Région: British Columbia55 Acres unzoned SW facing land overlooking the Columbia Valley near Golden, BC - Canada. There is a creek running through the property, surrounded by farm land and managed wood lot. Many potential building sites and no permits required. We are now building an EARTHSHIP HUT! - a single room dome with a front room for food production and a wing extending out for snowmobile parking. Our methods of building include thermal mass/passive solar, cob, lime/HEMPCRETE plaster and wood chip clay forms as well as rain water harvesting, wind and solar power. We are snowboarders with a passion for sustainability and a simpler life. There are 3 other groups in the area building EARTHSHIP type homes - we are all young, friendly and sharing ideas. This is phase one - We could really use the help if anyone is interested in checking out the project and a person could jump from one project to another in the area here easily. There is a yurt under construction as well as another studio Earthship and a retrofit Earthship under construction. We have the facilities: Community kitchen (wildlife protected) Below ground root cellar and keg chiller Two organic gardens for food production, raspberries, apple trees and cherry tree Cob oven for traditional baking Hot tub (well...if theres time and people to maintain it) Creekside pool (is nice on the hot days) We have a fuel source: Stockpiled used veggie oil and the necessary chemicals and supplies for an operating biodiesel system that I've built and have been using for 3 years - to be relocated as soon as we have a suitable building set up for it. We have the equipment: Backhoe Skid steer Dump truck 4x4 trucks 16' tandem trailer 2x diesel generators 2x gas generators 2xcement/mortar mixers (big ones) And the tools and knowledge to maintain and repair them High speed internet is available. The plan is to build a community by combining skills, knowledge, resources, and human energy while promoting non-compliance and self governance. We are social, we go to parties and take the odd day off to fish or do whatever. Its a relaxed atmosphere and you work at your own pace. No expectations. We have hammocks, inversion table, axe throwing, skeet shooting and bon-fires just about every night. Ask us about extra accomodations.....we might have something available....or just build something... we are well supplied.
Région: Midi PyreneesWe are a retired couple aged a youthful 80 and 66! We live in a comfortable old house set in a hectare of garden with a swimming-pool in a small village in south-west France with spectacular views of the Pyrenees. Geoffrey has lived in France for 24 years and Peta for 17. We have a family of four indoor cats and run a 'soup kitchen' for three more vagabonds on the kitchen window-sill! Peta reads a lot, likes to write and would like more time in which to do both, and also loves cooking and gardening when arthritic hands allow. Geoffrey keeps himself busy in the garden, on his PC following the worlds of wine and finance, and doing Sudoku and other puzzles. He also loves music and the opera.We are both very interested in food and wine of all kinds. Apart from doing quite a lot of travelling which we enjoy, we live a quiet and peaceful life. We are always cheerful, don't take life too seriously and anyone with no sense of humour need not apply!
Région: ZagrebWe are young couple with no children living just outside Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. We have a house and a garden. The house is partly still under construction (so is the garden, too :-). I work mostly at home as film editor, and my girlfriend works in Zagreb as dance teacher. We like nature, sailing and laughing. When it comes to people, we really appreciate honest, cheerful and simple folk. We are vegetarians and non-smokers.
Région: AlbertaCurrent availabilty: September 2014 We are a small family: Mateo (14), Pablo (11), Francesca and me, Cody. We have hosted a number of work/travellers in our home in rural Alberta. We are about an hour from the Rocky Mountains and an hour north of Calgary. We live in a small community of active, creative people. We have lots on the go and enjoy spending time with friends, working in the yard, and playing music. At home we eat mostly local and organic food, and Francesca is a wonderful cook. (I am too, but I'm not allowed in the kitchen.) If you are interested in sustainable farming, we have good friends who are leading permaculturists (sustainable food systems). Some of our hosted visitors were from Switzerland, Japan, Germany, Korea, Australia, France, Quebec, Ontario, and we all had fun! Our home is close to Banff, Calgary, Edmonton, and lots of great sites. We love to take day trips on the weekends, and during the week we enjoy a fairly relaxed time at home or around town, with friends and family and with all that Alberta has to offer. In the area, there are opportunities in the winter to downhill ski/snowboard, cross-country ski, snowshoe, indoor bmx, play in the snow, and in the summer: bicycle (cross country, road, mountainbike), hike, walk, skateboard (in our skatepark), and year round: visit local art exhibits, swim (pool), listen to live music, work out (college gym), run (indoor/outdoor), etc. During your Workaway experience with us you may have the opportunity to: learn some Permaculture design techniques, cooking with Francesca, carpentry basics, canning, baking, business skills and more. We love to learn new things too! If you are going to be in the area and would like to spend some time in the prairies just East of the Rocky Mountains, let us know. We are currently looking for some help around the yard - light landscaping, yard work, planting, building etc, for a couple of weeks to a month and would love to show you around. Accommodations: Private Bedroom with double bed / two beds. Let us know if you have some time on your journey to visit, help out and see Central Alberta, and the Eastern Rockies. Cody & Francesca
Région: SomersetBruton is a fantastic and diverse little town community, set in the midst of beautiful west-country countryside! I have a lovely tucked-away home and garden, just minutes walk into the centre of town, which I share with my two young children who are here half the time and also a partner who is here some of the time! I work from home some of the time: I'm a psychotherapist and also facilitate groups and run workshops in conscious collaboration, I'm also training to teach mindfulness meditation in schools. I'm very well travelled, I spent a year living in Spain in my 20's and then went on to live and travel in Asia for 7 years. I really enjoy meeting people from other cultures. I have a 10 year old and 7 year old who live here half the time so ability to get on and have fun with 2 young, energetic and endlessly curious kids a must! We are a pretty happy and relaxed household. Both my children are Steiner educated and we veer towards a pretty natural/organic lifestyle! We don't have a TV, but love music, being in nature, creative/art projects and having fun. Bruton is a really great little town, there are good train links to Bristol, Bath and London. There are great cafes, pubs and beautiful wide open spaces, and a soon to open international art gallery which will really put Bruton on the map! Glastonbury is 30 minutes away and I travel a lot between here and Glastonbury so can offer lifts for day trips there.