Area: ØstfoldWe are a family of five in our late thirties. We have a teenager daughter, and two younger kids in kindergarten. We consider ourselves outgoing, hospitable and friendly. Oh, and let's not forget the two dogs and the cat! If allergies is an issue be assured that the animals are never allowed in the guest house. The mother has pelvic pain after pregnancy and is not able to work, or participate as much in the day to day work around the house. To increase life quality, reduce workload, and to meet new people workaway was considered a creative solution. Our place is on the west side of Fredrikstad with a three minute walk to the bus stop, 30 (probably less) minutes walk to the closest beach and 1 minute walk to the forest with many miles of hiking paths. Oslo with all its attractions, nightlife, people and activities are just an hour by train away. We're happy to pick you up at the Rygge airport or at Fredrikstad bus station. We can even at the bus stop down the road if you for some reason is traveling heavy. I'm Kent and I'm 35 and I work with electronics. Most of the time is spent fixing the house and attending the recurring tasks around the house. We have soon reached a plateau where we just have to service the house and property, not build from scratch. I also do some running on the paths in the forest behind the house. Want to join in? I would also like to learn languages, and in particular Hungarian.. My Significant other is Ellen and she's 39. She loves the garden and spends time there according to what the body allows. She also has an interest in design, carpenting, or anything crafts related. She has a workshop with industrial sewing machines, but it hasn't been used as much as she would like the last few years. The teenager is going to school at a design and craft,and from this autumn she will specialize in textiles. The middle child is in her last year in kindergarten and will attend the school this autumn. The youngest Wil transfer from the young kids group to the big kids group. He is excited about the change, but will miss his older sister for sure. We can be flexible regarding the work hours.if you want to go for a day to Oslo we will try to find an agreement that both parties can agree upon. The beauty of the norwegian archipelago is unrivaled and with your base here in Fredrikstad you can have a taste of all the tings offered. Fredrikstad is a typical summer city coming to life in early spring. Try our hospitality. I firmly believe you will have a positive experience!
Area: New South WalesWe are a couple whose family has grown up and moved away. We have 5 children. We have a beef cattle enterprise. We grow some of our own food, have dogs and chickens. We have a business in electron microscopy and x-ray analysis, so for those interested in science or farming this is for you. We would like short stays only of one to two weeks for we are not set up for longer stays.
Area:Born and bred in Australia, my family is grown and I've flown the coop instead and recently bought a property in Hungary to convert into a Lodge/Inn. I work online for income, am an avid traveler and desire to set up my 1/2 acre property to become a great little Inn/Lodge with 8 guest beds.
Area: TuscanyWe are an association handling an isolated group of houses, a small village that was abandoned. We are restoring the houses. We are naturopaths and are working as a health center, helping people to re-establish a difficult health situation. We provide our guests with a health program, vegetarian food, massage, healthy activities and conferences. We work with guests from end april to end october. During the rest of the year we work as carpenters, builders, farmers... and take care of our animals (oats, chicken, dogs, cats and donkey). Our group is composed by at least 4 people.
Area: Västerbotten, SwedenHi! Hi! We now have all volunteers needed for summer 2014!!! regards Arne and Desiree Hi! We are Arne & Desiree and Arnold, 4 years old. We are a Swedish family and are running a horse farm and also keep some country animals located in the country side. We run a small trail ridning business with the horses. The farm is beautifully situated on the shore of our small private lake surrounded by large pine forests. We have 11 horses, 2 sheeps, angora rabbits, a bunch of chicken, 1 family dogs, 1 cat and soon 1 milking cow. We are trying to become as much self reliant as we can and are growing vegetables and herbs for households needs and all cooking is made on a wood fired stove in our large country kitchen. We are both hardworkers. The life on the farm entails a lot of work everyday and this is our lifestyle which we enjoy. Arne´s focus on the farm is the horses and building whilst Desirée takes care of the 4-year old, cooking food, housework and the vegetable garden. We have both lived in Australia for six years. Arne has also been travelling a lot around Asia, Europe and South America. We are both open minded, finding interest in meeting new people, exchanging ideas and stories.