Région: StockholmWe're a couple, expecting our first child in September. We're into health and eat we eat mainly vegetarian food (and some fish). We enjoy nature, swimming, yoga, and spending time with friends.
Région: CanterburyTom and myself (Maree) live on a small lifestyle block in the village of Leithfield. We have two (non-annoying!) daughters Annie (10) and Grace (8) and many animals including cats, outside dogs, horses and chickens. We are a busy family with a milk delivery business and a dog grooming salon and are very hands on with the kids activities. We are surrounded by extended family which is fantastic. We love the outdoors and camping, and horse riding.
Région: San Francisco Bay Area, CaliforniaPlease note, we are already hosting volunteers through December 2014. We are in need of volunteers starting in January 2015. We are an active, bi-lingual family of four living outside of San Francisco, in a small island town next to the Bay (Alameda, Bay Farm Island). Our kids are 8 and 5 (a boy and a girl). The father works as an engineer/naval architect (& is gone early and occasionally travels). The mother is a bi-lingual (German & English) stay at home mom looking to go back to work. We might be busy, but we are flexible, casual and love to take time to just relax. Kids and parents love sports - sailing, kite boarding, running, soccer, tennis, skiing - anything outdoors. Our house is two blocks from the water and there are walking and bicycle paths everywhere on the island. We primarily need someone to help with our children during the week, some babysitting in the evenings (not as frequent, but once a week, est.), and German language practice. Some housework such as dishes, vacuuming and meal prep are also expected.
Région: MallorcaPLEASE ONLY CONTACT US IF YOU CAN SPEND AT LEAST 3 MONTHS HERE. We are looking for help with some of the work around the house and cooking (the recipes you will follow are in English but very easy). We are a young family of 4, Jeremy, Maria, Gabriel and Lolo, our very small dog. We speak English at home, live in the country with a good amount of outdoor space and tranquility but are 2 minutes from the third largest city in the center of Mallorca (Inca). We are also 20 minutes from the capital of the island (Palma). We own a business (meal delivery to client's offices and homes) in Boston that we manage from here. We don't eat animal products (if you need to eat cow/goat's milk, eggs, cheese, etc. you will have to buy them yourself, sorry it's a matter of philosophy of life). We eat macrobiotic food. A macrobiotic diet helps with many health conditions: cholesterol, blood pressure, asthma, anemia, sugar cravings, arthritis, digesting problems, autoimmune diseases, psoriasis, diabetes and even cancer. If you want to improve any disease you could have it would be a great learning experience for you and you probably get better or heal completely. We have had workawayers who recovered from many different diseases and they all felt much better eating this way (had more energy, slept better, were more focused, etc.). First they are scared they are not going to enjoy the food but when they try it they are surprised eating healthfully can be so delicious. They usually say they didn't like vegetables before they ate our recipes and then they say that it's the way we cook vegetables that make them so enjoyable. Our food is not 100% macrobiotic. We "macrotize" recipes from all over the world but we are influenced mostly by the Mediterranean flavors. Another advantage Mallorca has in this regard is that it is very international and so there are many opportunities to immerse yourself in different languages.
Région: AquitaineWe are restoring an oldhouse at the foot of the Pyrenees. It has a nice big garden and we want to have people who can help us to work either in the house (lime plaster on the walls) or in the garden (general gardening and stone walls restauration). We offer accommodation in a dormitory with 8 beds, comfortable but not so intimate. However, there is the opportunity to camp in the garden and we can lend a tent. It also has internet access there, a piano and a guitare. We wish to share with sensitive ecology and little attracted by the current system of consumption people, the house is also situated in the very countryside. Nous restaurons une maison (ancienne ferme) aux pieds des Pyrénées qui a un grand jardin agréable et nous souhaitons recevoir des gens qui puissent nous aider pour les travaux, soit dans la maison (enduits à la chaux sur les murs) soit au jardin (débroussaillage et entretien du jardin, réfection de murets en pierre...) . Nous offrons le logement dans un grand dortoir de 8 places, confortable mais sans intimité donc. Il y a toutefois la possibilité de camper dans le jardin et nous pouvons prêter une tente. Il y a aussi l’accès à internet, un piano et des guitares. Nous souhaitons partager avec des gens sensibles à l'écologie et peu attiré par le système de consommation actuel: la maison est d'ailleurs située en pleine campagne loin de tous commerces.