vervaetlieve

From: Belgium

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    Account Type

    Individual account

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    Travelling to

    Czech Republic, Finland, Germany, Slovenia, Sweden

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    Travel dates

    01/05/2021 - 30/11/2021

  • Badges

    Top Workawayer
    Explorer

  • My status

    At home

  • Description

    Hi, I'm Lieve from Belgium.

    From April 2015 till April 2016 I was taking a break from my professional career. I travelled around, but at the same time offered my skills and experience during those trips. Workaway is for me a very interesting concept because you can experience a country or region in a more intense way by working in a local project or for a family business.

    Since I'm 64, I have some professional experience of course. I used to work as freelance trainer (IT) for about 10 years and I 've worked in and for several African countries as project coordinator, mainly in educational projects but also supporting small enterprises. The last 5 years I'm working in the administration of the local government, mainly in community projects.

    In May 2019 I retired and started travelling immediately for 6 months with my campervan.
    And my main goal for the coming years is to travel around with my campervan (from Europe to Canada and beyond...). I will still combine travelling and volunteering, since I had marvelous workaway-experiences in France, Spain, Norway Australia, Tasmania and Borneo, Denmark!!
    In some countries it can be interesting to teach a bit, since I've obtained my TEFL certificate!

    I love to work with my hands! So I'm interested in gardening, harvesting, fruit processing, etc. But I'm also very handy in painting, general maintenance, etc. I also helped out in some guesthouses to clean rooms, maintaining environment, etc.
    Reading books is one of my favorite pastimes, as well as travelling (which is my main goal for the coming years) and I spent a lot of time exercising my passion, which is sculpturing (stone)! In that sense it would be nice to find a (longterm) place where I can sculpture a bit, while helping out.

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

    I'm interested in:  

    Eco Projects
    Helping around the house
    Language practice
    Art Projects

    Some knowledge of:  

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism
  • More details about your skills

    generalist, not specialist - very handy in gardening, painting, some small building works...general maintenance... also creative (sculpturing, ....) - management skills - organisational skills

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Intermediate
    Swedish: Beginner

    More details about my language interests
    This workawayer has indicated that they would be interested in sharing their language(s) or learning a new language. You can contact them directly to discuss this.

  • Age

    64

  • Nationality

    Belgian

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
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