Area: plovdiv regionWe are a british couple in our 40's who emigrated to bulgaria 5 years ago. we bought a property with no mains services and made our home here - not yet finished. we have a small holding with chickens/ducks/dogs/cats and horses. We take it in turns to visit the uk for employment but there is always one or both of us home, the region we live in does not have any other english except for my parents up the road. Our home stands 2miles from the nearest neighbours so it really is very rural and our lifestyle is minus many modcons (but plainly we have the internet) we have log fired central heating, solar panels and bore holes to supply our water, plus generators. most tasks are done by hand. the keyword to our family is humour! we find the funny side in everything and wierd and wonderful things happen here every day. our life is a lot like a childs adventure novel....
Area: North Central MississippiFall volunteer opportunity. Apply for Early Sprig Kidding! We have a 35 acre homestead approximately 10 miles south of Oxford, MS. 3 adults, 2 young children, 50 goats, 1 guinea, 33 chickens, 4 livestock guardian dogs, and 7 cats live on the property. We raise gourmet garlic, vegetables, herbs, meat goats, and chickens. We need help with our goats, dogs, chickens, large gardens, harvesting and preserving veggies, building maintenance and construction, wood cutting, and household work. We use our gardens to produce organic food for our families and for sale to a local restaurant. We don’t operate a CSA and we no longer regularly sell at local farmers’ markets. Luddite Alert! We no longer use tillers (our gardens are happier) and don’t use our mowers, bush hogs, or chain saws on a regular basis. If you join us, you will be using a lot of hand tools, human powered saws, and possibly learning to mow with a scythe. Please note, we do not live in the suburbs. If you will be offended by some degree of disorder, don’t volunteer here. We are juggling a lot of balls, getting/keeping the farm in order, goats, chickens, planting, harvesting, putting up veggies, homeschooling grandchildren, large dogs who want to go AWOL…… It is endless. Fun but endless. Things are not neat and, to be honest, they are often barely organized. If you can’t handle impromptu living, we are not the place for you. General Work Requirements: In return for room and board, we expect an average of 25 hours of work a week. We do require that you work at specific times. Now that the fall is settling in we don't have to start as early. We work until about noon. You take a break after lunch while I homeschool the grandchildren etc. You then do some afternoon garden/animal chores. If you are here longer than a week, you will work 6 days a week and take a full day off. You choose the day. Length of stay: We prefer folks who want to stay for two weeks or more. If the volunteer has previous farm/work experience that we need at that time, we can arrange one week stays. We cannot accommodate volunteers who want to stay for less than a week. If you are here for less than 2 weeks, you will not be tending to the dogs and goats. It takes too long to get a volunteer used to the animals and the animals used to them to make that work. You can be around them but you won’t be assuming any responsibility for their care. Transportation: Getting here: Mega Bus now serves Oxford. There is a stop on the campus of the University of MS. We will pick you up and return you to Oxford. Please let us know before you make reservations. Once you are here: While we are only 10 miles from Oxford, there is NO public transportation between our farm and Oxford. If you have a bicycle, it is possible to safely ride to Oxford during the day. However, the road is not safe at night as there are no bike lanes, “shoulders” or consistent lighting. We can, however, arrange to take folks into town when we go. Food preferences: We are omnivores NOT vegetarians. That said, we have had vegans staying with us and it worked well. Living Conditions: We are currently finishing the construction of our volunteer living space. Right now there is an air conditioned/heated sleeping/eating space with a half bath. There is a sink, microwave, and small fridge for food prep. Soon there will be a shower. For now you have to use the shower in one of our two houses. We build much of our own stuff; housing/septic/drainage systems etc. and, if you join us, you may be helping and learning. You have your own space and we provide basic food, coffee, tea, fruit, milk and juice etc. You fix your own breakfast and either your own lunch or your own dinner. I prepare one full meal a day that we all eat together unless you prefer to take the food to your own space. Internet Access: If you have a computer, tablet, smart phone etc. wireless internet access