Área: MendozaLA FINCA la finca en Tupungato, pertenece a la familia desde 1920, esta cultivada de nogales cerezas duraznos ciruelas damascos manzanos y por supuesto de uvas finas como pinot noir shyrak y malbec, Por tres generaciones hemos sido afortunados en trabajar aca' , los voluntarios que nos visitan han formado parte de la vasta historia que ya existi'a. Somos orlando gemma paula mathias franco martina y felipe Gottardini. Tiene luz electrica y agua potable. EL CAMPO!!! para quienes no han vivido esta experiencia, el campo es el lugar tranquilo que todos suenan, pero a la vez es como volver al pasado donde todo transcurre muy lento, justamente al ritmo de la naturaleza, no al ritmo actual del mundo, no estamos pr3sos de la tecnologia ,de los compromisos que ofrecen las grandes urbes, Nuestro unico gran compromiso es respetar LA NATURALEZA , que es la que nos provee de todo lo necesario. Para ellos que no vivieron ahi, en poco tiempo tendran la sensacion de haber conocido el valor de el TIEMPO , cada dia menos valorado por nosotros. Tambien, es cierto que no hay acceso a muchas cosas modernas, siempre estan lejos o son muy caras, es por eso que el campesino debe ser una persona muy ingeniosa, para fabricar sus propias solucionnes . Para vivir una experiencia asi solo se necesita ser paciente , mirar todo lo que ocurre alrededor, y fundamentalmente prestar mucha atencion al oriundo del lugar. VIVIR DE ESTA FORMA.... ES VIVIR....!!!!
Área: 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.
Área: AndaluciaWe are two musicians (48-60, chilean and english) and two teenagers daughters who live in the country side very near to Granada. We generally like to meet new people and learn through exchange of experience. We would like that people coming to stay with us feel comfortable and choose spontanously how they like to help. I spend many months on my own with the kids, and can not take care of the garden and house maintenance. I feel extremely greatfull when somebody comes around and leave a personal sign in the place, and our memories. We believe that another wworld is possible, away from money and consumerists values. Our house is a little organic cottage, very improvised and green, for andalusian average. We are 10 kms away from the city center, well connected by bus The place where guests stay, is independant from the family and beautiful. Monica
Área: HordalandHi! I am a 55 year old female artist living in a big house in western Norway. I work as an artist like a "bricoleur", I like to put things together from what is available. I make installations from thousands of little things. I have an atists grand from the government. I want to make my house into a creative place for people to stay for shorter or longer terms, like an artists residency/bed &breakfast. I also want to use the cafe for small events, local artists etc. Time will show. I live alone, I am divorced and have grownup children, a boy and a girl, and two beautiful grandchildren. They live in Bergen, one hour by train/car from here. They visit me and help me when they can. The village I am living in is small, but beautiful, by a water and surrounded by mountains. It is 20 km to Voss, the skisenter. The nature around here is beautiful withe great paths for mountain hiking in summer/autumn. In the winter it is lots of skiing possibilities. It is not far to the fjords either. I like to get to know people, I am open minded and creative. I also like to cook, and to be cooked for... I need to make money in summer, so I will let rooms, I need some help with that too. Some painting etc. I will find different work that that the visitor can do.We opened the cafe last summer and we are doing very well! My fantastic workawayers make it possible to make my dream become reality! We make great dinners on Saturdays and Sundays. We make the best organic, fairtrade coffe with our Elektra super duper espressomaskin! We just finished our new dormitory, so we will now also be a great place for backpackers! Sincerely Mona
Área: EnglandI am female, a struggling poet, writer and occasional visual artist. Not in very good health due to long standing M.E. Asthma, osteo-arthritis and new problems with my neck & shoulders. I am an avid reader and very creative but not at all domesticated. I think I might be classed as eccentric, but in a nice way. Very easy-going with a weird sense of humour. I can be rather quiet at times when I am concentrating. I am A SMOKER and continually in the process of quitting :-) I do not have a car, but the public transport here is excellent. It is only about 15 minutes from the North Sea, with lovely beaches which you can walk on for many miles, and an easy walking distance to the small town, church, park, nature reserve, amusements and various shops. No matter how busy I am, I always try to reply to all enquiries quite quickly, and I respectfully ask any interested volunteers to do the same, either yes or no please :-) Thank you all and good luck in your adventures. This is only suitable for people who are prepared to go out exploring on their own and generally get to know the people & places that we have to offer. I have been rather ill for a few months now due to my shoulder & left arm, but I do retain a sense of humour :-D At the moment, I am up in the mornings until lunchtime, then sleep for a couple of hours, then around until about 6pm when by that time I am having to collapse back into bed, exhausted. Thankfully I also have a tv & books in there so I am coping. I have found somewhere larger to move to, so volunteers would have to be prepared for the fact that things have to be sorted out/organised as my strength is limited at the moment.