My name is Hilde, I’m originally from the Netherlands and have been living in Sydney for about 11 years. I’m working with disadvantaged young people and managing a crisis shelter in the Inner West.
I’m living on my own in Camperdown with my kelpie, Rocky. We live in an old apartment block with 4 units and we have created great a small community as I’m sharing this with friends. I take Rockey to work most days and young people love him. It’s amazing to see what impact animals can have on young people! Apart from work I have a great social life and often go away camping on weekends with friends and/or going out for a drink/ dinner. I love spending time on my own as well and I don’t need much around me to enjoy my life and feel good. I’m getting joy out of simple things; reading, watching good movies, bushwalking and cylcing.
Why I joined WWOOF
After working in this industry for about 7 years, I decided to take 6 months leave to have a little bit of a break from everything really.. Besides this I really want to learn more about farming, using my hands and being in nature- away from Sydney and to explore other skills I may or may not have.
Languages I speak
Skills I would like to learn
Organic Practices, Permaculture/Biodynamics, Gardening, Biodynamics practices and techniques, Animal Care, Fencing, Building, Natural building methods, Handyman, Cheese making, Preserving food, Wild food foraging, Fermenting food, Bread Making, Wine making, Marketing produce