Region: AquitaineWorkaway note: Please contact this host in French! Hello, I'm 50, I enjoy walking, dancing, music, reading, painting and decoration. I meditate, do yoga and things that touch my spirituality. I am also a healer. I eat vegan and gluten free food, I eat cooked vegetables, grains and legumes, lots of raw vegetables and fruits. I pay the greatest possible attention to the earth. I live in a small village at the foot of the mountains, in a house with a big yard, trees, flowers and plenty of work to do. I speak only French. Bonjour , j'ai 50 ans, j'aime la marche, danser, la musique, lire, la peinture, la déco. Je fait de la méditation, un peu de yoga, tout se qui touche à la spiritualité, je suis énergéticienne. Je mange végétalien et sans gluten, je mange beaucoup de légumes et des fruits crus, et aussi quelques céréals. Je fait le plus possible attention à la terre. Et j'en oublie pleins... je vie dans un petit village au pieds des montagnes, dans une maison avec des travaux et un jardin ( pas un potager). Je parle que le Français.
Region: Pai, ThailandAfter the success achieved at an organic farm a group of hardworking and likeminded folk were inspired to set up a similar project; reforesting an area of degraded farmland whilst living as close to sustainable as we can. We are open to receive volunteers, although due to the nature of the project we only accept a limited number of people at one time. Our main goals are to reforest and improve the diversity of the land, live as simply and sustainably as possible, and hopefully through giving this experience inspire others to rethink their way of life and embrace the beauty of simple living. Volunteering with us you will gain a wealth of experience living and working in a sustainable permaculture system. We try and keep closely linked to the culture and traditions of the local area, encouraging the sharing of ideas and methods. We generally eat Thai style food, using as many locally picked and grown herbs and vegetables as possible. All our construction is loyal to the local style of wood and bamboo building, and we invite local workers to assist us, giving all our volunteers the opportunity to learn directly from our local Thai masters! We are also looking for additional long term residents to offer support to the current project manager Catherine. If you have some experience working on farms, or are keen to expand your skills in this area then please get in touch about applying for a long term position. The farm is located in very beautiful peaceful surroundings, next to the native forest and alongside local villager’s farmland. We do not enforce a set work schedule, everyone is given the opportunity to decide when and how much they want to work, although the general attitude of our volunteers is to be eager to get involved and see the land blossom! The farm is a perfect place for meditation, yoga and other personal pursuits, but it is not so difficult to reach Pai town and explore the local area where you can find waterfalls, hot springs, temples and cake shops! But before you read any further, please take a minute to reflect, our project is based on living as simply and sustainably as possible, this means you will have to be comfortable surrendering your western comforts! We have a limited solar electricity source, so no lights apart from the kitchen, no hot showers or wifi or even a fridge. We cook together as a family on wood burning stoves, everyone is responsible to ensure we have enough firewood, to harvest food, and to prepare meals (but don’t worry we always look after those who haven’t experienced this type of living before). The village is a 30minute walk away and Pai 6km further on from here. It is relatively easy to walk or hitchhike, and it is also possible to rent scooters from town if you want more freedom. Ideally we like volunteers to stay with us for at least two weeks as it always takes a little time to get settled and become proficient in basic skills to tackle daily jobs and activities. However if you are unable to commit as much time then you are still welcome to join us as we don’t like to turn away anyone who is keen to learn and become involved. Unfortunately we do not have enough long term residents to be able to manage any commercial sales from the land. We are therefore left with very few options when it comes to the financial side of farm life. Up to now the project is in existence due to the generosity of a great number of people who have donated either time or money for the development of the basic infrastructure, buildings, maintenance and upkeep of the project. We try and run on as little money and outside inputs as we can, but still we have daily costs such as buying tools, paying for local workers, buying necessary ingredients for the kitchen, and repairing buildings. This money has been steadily provided for us by the kindness of volunteers. We encourage everyone to donate, but if your situation deems you unable or if you are interested in becoming a long term member of the project then please let us know. If you are interested in joining us…. Please get in touch and let us know when and for how long you would like to join us. We can then arrange a time to meet either in the village or Pai town and take you over to New Land (it’s a bit difficult to find on your own). We ask everyone to be mindful of the natural environment and therefore please try and use natural or eco-friendly products (soaps, shampoo, detergents etc). You will also need to bring a good headlamp or flashlight as there is very limited electricity.
Region: QuebecYou would like to participate on a ecological strawbale house workshop? You are invited to help us this summer. We are located in a beautiful site in nature near of La Mauricie National Park, located in the Laurentian mountain range (between Montreal and Quebec). Vous aimeriez participer à un chantier écologique d'une maison de paille? Vous êtes alors invités à venir nous aider cet été. Nous sommes situés sur un magnifique site en pleine nature tout près du Parc national de la Mauricie situé dans la chaîne de montagnes des Laurentides(entre Montréal et Québec)
Region: GrendiWe do not need volunteers at the moment. If we need volunteers again, I will delete this headline! Thank you :) Hello Volunteer! :) This is a project of travel for peace. We want to finish a huge peace center that many people can enjoy this place for different events. We are a peace organization which so far arranges peace travels for Norwegian pupils, grown ups, has a well-fare project in Africa and wants to extend it's offer. Therefore we need our peace center. Our vision for the peace center is to be a collecting point for future work on peace and human rights. The old building (built 1911 - 1917) was a lung-hospice before. We are about to renovate it. Some rooms are already completed. In a few rooms there are only some details missing and others have to be renovated entirely. We have one skilled person but he can't of course do the work only by himself. Therefore we need you. We want to finish some parts until August (and some parts later on), so the building and the surroundings can be used for grill-parties, as a hosting place for travelers, the rooms inside for exhibitions and so on. We really need people that want to work and do identify with our vision. We had some people before which didn't really came for work and that is why the peace center still is not completed. So please do not contact us if you are afraid of getting your hands dirty. We started the project in July 2012 and it works great so far, therefore I am looking for more fun people that can help us to work on the peace center! Furthermore we bought a hotel 5 km away from the peace center to have enough space to host visitors of the peace center. So this is a new project we are working on. Sometimes we need help of volunteers for outdoor work and serving etc. Skills in hospitality would therefore be a benefit. The nature around the peace center is just fascinating. It is close to the water with a small sandy beach. We have bicycles here which you can borrow as well as fishing rodes and tents. You can go hiking, biking, fishing, swimming, canoeing, rafting and so on. We also have two guitars here, some drums and a piano. Check out the pictures to get a better impression of the place where we are. We can arrange to pick you up in Kristiansand. Important: we need you to have a travel insurance, that covers volunteer work. Otherwise we can't allow you to volunteer for us. I am happy to see you here!
Region: AlgarveLocated on the West Coast of the Algarve, 5 minutes drive from beautiful (surf) beaches and 3 minutes from the village Aljezur. 16 ha. farm with 3 lakes populated with koi carps. A large and beautiful garden and plenty of young fruit trees.