We live on a sheep and cattle farm in Gladstone. Gladstone is a rural community with four small towns within approx 20 minutes drive. We have a large country home and garden with swimming pool. Willie works on the farm and Angela works part-time in Wellington. We have two children. Our son Tom is almost five years and daughter Rosie is 9 months old.
Our family consists of a young 93yr Father and daughter. We run a small holding of pigs, sheep, geese, chickens and horses. The horses all ride and drive. We also have a small glamping campsite ( 5 Gypsy Wagons) nestled in an old gravel pit now boasting mature trees and a bluebell wood. We also hold an open air opera once a year in July here in our garden. In the month of August I would welcome any help with exercising my horses but it would be mostly carriage driving. You must have experience with horses and insurance. I also need help with painting the wagons ready for winter.
Hello! We are a young family: Renzo is 34, Valeria is 29, Rita is nearly 2 and second baby is on the way... Renzo works for a company dealing with clean environment and recycling, Valeria is a full time mum and housewife. We have few pets: Cimurrino (a smart dog), Magenta (a beautiful black cat), Tarta (a very old turtle) and the newest ones Bruno and Olga (two funny indian runners ducks). The house it's two storey, we live in the ground floor, while on the first floor Renzo's mum is living, she's old but very energetic.
We try to be open-hearted and broad-minded, we enjoy having guests and we are happy to meet and talk with different people, we prefer chatting to partying!
We love travelling, looking at the world with curiosity, meeting people, smiling, reading, cohoperation (in small and big things), cultural exchanges, and last but not least eating and cooking very tasty vegan food as we are vegetarians, almost vegans.
We are concerned about environmental matters.
Renzo loves mountains, open green spaces or forests, the sky, stars, clouds running fast.
Valeria is fond of sewing and other crafty activities.
We are a family that lives close to the Ecuadorian Amazon. If you want to join us, there are many things you can do, for example... social work in the city or in a school, organize adventures with teens, or help me in the garden.
Strong, energetic people can help me with building projects.
You will live in my family's home where you will share a room with a couple of other volunteers. You can use everything you want. We will provide you food and sometimes we will cook together, but you can always use the kitchen.
My family just speaks Spanish, so it's your chance to improve your language knowledge.
We all are really social and love spending time together, for example watching movies or just chatting.
Hello, we Monique and Reinoud, are a Dutch couple, living in the South of France. We are renovating a small house in a beautiful pine wood near Saint-Chinian and the vineyards.
In the summer we are renting holiday homes and after season we are doing the maintenance on our houses and this year we are renovating our own house.