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Area: Central Luzon, 6hrs north of ManilaCome and join us and expand your Philippine travel experience in a unique way. We're a whole life education center created in late 2012 based around an organic farm with 99% of our guests coming from overseas. If you are looking for either a casual, comfortable but simple place, to relax and enjoy nature, and share time with other great travelers and local people, or you are wanting to learn more about natural farming, organics, healthy eating and lots more, or both, then you will be in the right place. While we have a minimum stay of 7 nights so you have time to settle in and get to enjoy things properly, our guests that have stayed more than a week have gained so much more from their experience. The property right now is 1.2 hectares with plans to grow this to 3 hectares over the next 3 years. It started life as a traditional rural peanut and rice farm. We still grow our own organic brown, black and red rice here along with a variety of other things such as sunflowers, mung beans, tomatoes, long beans, ginger, garlic, aloe vera, basil and much more. Development of the property began in mid 2013 and is ongoing with plans for a full water recycling system using reeds, bio gas production from the sewerage, swimming pool, fish farm, underground water tanks and full soil management and recovery systems. We welcome guests from all countries but we ask that you stay for a minimum of 7 days. This is so that we have the time to get to know you and make your stay a great experience for you and for us. We are converting the farm over to organic agriculture. No chemicals or inorganic fertilizers are used on the farm since we purchased the property. We are now using worm farming, nitrifying weed vines and Kardis (pigeon pea) to regenerate the soil. Our focus is to create a magic space where people can come from around the world and connect to nature and themselves and learn new ways of living life with ease, abundance, simplicity and fun. We need help with building - garden creation, weeding, planting, tree care, harvesting, planting trees, composting and general property care and a little child care some times. Your hosts are David (New Zealander) and Carol (Filipina) with our little Kyra who is one and a half years old right now. We can accept 9 - 10 people at a time depending on the season. Wet season (Late May - End Sept) around 7 people but we normally have around 3 to 4 guests at a time. We have a comfy self-contained 3 bed shared guest room attached to the Little Happy House where we stay along with a totally self-contained new guest area (open Sept 5th 2014) that accommodates 5 - 6 people with a breakout space, dinning area and simple kitchen with a cob wood fired oven (finished by Oct 2014). Looking forward to seeing you very soon :) David, Carol and Little Kyra
Area: RajasthanHello Dear Volunteer, This is toffi from Bikaner. i am very happy if i can do something for someone or someone work social work or as a volunteer for my GUESTHOUSE or agriculture farm so i am very happy and i am a open mind boy and love to hang out with people. i am 25 years old boy. I love fun and jok. To reach us, Bikaner is well connected by rail and bus to Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Deshnok and most of the main towns and cities. We are more than happy to assist you with your travel plans for reaching us, just let us know where you are coming from and we will provide you with the information. Our place in Bikaner is situated in a quiet, residential neighborhood and is only a short drive away from many interesting places worth to visit & our resort & farm in Desert is 31 km from Bikaner City , such as the famous Junagarh Fort (Red Fort) of Bikaner, the Karni Mata temple at Deshnoke (Temple of Rats, so beware of many crawling creatures near your feet!), the Bikaner spice market or the camel research center, where you can see hundreds of camels and taste camel milk. Furthermore, at both places you can enjoy the Thar Desert and camel safaris. You will have enough free time to visit and experience all these, and more! Your help makes a difference. We manage a organization that is working in local villages, where we contribute to youth education and basic health and hygiene. We are also supporting other causes, helping with the training of various skills needed to earn a living and also with teaching English to poor students. Our guesthouse/hotel and desert resort are important funding resources for many of these projects. For many years, we have been connected with tourism and social work and are now trying to merge them both. As we love sharing our culture and traditions with our guests and volunteers, we make an effort to make sure that the people coming to work or travel here in India get a special and peaceful environment. In doing so, we want to create a place where people can learn and exchange cultural and work experiences and help each other, a place where new ideas can grow into activities and self-sustained business. We want this place to grow space-wise and people-wise, like a network that you need.
