Area: UmbriaWe, Willem and Edith, are two former Dutch judges who changed tracks in 2008. After 30 years working for the public interest, we wanted to dedicate ourselves to another passion, arts. We have always had a wide interest in arts. We searched more than 3 years to find the ideal spot in Italy and started a centre for creative and culinary courses. We are located on a historical site on a distance of 6km from the village of Ficulle. 4km white/dirt track. You can find the tracks of the Etruscans who lived here 3000 years ago. The caves which they scarved are still in use, for example as communal kitchen. Stunning views up to Orvieto's cathedral. No visible neighbours. Silence apart from sounds of nature: birds, frogs, toads are oly a few examples. You might see squirrels,foxes,porcupines, wild boars. Plenty of fruit trees(picking allowed). Dazing smells of lovely flowers, several ponds with waterlillies and lotus. There are loads of possibilities for your free time: 'dolce far niente',walking,rambling,biking,horsbackriding,sightseeing,swimming, sailing. Several swimmingpools in de neighbourhood. Lakes: Trasimeno,Corbara,Bolsena. Historical towns:Orvieto,Todi,Città delle Pieve,Perugia,Assisi,Cetona,Montepulciano,San Casciano dei Bagni,Bolsena,(città)Bagnoreggio. Etruscan necropolis+archeological sites. Sculpture parcs,Museums,wine,olive oil,delicious regional traditional food. Rome 1 hr. Florence 1,5 hrs. by train. Both coasts appr. 2hrs. by car. Living here for more than 5 years we got to know the area and the people pretty well. We are most willing to guide you to secret places which you would not have found on your own.
Area: South SinaiWe are a small boutique hotel ( 14 Rooms & 6 Wooden Bungalows ) with its own Restaurant & Dive center It is located in the heart of Dahab in South Sinai in Egypt , right away on the cost of Golf of Aqaba in the Red Sea .
Area: EnglandFor this year we have enough volunteers thanks every one. We are smallholders, and earn our living as artists, mainly doing large scale stained glass commissions. Our children are more or less grown up, so our household usually involves just the two of us and our dog. But we have ten breeding ewes, chickens and geese as well, on about four acres of land in a very beautiful and peaceful part of Dorset, just under Bulbarrow on the edge of the Blackmore Vale. We have two orchards, and we grow vegetables, all organic. We've built part of our house out of cob, and the hole where the clay was dug out has become a pond. Cider is brewing.
Area:We are a family of four: dad, mum Simona, a girl (15) and a boy (8). We spend some time in our city, and some time in the woods, in the mount Etna, where we have a nice home to repair and renovate, more chestnut, oak, walnut trees to care; there is a lot of work in the garden and in the woods, and much things to do! From may to november we need help on Mount Etna, it's difficult to go everyday to the town, but if you like nature and woods, horticulture and giving help on building construction, it can be a great experience. The town of Catania and the sea are at 50 minutes from the woods. We also have a farm in the centre of Sicily where sometimes we need some help! Simona is also involved in book conservation, bookbinding art projects, and sometime she needs some help with book conservation or bookbinding projects. We can accommodate 1 workawayer in Catania, but 2 workawayers or a little family with a van if we are in the woods. Contact us for more information.
Area: GranadaWe own a tourist camping facility, situated 1 km. from the town. It is found in the very heart of the Sierra Nevada nature reserve park, located in the same mountain range called 'Las Alpujarras' within the Granada region. We will need help from now till the 25th of July. We offer accomodation (tent) and brekfast, lunch and dinner at the campsite restaurant for half day´s work helping with garden, bins, cleaning swimminpool, maintanance in general. We do have internet and wifi for helpers.