Area:Do you like to be a part of a young German family (engineering master tradesman, 40y/ nurse 38y and little girl 4y) who have also 2 cats and 13 sled dogs? Do you like the nature, rivers, lakes, fishing, wood, kayaking and you are not afraid to work? And you are a trustworthy, uncomplicated, reliable (!), happy and friendly person/volunteer who loves children, dogs and cats? ….then you are perfect! =) You will be guided and trained in all work you do. Area: Västerbotten Län, Kommun Sorsele, Lapland - 80 km to Arvidsjaur/Airfield - 25 km to the next shop ;-) - 45 km to the next city ( 1800 people) We live in a small village (19 people on 12 km length) with no direct neighbors, in the forrest, 600 m from the lake, 1000 from the beach (Boat) More precisely we live in the Outback, but we have internet, TV and hot water. Caretaking of a 4y old child, moving the lawn, painting a house, mucking out dogyards, feeding and watering sled dogs, socializing dogs for sled training, end of summer: assisting with dogtraining You must be comfortable around dogs because our 13 superfriendly Alaskan Huskys are very energetic and intense! Being able to stay relaxed and confident around animals is very important. Languages: German (Native speaker), Swedisch (fluent), English (basic) Accomodation: In the house, own room with hostal bed. Internet, Kayaks, a Mountain bike, Fishing gear, small Motorboat and a Sauna are available. We provide 3 meals every day. Normally we eat together. What else: -Minimum age 18 -Minimum stay 4 weeks -If you come in the cold season good/warm protective clothes and shoes (boots) are necessary!
Area: Midi PyreneesWe're a bilingual, non-smoking, very friendly English/French family living in the centre of Toulouse (Amidonniers). We have three children - two boys and a girl aged 10, 8 and 5 and will soon have a kitten! I run a small school teaching English to English-speaking children, and also teach business English to French students. My husband works in IT for Airbus. We tend to speak mostly English at home, though the children always speak French with their dad. This is by no means a fully French environment and would probably not suit someone whose priority was to improve their French!
Area: British ColumbiaWe just had two helpers cancel at the last minute! We need one or two helpers as soon as possible who can stay until early May or the middle of May. Helpers also needed starting in September. We prefer helpers to stay 1-2 months. Our Farm is a magnificent 51 acres of forest and pasture, in the heart of the rugged Coast Mountains on 1/4 mile of Bella Coola riverfront. Abundant wildlife such as grizzlies, black bears, wolves and incredible bird life on the property, close to the ocean. Stay in our private or shared cabin, depending on how many helpers we have. We also have a beautiful vintage 1967 Airstream trailer for overflow accommodations - you will share the cabin kitchen and bathroom, but have your own sleeping and hang-out space. We are in need of mature, self-motivated folks who can help us. Hosts are friendly and easy-going. We love people who like children and animals! We love couples!! We prefer guests for long stays (at least 2 months), but will consider shorter stays for the right person or couple. Be prepared to learn a lot, work hard, and have fun. Our farm is very remote (Firvale has about 25 residents), so please consider carefully whether this level of isolation is for you. Meaning: if you love an exciting nightlife and a high degree of social contact, our farm may not be for you. We only host up to 4 people at one time, and usually just one or two. The people who do best at our farm are: mature, open-minded, self-motivated, love kids and dogs, like spending time alone or with few people, want to experience the peace and quiet of wilderness, are self-sufficient, are truly interested in learning about farming, truly want to help others, and are not opposed to working a few extra hours now and then if needed. We provide excellent "slow food": almost everything (fruit, veggies, dairy, eggs, and meat) is from our farm or neighbouring farms, supplemented with grains, pasta, beans, flour, etc. We also bake all our own bread. We expect you to help with all cooking - we will teach you if needed. You won't find snacks like Cheetos, Coke, or Campbells Soup in our pantry, but you are welcome to buy your own. Thank you to all our previous guests for all your hard work.
Area: SardiniaOur family is composed of: Mum. Dad and Davide (a 7 years old child). We leave in Milan, but from May to September we leave in Sardinia where we have our business (boat, sun ombrella and sun bed rental).We stay in Capo Coda Cavallo 20 Km. away from Olbia's Airport. Capo Coda Cavallo is a charming place on the Island of Sardinia, in front of us there are two small islands Tavolara and Molara but no one lives there. They form the Marine Protected Area of Tavolara – Capo Coda Cavallo. We live in a little complex on the beach not in a city or in a village. Next to our house there are two of the most beautiful beaches of the area: Capo Coda Cavallo (where we have our business) and Brandinchi. The nearest little town is San Teodoro (10 Km) where there are a lot of young people, bars, disco, shops, etc…The biggest nearest city is Olbia (20 Km).
Area: AlbertaI am a single mom with 3 sons aged 15, 13 and 10. We live in a bungalow in a small town in rural Alberta, but we are close to the city of Calgary and the Rocky Mountains. I work from home and also homeschool my 2 youngest sons. We love to travel and spent a month in Europe last year. We have a large yard and are planting a garden this year. My oldest son and myself enjoy gardening. We enjoy meeting new people and hearing about their travel stories. We can offer the experience of living in a small town, but we also visit my sisters in the city of Calgary where there are many tourist attractions. If time permits there may also be opportunities to visit Banff National Park and many other scenic wonders. My sons enjoy fishing and being in the outdoors, so there will be opportunities for camping this summer.