Area: BurgundyWe are going back to live at this amazing chateau with a history. It is buzzing with energy, used to be a monastery long ago, then owned by nobles and still seems to have a special feeling. It is peaceful and nature surrounds it like its clothing. The views are spectacular rolling hills and its pureness touches everyone's heart alike. We have big beautiful outbuildings (gallery, event space) that need looking after and finding inspiring activities to do with them will be a pleasure. This time we are going to maintain it as a bed & breakfast with possibilities as an art, workshop, culture center with a touch of holistic, already established by the high quality of life it offers. We lived in Bali for a while but nothing can beat this place and its magic...come and share it with us. I am a sculptor, photographer, jewel-maker, writer. My two sons (21 and 23 years) are into creating modern music compositions and we intend to use it! They studied in France, Holland and Bali, making them internationally wise and cool to be with. We are planning something special and invite passionates to experience this with us. Burnand has a micro climate and nurturing grounds for 21 exotic orchids, making it a protected area. We will serve travelers going down south and who are smart enough to stop over and enjoy Burgundy's secrets. This is the real France...we are aiming for people from all over the world.
Area: Tamil NaduThis is a home to children who have been orphaned from parents who passed away from HIV/AIDS, or from parents who can no longer care for them. It's located near the town of Virudhunagar with Madurai the closest city. The home is funded by Blossom Trust and was built in early 2007 through kind donations of a charity in Sweden. At present, we provide a home for 20 children (11 boys and 9 girls) aged between 7 - 13 years old. Through the home, they are given a stable location; they are offered nutritious meals, attend the local government school, and are given the necessary care to help them develop into healthy human beings. The Home is located on a 6 acre organic farm which produces milk, poultry and eggs, fruits and seasonal vegetables which include bananas, coconuts, ladyfingers, eggplant, tomatoes, cucumbers, chilis and onions. We are directed under a trust fund , a non-profit organization who addresses issues concerning women’s and children’s rights in South India. Established in 1993. Its initial aim was to help undeserved women and children in the Tamil Nadu province of Southern India. The organization’s initial focus was on women economic empowerment and social problems that negatively impact women. However, through our work with village communities in Tamil Nadu, it has broadened their focus to support the villages needs, especially individuals and families suffering from the stigmas of HIV/AIDs, TB or single parent families. In order to represent, protect and empower these communities, It has expanded its work to economic development, health, social well-being and environmental awareness.
Area: Provence Alpes AzurWe are a family of four (myself, my husband, and our two daughters) who bought an old farmhouse in the Luberon region of Provence in January 2012. The house was divided into two dwellings, but we are converting it into one family home. Most of the hard work is done (floors, walls, etc), but the garden is in need of some love! We have had lots of help from workaway guests. It has been really invaluable for us and we are so lucky to have met such great people. We were English teachers for 16 years and travelled extensively.
Area: Ancient OlympiaHello there! I live alone in Krestena ( a small town of about 3000 people) in a 2 bedroom apartment. Smoking is permitted at my place. My apartment is in a quiet area 10 min. from Ancient Olympia. I can provide bed for 2 people and of course floorspace! You can use anything in my place BUT make sure to leave it where you took it and wash dishes of course. You can get here by train or bus. Krestena is about 4 hours from Athens. Helping hands are always welcome to my farm! I accept stays from 2 weeks up to all season long. Work on the farm includes gardening (vegetables, olive trees) and animal care ( chicken,sheeps, dogs, ect.) On the other hand, in my plans is setting up an eco/cottage with strawbail and cob. Need help with building and gardens, and general property work.
Area: Ramat Negev, IsraelWe are a couple establishing a vineyard in the desert. We also grow herbs for essential oil production as well as gooseberries - the new 'super-food'. We are Hebrew / English speakers a little older in years (50+) but young at heart and still capable of a full days work. We take volunteers for a minimum of one week and typically up to a month. There are other workaway hosts in our area. The volunteers get together often just to hang out and share experiences. Be'er Sheva, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv are in bus range from us. Many volunteers have also visited Mitzpe Ramon crater during their time off. Hope to hear from you soon!