Steve & Susan

From: Canada

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    Account Type

    Couple account

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    Travelling to

    Canada, United Kingdom

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    Travel dates

    30/04/2019 - 30/11/2020

  • Badges

    Super Workawayer

  • Description

    Enthusiastic and hard working mature couple with a young outlook on life and a desire to experience a more natural life style. We consider ourselves organised, adaptable, clean, creative and easy to get along with.

    This summer our goal is to leave Vancouver and travel across Canada in search of a place to live long term that is closer to the land, with respect for nature and a more self sufficient life style rather than being in a city or large town.

    Steve has WWOOFing and workaway experience in Portugal, Spain, England and Canada over the past 12 years, while Susan also has workaway experience in England and Portugal.

  • Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • What skills do you have?

    Steve: I have worked in a variety of jobs ranging from banking (cashiering, customer service);teaching assistant to special needs students; media resources officer in private school; dishwasher & prep-cook; market research supervisor; football (soccer) coach at high schools, elite and recreational leagues; gardener & odd job man; artist and photographer; fine art figure model for artists and photographers.
    All these jobs have given me a good grounding in work ethic and an ability to adapt to different working situations, either individually or as part of a team.
    As a long term nudist/naturist I regularly contribute articles and photographs to the British Nudist publication H&E, and both Susan and I are happy to work in a clothing optional environment.
    I have WWOOFed at a variety of farms, small holdings and organic gardens for the past 14 years. I learnt to build chicken coops, stonewalls and especially how to weed!
    On a workaway in Portugal, that we visited three years running, we learnt to work with horses, build a horse shelter and took on a very large landscaping task!

    Susan: I have over 25 years of office experience, computer literate and adaptable to many clerical and accounts related jobs. This has given me a good work ethic and I am comfortable working on my own or as part of a team.
    I feel that I am adaptable and have a have-a-go attitude to most things!
    Currently I am working as a gardener in Vancouver BC, and spend my alone time weaving, reading and experimenting in the kitchen!

    We have both completed several workaways but now currently back in Vancouver where we are both gardening and Steve is working for the numerous art and animation schools as a model.

    As mentioned above we are planning to travel across Canada in search of a more natural and affordable lifestyle away from the city and living closer to nature. We would like to eventually grow much of our own food and herbs and possibly build our own straw bale/cob house.

  • Languages spoken

    English, high school French

  • Age

    61 & 50

  • Nationality

    Brtitish/Canadian & Canadian

  • What else ...

    We are both long term naturists and would prefer working in a nudist/clothing optional environment, although would always consider alternative and natural living.
    Steve is a regular contributor to naturist publications in Britain and Canada with articles, photographs and poetry. He also designs and creates his own greetings cards from original artwork and photography.

  • Some more information

    • Smoker

    • Driver's licence

    • Allergies

    • Special dietary requirements
      no cow's milk; no meat except fish