Area: Cataloniahi I live on a small finca out in the countryside near the town of Gandesa in Catalonia been here a few years now and making steady progress. the house is nearly compleated but always something to do lol the place is remote but it does have all the amenities lol. includeing a slow internet service by uk standards the nearest beach is about 35 mins away at a place called miami playa although i tend to visit salou mostly, which has good night life and live entertainment in most of the bars so your quite welcome to join me when i go down there for a night out although the season finishes mid october and then the place becomes a ghost town gandesa is a small quiet town its on the spanish tourist map for its wine and the museum dedicated to the civil war as the fighting was very heavy around here, it also has stunning seanery and mountain walks nearby, my plot here is about 20 acres but the area is full of tracks and you can walk for miles if thats your thing. but bring a gps as the vinyards all look the same lol.
Area: Lower Normandy, FranceI am a single Mum with 2 girls aged 7 & 8. We are bilingual family, but speak English at home most of the time. We are happy to have people from anywhere but a native French speaker who wanted to make progress in English would also be very welcome. We currently have three long term helpers, Claire 23 and Mike 32, and Honza who is 27. We have two spaniels and two indoor cats, and quite a few outside cats. From September I will be startin a new business, as well as working part time, 2.5 days a week, at a business school locally. I also have 3 vacation rental properties, which take up a fair amount of my time too. Two are on site, and one is at the beach about 35 minutes away. They are all rented out for between 25 and 30 weeks a year and we try to make the most of them when they are not rented out. We try to go to the beach house every weekend, unless it is rented out. We live in an old stone house, which used to be a farm, we are surrounded by horses and cows. This area of France is the dairy capital of Europe. Claire who has taken on the role of au pair is think of leaving at the end of September, after 16 months with us, and as a lot of our major projects are coming to an end I am now looking for a couple or 2 friends, one to take over the au pair role that Claire does and the other to finish the new apartment where you will be living. Now the structural work is finished we need help with finishing flooring, painting, etc - plus help keeping all the other balls in the air - our rentals, my kids, my real job, my new business and putting food on the table! We also have a veggie garden and fruit garden which always need help escaping from the weeds and picking fruit in season. Our dogs, two spaniels, also need rather a lot of exercise. We are in a rural location so a driving licence is essential, and a willingness to drive a manual car. If you cannot drive please do not apply. The person with the au pair role will have a car, which can also be used for trips off. I often don't have much time available so it is important to be independant and a self starter. Normally we all eat together as a family in the evening, and we do our supermarket shop together so you can choose your breakfasts and lunches. Bizarrely Normandy has a pretty active music scene, especially in the Spring and Summer.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonHi travelers! Would you like to discover a charming mediaeval town in the South of France? Pezenas is full of shops, art galleries, cafes...etc. We're looking for practical help from one or two extra people on a wonderful property restoration project. We have no shortage of accommodation. I'm Sara, originally from Budapest, and my husband is Leigh, originally from London. We’ve lived here for over 5 years and love it! We're just about to start a new, interesting project of renovating an old house and we need some help. The house is mostly 19th century with some parts going back much earlier. We're looking for anyone who is happy to do handywork, decorating, building, DIY, gardening and maybe more. For a description of the project and the work involved, please see the section below. UPDATE 06 DECEMBER 2013 : We now have 2 Helpers who have agreed to join us. :) One of them is very skilled and experienced at building and renovation work. House Gregoire is big and there's lots to do, so we're looking for more people to come and help. You could be highly skilled, or someone with some DIY experience but enthusiastic to help on the project. We prefer to see who’s interested and adjust the way we approach things according to the skills and interests of the person or people concerned. BEFORE YOU SEND AN EMAIL, please note that we’ve been getting a lot of messages from nice people who don’t understand the work needed! In the first few months of this project the work will often be physically-demanding. We don’t need any interior decorators or complete beginners right now! You should be minimum 21 years old, preferably 25+, and have had some experience of DIY, property maintenance, or renovation work. You should also be willing to learn fast from a more experienced helper. I’m stronger than I look (!) and have done a lot of work to our rental villa. Leigh is recovering from having a brain tumour taken out and whilst he’s now fully mobile, his path back to full fitness will take a while still. He’s not going to be able to do any physical work to help me for many months. We’re both creative but practical people, and so for us this project is really interesting. So, as you can see we’re flexible on most things. It has to work for the person or people who help out and for us too. We think it must be a true exchange with mutual respect where each side gets different things from the experience. We're open and friendly people and we'll help you to discover the wonderful way of life here in the South of France! Hope to meet you and create something together! Kind regards, Sara
Area: AlbertaHello, I am a Mom of 2 boys that are 8/10. We live 20 mins away from Drumheller, Alberta on 30 acres. This is about an hour and a half from Calgary. We have 2 horses, 2 dogs. We are a Christian family who homeschool, and love life. We are vegan, play violin, love to travel.
Area: British ColumbiaWe have accommodation next to the ocean, kayaking and sauna available. We have openings in August, September and October. Right now our arrangement is a bit different. If you are interested in coming we request 3 hours a day for 51/2 days a week. However you need to supply and cook your own meals. You may harvest vegetables from our garden for your use, but you need to provide any other food. Our caretaker will show you around and work with you in the garden on the projects. We are a slowly expanding organic farm with ocean front property. We have organic vegetables, mushrooms, flowers, herbs, berries and an orchard. We are expanding the gardens slowly as we are able. We are beginning to include bio-dynamic principles in our gardening. We have a sauna by the beach, a bike to tour around and kayaks for exploring.