Area: AlgarveThe Algarve is the dream of those looking for a holiday destination and the most tourist region from Portugal. With the richness of it's historical heritage, it's gastronomy filled with delicacies, the beauty of the mountains ,it's many parks and nature reserves and the magnificent coastline with beaches bathed by clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Algarve is unique. We are living in the hills of the Eastern Algarve, 16 km from FARO, 8 km from FUSETA ( nearest beach ). We have a nice villa and we try this year to start a small business in tourism We are involved now in building , gardening, house maintenance and of course cooking ( we love to try everyday new recipes from around the world ).
Area: BursaWe are a retired couple (English wife), living on the edge of the Iznik Lake 14 km from Orhangazi and 24 km from the historic town of Iznik (Nicaea). A very quiet peaceful place surrounded by olive groves. We are establishing a garden and putting finishing touches to the house. We are looking for workaways to help from mid April 2013.
Area: British Columbia**We are full until September, but would love to hear from you if you are interested in a fall visit to Vancouver Island*** We have a small, mixed farm on Vancouver Island where we raise Ridley Bronze turkeys and Large Black Hogs as part of the effort to preserve heritage breeds of livestock. We also have a few sheep, a flock of laying hens, muscovy ducks, cashmere goats, and a couple of horses. We run a CSA and attend weekly farmers' markets during the main growing season. We have small, unkempt orchard with apples, pears, and cherry trees and are building an orangerie so we can grow citrus. We have a decent sized market garden and partner with neighbours to produce more than you'd expect from a very small piece of land (our property is under two acres and we lease fields for grazing in the area). We are not certified, but practice organic growing and are learning more and more about permaculture principles. We are interested in art, photography, and natural building as well as in local food production, sustainability, and community building. Our household is a multi-generational one made up of an older accomplished artist, a writer (the main farmer) [49 and holding], a graphic designer, and a machinist [27 and 31]. Our neighborhood has several young farmers and friends in it--next door to us is an amazing yoga teacher, reiki practictioner and thai masseuse with great rates, and we host regular 'neighborhood dinners.' Dani (27) works part time at an ecovillage, one of the most built-out permaculture and natural building sites in Canada, and there may be some opportunity to travel to the site (an hour away) for a day or two to spend time immersed in that environment. This would be a good placement for someone who likes a mix of city and country living and who is quite creative--there is often an art project or small building project going on where a creative touch could be lent. This is a good placement for one or two people--the private room and semi-private kitchen lend themselves to some autonomy or a taste of home, and it's always nicer to be working with a buddy! Dani has done workaway in Iceland and Latvia and loved it, and she is planning a round-the-world trip with soon-to-be-husband Toryn based on workaway placements, so we have some idea of this program from the participant side and are really excited to be hosts.
Area: North Rhine WestphaliaUrgent! At Friday 24. October the strawbales for our strawbale build will be delivered. Unfortanately a few people who had promissed their help can't come. So if you are looking for a project to learn about strawbale building, ours could be it. We want to start as soon als the bales are delivered. We have e great guesthouse to stay... In 2012 we (familie of 4) bought a barren field of 2.25 hectares in Germany. On a part of this land there was a building permit. The first thing we did was to build a Strawbalehouse. After that we started with the landscaping (planting over 2000 trees) and we build a guesthouse.
Area: SaxonyMe, 34 (♀), open-minded, nature and adventure loving, are proud to call ourselves owner of a beautiful old Gründerzeit house in Leipzig. Colourful, divers and open – that’s life in Leipzig. The city is famous for its vivid cultural scene with its countless clubs, pubs, museums, cabarets, libraries, opera and “Gewandhaus”. Nevertheless hectic you won’t find in Leipzig. In the midst of many parks and surrounded by a beautiful lake- and riverscape you can also let your soul tangle and enjoy the solitude of a 500.000- inhabitants-“village”. Located in the multi-cultural eastern part of Leipzig our house is by tram just 5 minutes away from main station & city centre. It was built in 1910 and is full of living history and spirit. Unfortunately this liveliness has given way to emptiness and greyness within the last years as nobody took care of keeping the house intact. To make it completely habitable once again there is much to do (see below “Arbeit”). Our dream is to breathe new life and colour in these ancient walls and the garden on the rear side of the building and make it to a place for alternative way of living and artistic freedom. If you want you could help us. It would be our pleasure to welcome you in this small oasis. Besides: Traveling to our house in Leipzig is very easy and not so much expensive. You can come by plain (low budget airline Easyjet or Ryanair) to Berlin and then by train to Leipzig or directly by plane to airport Leipzig/Halle (low budget airline TuiFly). We could also help you in organizing your trip.