Genevieve & Andreas

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  • Descrição

    We are experienced travellers, ultimately looking for a new place to call home somewhere in the tropics.

    My passion for travel started at 18 when I hitch hiked through Europe. In the meantime I lived in Amsterdam, Dahab, on cruise ships, yachts, in a private game reserve, on an island, Pemba (northern Mozambique) - which was my home for 10 years, Saigon and most recently, Cape town. I enjoy reading, cooking, hiking, swimming, yoga & meditation, mountain biking, good movies & the outdoors.

    Andreas grew up in Switzerland and left in 2006 for St Petersburg (Russia); later moved to Pemba/Mozambique where we met 14 years ago. He follows all sports, plays football, misses skiing and joins me hiking and on the mountain bike. Loves music, riding motorbikes or anything fast.

    We like to be active and prefer spending time in nature & small villages rather than cities, adores the sun & beach, are both foodies and huge dog lovers.

  • Interesses

    Praia
    Naturaleza
    Yoga/bem-estar
    Ciclismo
    Atividades ao ar livre
    Carpintaria
    Mascotes
    Arquitetura
    Livros
    Culinária e comida
  • Habilidades e conhecimento para compartilhar ou aprender

    Conhecimento de:  

    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Projetos ambientais
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

    Podemos ensinar:  

    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Cuidar de animais
    Hotelaria/turismo
  • Quais são suas habilidades?

    I have been working in travel & hospitality for 25 years. Worked as a maid, bar lady, waitress, front of house/reception, stewardess, accounts, trainer, manager, you name it. Also founded & managed a successful tour operator company in northern Mozambique (2003-2019).

    Andreas is an experienced senior architect (15+ years) and excellent DIYer. He can built & fix anything!
    Before completing his Bachelor of Architecture in Switzerland, he worked as a professional licensed structural carpenter & site manager for 9 years.
    He has been self-employed for the last 10 years, tecky and knows his way around computers.

    I had the amazing opportunity & most rewarding experience to design & literally built my own home in Mozambique. All from local materials such as bamboo and dead coral rock, sunk a well, use solar and see how sand can turn into a stunning indigenous forest. In the early days there was not much one could call a "grit" to live on.
    The life of pioneering in a small African town was extremely tough but also the best years of our lives where one is taught many skills out of necessity & the immense value of community.

    Prior to leaving Cape Town we were working closely with a charity organisation, fostering rescue dogs (often very ill), awaiting adoption.

    We put a lot of energy into any task and take pride in what we do, no matter how trivial, are both very organised & painstakingly neat.

  • Idiomas

    Afrikaans: Fluente
    Alemão: Fluente
    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário
    Português: Intermediário
    Espanhol: Iniciante

  • Idade

    48 & 49

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    Did I mention we adore dogs?

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