From: United Kingdom
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain
01/03/2019 - 01/01/2020
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!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
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!
Native English, Tom speaks a little French and Pluggy a little Spanish!
25 & 25
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.