Maite brochard, 29
Benoit beligand, 30
Present Country: Japan
Join Date: March 13, 2015
Last Updated: December 6, 2016
Last Log In: May 12, 2018
Next Destination(s): Now in Australia, in Cairns for some months before traveling in the country. In Australia we will stay one year with a working and holliday visa... We hope find jobs but also new helpx experience
We are Maïté and Benoit, both of us are French and aged 28. We have been together for more than 10 years.
Curious by nature, we are young but life is short and we want to make the most of it so…we are doing our first long trip around the world. Our goal is to meet people, learn and share, and have contact with many people from of different cultures.
Thanks to our respective experiences and passions we have both developed different skills in a number of fields :
Benoit worked more than 8 years in the construction industry. At the same time he has also been developing his passion for music and beatmaking. He composes and has collaborated with different artists on musical and video projects.
Maïté studied applied art for 5 years to become a designer. She has been teaching art and computer graphics for the last 4 years. She also works as an independant designer working on product design and graphic design projects. In addition she has experience in various other fields, jobs she did before completing her studies : waiting at tables, sales, kitchen assistant and cleaning
Our World tour project is based on exchange and sharing, we are leaving our daily life behind for a while to take time to travel, to meet, to learn, to make ourselves useful...
We would like to propose our services throughout our trip in exchange of accomadation and/or food. We are not asking for money, we hope only a place to stay and people to meet !
Whether it is to help on a farm, or on a building site, or to teach French, English, drawing, or colaborate on an artistic or musical project. We are available, full of energy and ready to consider all propositions.
This is a more detailed liste of our skills.
Product design (design, model, technical drawing...)
Graphic design (visual identity: logos, comunication material for web or print)
Teaching / lessons (Maité)
applied art lessons (design)
art lessons ( drawing, painting, modelling...)
shooting / sound recording
Image (Benoit et Maïté)
Photography : shooting, photo editing,
Drawing and painting
Building / concrete work (Benoit)
Driving building machinery (Hydrolic shovels, mini shovels, etc)
Stone mason work
Building / Interior design (Benoit et Maïté)
Installation of parquet flooring / laying tiles
small maintenance and repair work
sewing (hand and machine)
Restauration (Benoit et Maïté)
Working with customers – waiting at tables
We are travelling with tools we can use to help you : a camera, a sound recorder, a computer with software to work sound and pictures, and drawing materials.
And finally, although we don't have skills in farming but we are very curious to learn and are extemely interested in everything concerning nature, animals and the environment...
Our trip starts in Sri Lanka in november 2015. Then we crossed Southern Asia, from India to Indonesia, which tooks us around 8 months.
Rignt now we are going to Japan for 5 weeks and then we go to Australia in order to work a little !
We hope travel for two or three years and to multiply meeting and learning by exchanging services. So if you have a peculiar need, if you think we can be useful, if you want have more details on our trip or our skills... Don't hesitate to contact us !
Today we are 100% free and our travel could be adapted, according to your needs or your availability.
If you want to know more about us :
Here you will find a website dedicated to our trip with a short biographie of us and the genesis of the project :
Here you will find Maïté's works in design and drawing :
Here you will find benoit's musical creation :
WE has been Helper :
in Kitesurfing lanka, in Kalpitiya for two weeks in november 2015 with Dilsiri Welikala (International Phone Code: (+94) Phone: +94773686235 Mobile: +94773686235) We realised 5 painting on mural and a short video to show Kitesurfing Lanka.
In Bikaner with Ashok Bishnoi (Host 22713) for the Charka, during ten days. We did a video documentary to present his activity and shared with him some skills on photoshop and social media use.
In Sape with Loren and Eric (host 41980) We stayed 12 days and we helped them with the daily task, with designing a main door and helping in building electricity for the bungalows.
In Nozawa Onsen, Japan for Mark and Hiroko (Host 42229) We helped with cleaning the lodge before the winter season, Benoit also helped to make a concrete floor for the outside and Maite also helped to paint a kitchen
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