Area: TuscanyWe, Barbara & Milan live in this wonderful spot of the world since last year. Before that we used to live in Budapest, Milan is Serbian and I am a mix of Hungarian/German. Our place is located on the foot of Monte Amiata, a former volcano with beautiful chestnut and beech forests. We are just about to finish our first project: the reconstruction of a small stone-house typical for southern Tuscany. The "Casetta" stands in the middle of an olive grove and is surrounded by little hills with medieval villages on top off them ... really pretty. Just a few minutes walk from us runs a fresh mountain river, very clean and perfect for having a bath on hot summer afternoons. At the moment we live quite off-grid, with limited electricity, getting water from a nearby well, and our aim is to create an environment in the future which stays as independent as possible. This summer is the first time for us to host helpers (hopefully many from all over the world) and we really are looking forward to it and will try to make people staying with us feel home. At the moment we can host maximum two people, but since we are bloody beginners and the upcoming projects are rather small, we actually prefer single travelers.
Area: CataloniaWe are a family of 4 and a dog. Our two kids are a girl who will turn 11in september, and a boy aged 9. We live in Vallromanes, a small town situated between the mountains, 15' by car from the beach and 30' by train from Barcelona.
Area: MissouriOur Farm is a 20 acre organic farm 4 miles north of Springfield, in southwest Missouri. We have a diverse operation, including pigs, chickens, turkeys, a 6,000 s.f. greenhouse, 5,000 s.f. of solar heated hoop houses, 3 acres of vegetables, a beginning orchard, forest, ponds, etc. on our 20 acres. The farm is managed organically, meaning we focus on soil health, using compost, cover crops, and manure as our primary fertility sources, and avoid the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. Our farm is located close enough to a metropolitan area that we get to host many tours a year, from beginning farmers to preschools, and education is a big part of the reason we do what we do. We believe that its important for eaters to re-connect with the source of their food, and that's what were here for. We sell our produce through our 100 member Community Supported Agriculture program, three grocery stores (Mama Jeans and Homegrown Food), an on-farm market, and The Farmers Market of The Ozarks. We have a large family with 10 kids, 5 of them biological and 5 of them adopted through foster care. Community is also a big part of what we do here on the farm; at any given time we have at least 3 families living on the farm,and we hope in the long term to have at least 4 families in full-time residency. In addition to these permanent residents, we host a number of guest workers and volunteers through the season, including volunteers from all over the world, interns and apprentices, and daily volunteers from the Springfield metro area. We are currently working on many projects involving working along side us in the field to harvest vegetables for a 100 member CSA and several farmers markets, along with seeding, transplanting, weeding and pest control. Animal care including feeding, watering, fencing, butchering (poultry) and record keeping. Construction and tractor work to include construction of a hoop house, field renovation, cutting firewood, clearing trees, and animal housing. Marketing including our CSA (community supported agriculture) program, our on-farm produce stand and bedding plants, and several farmers markets a week. A Tiny House is currently under construction including "green" building techniques. And are always working on high tunnels, low tunnels or green houses. We have 9 kids so there is plenty of work inside as well as outside. We have laundry going all the time, meals to prepare and mess to clean on an ongoing basis. We would love someone who like to flower garden as this task gets overlooked due to more pressing things. You have a set of skills, and desires that we want to encourage and harness for the good of our farm family and you. We love to share our community, teach, and have fun while working and playing together. So let us know what you want and we will see how to work you in. Couples and families are welcome, depending on housing availability. We take volunteers year round, and love having you stay, learn and work. We have learned so much from our volunteers, it is a delight to think back at all the wonderful people we have gotten to know through this. We can pick you up, locally at the greyhound, or we have had a few hitch hikers which we have picked up where ever they had gotten dropped off. Our longest volunteer was with us for about 3 years, and the shortest stay has been a few days, we find that 2 weeks gives you a chance to really understand what we are doing here, but hey we are flexible, and before we farmed, loved to travel, now we love that the world comes to us through our wwoofers! We speak English. There is a cave that give tours within walking distance, a couple of lakes, we have been known to take volunteers with us and you get to experience life in the Ozarks with the Millsap's. We have 8 little girls, that can be quite the experience. We have a bike available if you want to ride around. If you need a special diet, please let us know before you come and we will try and accommodate. The # of wwoofers at a time depends of housing, but we love hosting you, and love what you bring to our family and community. Apprenticeships or internships are also a possibility
Area: EuropeWe are Andy & Niki and our home in Cyprus is a holiday villa. Please note - the Villa is rented out during the summer months. Our workaway programme re-starts in October 2014.
Area: AquitaineWe are Nick and Judy, a couple with grown up children and we live in the South of the Dordogne area, situated between 3 beautiful old bastide towns. The property is the remains of a 17th Century hamlet. There are 3 houses, two barns and a swimming pool. The grounds consist of 26 acres – woodland, meadow, vegetable patch, walnut grove and a small lake. We moved here from London 3 years ago and during that time have restored the 3 houses, installed photovoltaic panels and put in eco-friendly sanitation systems including a reedbed. We have 2 dogs, 1 cat, some sheep,pigs and chickens.