11/11/2019 - 30/06/2021
My Name is Moritz and I am traveling this beautiful country since November 2019.
I am originally from Germany and 21 years old.
Currently I am traveling New Zealand with my Girlfriend Maria who I met during my journey around the South Island.
Two weeks after I came to NZ I had my first woofing experience.
It was on a isolated mountain farm in Kaikoura.
I was living with an family (three young kids) together for 4 weeks.
It was one of my best experiences I had so far.
I have learned so much during this time and the host took me goat hunting (I shot two goats)
I spend a lot of time with the children (oldest 4 years old) and we got very close.
After another workaway Farm I met Maria and together we woofed on 4 more farms.
Also during the covid-19 Lockdown, which was so far my last woofing/workaway experience. After the Lockdown I worked in paid jobs for example 4 months fishing boat unloading in Nelson, construction work in Queenstown and Cherry Picking and Apple Picking in Alexandra for half a year for central organics, to fund my travels.
In between the work we traveled all over the South Island.
I love big changing multi day hikes and being out in nature for a long period away from stressful civilisation, Internet etc.
At least for a certain time:)
In the last couple of months I got a little bit into freshwater fishing
Currently I am in Queenstown
After being together for more than a year basically all day long me and Maria decided to split up for a certain time to get the experience again of traveling alone.
We both applied for the Australien Visa and counting on going to Australia after our stay here in nz.
I am a very energetic person who loves the outdoors.
I am passionate about all kind of outdoor sports like sea kayaking, skiing, fishing and hiking/climbing.
Also I am a very Health oriented Person, with low interest in drugs, Alkohol etc.
I am investing a lot of time and energy to get better in cooking healthy and delicious food. But I am on no diet or whatever.
As long as the food is natural and no junk stuff I am eating basically everything and I am very interested in different food cultures.
I want to know more about self sufficiency and hunting/fishing
The year before I came to NZ I have worked as a volunteer in the institute of Avian Research (Wilhelmshaven, Germany). I had the chance to be in touch with a great scientific research atmosphere. It helped me to appreciate better the wonder of nature. Now I am looking forward for new experience in other natural environments. I like to meet new people of different cultures and to learn from them.
I really like physical work.
During my stay in New Zealand I was working as a volunteer on 6 different farms (mostly woofing and one work away stay)
During this stays I did a lot of different works like gardening, housekeeping, childcare, animal care, moving cows and sheep’s, building, fruit picking, cutting and stacking firewood,
work in Hostel/Motel, sausage making, fencing, and all kind off farm jobs.
I am pretty fast in learning how to use new working tools or during farm vehicles like quad bikes or digger.
So, I have absolutely now problems with long stays outside and hard work.
But I am also a quite flexible person when it’s comes to work.
I like to experience something new so I am open to all different kinds of work
I can be quite a perfectionist.
If I really get into a certain job I want to do it perfect
More details about my language interests
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Yes, I have pollen allergy. But when it’s summer it’s there more or less all the time, so I don’ really care about that.
Special dietary requirements
I am eating almost everything as long as it is no junk stuff over long periods. I do eat a lot, especially if I am working physically!