Sian Luu, 26
from United Kingdom
Email: click here
Network: New Zealand
Present Country: New Zealand
Join Date: March 16, 2017
Last Updated: December 3, 2017
Last Signed In: December 4, 2017
Hello all, seeking another solo adventurous buddy who will go hiking, eat delicious food, share driving duties (and costs) with me and help out some people along the way. I'm domestically inclined and will be happy to cook if it comes down to it but love a helping hand. I'm a beekeeper so keen to find some relevant work so someone similarly brave enough to handle bees would be a total plus, here in NZ until April 2018, get in touch! Currently in Motueka, Nelson.
Hello everyone, thanks for taking the time to look at my profile. Iím Sian, hailing from England, United Kingdom seeking new experiences and hard work. I am a seasoned traveller, having backpacked solo for a year through Europe, Asia and North America, although I have not been bitten by the travel bug I have certainly become interested in experiencing cultures through home stays and work exchanges. I am more than happy to receive questions for advice so please donít hesitate to contact me!
For the past two years I have apprenticed as a beekeeper in England, (250 hives in London and 90 hives in Norfolk). I am now trying to gain more experience in beekeeping in New Zealand and would particularly love to learn more about queen rearing. I've also had experience in permaculture farming but I would like some guidance in this area as I still consider myself pretty new at this and would hate to mess up someone's beautiful herb garden! In between workaways I am trying to experience all that New Zealand can offer, so personal recommendations on where to visit are hugely appreciated.
I formerly worked in a nursing home for clients with profound multiple learning disabilities and provided end of life care, I am still very passionate about this but decided that this was not the correct career path for me. As a person I know that Iím extremely optimistic, hard working, fast learning with a big heart that cares for everything from the insects to humans. In my spare time I volunteer at a local charity working with adults (between 20-80) who have suffered from brain injuries, mainly mental and physical rehabilitation and started a knitting group. Iím quite particular and neat, so Iím definitely a good guest, but I really love to become part of the family so i donít want anyone to feel uncomfortable around me. I'm a pretty independent person so I can entertain myself as long as I have books, podcasts etc.
I also used to work in a 5 star hotel and did laundry and housekeeping, so if you need any cleaning or the like done then I will be more than happy to help out and get down to some work but you will soon find out that I can be over thorough so please let me know if you think I'm overdoing it!
I am currently in Motueka, New Zealand and looking for hosts in the South Island until January 2018.