Área: Western AustraliaWe are developing a 4 acre property in the heart of the Margaret River wine region. We are coming to the end of our house building project and starting to landscape our property. We keep chickens for free range eggs, and run a few sheep. We are totally reliant on rainwater, recycle all of the waste water from our property onto the garden. We balance part time professional jobs with family life on a beautiful rural property, near the bush, beach, wineries and breweries. We are close to some of the best surfing beaches in Western Australia too. We are looking for willing workers to help us out in any aspect of general maintenance, landscaping, planting, sanding, painting, garden maintenance, including weeding and watering, mowing, mulching; housework and ironing. Tasks will dependent on our current projects, helpers skills, experience and fitness level, time of year and the weather. In return we will provide a comfortable private room with own bathroom, linen, bedding, pillows,towels and meals,plus wi-fi internet access, terms negotiable depending on hours worked etc. The expectation is 24 hours a week, with at least 2 free days but longer working days with more days off and flexible start/ finish times can all be negotiated. We offer stays of at least two weeks at a time. We work hard but are easy going and play fair! We are able to collect from the local bus station in Margaret River Town, less than 10 mins away. Town is 7km by road, or a 5km walk on bush trails. There is a strict NO SMOKING policy on the property.
Área: TuscanyWe are an Italian family living in Bagni di Lucca, in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. We need help in the home and with our English language skills. We live in a village called Guzzano in a typical Tuscan home with 3 children 2 boys, 1 girl and a dog called Dorethea. We are looking for someone who speaks a little Italian and so would be able to teach our children English. We need help in the home with housework and cooking meals and with our childrens English homework and by talking to us in English this will also help the whole families language skills. In addition there may be outside work such as gardening, tidying and sweeping up. We also are really interested in people who have violin or music to help one of the children with their music lessons. Please note all meals are included you will only have to pay for food on your days off and if you choose to eat out.
Área: EnglandMyself Jane and partner Graham both late 50s but young at heart! We are both non smokers and do not have any smoking allowed anywhere in the house. Graham works at a private school in Rochester kent as head of grounds. I do voluntary work from home for an internet based site assisting anyone who has lost their dog and work closely with a number of police forces if a dog has been stolen We are both friendly and have in past had number of over seas visitors connected with family in New Zealand and friends of my son while touring the world- Australia & Hong Kong We have 2 non agresive dogs - a large german shepherd and a spaniel. Anyone staying must like dogs as they are both very friendly although the german shepherd will bark until he is used to you. We live just outside MAIDSTONE in Kent a very nice town- in an area called Allington- bus route to town or about half an hour walk. We can offer a room with double bed so couples more than welcome but only if we have suitable work at that time. We have broadband interent access available which you can use. But we have found out we are limited on our broadband useage. Using Skype takes us well over our limit and we are then charged. Emails etc do not do this. I do not work as I have MS ( multiple sclerosis) but still able to walk around but get tired easily on off days. this means i am at home most days. Graham would be working during the week. PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDER AS ALREADY GETTING MANY REQUESTS
Área: Poitou CharentesWe are a down to earth English couple renovating a small medieval moated castle. Our organic Veggie garden is now in its 4th year, we now have a poly tunnel to help improve results and achieve self sustainability. we share our home with Millie, Gizmo and Scruffy our 3 cats, we have 4 ducks, Donni, Julie, Eric and Jed but they have their own house on the island and spend most of their time in the moat :) We also have 3 chickens and a cockerel. We provide meals and accommodation in return for 28hrs per week. Accommodation: We have 4 caravans, so everyone has their own space, all caravans have electricity and we have on-site WiFi, we also have space for camping, you have use of all facilities in the castle, we also have a 4mtr swimming pool and several bikes available. With up to 10 people here at any one time we are NOT able to cater for vegetarians, sorry. We are located in a small village, there is a bar and small shop within walking distance, a small lake, some great walks and several castles within easy cycling distance (5km for example) Within 10km: Large outdoor swimming pool, Beautiful lake with restaurant and boat hire, canoeing on the river, large water park, a large town with all shops and facilities. In our region Deux-Sevres (two rivers) there is a regional bus service that is €1.50 to each town or city, you can visit the department capital Niort for just €1.50, the Medieval town of Parthenay is just €1.50 away and many more for those interested in discovering the local area. On Sundays we like to visit local Vide-Greniers in search of a bargain or old relic for the castle, you are welcome to come along. You can come for anything from two week to several months. (The minimum stay is 2 weeks, one week is just not enough to get settled and in to the routine etc) Rachael gives free French lessons for anyone interested in learning the language. For people staying longer term we offer free business lessons for anyone interested in starting an automated on-line business, or if you already have a website or business we can help you improve your search engine positions and internet marketing. Types of work available include: Gardening, garden clearing. All types of building and renovation work, joinery, stone work, plumbing, plastering, painting general labourers etc Cleaning, cooking, sewing, and general maintenance. UPDATE: We are looking for someone able to make basic window frames. Also someone able to service garden equipment, mower, strimmers etc Or if you have a skill or experience that you feel may help then email us with details. Artist: We had an artist offer do a painting of the castle in oil paints but had to cancel at the last minute due to family problems, anyone interested in this also would be welcome. WHEN REPLYING PLEASE INCLUDE APPROX DATES YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME, HOW LONG FOR AND TYPES OF WORK YOU CAN DO.
Área: BulgariaOur family has lived in Bulgaria for seven years now, and it has been an adventure! We have various business and property interests there now, probably the most important of which is neither business nor property, but the Foundation which was set up by my mother to help disadvantaged children and adults in Bulgaria. The gorgeous countryside of Bulgaria is where it all started but it's time to admit that the flora and foliage have finally beaten us - we need help!