Hi there! My name is Anne, I am a 25-year-old, almost graduated student, looking to travel Australia once I’m graduated. I am looking to combine visiting some family with nature, beach, backpacking and WWOOFing.
I study at Wageningen University, an environment- and agriculture focused university. I am currently writing my master thesis on Circular Economy. My education has been in English and internationally focused, which I enjoy very much.
I am outgoing, curious and a bit head in the clouds sometimes. I can seem shy when I am new somewhere, but quickly grow comfortable, assertive and cheerful. Hobbies include swimming, movies, books, beers and a sporadic dance with friends, and above all food. With my family we camp and enjoy long walks with the dog. With my friends we enjoy a good city trip. I will use any birthday or happy event as an excuse to bake (sometimes experimental) desserts, cakes and cookies.
Why I joined WWOOF
A few years ago, I spent a few weeks working in a wildlife rehabilitation center in South Africa and it was amazing. Living in the small, flat country of the Netherlands, I am looking forward to immersing myself in a completely different, open and more rugged environment to work with nature and animals again.
WWOOFing seems a great way to discover a new place; while working hard and learning about my surroundings and the people, and hopefully making new friends along the way. I am looking to work for a few weeks in one place, explore the area, and continue to travel more of the country.
I would love to work with or around animals, food and wine, or with ocean/lake/river related projects. However, I am broadly interested and open for experiences that had not yet crossed my mind. I’m not afraid of getting dirty and although do not have much experience in farming, I am looking to learn more, and I generally learn fast.
Languages I speak
Comfortable with animals, animals comfortable with me, housework (incl. cooking), baking, administration, care taking (animals, plants and humans), waitress and bar tending, facility- and event management, adaptive and fast learner
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Soil conservation, Animal Care, Mustering, Beekeeping, Building, Tool making, Using and caring for tools, Dairy, Cheese making, Wild food foraging, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce