Region: East of Norway, Oppland county*******Currant situation: We need a responsible adult, preferably a woman that can help in the house and with the animals, minimum stay 2-3 months******* Hello, welcome to my farm. My name is Anne Helene and I'm the proud owner of a traditional Norwegian farm (in fact I'm an 11th generation farmer, so my family goes back a long time on this farm). Although living on a traditional farm, my boyfriend and I don't lead a traditional family life. Our children (five in total) are all teenagers, some of them live on the farm permanently, others stay here on a more irregular base. My family has a long tradition (more than 20 years) of having people of various ages and from many different countries around the world, staying here through different exchange and volunteer programs. Therefore we have a good experience in making the workers time with us as exciting and fun as possible. And we all speak fluently English. Nowadays, our family lives by the land and the wood. We have a few horses, some sheep and goats, bunnies, hens, ducks, cats and a dog. Also do we rent out stables to several other horse owners. The farm has a small workshop and cleaners, where local people can wash, clean and repair leather and thick fabrics (horse equipment, belts and so on). Furthermore, there are two houses with apartments, and a small traditional cabin on the property. Several young professionals rent apartments on the farm, so they are part of our small “community”. On the farm I run a small organization that tries to help young pupils that have problems with coping in school. By giving them the necessary attention, offering them a listening ear, learning and working together with them on all sorts of practical jobs on the farm, we try to show them all kind of opportunities they have in life. I have a diploma as a special educator, and I use methods of teaching that is a combination of theoretical and practical learning.
Region: Franche ComteHello everybody We are a family of 4 consisting in myself, Aurore, my husband,Vivian, my 4 years old daughter, Laura and my 2 years old son, Hugo. Laura is very active and likes to play and meet new people and Hugo is more quiet and smile a lot ... You could only love them. We also have a gorgeous dog, Dolly and a peaceful cat, Tigrou. We are French speakers but we also speak English.
Region: EssaouiraWe are Belgian expatriates since 35 years, now living in Morocco, Essaouira countryside, in a Berber village. We have a villa riad in a large garden with swimming pool. A second small riad is being rebuilt. Nous sommes Belges et expatriés depuis 35 ans, maintenant installés au Maroc, dans la campagne d'Essaouira, dans un village Berbère. Nous avons une villa - riad dans un grand jardin avec une piscine Un second petit riad est en cours de reconstruction.
Region: WalesHello! We are currently looking for a couple or a single person with a special interest and some skills in woodwork and gardening to come to stay with us for a month from 9th May. We live on a small holding, set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful location, with its own history and heritage, cuisine, traditions, myths and culture. We live in a medieval farmhouse with lots of interesting and unique features, undergoing renovation. Our home is on the outskirts of a small village, and has spectacular views of the surrounding landscape! The village has around 110 houses in total, a small cafe, village pub, church and village hall where various events take place. Currently living in our house is myself (retired man), my female partner (working full time), and most of the time one of our daughters (in her early twenties). We have about 30 chickens, 2 outdoor cats, occasionally dog sit and are visited by lots of wildlife. Our land has several different varieties of native fruit trees, which we harvest and process into juice. We also grow seasonal vegetables and various flowers. Our eggs are taken to a local market and sold. Although we are not registered Organic, we do not use any harmful chemicals or pesticides. Our house is heated by radiators, underfloor heating, and a wood burning stove in the living room. We are passionate about our home and the work we are doing and would love to share it with you! I am 62 and started learning woodwork when I was 12! I've worked as a professional carpenter and builder, and am patient and willing to share my knowledge/skills. My partner enjoys gardening, and speaks fluent English & Dutch, as well as small amounts of other languages. We are all happy to teach or help with learning English. Last year we hosted eight sets of volunteers, who helped us create a new wood store, develop a new workshop, install an Oak floor in our main sitting room, as well as helping to process vast quantities of fruit and produce from our orchard and garden. Our pictures show various volunteers helping us. This year we plan to complete some of the projects started last year, and continue work on restoring the oldest part of our house. We will be: - Making and installing large Oak doors - Installing windows made last year - completing making window frames - finishing digging out a ground floor room, ready to underpin the stone walls - installing an insulated limecrete floor - restoring old oak beams - installing some new beams, in preparation for a new Oak floor There will also be work in the orchard and garden throughout the year, sowing, planting and harvesting. If you are interested please contact us. We ALWAYS reply, but we particularly look for people with some relevant skills all ready and will help you develop new ones. We always leave feedback for those who have visited us, and welcome you to do the same.
Region: Sironko district.My name is wagidoso Dan, I am a fine artist, I am also founder of community child development orphanage and favour Nursery and primary school. I have both parents, one sister, two brothers, we are a welcoming born again Christian family.community child development orphanage is a Christian founded registered charity CBO that takes care of 100 orphan kids,we are situated in the Eastern part of Uganda called sironko district,we are located in Budadiri county,Buyobo subcounty,Bumayamba'b' village,we are near Mount Elgon,and we have beautiful landscape,hills,snake river valleys,caves,falls,falls,ridges,and rocks. Sironko is a home away from home friendly place with perfect security to live,Infact we boarder Kenya,we stay in a cool quiet peaceful place with sounds of nice music from birds. We have marrum roads that lead to Buyobo from Mbale Town,Mbale is a place where we board taxis to Buyobo immediately after arriving from kampala the capital city of Uganda,we always have 30 minutes drive to reach Buyobo where the orphanage home is located,Mbale Town is also a lovely place for shopping and chilling out.please just feel free to come and work with us at CCDO,be blessed.