Area: AquitaineHello, I am a French native origionally from Paris, I speak some English thanks mostly to the work in which I have been involved. I live with one beautiful dog and a cat in a peaceful location rural France but near to shops and towns, I am a very social person and often out, there is plenty of good French on offer and I am often visited by English and French friends, and invited to BBQs, house parties etc. to which you are more than invited. I operate a plant nursery from home and this does not leave me a lot of free time to work on the house and garden, therefore projects include gardening/weeding, land clearing, D.I.Y, some painting. The house and barns, being contructed over 200 years ago, in local stone, the house is full of features and charm. I am openly gay and so it goes without saying, if you are homophobic you would be better finiding another location. I am happy that you share all meals during your stay. To the side of the property you will find a charming salt water pool, wireless internet and more peace and quiet than you could shake a stick at!
Area: Galbally, Co. Tipperary***We are full until January 2015 We have a family of Anton & Josephine, two boys (2 & 4 years old) living in Rural Ireland, we have room for someone to come mind the boys during the day 8 to 5 & do some light housework. We live on the outskirts of the scenic Glen of Aherlow where there are many walks & beautiful countryside to enjoy. Our next door neighbour Pat has had many people come stay with him & has had great experiences with Workaway.
Area: CanterburyGreeting We are two professional adults who work full time and love our animals. Our 5 acre property has chickens, alpacas, dogs and one blind kuni kuni pig, along with a mini guide pig and new this week four little lambs. We are currently making over the property and establishing an eco friendly environment for ourselves and our animals. We aim to become as self sufficent as possible and enjoy every minute of every day! Come and visit our little slice of farm paradise only minutes from the city.You need to be pretty self-sufficent, love animals and be confident to have a go. Currently we have a large vege garden which need prep for the new plants to go in. Part of the job is to cook daily as we all work. We eat anything and there is always miles of eggs! Work includes painting, weeding, animal feeding and care. We now have 28 newly laying hens that demand a cuddle and adore attention. We have yet to get the alpacas halti trained. We have miles of spare clothes and gumboots, so not to worry about those things. Please feel most welcome to email at any time. It can be a few days as I email usually from work and i usualy use my hotmail account only. Our home is strictly smoke free, Cheers and thanks, Nicky
Area: AndaluciaMy family & I recently moved to Velez Blanco, Almeria, Spain. We bought an old Cortijo approximately 1km out of Velez Blanco in the campo. It is an area of natural beauty with a very strong local farming community. Our Cortijo had belonged to a local farming family some years ago but has since suffered considerable neglect. We have 3 sons 15, 10 and 8 years old, 2 dogs and 2 cats Speedy and Ash. We completed the internal renovations in April 2012 when we moved into the property. We are now commencing work externally, our wish is to return the small holding to producing organic vegetables, contributing the olive harvest to the local cooperative and sustaining the land to encourage local wildlife. We have several caves within the farm which produce a constant natural source of water, we have managed to collect this water and are now irrigating the land and supplying drinking water to our horses. The horses manure will supply fertiliser for the vegetables, flowers and trees. We would like volunteers to help us work on the land, care for our animal and help with the renovations. We have a lot of work to do externally on the house, the stables, the pool house and the land. Our children go to the local school and belong to a number of after school activities including conservatorio de muscia. There maybe help required in the house at times depending on our work plans. In return we are able to provide comfortable accommodation with our family for a mixture of european home cooked meals.
Area: Lower NormandyWe are a family of four running a chambre d'hotes in Normandy. The children are 13 and 11 years old and we live in the middle of a lovely French hamlet. The area is magnificent and we are constantly still surprised by how much Normandy has to offer. Easy travel to Paris close-by 2-3 hours by train and bus and 3 hours by car.