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Area: Wallonie (Hainaut)Hello, I am a 42 years old face and bodypainter living in the charming village of Feluy. I live one week on my own, one week with my children aged 8 and 7. My daughter has school in English 2 days/week. I live in an old house in the center of the village. I work at home doing costumes, props and prosthetics for a new project in street performance. I have no workshop in the house, so it is often quite messy here ;-) The kids have 2 lovely rats. Feluy is 40 km south from Brussels (it takes a 25 min bus to Nivelles and then a 30 min train to get to the capital.) It is a old village with a medieval castle and an old canal, with some ramblers and cyclists on weekends. There isn't pretty much to visit, but the countryside around is beautiful. There is a bus stop near the house. I can give a ride to Nivelles station when needed.
Area: GaliciaLisa & Stewart have spent the past 7 years in beautiful rural Galicia self restoring our old stone farmhouse. Having almost finished this task! we have now taken on a second project in the same hamlet for Lisa’s mum who also loves the tranquillity and local friendliness. We are therefore looking for enthusiastic helpers to take part in all aspects of building including demolition and clearance; bramble hacking, garden planting and total house restoration! We particularly invite people with building skills especially plastering, plumbing or carpentry skills. UPDATE We are now sorted with helpers for the winter months but will be looking for enthusiastic helpers in the spring to help start on the interior of the house especially those with the above skills. We look forward to meeting you!
Area: UtahSouth of Spanish Fork, Utah, in a semi rural environment, we have 15 acres (5.85 hectares) upon which sit a gorgeous temple, a 6,000 sq foot residential facility with comfortable double rooms, two outdoor stages, a large covered pavilion, and amenities for parrots, peacocks, llamas and 3 small cows. There is a 200,000 gallon lake with waterfall from which we gravity feed one acre under cultivation. The acreage produces chemical free tomatoes, eggplants, varieties of chilis, squash, melons, corn, cabbage, broccoli, green peppers, potatoes and flowers for worship. We sponsor lots of festivals and twice or thrice yearly yoga retreats. March of 2013 we hosted the Festival of Colors (Holi) which attracted 67,000 attendees over a 2 day period. The event was photographed by Reuters International & picked up by MSNBC, CNN International, Times of India, Hindustan Times, the Republic in Italy, as well as news outlets all over the world. The best video from 2011 by Evan Carpenter, was on the home page of Youtube for 1/2 a day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqsRFAJVN9c." In 2012 Devin Graham did one called "World's Biggest Color Party" (1.4 million to date)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh-o5g4tLVE and Goodline films another called "Holi Festival 2012." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HltruTVcTYE Other annual events are the Llama Fest in July, Krishna Janmastami in August, Festival of India in September, Diwali, Festival of Lights in October, & Shiva Ratri in February. We teach yoga five days a week and have classes on the Bhagavad Gita 6am and 6pm as well as daily kirtans. These programs are optional for the guests, though the more they attend, the more they will be informed about the 5,000 year old spiritual culture and practices of "Bhakti Yoga". The only mandatory program occurs every Sunday 5 pm - 7 pm when there is an open house with kirtan, vegetarian feast, and spiritual discourse illustrated by power point presentation. This is an extremely 'seeker friendly' weekly event and guests should attend. As of June 2013, there have been 130,000 downloads of the Itunes Podcasts under the heading "Krishna Temple Sunday Talks" Additionally, Jai Krishna Das, who leads the chanting most Sundays, is a world class kirtan leader. We ask that guests arrive punctually. There are a gift store on the property and salad bar with hot buffet open (11 am - 7 pm) 7 days a week. We do a lot of cooking for those interested to learn. Wireless internet everywhere. We could accommodate up to 12 single adults and couples FOR A MINIMUM STAY OF FOURTEEN DAYS. There is no maximum time to stay & in fact the longer the better, providing the chemistry is right. Unmarried couples stay in another building than the main ashram but the rooms are nice. We are set up mainly for singles and couples. We expect 4 hours of diligent work 6 days a week in exchange for room and board. We do not support wwoofers getting part time jobs in the area while living and working on the farm. Medical or health insurance is a plus in the unlikely event of an accident. Local sights are Sundance Resort, Bridal Veil Falls, the Alpine Loop, hiking trails in Hobble Creek, Diamond Fork Hot Springs, Provo Canyon etc. Llamas are available for some treks in summer. We are the number one llama rental facility in Utah with 35 animals on the property. We are vegetarian and allow no meat, drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes on the property. If you are looking to break a smoking, drug, or alcohol habit by sojourning