From: United States
American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Micronesia, Federated States of, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu
09/05/2018 - 19/12/2018
My name is Abby and I take care of our couples account!
We are a married couple from Portland, Oregon USA
Weston and I are both very friendly and love meeting new people and experiencing new cultures. We are hard workers and want to enjoy the beauty of everyday living wherever we are. We are able to do a variety of work. Between the two of us we can do just about anything! We hope to help you out wherever we can, no matter what project you're working on.
I have a degree in Marketing and International business. I am computer-savvy (or so I like to think!), and what I don't know I am pretty good at learning. I have experience in marketing, finance, creating start-ups, etc. I have some experience in building websites and photography.
I have a broad spectrum of skills that also includes working with children (mostly teaching swimming lessons) and very basic carpentry. I have experience working in customer service (retail store manager) and as an event planner. I am really organized and like baking and cleaning. I love animals and really enjoy getting outside and getting dirty!
Weston has worked in the US professionally building fences (metal and wood) and custom furniture (mostly tables). He can re-finish wood furniture and is very knowledgeable and crafty with anything wood-related. He has some construction knowledge and has used a wide variety of power tools in his profession. He is also very skilled with fixing many things; he is a true handy-man. Basically, if you show him what to do, he will get it done! He is one of the hardest-working people I have ever met.
OUR VIDEO BLOG, WESTBY ADVENTURES:
To follow our adventures and get an idea of who we are, you can check out our website where we will be documenting our travels at www.westbyadventures.com. We hope to visit you soon!
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Help with Computers / internet
OUR WORKAWAY IN ICELAND:
We were in Iceland for 2 and a half months working on a farm with 45 horses and 80 sheep at the beginning of 2017. Our job was to feed the horses and sheep twice a day, clean the stables, cook, clean, do some construction work on the guesthouse (including welding), and train the young horses. Not only were we responsible for taking care of their entire farm for a week after just meeting this family, but instead of us staying with them for only one month, we were invited to stay for over 2 months.
OUR WORKAWAY IN NORWAY:
September--Early November 2017
We lived with an indigenous family of Sami reindeer herders in northern Norway. We worked with the family to ear-mark all their reindeer calves. They have over 10,000 reindeer, so it was a lot of work! Not only did we help repair their fence, but we’d cook and clean for the family and help watch their kids. They have a 7 year old and an 8 month old. We have been left alone with both children to babysit for over 15 hours. Their dog also had 8 puppies while we were there, so we’d clean the puppy pads every day and weigh them.
OUR WORKAWAY IN IRELAND:
November--Early January 2017
We were invited to spend two months on Lambay Island, Europe’s largest privately-owned island. You can only go to the island by invitation-only, and it is very exclusive. I (Abby) worked with the caretaker’s two young kids, looked after two horses, and helped clean rooms in the castle and guesthouse. Weston worked as a farm-hand (looking after livestock) and a handy-man (repairing fences and some random tasks).
HOW LONG WE LIKE TO STAY WITH HOSTS:
We prefer to stay with most hosts for at least 1-3 months. We prefer longer stays, and have stayed with all of our Workaway hosts for over two months.
We both speak English as our first language.
I, (Abby) can speak basic German.
We both have a valid US driver's license.
English, Basic German
25 & 26
HARDWORKING, RESPECTFUL OF HOST'S HOMES:
We are both very active, fit, hardworking people. We take great pride in being great house guests and are respectful of people's homes and house rules. We love the outdoors and don't mind working alone or with little direction. We are also very open-minded and like trying new things!
WE KEEP AN ONLINE VIDEO JOURNAL AND WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PHOTOS
We'd like hosts to know that we keep an online video journal for friends and family. We'd like to be able to take pictures too, if that's alright. We are always respectful about this, and are happy to adhere to any rules you'd like us to follow regarding our pictures or videos. You can see the kind of things we film and talk about on our website below:
Our Website: www.westbyadventures.com
If you have any questions for us, please let me know! I’d be happy to get you some references from past jobs or Workaway hosts. We are also available to Skype. We would love the opportunity to work with you.
Abby & Weston
Special dietary requirements
My Photo Album