Virginia & Hipólito

From: Argentina

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    India, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey

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    Travel dates

    11/02/2018 - 11/02/2019

  • Badges

    Explorer
    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    We are Virginia and Hipólito, two travelers on a long trip which started in May ’15, after finishing university. Starting in Brazil this trip brought us to Europe. We started travelling by hitch-hiking and making volunteer work in exchange for accommodation on eco-projects communities in Bahia and Goias. After that, we started a bike road trip along the Amazonas’s jungle where we travelled also helping on boats sailing along the rivers, visiting many countryside towns. After north Brazil we arrived to French Guyana, where we took a flight to Paris.
    After that we were in Quimper city, in French Brittany, working voluntarily, in a non-workaway exchange, helping in a family house, cooking and taking care of two twin babies (two month old).
    Now we want to discover and travel aroundTunisia, getting really involved with local culture and lifestyle. Then we decided that workaway placements would help us travel for longer, meet interesting people and learn new skills that surely will one day help us build our life.
    We are both creative open minded people, who love -and want to get very into- the outdoors and are happy to try our hand at any tasks. We are hard workers. We don't mind to give hours when we feel like we are contributing to something good and appreciated.
    We're both quick learners and have a "will do" attitude. If you can show us how, we will do our best to learn any new skills you need. Is important for us to put our skills to good use.
    Background:
    We both worked our way through university by working in our own projects:
    • We ran a handmade preserved food enterprise in which we made jellies, jams and pickles and also the marketing and sale. (You can explore by facebook https://www.facebook.com/Conservasdel30 considering it is not updated because it is not working since we started travelling)
    • We ran a farming project by growing an organic sweet potato culture. We prepared the soil, planted, removed unwanted weed, irrigated and harvested by ourselves.
    • During our last summer at home we set up pizza trucks in several music festivals where we cooked and served ourselves.
    • At Goias, Brazil, we worked at an eco-project community running the kitchen and helping with eco-building.
    • At Bahia we worked at another eco-project community by gardening and cooking.

    But, maybe the best skill we can offer is ADAPTABILITY. We're open and willing to consider all projects.

    Do not hesitate to ask for more information!

  • Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Elderly Companion
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • What skills do you have?

    Our main attraction is our "will to do" attitude and adaptabilty! We love to put our hands in the ground. We are good cooks, specificly Hipólito in bakery, and also some abilities with computers. Aesthetic furniture renovation skills (but not to be called carpenters, that is a bigger word).
    We are looking to learn new skills. For example, we are learning a lot of baby caring.

  • Languages spoken

    Spanish, italian, english, portuguese and french

  • Age

    29 & 30

  • Nationality

    Argentinos

  • What else ...

    Is important for us to live with a sustainable perspective, being consious and friendly with our enviroment.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements

Photos

Painting in Lipari island, Sicily.

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