Area: ConnachtWe are an Irish/German retired couple living in a semi-detached house in Mayo with garden back and front. We are both interested in traditional and country and western music and therefore we are to be found in pubs in the evening where there is live music been played.
Area: MarcheI live in a seaside town called Pesaro with my two girls, Emma aged 9 and Dalia aged 7. I'm Alessandra, Italian with an Austrian/Italian background. I've lived overseas, firstly in London for 6 years and then Chicago for 3 years. My children already have a good command of English but I would really like someone to help them to continue and improve. We love spending time on the beach which is a 15 minute walk away from our house. We enjoy travel and often visit family in Innsbruck; Austria for the Summer and in Winter skiing. Emma plays the violin and appeared in three concerts this year. She's very studious, loves reading comics, enjoys being outside and playing with friends. She's a little quiet until she gets to know you. She likes to weigh up the situation before jumping in to anything. Dalia is the complete opposite, she'll dive in feet first......she's not afraid of anything. Dalia loves running around, playing, dressing up in costumes, basically going crazy. She's fun and always has everyone laughing.
Area: Bahia, BrazilLocated in Brazil, near Salvador, Bahia, in a beautiful natural setting full of mango and other fruit trees, palms, etc. next to a river and environmental preservation land. It lies near the charming small seaside town of Arembepe (about half hour walking distance, or 10 minutes by bike). To date, we have hosted some courses, healing crystal bowls, Tai Chi, sacred dances, celebrations of nature, meditations and individual healing treatments. We are planning Yoga classes and preparing the professional expansion of holistic and artistical activities, as well as our offering of a dog-training programm. The possibility to observe the pack-behavior of our gentle dogs in their free and natural space, and to make analogies to our own social behavior is a really amazing experience. The dogs willingly invite you to be in their environment, and will probably enjoy being near you, while working with us. We are still a very small project, with few people, and not many class and workshop offerings yet. We would like this to change, however, and our goal is that this year we may be able to expand our offerings of seminars and workshops on subjects such as bodily, energetic and spiritual consciousness, health & healing, music, improvisational theater, sustainability, and crafts using natural materials from the Sitio or the surrounding preservation land; and further start to receive groups for outdoor art, environmental preservation and other classes. We also plan to offer retreats for writers and persons engaged in other creative or academic activities. At the moment we are in the planning phase for the next 2 years. At any point within this period there will be a chance for you to come. But we ask you to let us know about your interest as far in advance at possible. There are 3 principal lines of work specifically for WorkAwayers at this time: help us to publicize the project via the internet; help to care of our very friendly dogs; and help with the maintenance and building and expanding the physical space in order to receive our clientele in a more professional fashion. It's important for you to know that here the day starts early and that the emphasis is more on maintenance tasks than on more visible or creative projects. For this reason, we expect that you will help us responsibly, with good will, and feel satisfied with your contribution. We request that you stay between 3 and 6 weeks, although in special cases we can arrange a different length of stay, depending on the specific type of help you are able to give us. The owner and coordinator of the space, Evelyn Veronica Hartoch, has degrees in communication and arts, and environmental studies. Born in Germany, she was raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She was a university professor in Environmental Planning, and for many years has had the vision of creating a space that will further the integration of the human being with Nature. The Sitio has now existed for eight years, and is at present expanding its offerings of courses, workshops, seminars.
Area: Hungary Tapolca-DiszelWe are easy going with kids and different people around all the time. we have just moved to the region and started a 18 century manison reconstruction. for this summer: Come and stay with us this summer we offer nice gardening and easy reconstruction and some house work to do for a few hours a day. in the rest of your time you can enjoy all the summer activities what the region have in store for all of you. We have bikes to discover the world famous wine region with all the intimate wine cellars. You can also do hiking tours in the surrounding hills which are part of the World Heritage and also Hungarian Nation Parks as there are the volcanic mountain with steep basalt sides Lake Balaton is a nice ride distance on bike and an other lake is in the neighborhood to cool yourself down with swimming in the hot hungarian summer. We have several festival in the area during the summer all worth to go and visit for difference porpoises. Wine festivals due to the region during the whole summer in different places with cellars offering the fines wines of Hungary. The closest and the best known place is Badacsony. For cultural entertainment we recommend Kapolcs Fesztival in the neighboring villages and Veszprem fest in a nice intimate town some thirty minutes away by bus So lot to see and do if you visit us, there are still some free places in July and August
Area: ScotlandI have a small guest house and gallery in the North West Highlands Over the busy months I offer a guest room in exchange for the same value in working hours (normally 25 per week) to travellers wishing to stay in the area for a few weeks. Looking for an independent individual /s willing to offer a high level of service and can cope with the repetitive chores involved in day to day running of a guest house. Post would suit someone with very high standards, a creative approach to any task and an eye for detail. The gallery sells coffee as well as paintings and someone with barista skills would be an added bonus. We keep to strict working hours - 5 hours a day , 5 days a week with breakfast and lunch provisions included. Evening meal not included. Gallery closes at 5pm and evenings are your own. Village of Dornie has a shop, pub and hotel. We are only 5 minutes from the main bus route to Edinburgh / Inverness/ Glasgow and Isle of Skye , however please be aware that we do not have regular public transport and the post would be best someone with their own transport and/or enjoys walking and cycling. Please only apply if you can offer two references and feed back from previous workaway posts.