Area: FranceI am a widower with four grown up children and four grand children. We have a small farmhouse with about two acres of land and some barns in Hautes Pyrenees in France, which we use as a holiday home. It is situated on the edge of a small hilltop village with views of the mountains on clear days.
Area: Porto and NorthWe are a family house working to achieve an existence in harmony with Mothernature and with the Universe. We work as an eco-hostel on a donation base and we are also the headquarters for a non-profit association that seeks to learn, save and share the ancient knowledge our ancestors have attained and is being forgotten. We live without the use of electricity, we cook on the fire, we make our own candles, eat from our foodgarden, we live and celebrate the cycles of the sun and the moon. We live a simple life, and we invite everyone to join us as part of the family, only expecting them to contribute in a way that may let us grow and expand...
Area: QuebecBonjour - Hi I´m person who likes to work physically, with a happy face and trying to be cool, I operate a little farm on wich I respect life (organic no certified). For me, a farm is an old dream. Before, I was in movement business (acrobat, mime, dancer) About a dozen of different vegetables (mainly garlic) and berries are cultivated. Few chickens for eggs and flesh. I don't have tractor or other mechanised tools, all the jobs are done manually Personne sociable, travailleuse et joviale. Bâti, conçu pour l'activité physique (j'ai d'abord oeuvré dans le domaine du mouvement - acrobatie, mime, danse), il y a 5 ans, j'ai voulu réaliser un vieux rêve et j'ai fait le saut. Je suis allé vivre à la campagne et j'ai mis sur pied une petite ferme artisanale. Ma pratique respecte la vie. Je cultive une douzaine de variétés de légumes et trois de petits fruits. Un petit élevage de poules. À peu près pas mécanisé par choix, l'essentiel du travail sur la ferme est fait à la main.
Area: Sunshine Coast, British ColumbiaWe are a 23 acre, water access only eco retreat on Nelson Island, in the mouth of Jervis Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. Our place includes a 3 acre private island and one of the only pebble beaches in the area with warm shallow swimming waters, deep water moorage and comfortable camping spots. We provide affordable, eco-friendly accommodations and a laid back vibe, for visitors to experience and the natural beauty and wilderness of the Sunshine Coast. We are completely off-grid and are trying to encourage sustainable eco-tourism. We harvest solar, wind and rainwater to provide our power and water supply. Over the past 18 months, we've constructed the main lodge, which is a 1,500 square foot wood framed Yurt with a communal kitchen / living area and some accommodations. We will also be erecting prospector tents, and a large tepee and regular 2/3 person tents to provide additional accommodations for paying guests and volunteers. With the help of our amazing volunteers, we've been able to get so much done, including cutting trails, composting toilets, drift wood stair ways and furniture, and the start of our veggie garden. We've still got lots to do before we open, including building decks and platforms, trails and access stairs, finishing carpentry work and we always need wood splitting for the fire. We're also building a website and have various art / gardening projects on the go. We are looking for volunteers who can stay for two weeks or longer, and a minimum of 25 hours a week in exchange for great food and lodging. We tend to have family style meals, and are keen to share cooking duties, so bring your "signature dish" with you.
Area: San Juan del Sur.IMPORTANT: This project published here is personal. However, at this moment i don´t have all materials to start to build in the grandmother´s farm close from niquinihomo, for that reason, i won´t start to build at this moment, maybe at end of september 2014. However, i need 1 or 2 volunteers to help me to build a cob oven an an outdoor composting toilet in a property close from san juan del sur. A canadian is the own of the property, and he lives in canada and i will be the responsible person for the project. I WILL ACCEPT VOLUNTEERS SINCE AUGUST MONTH- 2014- TO BUILD COB OVEN AND OUTDOOR COMPOSTING TOILET. WELCOME! The property are 4 acres south of San Juan del sur and are starting a small surf camp and need some extra structures, like an outdoor composting toilet room, and a oven. ABOUT ME: My name is Douglas Sánchez. I am a nicaraguan guy. My age is 28 years old. I am bachelor in architecture. We live in Masatepe. (I and my parents). Currently, I am an university teacher. I teach Autocad Software, drawing technical and others subjects. I love nature and is for that reason I am very interested in natural building, because it allows lessen the environmental impact. I don't have master in sustainable architecture or experience in eco- construction but I have researched a lot on internet about alternative construction techniques as earthbag, cob, adobe, earthship,rammed earth, etc, and I find this very interesting and I think is necessary to create an earthbag structure and learn in the construction process. It dome will be used as a shelter in the future. I need to invest myself as an architect and I think that the Bio- Construction is a good way to start to experiment and explore by myself different techniques of auto-construction especially with earth. Is for that reason that I want to create an Earthbag Dome, but I need some volunteers to help me with the construction. Really, I am interested in develop various projects and start to experience with earth building. ABOUT GRANDMOTHER' S FARM:( SEPTEMBER) My grandmother is the property owner. The property is located close Niquinohomo town. This is accessible to the road Catarina- Masatepe and it has about 2.10 hectare. In the property there is a small house, where sleep the caretaker. Also, we have a woodfire cooking and a latrine There is electricity and drinking water.