Area: Thma Sa, CambodiaThe only way to help people understand that we have to preserve natures treasures, is to educate the next generation. Our over 4 years community project aiming to educate children in rural areas of Botumsakor district, Koh Kong Province. Surrounded by the beautiful but preserve-able Cardamom Mountains we see the need to educate the people and empower them in creating new income sources apart from the traditional ones like wood cutting or hunting. So we provide English lessons and education about the local environment. By volunteering here you become part of our family, working as a team to help the whole community. We have a very flexible approach and every volunteer is asked to bring their own ideas and skills. We have setup a school that is independent from the state school for students from the village, aging 4 to 24. Many students attend both the state school and in their free time this school. We focus on English classes, which are mainly run by volunteers and Khmer co-teacher, but further classes may be developed depending on your skills. Besides English lessons the education about environmental and society issues should be the main purpose (e.g. organizing waste picking events). We do not have any full time teachers at the moment, but rely on the help of volunteers to run classes.
Area: AquitaineIn english : For us workaway provides a way to learn from each others. We are looking for a real exchange. We have had two persons in our house and we have learned a lot together. So .. We are a Franco-German family of 42 and 37 years old with two children aged 5 years and 30 months. We live in a big house 15 km from the Atlantic coast in a small village between Bordeaux and Biarritz. Jerome is an artist : theatre courses every monday, singing and guitar lessons available for a person to come with us. Effi is a pharmacist and works 6 km away from home, four days a week. We eat balanced, make our bread, (we can transmit our "know how") we have a garden (we're trying permaculture this year). We are installing a rocket stove in novembre (2014). We will also install a phyto purge veeery soon ! We have a cat. Children understand German. Jérôme studied in the US for a year (when he was young !!!!) with Effi we can both speak english. En français ! Pour nous WORKAWAY permet avant tout un échange, nous avons appris beaucoup des personnes que nous avons accueilli cette année ! Nous sommes une famille Franco-allemande, de 42 ans et 37 ans avec deux enfants de 5 ans et 2 ans et demi. Nous habitons une grande maison à 15 km de la côte atlantique dans un petit village entre Bordeaux et Bayonne. Jérôme est artiste , il donne des cours de théâtre (impro) tous les lundis, des cours de chant et de guitare. Le workawayer peut bien-sur bénéficier de ces cours ! Effi est pharmacienne et travaille à 6 km de la maison, 4 jours par semaine. Nous mangeons équilibré, faisons notre pain (c'est facile !) nous avons un jardin (nous essayons la permaculture cette année) et nous installerons un poêle rocket en novembre 2014. Nous avons un chat. Les enfants comprennent l'allemand. Nous parlons tous les deux l'Anglais.
Area: Valencian CommunityWelcome here in Denia . We are Rudolf, 53, and Caroline, 54 years. Rudolf is a pastor of the Evangelical Lutheran Church and serves German tourists on the Costa Blanca. Caroline helps in many fields. Since we work primarily with Germans we have not learnt much Spanish so far. We live in Denia, a town at the Mediterranean coast, in a terraced house. The city and the surrounding area offer many things to see and experience. The city center can be reached in 5 minutes walking and the beach is about 10 minutes walking distance. For our guest we have a separate room and a shower room. A bicycle is also available . It would be great if the workawayer could help us in the household, with the shopping and cooking, and speak a lot of Spanish with us. We look forward to seeing you. Herzlich willkommen hier in Denia. Wir sind Rudolf, 53 Jahre, und Karola, 54 Jahre. Rudolf ist Pfarrer der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche und betreut deutsche Touristen an der Costa Blanca. Karola hilft auf vielen Gebieten. Da wir sehr viel mit deutschen Leuten arbeiten, gelingt uns die spanische Sprache noch nicht so sehr. Wir wohnen in Denia, eine Stadt am Mittelmeer, in einem Reihenhaus. Die Stadt und die Umgebung bieten viele Dinge zum Sehen und Erleben. Der Weg zur Innenstadt beträgt 5 min, zum Strand sind es ca. 10 Minuten zu Fuss. Für unseren Gast steht ein Zimmer und eine separate Dusche zur Verfügung. Ein Fahrrad ist auch vorhanden. Es wäre super, wenn der/die Workawayer uns im Haushalt, beim Einkaufen und Kochen hilft und mit uns viel Spanisch spricht. Wir freuen uns auf dich.