Tom & Pluggy

From: United Kingdom

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain

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    Travel dates

    01/03/2019 - 01/01/2020

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • Description

    We're Tom and Pluggy, a Welsh/English couple who have just left our jobs in the UK to take a European trip to distract ourselves from Brexit! Tom enjoyed using HelpX/WWOOF so much when he did it five years ago we've decided to do the same sort of thing through Workaway. We're especially interested in learning more about gardening/permaculture. Neither of us have experience in carpenting, construction, or these other in-demand areas but we're hard workers and very happy and enthusiastic to learn new things! We are both TEFL-qualified and have both had experience of teaching/tutoring English to non-native speakers.

    We love the outdoors and hiking in the hills and mountains (it's how we met), we both love cooking and learning new recipes, and we looooooove dogs!

  • Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Tom: Five years ago I used HelpX to make my way across France over a few months, staying on a pork farm, dairy farm and then dogsitting for an elderly couple. I did a mixture of things: milking and herding cows; feeding the animals; looking after dogs, cats, geese, pigs; working with customers at catering events and farmers' markets; preparing food for large events; chopping and stacking wood; strimming and other general labour. Five years is a long time and I've been stuck in an office job ever since, but I'm looking forward to getting back to working more with my hands again! I'm also TEFL-qualified, and have been teaching English online in my spare time for the past year. Not bad with computers!

    Pluggy: In 2016 I spent three months volunteering in a rural community in Nicaragua on a variety of projects. I helped to construct eco stoves and eco ovens with very limited tools and materials, so I am used to working with what I have! I also planted a variety of fruit trees and helped to clean up and clear community spaces. I taught English to children and young people in the community (aged 4-25) and ran workshops for adults and children about environmental stewardship and climate change. I am good at baking and love making vegetarian food for everyone!

  • Languages spoken

    Native English, Tom speaks a little French and Pluggy a little Spanish!

  • Age

    25 & 25

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      Pluggy is vegetarian but very happy to cook for herself and for you too! Tom is flexible and loves vegetarian food but will also eat meat.