Area: Midi PyreneesThe sun is shining, the weather is beautiful and the garden is getting out of control. If you would like to spend a few weeks in our lovely area of France, enjoy the beginning of spring and sunshine and are in the mood for tackling the weeds and aftermath of winter then we would love to hear from you. We are an english speaking family and have lived in the South West France for the past twenty years. Before that we lived in the UK and in South Africa. but now live permanently in France on the outskirts of a small town (2kms from the nearest small town) , 19 kms from Marciac, 29 kms from Tarbes, 45 mins from Pau, 1hr30 from Toulouse, 1h30 from the Atlantic Coast and 1h to the closest ski resort. We have two children 16 and 20 (both away studying during the week). We love travelling, cooking, sport. We have a small business locally, work hard, enjoy french life but would welcome a little help around our home!
Area: Bay of PlentyMy name is Lorna. I am retired now and live in a large house on a 1 hectare property only 10 minutes walk from a lovely swimming and surfing beach. My loves include animals, gardening, cooking, painting and meeting people. I have been a horse rider for most of my life but now my only animal companion is Mandy my friendly two year old Golden Retriever although I have two horses grazing on my property. I am not as fit and active as I once was so could do with help around my house and property. Jobs would include general maintenance (eg. painting and minor repairs), gardening and other general work which I find hard to do myself (eg. pruning, chopping wood etc.) In return I can provide a very friendly, relaxed environment with generous home cooked meals and baking.
Area: North HolandHi we are Michalis and Aida, a couple currently living and working in lively Amsterdam with a first child to be born in December!!! We love animals, nature and arts. We try to eat biological and local (though we do like mangoes and chocolate...) and are currently working a lot with art and recycling. Michalis is a musician and a very good designer and a handy man and I'm an actress and video/theatre producer. Not to forget our 4 furry cats: Rodolfito, Pepi, Grisela and Naranjito. They all were born in the garden and now has taken over the house. So, cat lovers are specially welcome! We are also sign up as volunteers and have recently done our first voluntary experience in Balaguer and that inspired us to become a host ourselves!