Canada, Greenland, Norway, United States
01/10/2018 - 01/01/2020
My name is Dini and I grew up on a farm in the Netherlands. By now I have done multiple workaways in Iceland (2015), Australia, Finland (2017) and Norway (2018). I find it one of the best ways to travel, learn new skills and meet people.
At the start of 2018 I came back home in the Netherlands to work as a software test engineer at a company that develops milking robots. Unfortunately this (office) job turned out not to be it for me right now and made me quite unhappy. Therefore I made the decision to quit this job and follow my heart. The thing I want to do most right now is to travel to see and learn more about this beautiful planet.
My planning for 2019 is to first revisit my first workaway hosts of 2015 in Iceland. Then I hope to arrive during spring in Canada for which I have a working holiday visa of a year.
Being a farmers daughter and having studied agricultural engineering I often end-up on farms or working with animals. Having an agricultural background, I love to see how farming is done in other countries (and to do some work myself). I would especially like to learn more about herding and dog training since it is one of my wishes to have and train my own dog one day (rather sooner than later). Besides farming I also love nature and would like to experience some off-grid living in the wilderness as this is something we do not really have in the highly populated Netherlands.
I'm always open for some other new experiences and adventures to learn new skills and meet people I otherwise wouldn't get to know.
Hope to meet you soon!
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
As a farmers daughter I'm good with any work around the farm (e.g. from tractor driving to shoveling manure) and I have learned to work hard. Furthermore, I have studied Biosystems Engineering so I have knowledge about (modern) farm technology and do know my way around with computers (but I rather spend less time behind them). Since my student time I have lived on my own and with housemates so I know how to live together, clean a house and how to cook for myself and others (but don't expect me to be a masterchef).
Besides, I'm eager to learn any other new skills!
Dutch and English (German and French only a little)
Special dietary requirements