Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom
15/10/2018 - 31/08/2019
I'm Laura, I'm 19 years old and I'm from Antwerp, Belgium. After my first year of studying sculpture I've decided to take a gap year. I'm looking to connect with new people and explore some new skills.
I'm an artist at heart and love everything that has to do with creating: drawing, sculpting, building, cooking, etc...
I'm very interested in construction and I'd love to learn more about it! I would love to be able to make sculptures and constructions for other people, and to help my mom renovate our basement so she can have an art studio at home. Therefor it would be great to be able to learn more about that this year. I'm looking to learn more about carpentry, masonry, gardening, and general construction. I now have some experience with masonry, a bit of woodworking and gardening. I'm also interested in learning about permaculture and sustainable living. If you need a helping hand and are willing to teach me your craft I would be absolutely happy to help you out in any way I can.
Aside from exploring my manual skills the most important thing I'd like to get out of workaway is connecting with new people and communities. Sharing stories and ideas is very important to me, and I would love to experience the world in a new way by joining others in their way of living.
As for work experience I've spent a couple of months working at a cafe and a museum and also volunteered for 2 years with an organisation that does art projects for young adults. I spent 2 months in Germany doing house maintenance, painting walls and working in the garden. After that I spent a month doing construction in a 13th century castle in France.
Other than that I can offer you computer/social media help, I can teach you how to draw or paint, and I can offer you my hard work and dedication.
I promise to embrace every kind of work with enthusiasm and to the best of my ability!
Hope to see you soon!
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
Cooking and baking
Experience in the service industry: house prep, cleaning and waitressing
Computer skills: help with social media and photoshop
Art: drawing, painting and a bit of pottery
Dutch is my native language, I also speak English fluently and am looking to improve my very basic knowledge of French.
Special dietary requirements