Area: Midi PyreneesWe are a retired couple aged a youthful 79 and 65! We live in a comfortable old house set in a hectare of garden with a swimming-pool in a small village in south-west France with spectacular views of the Pyrenees. Geoffrey has lived in France for 23 years and Peta for 16. We have a family of four cats! Peta reads a lot, likes to write and would like more time in which to do both, and also loves cooking, while Geoffrey keeps himself busy in the garden, on his PC following the worlds of wine and finance, and doing Sudoku and other puzzles. He also loves music and the opera.We are both very interested in food and wine of all kinds. Apart from doing quite a lot of travelling which we enjoy, we live a quiet and peaceful life. We are always cheerful, don't take life too seriously and anyone with no sense of humour need not apply!
Area: ApuliaI m a friendly person running a Guesthouse in the south of Italy during summer time. During winter time I m living in the Philippines working as dive instructor. i love the nature, mountain biking and good company
Area: Turkey, Izmir, GüzelbahçeIn 2001, I have started my Hostel in İstanbul to provide food, shelter and fun for myself and friends while I was a student. Studies finished years ago, now it is time to move on. We are now working on a sustainable farm in a beautiful area in İzmir, the west coast of Turkey. The goal is to build an earthship and build up a farm which will teach the permaculture practice. My name is Erdem, I am the hostel guy and in charge for the 'making of' the earthship and permaculture thing. I am in search for people helping me with the building of the earthship as well as just beeing a partner for brainstorming an realizing ideas. My wife Ayşegül is a psychcologist and works as a psychodramatist as well as a birth therapist. The goal for her is to have a place for therapies and workshops on this land. Our daughter Lemis is almost 6 years old and her goal there is just having fun. She is going to the German school and we always need someone to speak to her in German. I have a company in İstanbul, it is a hostel and its a very cute one. We live in the city of İzmir but we have rented a house with garden in the village just 100m to the working area/farm as well.. hope to see you...
Area: Poitou CharentesBritish/French couple living in the stunning Charente Maritime area (second sunniest region in france) on an organic cereal farm run by Claude, living in the real old fashioned family courtyard.. we are looking for a couple with ideally several months commitment (but will consider weeks as well) available to help with renovations/DIY/garden/orchard and pool maintenance, and some experienced childcare with 1 year old Nathaniel - including potential help with occasional visits to Paris or UK….We have some individual interesting projects also - designing and creating a 'small space' eco chalet out of an existing garden shed, and/or finishing off renovating an old sailing boat! We have 5 large bedrooms all ensuite in an ancient old farmhouse recently renovated..there is also a mobile home in the grounds if preferred… we would expect about 5 hours per day for 5 days a week, but with flexibility...evenings and weekends would be yours to explore the beautiful region, either villages and towns full of historic interest nearby, or the famous Charente river and coastline, fabulous beaches and islands such as Ile de Ré, known for their sunshine and beauty. Would suit either a young couple or semi retired couple who have experience with small children.
Area: British ColumbiaMy husband and I are in our late twenties and trying to reboot the family farm that has been his parents and grandparents for almost a hundred years. We are expecting our first child this summer and have a lot to do around the farm too, as summer is our busy season. We have a one acre apple orchard and we produce apple cider, two large greenhouses, where we grow heirloom tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers for sale at the local store and market. We also grow garlic, other vegetables, and sell preserves. We have seven head of cattle, several sheep, ducks, chickens and guineafowl. It isn't a big farm, but it is big enough that we would love any help you could give!