Region: QueenslandI'm a multidisciplinary artist living and working on a twelve acre rain forest property in the glorious Noosa Hinterland. Centrally located, Doonan is an easy 6 minutes to the world famous Eumundi Markets, 12 minutes to the Noosa river and 15 minutes to Noosa Beach. My husband is a semi-retired computer consultant and spends his time happily pre-occupied with his passion for computers, boat building, all things wood and his love of good craftsmanship.
Region: GisborneAs a 60 year old Maori woman I spend most of my time just enjoying what life has to offer. I am a weaver of sorts and like to work in many mixed media areas. My main focus in general is looking after my 70 year old husband. He is Maori and was brought up on the coast and has extensive knowledge of the this area and the coast in general, he is a fluent speaker of the Maori language and still tutors today. So there is a fountain of information that can be tapped if so desired. We live in the Mangahauini Valley of Tokomaru Bay which means we are surrounded by hills and farmland with a 5 minute drive to the sea or a 10 minute walk, being in the valley is a very quite and peaceful. We are Pool and Dart members of the Tavern and Rugby Club so enjoy the social events that occur during the year. We have four Marae in our community which sees us attending/working for on various occasions re: Birthdays, Deaths etc.
Region: Atlantic coast in Pays de la LoireBonjour, we are a well-travelled, anglo/french retired couple (young in spirit and very active) living in an old farmhouse in a rural area just south of Brittany and 10kms from the coast and the river Loire. Our project, which is already well underway, is the renovation of the former commandery of the order of the Maltese Knights and its outhouses, re-establishing a good sized vegetable garden and knocking the paddocks, the fencing and gardens back into shape. We have a dog and a horse and we borrow sheep from the farm next door to help keep the grass under control in the spring. We have 3 children who are grown and studying or travelling but who come home from time to time. We do enjoy trying to improve our workawayers French language and give them the opportunity to discover the beauties of the Pays de Retz and South Brittanny, from Guérande and La Baule to Pornic.
Region: Mountains/Bergregion im Velebita couple of years ago we moved from germany. our "life-style" is : live an let live. we are amateur farmers who are eager to learn by ‘doing’ & sharing with others, learning as we go, requiring advice from people who are more qualified/experienced than ourselves. on our "farm" you will find a lot of animals. donkeys, goats, chicken and goose. also straydogs and cats. we privatly have a shelter for this poor animals. cats and some dogs are in the house !!! so absolutely required is to like animals. help is needed with the animals, the garden and surroundings. it always depends on the time of the year, whats more ore less to do. as we are still renovating the house and surroundings we would be happy about craftsman and artisans. also types of help wished and we would be gratefull for : rendering, plastering, carpentry, stone walls, fencing, painting, metalwork, Eco - building projects permaculture and landscape design, gardening, pruning, cooking. , preservation, bee keeping, herbalist, Anything (not mentioned) that may improve our self sustainability ratios. usually we prepare meals for everybody together, but we are NO vegetarians. so if you are an vegetarian, you will have to prepare your own meals. BUT we dont mind learning some vegetarian cooking ! during summertimes it is possible that we have a lack with water, so daily-shower is not possible. the adriatic coast is about 30 km from us, so in your free time you can drive to the beach, if you are here by car. otherwise it is a bit difficult, as the next busstop is 3km away and the busses are not running all day long. we are in the middel of nowhere, a beautifull, peacefull nowhere, but please consider this when you will come to stay with us. Wir sind ein Ehepaar aus Deutschland und sind 2006 nach Kroatien ausgewandert. Wir leben auf einem 10 Hektar-Hof in einem über 100 Jahre alten Natursteinhaus und halten Ziegen und Esel. Desweiteren haben wir eine private Auffangstation für Streuner und Fundhunde sowie Katzen. Die Küste ist 30 min Autofahrt von uns entfernt (Senj). Wir sind zwar nicht am Ar... der Welt, aber wir können ihn sehr gut sehen. Freizeitbeschäftigung (ohne Auto), Faulenzen, Lesen, Wandern, Radfahren, Internet und Sat-TV.
Region: Axarquia, Malaga Province, AndaluciaRetired expatriot (Scottish) living in Spain for 13 years. I have a villa and land in the coastal foothills near to Sayalonga, Axarquia. 7km from the coast and 14km from the coastal resort of Nerja. Sevilla and Grenada (the Alhambra) are not far away and there is a very good bus service operating from Torre del Mar, the closest large town. The villa has a wonderful outlook facing West towards Malaga bay, Gibraltar and North Africa. In winter because we face south west we get the max amount of sun available. On a good day we can see the African Coast, Gibraltar and the Twin Pillars of Hercules. In high summer I return to the UK to visit friends, relatives and avoid the worst of the heat. I need volunteers to help me prepare the land/irrigation system/buildings for the long hot summer and to recover it when I return in September; the total plot area is 2,600 sq.m. The land has 20 odd Almond trees, olives, figs, apricots and other fruit trees. I have a vegetable patch to provide fresh produce as much as possible. I try to be as organic/bio as possible. Irrigation is a problem most of the year and cold winds in the winter months.