Area: KerpeNarköy is an organic farm and a training center which is situated in Kerpe, near the Black Sea, 1.5 hours from Istanbul. We are experimenting a natural life, with organic farming, animals, vegetation and people, all in their natural cycle. For 4 years now we have been living on the site and working together with and in nature. In Narköy, we have an educational center and ecological hotel related to our training and consultancy company. We offer an alternative type of training to people and host it in the nature and we share with them our philosophy of “ecological thinking”. We organize entertaining and educational events, workshops and trainings, we sell our products and we are constantly trying to create a demonstration of how people can create great things by respecting the nature. We are also interested in meeting people who are into music and art. We have a little music studio for music projects, recording and musicotherapy. We are interested as well in traditional music from all around the world, all kind of instruments and the spiritual side of music. Those activities are not included in the volunteering but we would love to share it with you in your free time. So we are willing to work with volunteers who will share our motivation to create something new and good and who will share our farm life with us. ----------
Area: South AmericaHello! We are a British Bolivian family living in La Paz, Bolivia, in a beautiful semi rural village surrounded by the Andes, just 30 mins from the hustle and bustle of the vibrant city La Paz. The majority of our neighbours are Ayamara Indians and the area is characterised not only by the stunning natural surroundings but also a blossoming eco cultural tourist circuit. There is great trekking, mountain biking, horse back riding nearby as well as a very vibrant culutural agenda. My family and I have been involved in community projects for many years and we run an international volunter programme in our community and we are currently setting up a new camping ground on the beautiful mountain side where we live. We are a busy household and often have several international volunteers living in the grounds of our family home whilst they spend 1-3 months working on local projects. It is a very sociable and stimulating environment to share with so many committed people and we often have shared meals or cultural events which workawayers are welcome to join.
Area: Poland, Lower SilesiaSUMMER UPDATE 5/2014 ========================================================= We will be happy to welcome you ! We have lots kinds of things to do or to work on . Come meet us . YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME ! COME AND BRING US YOUR ENERGY ! ========================================================= Our place is an ex-railway station that was inhabited some 20 years ago by a group of artists. It became a home of a theater and a cultural centre. It is situated near to the Sudety mountains and Czech border at the border of two villages: Wolimierz and Pobiedna. Every year, in the middle of summer we organise a festival gathering people in peaceful and friendly ambience surrounded with beautiful music, art and nature. We invite volunteers to come, stay and help with our everyday routine. Sometimes there is 50 people here, sometimes 2... There is no rule and you should not expect- you should be open :) Usually the summer is vibrant and collorfull time of visits and work around and in auntumn and winter we focus more on working inside. Making a fire to not get cold, making "winter cleaning" and some art works inside! So... If you decide to come now, you can expect stillness :) But we can also think about organizing some partys, activities for local people, etc. Beside the work, you might enjoy beautiful mountains, hills, meadows, fields and forests, hiking and biking and visiting places of interests in the neighbourhood... We invite everyone no matter gender, nationality, occupation or age. The most important is good energy that you bring and positive attitude. We hope to become friends :)
Area: EnglandUpdate - The fruit is ripening. We have Red Currants and Black Currants to pick with Black Berries later. Not a huge amount so we can manage short 1 week visits if that suits your travel plans. Off course there is always the ride on lawn mower to drive around the orchard!!! Married, 3 grown up children, 4 cats. Work on a rotation out of the UAE. Need a bit of help with garden and DIY when I am at home. En-suite double bedroom available. Wife is a professional chef. Nice rural house at the North end of the Lake District. Good for walking, cycling, and general travelling and site seeing. Near to Hadrian's Wall and other Roman sites. Easy distance to Scottish Borders and Northen Lakes
Area: Washington StateDoe Bay is a rustic resort and retreat center in the San Juan Islands in Washington State. Located on 35 acres of coastal property on Orcas Island, the Doe Bay community serves as the cultural and social hub of the Eastern side of the island. We operate a bourgeoning seed to table program from our on-site garden that provides many of the ingredients for the vegetarian/pescatarian menu served at the Doe Bay Cafe. The cafe garners a reputation in the region for delicious seasonal and local fare and is a unique gathering place for local islanders, folks from the Pacific Northwest, and guests from around the U.S. and the world. In addition to the garden and cafe, Doe Bay is perhaps most famously known for its hot tubs and sauna. These relaxing amenities overlook Otter Cove and provide bathers a unique view of the San Juan Islands and the Puget Sound. Doe Bay also offers on-site yoga classes, therapeutic massage, and a unique library open to staff and guests. As a Doe Bay work trade volunteer you would have access to these amenities for free or at discounted rates. While Doe Bay is unique in and of itself, Orcas Island has much to offer those with an adventurous spirit and a desire to learn. Orcas is home to Moran State Park - the largest park in the San Juan Islands and the fourth largest state park in Washington. With over 30 miles of hiking and biking trails and four lakes that are great for trout fishing and swimming, Moran offers a host of recreational opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. Widely considered one of the world's best panoramic views, Moran also contains Mt. Constitution - the highest point in the San Juan Islands. In addition, Orcas supports a largely artistic community that loves to share skills and ideas. As such, there are many options for getting involved with local projects, performances, and events.