Meghan & Robby

From: United States

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Armenia, Australia, Bolivia, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, United States, Vietnam

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    Travel dates

    01/03/2020 - 01/05/2021

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    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    Hello friends!
    We are Meghan and Robby (27 years old), an adventurous, joyful couple excited to learn by engaging with our ever changing surroundings.
    We met going to university in the USA in 2013 and have been on a journey together ever since.
    Robby is an easy-going handy man full of creative solutions.
    He has been working as an arborist, climbing and caring for trees since 2017 in Chicago, IL.
    Meg (Meghan) is an enthusiastic, determined woman who cares about people and the environment.
    She has a degree in Soil and Crop Sciences and has been working as a Lead Garden Educator since 2016, creating beautiful and productive organic vegetable gardens and educating on the benefits.
    We are both passionate about the environment, health and wellness, and the power of community.
    We enjoy food and drink, music, spending time in nature, playing cards, reading, cooking, and sharing stories. Most of all, our intention is to connect with others, our environment, and ourselves.
    We are interested in being self sufficient in the future and are eager to learn from others.
    We are looking for a host to help us build upon and learn new skills such as:
    -beekeeping
    -mushroom growing and foraging
    -wine and beer making
    -ethical animal husbandry
    -permaculture and closed loop systems
    -organic growing practices around the world (rice, coffee)
    -building maintenance 

    We are looking for a host that is:
    -open minded
    -approachable
    -willing to teach and help us explore a new world!
    -enjoying life
    -will provide food and accommodations in exchange for work 

    In return, we will:
    -work hard
    -bring enthusiasm and laughter
    -be open minded and approachable :)

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Animal care
    Charity work
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Meg:
    -organic gardening skills: soil preparation, weeding, seeding, pruning, thinning, transplanting, and harvesting
    -garden design and planning
    -greenhouse growing
    -creating drip irrigation systems
    -farmers market sales
    -beekeeping (langstroth and top bar hive)
    -worked with chickens and goats (loves animals)
    -strong communication skills
    -skills educating children and adults how to grow organic food


    Robby:
    -tree pruning, climbing, rope work
    -certified in agricultural chemicals
    -proficient with chain saws, tractors,
    -class C drivers license
    -experience fixing bikes and cars
    -wilderness leadership skills

  • Languages spoken

    mother tongue is English, some German, some French

  • Age

    28 & 28

  • Nationality

    American

  • What else ...

    We are blessed to have the opportunity to travel and experience life around the world!
    We've had amazing experiences participating in work exchange programs and want to continue to do so.

    Our workaway/ helpx/ WOOF experience is:
    -3 months in Colorado 2013 organic farming
    -1 month Israel 2016 goat herding
    -1 month New Zealand 2017 beekeeping
    -1 month Japan 2018 organic gardening

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      No, thankfully!

    • Special dietary requirements
      No

Photos

In Ezuz, Israel with 2 newborn kids! January 2017
Just a bunch of girls hanging out at our boss' farmstead in Northfield, IL (suburb of Chicago, IL).
Jerusalem Skyline! 2017
Meg working at a school garden in Chicago. 2018
Hiking in Switzerland 2018. So beautiful!
Fall colors in Japan 2018!
Kyoto, Japan 2018.
Backpacking Trip in Michigan, USA 2019
Beautiful mushrooms!!!
Being silly! We swapped faces! Haha!
Robby works as an arborist, caring for trees. Chicago 2019
Meghan helping with honeybee hives in New Zealand 2018.

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