is available for e-mail and social networking. Online gaming, gambling and endless video streaming are not permitted. Laundry facilities are available in both houses. Smoking: You can smoke outside. We do not allow smoking inside our houses, the volunteer space, the barns, or in the gardens. Drugs: You may not use illegal drugs on our property. Languages: We are native English speakers with limited Italian, French, Spanish, and German. We are interested in having volunteers who speak another language so that we can learn from them while they practice their English with us. I am currently learning Spanish and attempting to teach it to our homeschooled grandchildren. If you like children and would like to teach a Spanish lesson once a day, I’m sure you would be an improvement! Music and Art: Everyone on Broken Magnolia loves music and everyone except myself and a 5 year old grandchild play. We live in the MS Hill Country and the spring and summer and early fall are the time for Hill Country Blues festivals. If you have your own transportation, these festivals and the MS Delta and the many Delta blues festivals are an easy drive away. Our son, who lives on the farm, is a professional artist and is interested in having volunteers who would like to work on framing etc. The village we live in has many professional artists. Pets: We cannot accommodate pets. RVs: If you have a small to medium size RV we can arrange to park it and run an electric cord and water hose to it but we don’t have permanent hookups for water or sewage. 2015 Kidding: Kidding will begin in mid Feb: Our bucks went in with our does on Sept. 17th. That means we will start kidding Feb. 14th-21st. If the does follow their usual pattern most of them will kid within 2 to 2 1/2 weeks. Our kidding volunteers have to commit to being here for at least 3 weeks. Kidding is an exciting but demanding time. 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Area: NeuquénWe are an authentic ranch in Northern Patagonia, looking for one or two people the whole year round but AT LEAST TWO MONTH. Specific skills required: - Farming / Gardening - Building Maintenance, Carpenting, Painting - Blacksmith - Natural Horsemanship - Hydropony - Web site development Eventually we need two people for the High Mountain pasture from january to may. In exchange we provide a nice accomodation, food, the oportunity to enjoy the amazing nature of Patagonia and the posibility to horseback ride. Voir le site. A votre disposition pour te info que vs souhaiteriez. VIVE UNA EXPERIENCIA DE VOLUNTARIADO EN UNA ESTANCIA EN PATAGONIA. Somos una autentica Estancia en Patagonia Norte, buscando una o dos personas con competencias determinadas, todo el ano ( minimo DOS meses): - Mantenimiento construcciones. Carpinteria, Pintura - Trabajos de parque - Herrador & doma sin violencia - Hydroponia - Desarollo sitio web - Eventualmente necesitamos gente para la Veranada en la Cordillera de Enero hasta Mayo. A cambio le ofrecemos un alojamiento agradable, comida, la oportunidad de disfrutar de la naturaleza de Patagonia y la posibilidad de montar a caballo.
Area: Pays de la LoireHelp refresh a house hidden in magical wildlife filled grounds of two hectares with ponds and wild woods, surrounded by fields with horses and cows. 3km from the village and half an hour from town. The house needs general decorating, DIY, cleaning and maintenance, inside and out, the garden needs clearing of brambles and fallen trees. We are looking for a fit person or two, for general help with the project of the day. Flexible times for work and meals, food is provided which you'll mostly cook for yourselves. Separate or shared bedroom, shared bathroom or shower room. Very relaxed atmosphere.
Area: Washington State1060 acres of permanently protected forests, meadows and steppe at the edge of the Columbia River Gorge in south-central Washington State. An off-grid, non-profit, working ranch, home to year-round programming teaching sustainable living to children of all ages, the nation’s first modern wilderness cemetery, and a residential community dedicated to stewarding this special land with reverence. We operate a children's summer camp for 7 weeks in the summer and host numerous other field trips and retreats for children and adults. We share the land with 19 horses, a flock of pigeons and one of chickens, several cats and a few dogs. There are currently 6 full-time residents at the ranch, and there are always other wonderful guests and volunteers coming and going. Our community tends to gather and share meals or activities a couple of times per week. The lifestyle is a mix of very social times and very solitary times. Volunteers should be comfortable spending time alone and working independently, and also be happy to work as a team and have fun as a community!