Monika & Thomas

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  • Information de voyage

    Actuellement, nous sommes

    à la maison

  • Description

    Hi there, thank you for looking at our profile!

    I (Monika) come originally from Slovakia but I spent the last six years in New Zealand where I've done volunteering all around the country. I met my partner Tom, together we traveled across Europe in 2019 and volunteered on 3 different olive farms in Southern Italy, picking olives traditional way and learnt how to make olive oil, we picked mushrooms in Tuscan forest, did lots of gardening, general help around the house and much more.

    We love cooking, baking, gardening, landscaping, all sorts of outdoors activities and DIY projects.

    We care a lot about the environment and try to produce as little waste as possible, we use organic eco-friendly products, recycle & re-purpose, and love to give things a second chance...we try to be good to this planet in general.

    'Real Jobs':

    Dental technician- currently resigned from my job so I can go back to Europe visit my family and hopefully do more volunteering :)
    Also I am a hobbyist photographer, I love upcycling furniture, landscaping, baking bread and making preserves from the food we grow.

    Tom is an ethical hunter (but we have no problem with purely vegeterian\vegan meals), he recently started blogging about the craft of meat curing (dry cured & smoked goods). Tom loves camping, passionate people, fishing, gardening, talking:) (if you want to improve your English he is the right person)

    It would be awesome to meet like-minded people and maybe learn new skills :) We are interested mainly in woofing on farms in a rural environment, we love to work with the animals and nurture plants. Learning more about permaculture, food forests and how to cook your traditional dishes is definitely what we would love :-)

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Montagne
    Plage
    Nature
    Camping
    Voile / bateau
    Sports d'équipe
    Fitness
    Activités en plein air
    Randonnée
    Ferme
    Jardinage
    Menuiserie
    Dev. durable
    Animaux
    Animaux de compagnie
    Bricolage / artisanat
    Musique
    Vidéographie
    Photographie
    Blogs

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  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Slovak: Courant

  • Compétences et connaissances que nous aimerions partager ou apprendre

    Ça nous intéresse :  

    Jardinage
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Aider dans une ferme
    Éco-projets
    Aider à la maison
    S’occuper des animaux
    Travail associatif

    Nous avons des connaissances :  

    Tenir compagnie à une pers. âgée
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    We both grew up in the countryside so growing & propagating plants, doing the lawns, looking after animals and general work around the house are very common for us.
    I have a Masters Degree in Natural Sciences, after University, I decided to travel and got ''stuck' in New Zealand for almost 5 years. I traveled all around New Zealand and seasonally worked around various horticultural industries. Including kiwifruit orchards, cherry orchards, organic/biodynamic vineyards, blueberry farms, and citrus farm - I am not afraid of getting my hands dirty! I worked in clean eating organic cafes as well both in the kitchen and service aspects.
    My last role was a customer service role for a small family business, LilyBee Wraps which hand makes eco-friendly products - beeswax wraps which are used as a replacement for cling foil/plastic cling film. This job definitely changed our lives.
    We started to see plastic everywhere around us and we became more aware of what we buy. We are far from being zero waste but we try to do our best. For example, choosing paper packaging, using refill stations for our soap, shampoo, saying no to plastic bags, recycling...
    I have a big passion for upcycling old furniture, just give me a sander and paint and I can do miracles. :) She loves landscaping, baking sourdough bread, photography.
    Tom worked as a renewable energy consultant & commerical energy auditor in Australia and New Zealand. He has had other professional jobs in the commerical and government sectors. (but he has never really liked working in an office environment).
    He is technically minded and very good around digital or computer technology. Social media and internet marketing is now one of his passions.
    He recently started writing a blog (www.eatcuredmeat.com) about cured meat. He loves making his own bacon, salami, sausages...He is an ethical hunter, hunting for meat and only harvesting what he can use and share.
    He is a handyman, together with me we have built furniture we are quite proud of!
    Tom is an english native speaker and has a gift for talking, if you want to improve your english, he is the right person to talk to :)
    We both Love animals so If you have a furry friend thats a big + :)

  • Âge

    33 & 43

  • Autres infos...

    gardening, sourdough/baking, fishing, foraging, renewable projects, animal training - lots of varied experiences to draw from!

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    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies

    • Régime alimentaire spécial

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