I-Aarhus-er-turisterne-vilde-med-Aros-og-Den-Gamle-By/artikel/121350

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      no

    • Special dietary requirements
      no

Photos

An impulse of unexpected volunteering in Sweden: Scratching a SummerHouse, Summer-Holidays 2013. They effort me a coffee and told me about the scratching of the SummerHouse ... So ...
Volunteering in the Mountain Bothies Association's Workparties. Paneling the walls ... on of my favorite jobs! ScotYear. WorkParty Mountain Bothies Association. Renovating a bothy that burned down.
January 2014. Painting Hostel-ceilings and -windows, Sumburgh, Shetlands. Volunteering found with the help of Couchsurf-Host :-)
Feeding animals on a smallholding, Ardnamurchan during ScotYear. While the family was visiting family for Christmas. Volunteering WorkAway.
Painting on Bornholm.
Nordic Trail July 2016 - August 2017. Through Sweden.
WorkAway in Denmark 2016 for Heidi and Markus near Horsens.
WorkAway. Face-painting for KinderGarten in Denmark.
WorkAway. Outdoors painting in Iceland.
Summer 2018: biking, camping and volunteering in Normandy, Brittany and Cornwall. Upgrading retro-bike, first host.
Summer 2018: biking, camping and volunteering in Normandy, Brittany and Cornwall. Garden-works second host.
Summer 2018: biking, camping and volunteering in Normandy, Brittany and Cornwall. Paint works. Front door with integrated house-number.
Nordic Trail. painting staircase and walls in Norðragøta, Faroe Islands.
Nordic Trail. Faroe Islands. Attic-works.
Nordic Trail: Back in Denmark after having biked and lived on the Faroer Islands and Iceland.

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