Area: New South WalesI am very active and enjoy cycling cross country, swimming snorkelling diving walking and learning french. I therefore want someone who would enjoy lots of activites but bien sur a french native speaker who will help me with my french conversational skills plus some work in the garden and house. I have a big house and live there with my German shepherd dog .. I go canoeing and paddle I the ocean as well as in rivers. I am keen to help you also with english and offer a relaxed and active stay with lots of adventure however I have committed myself to hosting from mid October to January so now I will not be able to host anyone else until 2015
Area: Midi PyreneesWe took on a family project to renovate a chateau in the beautiful town of Belesta in the South France. It is a beautiful 12 century chateau in the centre of the town. Belesta is nested between a beautiful mountainous landscape. We love to get into the French culture and visit local markets and events and love the French food. We love the project but really need some help with some Maintenance and decorating jobs, we take a hands on approach and would love anybody that is willing to come and get stuck in.
Area: west of TurkeyWe live in Fethiye, which is a small town in the west of Turkey. It's a touristic place where lots of foreigners live. My husband (Serdar Arslan) owns an organization company. Both of us are originally from Istanbul. We moved here in 2011 because I was pregnant and we wanted to raise our child in nature and Istanbul with its traffic and crowd wasn't right for our aim. In Istanbul I was working in the headquarters of a bank (Akbank), but here in Fethiye I prefer to take care of my daughter, so I am not working. Fethiye is a beautiful town with lots of historical places. You can google Fethiye and see more about the town.
Area: TuscanyJens and Marjolijn welcome you in the beautiful surroundings of the authentic, yet hardly discovered Garfagnanaregion, in the northwest of Tuscany! Our small campsite is located at an altitude of 600 meters on the edge of the mountain village Coreglia Antelminelli, one of the "Borghi più belli d'Italia'. From the campsite it's a short walk via the ancient arch to the citycenter. Walk through the small, charming streets, take an espresso or caffe latte in one of the bars and enjoy a place where time seems to have stood still! The rustic campsite accommodates 40 tents and five caravans and campers. On the campsite you'll find a small restaurant, which we are operating as a table d'hote, and a bar. In the vicinity of the campsite you can find the village Bagni di Lucca, famous for its thermal baths, and, the medieval town of Barga, with its narrow, sloping streets, small squares and many galeries. The area offers a variety of hiking and mountaineering opportunities. Several parks, including La Grotta del Vento and Il Parco Naturale dell'Orecchiella, are in the vicinity. Lucca is located about 40 minutes by car from the campsite. One hour drive and you are on the sunny beaches of Viareggio and Lido di Camaiore. Also Pisa with its famous Torre Pendente is located one hour away. Florence can be reached easily by car.
Area: Kuldiga...ever close your eyes,- ever stop and listen, ever feel alive- and you have nothing missing. YOU DON'T NEED A REASON- let the day go on and on... /Enya/ We are absolutely happy and smiley latvian/english couple - Linda and Joel who just enjoy teamwork and world's magical realism.. :) We both are in constant move around the world, but time by time we settle down in our little paradise here in Latvia... :) We have really amazing experience in hosting (literally hundreds of people through Couchsurfing and less through volunteering) ... we just enjoy hosting the most... ..and what is very important to be great hosts- we have long history (about 6years) of volunteering by ourselves as well.. So that is kind a good combination we would say... :) ..just lost in nature and touched its beauty... ...and ART IS EVERYWHERE... We can find inspiration in all ways we can.... ....In tall grass, ....in small old town with smell of spring or big city with graphical glasses, ....in sound of grasshopper,or in old old yellow newspapers list who can tell us a story... We really enjoy all what life offers to us... It could be possibilities, people or just the rainy or shiny weather... :D we like people a lot... :) and we like to share... :) Share good moments, time, smiles, picnics and millions of small details what are all around... ..we like to jump high, laugh out loud and to celebrate the Life every day... :) “What day is it?" "It's today," squeaked Piglet. "My favorite day," said Pooh. ...EVERYTHING IS FOR A REASON.... AND FOR A GOOD REASON....