Area: Tamil NaduHello! I'm Johnnie, an Englishman who lives on the edge of a small village in a Tiger Reserve in South India. I am the fifth generation of my family to live in this area. My elderly parents live in the next property. My family was growing coffee here in the jungle (India produces about 6% of the world's coffee) until India became independent. We live about 30 km north of Ooty and 100 km south of Mysore. Surrounded by mountains, in the biosphere reserve, with fresh air, amazing wildlife and the sounds of the jungle, this is an area of outstanding natural beauty, that enjoys a relatively mild climate all year - the average daytime temperature is 26°C (79°F). I have two sisters who live in the UK, and they visit every year - one comes for up to six months and the other comes for a couple of months every year. I am here most of the time, but I can't be here all of the time, which is why I'm looking for volunteers. I am mostly vegetarian and I also cook vegan food. My parents eat meat and fish.
Area: KalmarWe are a family of six. Emma (24, law school), Karl (33, doctor), our 2-year old daughter, our newborn daughter and two dogs. Two years ago we bought an older house that we hope to renovate with care and preservation of the old touch. A lot has been done but we still have some final touches left, right now mostly finding furniture, lamps, carpets and other stuff that fits in with the style. The garden is not big, about 700 square meters, but we hope to grow some vegetables, fruits and herbs in the future. For this to happen, the garden needs to be fixed up properly and we need help with both work and planning. We also hope that the garden can become a good place for dogs and children to explore, play and learn. They like it already but the garden needs more fencing since our neighbours drive way is rather close. Our daughters and our two dogs are with us in our daily work and we hope you enjoy spending time with them. Since we are quite busy with work and studies we really appreciate baby/dog sitting sometimes.
Area:We live on a farm in north Iceland. We have horses, cows and sheeps. And we have 4 children. We are looking for someone how would like to stay with us and help us with all daily work. We are looking for someone that is interested in Icelandic farmlive, working with cows and are ready to live in home with us and oure 4 children:-)
Area: PetraHi, My husband and I run a small backpackers/B&B in Petra and we'd welcome some help with the everyday running of reception/odd jobs We're located in the centre of the town, so easy access to shops, restaurants and only 10min walk to the Old City of Petra. We run an informal friendly place and we'd be happy to show you round the town and introduce you to the life.
Area: Busan, South KoreaWelcome to Busan! We are a corporation that owns both a Hostel and a Language exchange Café, we are based in one of the city’s most lively districts, located near two very important universities, and only 15 minutes away from the beach. Our goal is to provide the local students and residents with a friendly and open-minded environment where they may practice English, along with other languages, through games, conversation and events. To achieve this goal, we need experienced helpers with the following qualities and skills: We need you to be able to speak English fluently, any other language is a plus, but English is an absolute necessary. We also favor helpers who have worked in social fields in the past, as our work will keep you in touch with people at all times during your working hours. Any other skill you may have is also extremely important to us, whether it be cooking, dancing, singing, sports, etc, as we need passionate, creative and energetic people with various interests to work with us, this will incidentally increase your chances to join us. UPDATE as of June 2014: We are looking for: Hosts, chefs, event organizers, language tutors, dancers and artists. We will provide housing and food in exchange for 5 hours of work a day, 5 days a week. You will also be provided with Wi-Fi access. The work mainly includes hosting, but you may also be asked to clean occasionally. We ask that you stay with us for a minimum of 1 month, but longer periods of time are preferred. While we definitely will ask for a lot of participation and effort, we will reward you equally with a very friendly and motivating environment where you will meet many others from all over world, party hard on our Friday nights where some free drinks will be provided, and a heart-warming atmosphere. If you’d like to learn more about our project or are interested in joining us, feel free to contact us and make sure you check regularly for updates! We’re looking forward to welcoming you here with us. Mike (New management from May 2013)