Area: QLDMust love little kids!! We can host one person at a time. We are a couple in our 30's/ 40's (one Aussie, one Brit) with a 4 year old and a 1 year old, we live about 20 mins by bus from Pacific Fair (Broadbeach) on the Gold Coast, Queensland. We have travelled extensively, have lived in NZ, UK, Japan. We used to have couch surfers in NZ but we thought we'd try this now we are back on the Gold Coast! We love talking to travellers and telling them our fave places. Come and help us with our garden and house and kids!! The Gold Coast is a great place for a visit with long beaches, gorgeous hinterland rainforests, canals with million dollar mansions, shopping paradise, lots to see and do (theme parks, wildlife). We hope anyone staying here will enjoy trips to explore the area.
Area: MarcheWe are an English couple living and working on our farm of about 6 hectares in our small rural community in the Montefortino area, right on the edge of the Monti Sibillini National Park. We made the move here from England almost three years ago in search of a more satisfying and peaceful way of life and we have certainly found it! Situated in a beautiful location, we have stunning views of both the Monti Sibillini and wonderful rolling hillsides. Close to many walking and hiking tracks, woodland and river walks, but also only 3 km to local shops, we really couldn't have a better spot. On the farm we keep a family of goats, geese, ducks and chickens and live a very self sufficient life here, nothing goes to waste! We work our land with numerous vegetable plots, growing everything from potatoes to peas, being as organic as possible. We have a passion for food and cooking, and love to experiment with the various crops we produce. We also have several fruit and nut trees and when the fruit is ripe every morsel is used in jams, jellies, pickles and pies. We also forage for wild produce, combining our love of food with our love of the outdoors, making delicious delights with what we find. In addition, we grow a wide selection of herbs and what we don't use fresh, we dry or freeze for later use, which comes in very handy in the winter time. We always cook 'home-made', from breads and pastries to sauces and stews and buy as little processed food as possible. We have many ongoing projects, including; fencing, weeding, wood-cutting, home improvements and building animal houses, along with the day-to-day farming life to which we have become accustomed, such as feeding the animals, collecting the eggs, picking the fruit and vegetables as required and tending to the gardens. We have a dog and two cats who all do their fair share on the farm too. Our dog helps deter predators such as foxes and eagles, whilst the cats keep the mice at bay! Everyone has their part to play here and we hope that you too may enjoy a stay here and help us with our farming adventures!
Area: North Italy, Aosta ValleyWe have an organic farm settle high in the mountains (1700 m.). We work from April to October producing not a huge but an high quality range of fruits (raspberry, strawberry), honey and vegetables. We stand in Cogne (25 km from Aosta, 120 from Turin, 50 Km from Chamonix-MtBlanc ) in the middle of the highest peaks of the Alps. We have also more or less 150 hives ( beekeeping ) that we move around (following the flowering) making different kind of honey (rododendrum, linden, dandelion/taraxacum, chestnut and mountain flower). With our products we do also jam but normally we prefer to sell them in a fresh way.
Area: Pays de la LoireHi, welcome to our profile! I am Stephanie, from mountainous Colorado, USA. Scotty is 35 and from England. My son Alex is 4 turning 5 in July, also from the USA. We have many stories, some wine/beer/spirits, and projects to share with Workawayers. A little about us: Stephanie is an American so can be seen as a little strange at times. She loves baking, gardening, and a relaxed lifestyle with a good dark beer after a hard-day's work as an in-home nurse aid or working on our project. Scotty is a very hard working man that enjoys a laugh no matter what time of day. The best way to get him to take a break while working on a project is to bribe him with a nice warm, milky, two sugar cup of tea, the British standard for what I understand. Alex is the traditional little kid. Play with him, teach him, help him, explain simply, and share his toys then he will make you a friend.
Area: Vejer de la Frontera(Cadiz)My name is Mario,I work in a shop and I import handicrafts and clothes from India and Thailand. I live in the old part of the town .This house was restored 2 years ago, but unfortunately I don´t have much time to maintain it and I would like to have some help with that.