Area: EpirusPlease note there are currently no vacancies for the summer month available. We are a small family living a simple life on our organic self sufficient farm on mainland Greece in a beautiful region called Epirus (or Ipiros). Our farm lies just outside the town Arta near the Amvrakikos Gulf and about 40 km from the Ionian coast . The area around Arta has long been known as the orange growing centre of Greece. Lush orange groves can be found all over the place. Our land was covered with dark green orange trees as well until the demand of Greek oranges declined dramatically and a severe frost caused a lot of damage to the trees in our area. Today we cultivate about 2-3 ha of land where we grow a large variety of fruit trees besides oranges, some with more and some with less success. One of our aims is to experiment, to try out new things and to find out what suits this area best. We now have well known fruits like apples, peaches, grapes and pears as well as exotic plants like assimina, passion fruit or feijoa and tropicals like banana and guava in our large greenhouse. Besides fruit trees there is a number of olive trees and walnut trees growing on our farm. Our main aim is to be self sufficient as much as possible and to reduce the amount of money we spent for every day life.
Area: MessiniasOur plot of land is set on the edge of a stunning gorge with lovely views of the Messinian coastline and surrounding mountains. It is the ideal spot for people seeking peace and quiet without being too far from local villages, beaches, restaurants and bars. The plot is only 2.5 kilometres by road from the charming and popular holiday resort of Stoupa with its sandy beaches and amenities. It is also only 2 kilometres by road to the nearest mountain village with its tavernas, bakeries and mini-market. Access to the village is also possible via an old kalderimi (cobblestone-paved road built for hoofed traffic). A popular route for hikers and nature lovers. We are an English couple who are keen environmentalists but need some help moving from idea to fruition. Namely, to create our own off-the-grid mountain oasis based on the principles of alternative and sustaining living practices. We currently live in a yurt with a caravan that provides our cooking and washing facilities. We need volunteer assistance to create better on-site facilities and set up the infrastructure to afford an environmentally sustainable lifestyle and welcome more volunteers. If there was a Greek word that describes what we are trying to achieve it is Eudaimonia, which can be translated as "human flourishing." The ancient Greek philosophy of Eudaimonia was founded by Aristotle and is based on a self-realization theory - that the source of happiness is internal and cultivated by living a worthwhile life.
Area: City of Anchorage, AlaskaLooking for a last minute worker starting August 26th, until September 15th. Responsibilities include tidying up after guests check out and helping around the main house as needed. Work starts usually at 11am and is over usually between 2 and 3pm. The days vary but generally four to six days a week (sometimes less). The rest of the days and afternoons are yours to explore Anchorage and the outdoors. I am active and like to spend my time outdoors. There are a lot of responsibilities that come with having a large home. I work a 9-5 and get up early on weekdays, but Alaska is very fun and beautiful in summer, so I try to take full advantage on the weekends. If I can find someone to share the chore load during the week, it would free up time to enjoy rafting, camping, hiking, cycling, running, kayaking, sailing, traveling, fishing, and exploring on the weekends. Workstayers might want to join me on adventures from time to time, or get out and explore independently - if I need to get out of town for a few days, we can take turns watching the house and taking care of the pets. I have a few loaner bicycles you can use, and would happily buy a variety used equipment for recreational use if you are interested in helping fix them up for the guests. They would be available for everyone to use. The ideal stay is 1-4 months, depending on the relationship we build, and the quality of work, but right now I am looking for a last minute worker for August 26th to September 15
Area: Fremantle, Western AustraliaI am a quadriplegic C4/5 confined to my electric wheel-chair for my mobility and independence. I am an easy going guy. I share my home with Nicole my German carer and have five other carers assist me in my drive for independence. Have a simple home in Fremantle with chickens/chooks in back yard with permaculture garden as an ongoing project. I love going to music festivals. Have a mobile-home that we travel away in. I enjoy life and the challenges that come with it.
Area: JericoacoaraWe are 5 min. walking distance from the main road of Jericoacoara and only 250 m from the famous sunset dune, “Duna do Pôr-do-Sol” on the main beach. We offer a combination of Pousada & Hostel with spacious private apartments and dorm apartments. The place provides a nice garden with hammocks and chairs to relax under mango and palm trees, a common kitchen, BBQ, free book & clothes exchange, a common guitar, a slack line and much more. We organize Caipi-Nights, kite surf lessons, lagoon tours and transfer for our guests. Our concept is to obtain a sociable place where the guests have the chance to meet other travelers for cultural exchange, interchange travel tips and to relax in a comfortable and entertaining environment. We're searching for "workawayers" who like to help with the daily targets, improve the place, keep it neat and going in a diversify group. Helpers who are skilled and experienced in different things. Between March - June it's low season in Jeri and therefore not extremely busy and more relaxed. This is the time for creativity, maintenance, gardening, painting and marketing. If you prefer a more buzzing place you'll better come between June - February, in Jeri´s high season (September and October are more quiet months in the high season though). In this time the help here is a bit more active than in low season. Usually we are a team of 1 - 3 vary helpers, working in different shifts but hand in hand. Beside the usual targets, everybody has his own little project and is doing what he's best skilled in - if possible. Beside the personal project there are also the daily tasks which are necessary and need to get done even those are less fun. We take care about one adorable hostel-dog and two lovely hostel-cats. In case you are allergic please let us know but it might be no problem because it's all very open and the animals are outside. If you prefer socializing instead of an absolute privacy this is the right place to be. The help is needed from now on-wards until open end!