Jeff & Sylvie

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  • Travel information

    We are currently

    Travelling

  • Description

    We retired a little early at the age of 56 from careers in project management and teaching in order to travel around the world, not to see tourist sites but to experience what it's really like to live overseas among small communities and to give back. We have been nomadic for the last three years, working for NGOs in Ethiopia, India and Costa Rica, generally in the areas of creating Income Generating Activities for villagers and animal welfare. When back in Europe to see family, we do lots of house and pet sitting. We adore learning new skills in one part of the world and training others in them in another. We also love all things cultural - history, heritage, music, reading, films, etc.

  • Interests

    Nature
    Charity work
    Animals
    Books
    Movies & TV
    Cooking & food
  • Skills and knowledge we'd like to share or learn

    We're interested in:  

    Eco Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Life at a Farmstay
    Animal Care
    Hospitality/Tourism
    Art Projects

    Able to teach about:  

    Babysitting and creative play
    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Helping around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Helping with Computers/ Internet
    Teaching
  • More details about your skills

    Jeff
    - project management experience of 30+ years
    - accountant by profession
    - finding income generating activities and arranging training and micro finance
    - fundraising and grant applications
    - software: Excel and Adobe Premier Pro for filmmaking
    Sylvie
    - teaching experience of 30+ years (English and French from early ages to adults including college level, beginners Spanish and philosophy for children)
    -translating and editing texts
    - cooking/nutrition
    - tidying/decluttering
    - rearranging furniture and possessions for different effects
    - help in the garden
    - recycling, upcycling and composting
    - help looking after pets /animals

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Age

    60 & 59

  • What else ...

    We are both crazy about films - from silent to modern era, from Hollywood to Bollywood, Our favourites are the classic films from the 1930s/1940s. Jeff has a MA in Film Studies and has made films as a leisure pursuit.
    We love food. Sylvie is passionate about ingredients and cooking. She loves, learning new skills and not just in the kitchen! She also likes singing , reading including reading aloud and good stories/ legends.
    Jeff love games - He taught chess in an Ethiopian school and likes to organise treasure hunts for his nephews and nieces. He plays football and tennis. He has taught softball to his colleagues

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies
      Sylvie is very intolerant to dairy products except ghee/butter

    • Special dietary requirements
      Vegetarian/ vegan

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