Olivia & Ben

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Information du profil

  • Notre statut

    en voyage

  • Description

    ****We are both vaccinated and are happy to show up with a fresh negative test before working with you!***

    We are a nature-loving American/ German couple with a camper van setting out on a big journey around Europe to learn about alternative ways of living!

    Ben is a plant enthusiast and and environmental engineer and Olivia is a visual artist and filmmaker. We are interested in learning more about communal living, permaculture, self-sufficiency, natural building, herbal medicine, and post-oil solutions. We are both fascinated by other cultures and love meeting new people. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to visit places for longer periods of time to really absorb the magic they have to offer. Especially after a year of lockdown.

    **Olivia plans to make a documentary about this trip so if you would like to be featured in this project, or are interested in having a short promotional video about your property please let me know!**

    I worked in the film industry for a long time, which means I'm comfortable with designing, building, painting, manual labor, and working collaboratively on projects with deadlines. I love live music, dancing, story telling, costumes, and being in and around water. I believe life is meant to be celebrated, even the mundane. Despite being an artist, I am quite organized, and love helping people put things in order if they need it. I also love getting my hands dirty and feeling good and tired at the end of the day. I want to learn more about gardening, group dynamics, and alternatives to capitalism ;). I try to leave places more beautiful than I found them. "Beauty is a food as essential as bread."

    Ben studied sustainability and environmental engineering and currently works for the Climate Protection Agency for the region of Hannover here in Germany. He will continue to work for this job part-time remotely in the mornings while we move around. When he's not saving the planet, he is fascinated by fermentation, bread baking, foraging and plant identification. He loves staying busy with fixing things, building things, or cooking for large groups of people. He is also extremely good at learning new languages (unlike olivia ;)) He has a deep love for all living things and is like a kid in a candy shop whilst walking in the forest.

    We are both extremely enthusiastic about vegan/vegetarian cooking and are very happy to share wonderful home cooked meals around tables filled with good stories, deep conversations and some wine or beer deep into the night. One of our favorite Spanish words is "sobremesa" which is the activity of hanging around a table after eating and talking for hours. We believe food is a bridge that brings people together and a way of expressing love and culture with others!

  • Centres d’intérêt

    Voile / bateau
    Yoga / bien-être
    Activités en plein air
    Vie en van
    Dev. durable
    Art et design
    Arts du spectacle
    Dessin et peinture
    Bricolage / artisanat

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  • Compétences et connaissances que nous aimerions partager ou apprendre

    Ça nous intéresse :  

    Travail associatif

    Nous avons des connaissances :  

    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général
    Aider dans une ferme
    Aider à la maison
    Accueil / tourisme
    Aide informatique / Internet

    Nous pouvons apprendre aux autres:  

    Préparer les repas / cuisiner pour la famille
    Projets artistiques
  • Quelles sont vos compétences ?

    Painting, woodworking, some metal working, renovation

    Photography, Filmmaking, painting, illustrating, some graphic design, a bit of sewing, costumes

    Computer skills:
    adobe photoshop/ lightroom, Microsoft office, film editing software, social media

    Vegetarian cooking, managing an airbnb/ guest stay, basic gardening, organizing

  • Langues parlées

    Allemand: Courant
    Anglais: Courant
    Espagnol: Intermédiaire
    Français: Débutant

  • Âge

    30 & 33

  • Nationalité

    American/ German

  • Autres infos...

    We are both very curious and enthusiastic and are eager to continue becoming more well-rounded people. We have used the forced-pause of 2020 to expand our political knowledge about social justice on many levels and can't wait to meet other people that have chosen a lifestyle off the beaten path of capitalist expectations, and people that prioritize what is good and right and gentle in the world.

    We can't wait to hear from you!

  • Informations complémentaires

    • Fumeur

    • Permis de conduire

    • Allergies
      dogs and cats :(

    • Régime alimentaire spécial