From: United States
Australia, New Zealand
01/10/2019 - 24/09/2020
Hello! Sam and Henry here. In September 2019 we quit our jobs in Seattle to travel for 6+ months around Asia and New Zealand and Australia.
Our first four months have been spent gardening, teaching English, helping with home renovation projects, taking care of children, writing manuals in English and helping with community projects.
Sam has completed 8 WorkAways now. From organic farming to childcare to teaching english; she enjoys anything that pushes her outside of her comfort zone and teaches her something new. Back home she is a preschool teacher, but has also worked the wine harvest in oregon, the coffee harvest in Hawaii and enjoys gardening with children.
Henry has loved the cultural exchanges he has experienced since joining WorkAway in September. Back home Henry works in an office in downtown Seattle and enjoys running and cycling and anything related to sustainability and the environment.
From picking grapes with students in the mountains, pottery lessons with local artists to family style dinners; getting to know new people from different countries than our own has exceeded all of our expectations.
As we continue on our journey until May or so 2020, we hope to keep crafting new skills through hands on help, and in exchange we would love to learn more about your country’s culture!
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Skills include: child care, English teaching, front desk reception, housekeeping, gardening, pet/animal care, computer basics, cooking
Skills since joining WorkAway include: harvesting citrus fruits, avocados, and coffee, pruning, painting outdoor structures, preparing delivery orders, chopping wood, weed whacking\strimming, rototilling, weeding, sowing seeds, lawn mowing, planting and transplanting flowers and trees, childcare, caretaking an AirBnB guesthouse
English and basic Spanish
27 & 27
Dual American and Canadian citizen
Here is an update on our WorkAway plans:
October, Okayama prefecture, Japan
November, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan
December, Central Java, Indonesia
January, Kathmandu, Nepal
February, Goa, India
End of March/April, looking for hosts in New Zealand
Special dietary requirements