From: Germany

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    New Zealand

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    Travel dates

    15/01/2020 - 30/03/2021

  • Badges

    Good Workawayer

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Hello, and thank you that you read my profile.
    My name is Ulrich, I am 68, from Germany and a retired language teacher. Advanced in age, but young at heart.
    I now have the time, wish and energy for going abroad to see and experience other countries and cultures.
    I like to meet and make new friends of all ages, find inspirations, work together with people , exchanging ideas and skills. But I can also do jobs happily and responsibly for myself. I see Workaway as a much more interesting way of getting around than plain tourism.
    My hobbies and interests are mainly plants and animals ( horses, dogs and all others), music, art and reading .
    For years I have been busy with designing, weeding, planting, mowing our large garden.
    Keeping and training animals ( western horses, dogs, sheep, birds etc.) has always been a part of my life. I like handling, cleaning, feeding etc horses and other animals.
    I see myself as fit and healthy, open-minded, always curious, interested and communicative.
    I can enjoy all kinds of food. I am a non smoker and no drinker. Coming from Germany's wine-growing area, I can enjoy a glass of wine in company in the evening.
    I have done volunteering in my student years on a horsefarm for tourists in Ireland (5 months) and not long ago as an English teacher in schools and an orphanage in Thailand (1 month).

  • Skills and knowledge I'd like to share or learn

    Some knowledge of:  

    Being an elderly companion
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Life at a Farmstay
    Helping around the house
    Animal Care

    Able to teach about:  

    Language practice
  • More details about your skills

    All kinds of garden work. Taking care of and handling animals. I have some experience in horse and dog training. Not afraid of getting dirty. I have Driver' s Licence for 4WD and horse-trailer. Some cooking (German/Italian/ Asian) and housework will be no problem. My long-time teaching background could be helpful for language practice (English/German) with children and grown-ups. I consider myself as flexible and motivated . Working independently or in a team is both fine for me.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements