Area: Bavariaist ein Wohnprojekt, bei dem sich verschiedene Menschen mit unterschiedlichen Berufen und Alter zusammengefunden haben, um einen Platz zum Auftanken für andere Menschen zu schaffen. Jeder ist hier willkommen, der in seinem Leben eine neue Orientierung sucht, an bestimmten Themen arbeiten möchte oder einfach einen Platz zum Auftanken braucht. Dabei ist uns die Verbindung mit der Natur besonders wichtig. Um diesen Ort weiter auszubauen und zu gestalten freuen wir uns über Deine Unterstützung. This is a residential project, in which several people have come together with different professions and age to create a refueling stop for other people. Everyone is welcome here who is looking for a new direction in his life, wants to work on certain subjects or just need a place to refuel. Here are the connection with nature is particularly important. To further expand this site and to make we look forward to your support.
Area: Viljandimaa, EstoniaWe are an organic sheep farm in Viljandimaa with 350 heads (in the summer about 800 heads). There's also a few goats, two dogs, some cats and 4 adults - Mirja (mom), Aavo (dad), Eve (daughter) and Madis (son). As sightseeing its possible to go hiking in the nearby forest to see a reconstructed bunker where a few people used to hide out at the time of soviet union. Also to visit the town Viljandi, sometimes there are interesting concerts and in the end of July a folk festival. We are quite used to hosting people and we all like to have some extra people around:) I just moved to country side recently and would love some company:)
Area: ToscanyWe are a family of 5 people. We have 3 young sons (vary sweet but animated): two twins of 5 years old and a younger one of 4 years old. We live in the countryside of Lucca, a pretty medieval town very close to Pisa, to the seaside and one hour far from Florence. We both work and our parents are helping us taking care of children. We have a good knowledge of the english and french languages (except the children...), but we are looking for someone who has at least a basic knowledge of italian. If you are looking for an holiday spot in Tuscany this is a good opportunity for you. We both work from mon. to fri. (sat and sun off). P.S. we're looking for someone to be host starting from the end of June 'till the beginning of September. We will be on holiday for 2weeks (last week of July and the first of August) and you will be alone at home for that period
Area: SmålandThe area around Drefseryd says to be one of Scandinavia's most beautiful places and it´s located just outside Gränna in the deep fairy-like John Bauer forest of Småland. Our Farm´s history goes back all the way to the 18th century. Today it´s a small family business with agriculture, forestry and of course our animals: sheep and cattle. There´s also bees, hens, horses and of course cats and dogs. Besides usual farm work we arrange workshops and events like building wooden fences and pollarding. In our small shop we sell our own produce to local residents or visiting tourists. Summertime Gränna is frequently visited by tourists from all over. The family consists of farmer Petter and his wife Jenny and a 9 year old son (and three grown up sons in their 20s visiting now and then). We´re easy going people and workaway gives us an opportunity to see/meet the world without leaving home. For obvious reasons we cannot take long vacations. :) As a farmer weather and animals runs your life but we like to take shorter trips and are more than happy to show our volunteers this beautiful area and our way of life. Key projects (besides normal farm work) for 2014: *Lamb event in May 2014 *Miscellaneous carpentry work & repair projects *Fences - build, replace and maintain the fences is an ongoing job *Garden - our poor neglected garden needs some (a lof of) work. A perfect permaculture project?
Area: PerugiaWelcome to our Backpacker Hostel!! It is the ideal placement for those volunteers who are looking for a unique work-holiday experience in a friendly, open, and engaging atmosphere. It is also a valuable opportunity to enjoy a glimpse of the authentic Perugian lifestyle through daily interaction with our friends and family. We are located in the countryside but are also very close to the historical center of Perugia (1.50 euro bus ticket to town), so it will be very easy to experience the different aspects of both farm and city life. We offer free bikes, free internet access, free guest kitchen with breakfast, lunch a few days a week, free swimming pool use, and more, including a temporary invitation into our lives. We need help running our farm-hostel which includes: - Guest check-in and assistance, setting up breakfast, looking after the swimming pool, general cleanings, and other various tasks. - Outdoor jobs include gardening, planting and harvesting (garlic, olives, etc) taking care of the farm animals (horses, donkeys, etc), painting and other DIY jobs that vary according to season.