Croatia, Greece, Iceland, Portugal, Spain
09/09/2018 - 30/04/2020
/Currently in Algarve, Portugal 🇵🇹, possibly for longer period due to the crazyness going on in the world/
We are HANNA (22) and MAGNUS (26), two fun young adults from ESTONIA. After working and studying for most of our lives, we would like to DISCOVER new places and MEET new and interesting people from all over the world. We are INDEPENDENT couple who love TRAVELLING and ANIMALS, especially DOGS.
We would really like to experience the true spirit of different countries, national cuisines, everyday lives and customs. Getting this kind of experience would make our lives and travelling more enjoyable.
With the help of WORKAWAY COMMUNITY we've done a 9 month long trip through a part of Europe (UK, Ireland, France). During our first trip we learned a lot about different life aspects, how to get by, how to blend in, how to start your life in a new environment and more importantly, learned about ourselves - what motivates us, how we like to travel and what to look for in life. Right now we're on our second trip through Europe (France, Spain, Portugal), hopefully again for at least 9 months.
Our mother tongue is ESTONIAN. We both speak pretty good ENGLISH and understand a little GERMAN. Magnus also has studied little Finnish in UNI and Hanna learned Portuguese for a year long time ago, but we have not been able to practice these languages and they're forgotten.
We are open to LEARN many new WORKING SKILLS and getting LANGUAGE PRACTISE through meeting locals.
Preferably we would like to STAY in one place from 2 weeks up to 1 month.
We are HARD-WORKING, TIDY, RESPONSIBLE and our timetable is FLEXIBLE.
We have had previous WORKAWAY EXPERIENCES in England (x3), Northern Ireland (x1), Scotland (x1), France (x5), Spain (x6) and Portugal (x1).
Down below is written more about us and our PREVIOUS WORK and workaway EXPERIENCES. Feel free to write and ask more about us and our experiences!
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Magnus and Hanna
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
M A G N U S
studied FORESTRY in UNI and has had work-experience as a lifeguard, as a WAITER and BARMEN, as a COOK in a fast food restaurant, in CONSTRUCTION and WOODWORKING, industrial and post-construction CLEANING and window washing service and in a big wood-working FACTORY.
H A N N A
has had work-experience in ROOMSERVICE and ADMINISTRATION, has worked as a BARMAID and as a WAITRESS, also some odd temporary jobs as a vacation filler.
We both went to summer camps for youth during the summers growing up where we had some easy tasks like WEEDING, LANDSCAPING, PAINTING etc. Growing up in private households, WORKING OUTSIDE has always been a thing to do. We both have a DRIVING LICENSE.
During our TRAVELS we have helped out our hosts with:
weeding, strimming lawn and hedges, cutting back trees, animalcare (dogs, cats, chickens, turkeys, geese, ducks, sheep, pigs, horses, cows), dog- and housesitting, childcare, plastering / painting inside & outside, general household tasks, cooking, cleaning, organizing spaces, construction, sanding / painting / restoring furniture & shutters, woodworking, cutting and storing firewood, building fences, cleaning B&B rooms and apartments, social media promotion, trekking and camping preparation, driving and dealing with paying clients and lots of more things.
Our previous workaway experiences:
1# 🏴 Shropshire, England, 2 weeks.
Gardening (weeding, pruning, strimming), animalcare (dogs, pigs, chickens), sanding & painting window frames, walls etc., cleaning, sorting and organising, picking & storing apples.
2# 🏴 Cornwall, England, 6 weeks.
Gardening (weeding, pruning, strimming, cutting hedges), helping with animalcare (dogs, 30 cows, 150 sheep, farmbirds), restoring furniture (sanding, painting), painting inside & outside, cleaning & sorting spaces, cleaning / waterproofing and packing up yurts, cutting and stacking firewood.
3# 🏴 Rutland, England, 4 weeks.
Gardening (pruning, weeding), animalcare (dog, horses), plastering & painting, restoring furniture (sanding, painting), general maintenence, cleaning & sorting spaces.
4# 🇯🇪 County Down, Northern Ireland, 1 week.
General household maintenence, cleaning, organising & sorting spaces.
5# 🏴 Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 2 weeks.
Dogsitting during the holidays, housesitting.
6# 🇫🇷 Centre-Val de Loire, France, 3 weeks.
Building fences, animalcare (dogs, 40 horses), general maintenence, cleaning, washing and ironing laundry.
7# 🇫🇷 Ariegé, France, 10 weeks.
Cleaning rentable apartments, washing laundry, childcare (5yo), social media promotion and webpage maintenence, general household maintenance, cooking, gardening.
8# 🇫🇷 Languedoc, France, 4 weeks.
Roomservice (Chambre d'Hote), cleaning, washing and ironing laundry, gardening, childcare (2yo).
9# 🇫🇷 Normandie, France, 3 weeks.
General maintenence, restoring furniture & shutters, weeding, cooking, helping with the loading and unloading the van for the fairs, set-up in fair etc.
10# 🇫🇷/🇪🇸 Ariegé, France / Catalunya, Spain, 6 weeks.
Trek logistics, camp set-up, driving clients, cleaning rentable apartments, preparing lunchbags, grocery shopping, gardening, washing laundry, catering for groups, childcare (6yo).
11# 🇪🇸 Catalunya, Spain, 10 days.
Dogsitting for 18 rescuedogs.
12# 🇪🇸 Catalunya, Spain, 3 weeks.
General maintenance, cleaning, cooking, cutting & sorting firewood, garden maintenance, childcare (4yo & 9yo).
13# 🇪🇸 Catalunya, Spain, 4 weeks.
General household maintenance, cooking, cleaning, construction, concrete work, sorting spaces, sanding & painting, restoring furniture, making firewood, gardening.
14# 🇪🇸 Mallorca, Spain, 4 weeks.
Cleaning, cutting firewood, dog walking, woodworks, building, cutting hedges, strimming, weeding, general maintenence, sanding, painting.
15# 🇪🇸 Mallorca, Spain, 3 weeks.
Dogsitting, housesitting, cleaning, reorganizing, general maintenence.
16# 🇪🇸 Andalusia, Spain, 3 weeks.
Cutting back trees, gardening, weeding, animalcare (pigs, chickens), cutting firewood, cleaning, caring for piglets, woodworking, setting up irrigation system, painting.
17# 🇵🇹 Algarve, Portugal, ongoing.
You can also read some of our feedbacks to learn more about us and our work ethics. We love to learn new things and help out.
English, Estonian, little German
26 & 22
We come from a small town located in southern part of Estonia. Estonia is quite small country and there's only about 1 million of us.
Magnus likes SINGING in a choir and playing FOOTBALL with his friends.
Hanna enjoys DANCING and COOKING, she also loves taking care of her family dog Berta.
We love WALKING in the NATURE and parks, HIKING, bicycle riding, playing ping pong and discgolf, BOARDGAMES, pool / billiard, bar games and learning about new and interesting OUTDOOR activities.
We love COFFEE.
We are MEAT-EATERS and aren't looking to volunteers for hosts that have vegetarian / vegan households.
We enjoy company and laughter, sharing meals and a glass of wine / beer, chatting and listening stories about life, travelling, different experiences.
Special dietary requirements