From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to


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    Travel dates

    24/01/2020 - 15/10/2020

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • My status


  • Description

    Hi there, my name is Maria and I'm originally from Germany. I am a wildlife biologist specialised on birds, bats and other mammals. I am in Canada with an open work permit to travel and experience the country at its best. I have extensive experience with donkeys and horses (and also a few other typical farm animals) since I spent my whole childhood helping at a small barnyard, taking care of my own foster donkeys and foster horse. I enjoy working with all kinds of animals, also I am a lover of both cats and dogs. A few years back I traveled Australia and gathered my first (very good!) wwoof-experiences. Here I've worked with cattle, sheep, horses and chickens, but I've also harvested avocados and pistachios, pruned wine, produced olive oil, checked fences, painted the carpot, built sheds.. whatever needed to be done. I am very much interested in working with horses (esp. their training and natural horsemanship), but I'd also like to learn all kind of farm things like driving and sorting cattle, processing wool, making cheese and/or milk, harvesting crops, fruits or vegetables, all things about bee-keeping, vineyard work,.. whatever your farm has to offer, I'm even interested in the 'basics' like how to run a farm, etc. As you can see, I do love to learn and I'm ready to get my hands dirty and help you at your farm and learn whatever I can about (organic) farming. I am a very open and friendly person who can work both independently or in a team. I'd love to get included in your family to experience the Canadian way of life and maybe even learn another language. I am looking forward to hearing from you soon!

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

    I'm interested in:  

    DIY and building projects
    Life at a Farmstay
    Eco Projects
    Language practice

    Some knowledge of:  

    General Maintenance
    Animal Care
  • More details about your skills

    experience with donkeys and horses (care, feeding, training, carriage & sleigh, riding), dog training, pruning, harvesting of fruits and vegetables, pronging, weeding, lambing, ...

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Italian: Beginner

  • Age


  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Tree pollen, stone fruit and apparently hay dust

    • Special dietary requirements