Area: Graaff-ReinetOur farm is part of the Compassberg Protected Environment near the top of the catchment of the Sneeuberg Mountains of the Great Karoo. We farm cattle and in the future will be running dramatherapy workshops and retreats. For the next few months we will be busy with a building project using natural materials and will need lots of hands to help. This remote farm is far away from the air/sound/light/noise pollution of the city. It is the ideal place to connect with yourself and with nature. We are an hour drive from the nearest ATM machine/petrol station and 20 minutes on a bumpy road to the nearest small shop. Sometimes we are cut off from civilisation for a few days when the rains turn the roads into mud soup. We do weather in a big way: In winter we have can have snow and freezing temperatures, in summer we have flash floods, electric storms and occasionally intense heat (though being up in the mountains our temperatures are never get too unbearable high for too long). But if you love mountains and fresh air and you don't need cell phone reception then you will love this farm.
Area: Lower BavariaHello! My name is Karen and live with my 4 children and my animals (horses, dogs and cats and two cows) in a ranch not far from Passau, which is worldwide known as "The Three Rivers City", in the region called Lower Bavaria, one of the most charming areas of Germany. We are a small, family-run horse ranch specialized in the therapeutic field, outdoor (adventure and experiential) education and all that deals with coaching, the horse taking the role of a co-trainer. It is a very variable and interesting work with children and adults. Furthermore, we offer carriage rides and also the (adequate) transportation of horses. If you would like to work with horses, to learn more about them – and about yourself! – then you have found the right place. Sometimes the work can be hard, because of cleaning stables or building, so you should have the right attitude to work hard! We look forward to meeting you, no matter if you are rather manually skilled or prefer to take care of the household, garden and/or stable. I am sure that there is something for each one of you! you will be part of our family so we prefer people who want to stay for more than 2 weeks. it will take you a few days to figure out how everything goes and to get used to the daily ranch work so it is definitely better if you want to stay for a longer period. My daughters (20 and 11years old) and sons (age 15 and 18) will also enjoy your company. you will have a lot of fun with us because we are a lively family with lots of different interests and hobbies you are more than welcome to join in. The region offers very many leisure time activities, e.g. swimming, mountain biking, climbing, canoeing, etc. But of course there is also the possibility to discover our beautiful university town Passau, which is only 15 min away. Munich, the enchanting Bavarian capital, is approx. 160 km away and very easily accessible by train. We offer you full board and accommodation in an apartment with shower and toilet, plenty of fun …and surely an unforgettable stay! You can communicate with us in English, French and – of course – in German. We rely on your honesty, your vitality and strong motivation in supporting an exciting project. We only take non-smoker because of the kids and animals!!! we are looking forward to your message and hopefully see you soon on our beautiful horse ranch!
Area: CataloniaHi, we are a family with two children, 9-year Dídac and marina 2 years. We live in Lleida a small town an hour by train from Barcelona, peaceful and convenient. We seek an au pair for the two summer months to converse in English and watch the kids in the morning. We are friendly and we like to share and make the guests feel at home. Hola, somos una familia con dos niños, Dídac de 9 años y marina de 2 años. Vivimos en lleida, una pequeña ciudad a hora y media de Barcelona, tranquila y bien comunicada. Buscamos una au pair para los dos meses de verano para conversar en ingles y que cuide a los niños por las mañanas. Somos amables y nos gusta compartir y hacer sentir a los invitados como en casa.
Area: SurinI live in Surin Provine in the North east of Thailand. Our house is a farm house but it is Just a small farm .My friends and I have set a project to find volunteer to teach English to poor Childrend in Our village in the evening and while volunteering are here they have to help us do some hard working in our farm in the morning 3-4 hr.Some time we will visit school to visit students to make easy converstion with them.
Area: Poitou CharentesBritish/French couple living in the stunning Charente Maritime area (second sunniest region in france) on an organic cereal farm run by Claude, living in the real french family courtyard.. we are looking for a couple immediately and over summer, available to help with renovations/DIY/garden/orchard and pool maintenance, and some experienced childcare with 1 year old Nathaniel - including potential help with occasional visits to Paris or UK….We have some individual interesting projects also - designing and creating a 'small space' eco chalet out of an existing garden shed, and/or finishing off renovating an old sailing boat! We have 5 large bedrooms all ensuite in an ancient old farmhouse recently renovated..there is also a mobile home in the grounds if preferred… we would expect about 5 hours per day for 5 days a week, but with flexibility...evenings and weekends would be yours to explore the beautiful region, either villages and towns full of historic interest nearby, or the famous Charente river and coastline, fabulous beaches and islands such as Ile de Ré, known for their sunshine and beauty. Would suit either a young couple or semi retired couple who have experience with small children.