here, know up front you will simply be a disturbance in the community. We do not take caffeinated tea or coffee and prefer that visitors go off site for consumption of these beverages. Prospective visitors may also note that we probably do not fit many preconceptions about sustainability and a retreat like atmosphere. There are times of incredible peacefulness and relaxation, and other times, especially around festivals, when it can get intense. Ours is a practical path of bhakti (devotion), keeping God in the center of our activities. Sometimes that lends itself to peacefulness, introspection, and an educational atmosphere. Other times there is more emphasis on getting things done in a certain time frame. Sometimes we are absorbed in the gardening and sustainability and other times we throw ourselves into a special event. Almost everyone who comes here notes, "It is not what I expected." Most of the time that is a good thing and guests stay longer than they anticipated. But occasionally after a day or two people run for the hills because they were not flexible enough or willing enough to "Let go, and let God." Guests are requested to respect the spiritual atmosphere of peacefulness and self control, which can be disrupted by immodest dress, public groping (friendly hugs fine), and late night loudness. We like to know as much about you as possible to ensure your stay here will be a comfortable and rewarding one. Please keep your profile full and up to date and mention where else you may have woofed or done help exchange. Outside work March thru November, and in winter more limited outdoor work, but lots to do indoors with the buffet and gift store. The closest major airport is Salt Lake City (65 miles away) & the closest bus and train stations are in Provo, 6 miles away & an easy pick up. There is an airport in Provo serviced by Frontier Air Lines. We pick up from Provo bus, train station, or Provo airport during the day only. Schedule flights and driving to arrive in daylight as we are hard to find after dark. If you come by air to Salt Lake City we suggest staying one or two days at the SLC Center, & getting a ride down to Spanish Fork. We purchased in July 2011 a school and 4 acres land near downtown Salt Lake City. There is about 1/2 acre there under cultivation with plans for more. We plant fruit trees, tomatoes, chilis, squash, spinach, corn, beans, peas etc. Accommodations are basic. there is a mandatory service every Sat nite at 7:00 pm, which is well attended by the public.. There are yoga classes Mon thru Saturday at 6 pm, taught by a variety of teachers. All city amenities (Downtown Library, Gateway Center, University of Utah, Temple Square, Ski Resorts) are within easy access. Labor Day Weekend 2013, we hosted our third "Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest" at the Salt Lake Center, offering more than 100 different yoga classes by 45 different teachers, many from out of state. Wwoofers, helpers, and workawaers are welcome to divide their time between the Spanish Fork & Salt Lake Centers.
Area: Province EsmeraldasWe are a wonderful eco-house (not a hostel) in the fisherman's village of Mompiche with a beautiful organic tropical garden. It's all about sustainable living and creating a negative carbon footprint. We reuse, recycle and upcycle as much as possible. The hardwood and bamboo house is an ongoing project and there is plenty to do for both skilled and unskilled workers. Everyone is welcome to come and stay a while. Work a little, play a lot... There are plenty of projects to do both on the house and in the garden. We mostly need carpenters, plumbers and electricians, but everyone is welcome. There is no shortage of projects. A good work ethic and willingness to do manual labor are essentials to bring with you to Mompiche. Mompiche is most famous for surfing, but you can also ride horses, hike, sunbathe and chill. Traditional and Fusion Cooking Classes and Chocolate Making Classes are available, along with basket-making classes, and there is a fabulous Masseuse in town too. Spanish Classes are also an option. (The class facilitators charge a fee.) You can also visit Black Beach, and walk to the colony of Blue Footed Boobies on The Point. We encourage hammock surfing and daily siestas, fresh healthy foods and beautiful smiley faces. We look forward to seeing you in Mompiche soon.
Area: Hedmark, våler i solør, FinnskogenWe are two 36 year old men who working to rebuild a small farm in the big forest east in Norway called Finnskogen. We are liberal guys and like to get to know new people from around the world, we both speak Norwegian, English and some French Finnskogen or the Finnish forest was settled by Finnish people who traveled to this area in the 17 century. This property was a Finnish farm when it was settled around 1790 until the buildings burned up in the 50's and the Forrest has grown into the whole property. My plan is to rebuild some buildings of this farm a sauna and a barn and use the timber from the forest for construction. This cabin is 20 km from na small village so it's really in the untouched wild Norwegian nature. If you want to try something different and see the deep forest and wildlife at east part of Norway and learn about our Norwegian/Finnish culture you are welcome.