We are a family with three children of 8, 6 and 1 year. We have a small organic farm situated on the Mount Etna, quite near to Catania, Taormina and the seaside, in Zafferana Etnea. We came here from Milan in 2005 and decided to try to live a more simple life than "city life". Our goal is to be able to maintain ourselves with our little farm and other works that run around it, trying to be a little bit self-sufficients. Well, we're still learning how to live this way!
In our farm we cultivate avocados, olives and other fruits, we make extra virgin olive oil, we have chickens, geese, bees and two goats. We're trying to grow our own vegetables, but it's not easy with all the work we have and three children.
We try to live in a natural way, eating organic and local food as much as possible. I (Elisa) like cooking, I cook in an "italian style" but mixed with different cultures and with my personal style. I like experiments and I'm open to other types of food.
We have always shared our house with people coming from everywhere, not only for exchange, sometimes to give someone a place to live. Our children are used to meet people of different languages and "colours", they like it but they need time to mix up with new people.
We are both musicians and music lovers, even if in very different ways (I'm a classical music lover and violin and piano player, Vincenzo is hard/metal rock lover and drum player and singer!).
Hey I have 25 Sleddogs and offer exclusive weektours only 2/3 persons a week my dogs and my guests stay on top they sould have a great time and a unforgettable experience. my Season starts in September training the dogs so I need 2 hard workers who can help me fixing the tracks for in the wintertime that means repair many kilometers beautifull tracks in Jamtlands wild nature ,my dogs will be thankfull ;-)
We are a married couple no children and we run 2 guest cottages as well as our own house. I am also a reflexologist/foot health practitioner and my husband is an artist. We have 2 dogs, 2 cats and 4 chickens and a garden, swimming pools and vege plot.
We are looking for active, independent, hard working and responsible people to stay in a lovely historic hacienda and work outdoors surrounded by mountains, forests, horses and wildlife. Volunteers should be aware that the hacienda is large and mountainous, at high altitude (3000m) and the work can be physically demanding.
Volunteers can either help with general work on the hacienda, or we have opportunities for volunteers to work with our horses if very experienced and able to commit for a longer stay.
We are a large colonial hacienda in the Andes an hour from Quito near the village of Pintag. Originally a Jesuit Mission, the property has majestic buildings dating from 1618 including an old chapel. The hacienda is now a horse breeding and boarding farm run by Alvaro (Ecuadorian) and Hannah (English).
Alvaro owns 40 horses, mainly youngsters and breeding stock, which live in herds on the hacienda and are bred, raised and trained for jumping and dressage careers. Hannah runs a horse boarding business, including horses owned by Ecuador's most successful specialist trail riding company.
We are undertaking major projects to re-fence the farm, re-open disused fields and improve facilities for riding, and gradually restoring the old hacienda buildings and gardens.
We employ 2 local workers on the farm, who speak only Spanish, but we live on the property and both speak English and Spanish.
The hacienda is secluded and has a large mountainous area with fields, forests and some wonderful hiking routes.
We are an eco-lodge set in the world heritage listed Daintree National Park in the far North of Australia. We have seven cabins as well as a small restaurant that caters for our guests. The lodge is set deep within a beautiful fan palm rainforest only 10 mins drive to the beach.