07.06.2020 - 01.09.2020
Hi, my name is Benjamin, i'm 23 and i'm mechanical engineer. I'm from France, i live in the middle of France, in the Auvergne region. It's a beautifull region where there are some volcanos, lakes, moutains, and good life quality.
I finished my studies in september last year and After it i decided to leave this place to have a break and to travel and learn english fluently.
During my four months free time, i prepared my trip and i helped a friend who is building his house. We did some thermal insulation, wood construction, hanging windows. It was really interesting and enriching.
I chose New Zealand because i like the culture, landscapes are beautifull (there are mountains and ocean everywhere), life quality is amazing, it's an English speaking country and it's a safe country too.
I have been here since start of february and i did differents jobs like salesman, kiwi fruit picking and kiwi fruit packing. Also, i have visited the Northland and Coromandel during my free Time.
Also, i decided to buy a van to be able to move easily around the country and make a road trip later. I bought it before the lockdown, it was in normal condition, so I emptied it and during the lockdown, I occupied it to arrange it, I made a kitchen part, a storage part, and a bed part. Now, i have to put curtains and It will be allright to go everywhere. It kept me busy and I loved tinkering, I discovered a new passion.
Otherwise, i have been passionate about motorsport since I was a child, it was my elder brother, who is 11 years older, who transmitted this passion to me. He has been rallying for 10 years now and it is since last year that I started to rally, I bought his car and in 2019 I participated in 4 races including one where I unfortunately broke the car off the road and rollover. We have managed to repair the car and do new races since.
I am also passionate about winter sports, I do a lot of skiing, I have ski competition for 5 years and since then I practice for fun, I love off piste skiing and when there is a lot of powder .
I also play football near my home in a team of friends, what I like is group cohesion and team spirit, it is a pleasure for me to go to football.
In France, I live in a village with a large part of the family, we have 4 houses in the village, we are united to each other, we are very lucky to be together. During my free Time, i work on my rallycar with my brother, or i help my mother to cook / gardening or sometimes i help my dad to build. In this moment, he is building the garage of my sister so he need some help.
After the baccalaureate, I left my city to continue my studies, I changed cities twice which allowed me to get to know a lot of people and to open my mind. I lived in collocation during 2 years with a friend and then for my last year of studies we made a collocation to 14 people in a large house, it was great. I did my engineering school by apprenticeship in 3 years and I became a mechanical engineer.
I am someone who likes to laugh a lot, who likes to discuss everything, I am merry, friendly, hardworking and sporty and I love the life.
I like to work with my hands and with my brain too.
I am able to do :
- house cleaning
Also, i am able to do some help like :
- teaching french
- keep children
- drive children at school
- go to supermarket
Permis de conduire
Régime alimentaire spécial