Area: West IcelandWe are a sheepfarm with 500 sheeps in the west part of iceland. Gufudalur is a beautiful valley with a lot of mountains, lakes and rivers. Its a good place for fishing, climbing and hiking. We are a family of 5 - Erna, 30, Helgi, 44, Ólafur, 10, Matthías, 7, Sara, 2. We have 2 dogs, 3 cats, 2 Chicken and 9 little Chicken ;-) We are looking for people who wants to stay 1 month or longer.
Area: New South WalesWe are a blended family with Paul's daughters staying with us every other week. I work from home (I am a translator of Swedish to English) and have been a music teacher, and Paul is an acupuncturist practising traditional Chinese medicine. Button our dog half Pomeranian, half Maltese terrier and Monty our very friendly and cuddly Burmese cat make up the family. Button had 6 puppies in October, and we have kept one her puppies, Ginger, who looks more like her dad, a lovely Papillion. We have a big home, love visitors and a bigger garden that needs lots of work. We would be happy to provide help with English conversation, and we live close a number of lovely beaches and national parks/rainforest.
Area: MarcheWe are an English couple with our new baby living and working on our farm of about 6 hectares in our small rural community in the Montefortino area, right on the edge of the Monti Sibillini National Park. We made the move here from England almost four years ago in search of a more satisfying and peaceful way of life and we have certainly found it! Situated in a beautiful location, we have stunning views of both the Monti Sibillini and wonderful rolling hillsides. Close to many walking and hiking tracks, woodland and river walks, but also only 3 km to local shops, we really couldn't have a better spot. On the farm we keep a family of goats, geese, ducks and chickens and live a very self sufficient life here, nothing goes to waste! We work our land with numerous vegetable plots, growing everything from potatoes to peas, being as organic as possible. We have a passion for food and cooking, and love to experiment with the various crops we produce. We also have several fruit and nut trees and when the fruit is ripe every morsel is used in jams, jellies, pickles and pies. We also forage for wild produce, combining our love of food with our love of the outdoors, making delicious delights with what we find. In addition, we grow a wide selection of herbs and what we don't use fresh, we dry or freeze for later use, which comes in very handy in the winter time. We always cook 'home-made', from breads and pastries to sauces and stews and buy as little processed food as possible. We have many ongoing projects, including; fencing, weeding, wood-cutting, home improvements such as painting and decorating and building animal houses, along with the day-to-day farming life to which we have become accustomed, such as feeding the animals, collecting the eggs, picking the fruit and vegetables as required and tending to the gardens. We have a dog and two cats who all do their fair share on the farm too. Our dog helps deter predators such as foxes and eagles, whilst the cats keep the mice at bay! Everyone has their part to play here and we hope that you too may enjoy a stay here and help us with our farming adventures!
Area: ScotlandHELP NEEDED URGENTLY Dear Workawayer , At present assistants is needed particularly in relation to painting and decorating and cleaning inside and out side areas in preparation for the year a head. This is the annual spring clean. We are a vibrant young family living in the Stunning Highlands of Scotland. Our family consists of Lynsey aged (28) and her two lively little boy’s Ruaridh aged(5) and Euan aged (2). Lynsey is a qualified social worker and has worked in the profession for many years: however last year she made the drastic decision to completely overhaul her lives. It was Lynsey’s desire to be at home with the children and to build an organic eco garden to provide food for the veg box Scheme which she is developing. As a family we are also very passionate about upcycling “rubbish” into useful and decorative item’s which would look apart of any home or garden. We are at the very early stages of a large project and would love to share our excitement and experimentation with others. It is our aim to build a new sustainable future for our small patch of this wonderful planet. We have a keen interest in permiculture and other sustainable living ideas. We would love to have as many as 3 workawaers come stay with us at any one time. We do live in a small crofters cottage but have one spare small single bedroom which will be reserved particularly for young female single travellers. We have two reception rooms, we could accommodate to travellers of the same sex or a couple. This opportunity is very exciting and different but would only suit people who did not mind sharing space with others. Once the project is fully build there will be accommodation built specifically for our visitors. Visitors will also be provide with three hearty meals a day. What we expect from our guests. We do not ask for much but due to having two young children in the family home we ask that all guests refrain from the use of bad language. Do not use mind altering substances and if they choose to drink alcohol that it is in moderation. If our visitor is a smoker we ask that this habit is kept outside the family home. We also ask that visitors assist with house work in order that the family home is kept comfortable for everyone living in it. The Highlands of Scotland is very beautiful and there will be much to see and do, we only ask our visitors to work four days and week and the rest of the time is theirs to do as they wish.
Area: PodlaskieWe live in a small farming comunity in North-East part of Poland, near to Lithuanian border. It is a very clean environment, with no industry. There are many forests, beautiful lakes and clear rivers. We are an English-Polish couple and our project is to renovate the small farm using traditional and eco-friendly methods. We have our own experience with volunteering in different countries so we understand the needs of workawayers and we are very happy to share our experience and our hospitality.