Área: LeinsterRobert and I live in a beautiful Georgian House above a river and near to a old Quaker village. We are about an hour out of Dublin (close to bus route). We take Bed and Breakfast guests, sometimes giving them supper too. Our garden is quite big with lots of trees and big lawns and we have lots of old stone walls, some in need of tender loving care. We try to have a veggie garden as that's very satisfying but often run out of time to do it properly with other things that need attention. We have two black labradors (mother and daughter) and an elderly Jack Russell called Mini who is the boss.
Área: IslandWe are a family of four. We have two daughters 5 year old and a young baby girl. Me (Kolla) and my husband (Atli) are in our thirties and we both work out of the farm. I work in a near town but Atli works away from home. We live in a farm in a valley in the north of Iceland. Nearest towns are Blönduós (about 15 km away) and Skagaströnd (about 21 km away). The valley is called Laxárdalur and is a beautiful place with rather much snow in the wintertime and beautiful norhtern lights. In this valley there are free range horses all year round. Every fall they are rounded up and everyone is welcome to join the locals in this event. We are "hobby farmers". We have horses, sheep and a dog so someone who likes animals is prefered. This summer we plan on building a barn for our sheep so there will be a lot to do and long working days. We need someone who can help us with our two girls and the housework. Our volunteer would be welcome to participate in all our daily task but we will need the most assistance with the household choirs.
Área: TuscanyWe are an association handling an isolated group of houses, a small village that was abandoned. We are restoring the houses. We are naturopaths and are working as a health center, helping people to re-establish a difficult health situation. We provide our guests with a health program, vegetarian food, massage, healthy activities and conferences. We work with guests from end april to end october. During the rest of the year we work as carpenters, builders, farmers... and take care of our animals (oats, chicken, dogs, cats and donkey). Our group is composed by at least 4 people.
Área: Lower NormandySituated on the peaceful Normandy collines countryside, and not so far from the sea, this old restored old farm and of about 10 acres is shared by many animals. We have horses, donkeys, goats,sheep,2 cows, dogs and cats, peacocks, chickens ducks and goose, fish.... and a kitchen garden! On the path to the Mont Saint Michel, we are a certified guest house and B&B that can accommodate horses. Opportunities to participate in different activities including construction of animals; wood shelters, fencing,finish off building all the inside of a studio for an handy person (plasterboarding and electric skills are welcome at that point!), gardening,cooking and caring for animals, internet web site administration... Animals interest and countryside life required for a true sharing! French, English and Spanish spoken.I can come and get you at VIRE trainstation (Paris to Granville ligne) Situee dans le sud manche sur 4,2 Ha, proche d'une voie verte menant au Mont Saint Michel, ancienne ferme paysanne de caractere en developpement vers un accueil sur le theme des animaux et de l'activite equestre (labelisation gite equestre et B&B). Nous vivons sur site avec chevaux, ane, chevre, moutons,2 vaches, chiens, chats, lapins, paons, poules, oies, canards, poissons et potager. Possibilite de participer a differentes activites: debroussaillage, clotures, abris en bois, jardin d'agrement et potager,amelioration d'un site internet, amenagement interieur d'un studio pour l'accueil d'une personne a mobilite reduite (des savoirs faire en placoplatre et electricite actuellement le bienvenues!). Interet pour un style de vie a la campagne aupres des animaux pour un veritable partage ! Francais, anglais, espagnol parles. Peut aller vous chercher à la gare de VIRE (ligne Paris/Granville)
Área: OaxacaWe live in a very rugged part of the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. There are four main indigenous groups within 20 miles of here.........Mazatec, Nahuatl, Mixtec & Chinatec.....................and for each there are quite a number of dialects. We have been growing mushrooms for over 15 years. We sell oyster mushrooms to the locals, and we also make different formulas with medicinal mushrooms. Originally we grew all the different mushroom varieties in our formulas. However, with Time, and more experience we have begun to make our capsules with products in conjunction with Aloha Medicinals, from Carson City, Nev. USA.........as some of the mushrooms we require for our formulas will not fruit in our climate. Nonetheless, growing mushrooms is somewhat labor intensive, and requires strength within and without. Our oyster mushrooms are quite famous in the region and when they are available sell like hot tamales......oftentimes being sold before we even get to town. We also practice acupuncture and have a steady flow of patients from the surrounding area. Our medicinal mushroom teas featuring reishi, shitake etc. are very complimentary to our acupuncture therapies. We eat fantastic organic food, some grown here, some from the local Indians. And although we occasionally consume meat, it is generally wild such as deer or tepescuintle, or wild boar, we also eat goat soup about once a month or so. We especially are looking for people with mycological experience with live cultures.