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Area: Catalonia, Girona, near Costa BravaIMPORTANT: Right now I specifically need 1 to 2 guys who are able to work in my garden with knowledge of how to put away the grass and covert the land with a kind of sand. I usually am looking for a volunteer to help outside to cutting the grass and clean porch furniture, helping me pruning my trees (BUT that will be on autumn). And when volunteer says is able to clean, think about if you are really disposable to do it. BTW: Due to a past bad experience, I'd like that volunteers have at least one feedback or reference. Please, any question you'd have, just ask me. Thanks for your kind attention luisa
Area: British ColumbiaWe are recruiting for The summer of 2014! We are needing work aways from Mid May to September, for a 2 week minimum. Thanks to Michael, Martina, Jean-Marc, Flory, Daniel, Lana & Elton for 2012 and 2013! We are Sarah and Peter. We hand built a small rental cabin resort in beautiful British Columbia. It is on the mainland, in the south coast of B.C. It is close to many discovery islands, Stuart Island, Sonora Island and Dent Island. It is a beautiful remote setting, where we are off the grid and reached only by boat, water taxi, or by float plane We opened in the summer of 2012. We have posted our business on the workaway site for 2 years now and we love it! The workers bring new ideas and insight into the project and the guests, love interacting with them. We are only open in the summer months, June- September and host workaways to help us with the many projects and to keep the place running! This place is not for every one. It is in the coastal forest, on the ocean. There is no store community of people or amenities. One must love the isolation and be able to fit into the remote hospitality lifestyle. Peter is a fishing guide and we decided 6 years ago to build our own place. Denham Bay has 4 cabins, which we rent out, an out door kitchen, docks and a live in- work shop. We are minutes from a suburb salmon fishing area and great for exploring.
Area: Koh LantaPLEASE ALSO EXCUSE ME IF I AM SLOW IN REPLYING. I CANNOT ALWAYS TEND TO EMAILS BUT I DO EVENTUALLY ANSWER EACH ONE OF YOU WHO EMAIL US :) ------- Hello! We are Aruna and Chai, and we would like to introduce you to our family and our unique bed and breakfast on the beautiful Thailand island of Koh Lanta. Aruna is half Swedish, half Indian and born and brought up in Paris, France. Chai is Thai from Nakhon Si Thammarat, and we have two sons, Shaan (born May 2010) and Jeevan (born April 2012). Our family also includes a dog and 2 cats. A few years ago, after working in high-ranking jobs in Paris (as an international business lawyer) and Bangkok (business administration and quality controller), we decided to quit and to start a new lifestyle closer to nature and with a better quality of life. We first spent some time as scientific research divers and assistants on a marine biology base in the Chilean fjords in northern Patagonia. Then, in 2010, we moved back to Thailand and selected Koh Lanta as the place to set up a small alternative lifestyle bed and breakfast. The aim of our little Bed and Breakfast is to create harmony, whether it is among all of us living here or with the nature that surrounds us. We also want to create a home far away from home and make guests and friends feel welcome anytime of the year. Our Bed and Breakfast is made up of three closely-situated buildings: - A little wooden bungalow on stilts which is our family’s private home. - A three-story wooden building constructed around a massive tree which contains the common living room and kitchen, a common bathroom and shower, and an outdoor terrace on the ground floor, and one guest room each on the first and second floors, both with ensuite showers and toilets. - A two-story concrete building with two additional guest rooms, also with ensuite showers and toilets. We can host up to 12 guests in the four rooms of the bed and breakfast. The grounds of the Bed and Breakfast also include a garden where we have created a barbecue area surrounded by lots of tropical plants, flowers and trees. We plan to add a vegetable garden and grow our own herbs. We follow several practices at the bed and breakfast which are aimed at minimizing our foot prints on Koh Lanta. For example: We are very careful with the way we use water. We have our own groundwater well which we supplement by collecting the rainwater in huge tanks and use for plants, showers and cooking. We try not to wash dishes in running water to conserve this resource. We minimize the use of electricity by only cooling ourselves with fans and fresh breeze coming from the nearby jungle and the sea. We do not have air conditioning. We only use ecological cleaning detergents such as vinegar, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) and lemon juice. For dishwashing, we use the mildest dishwashing product on the Koh Lanta market. We try as much as we can to use eco-friendly pesticides, such as talcum powder or salt, to keep away ants and bugs. Unfortunately, we still need to use chemical pesticides when it comes to termites (we have not found any eco-friendly product yet for this purpose). We use mosquito nets over our beds and windows as well as natural anti-mosquito incense such as citronella / lemon grass. We try to minimize the use of plastic bags and try to buy biodegradable plastic bags when available (for garbage). Whenever we go shopping, we carry our own cotton bags with us. We also have cotton laundry bags in every room for guests to use when they go to the laundry. This is our way to slowly educate people on Koh Lanta that there is an alternative to plastic bags. If we take away food, we try as much as possible, to bring our own tiffin box (a metal box) to carry home the food. There are metal boxes for everybody to use in the common kitchen. We recycle cans, glass bottles, plastic bottles and cardboard cartons, and we are also working on a compost system for food waste.
Area: Northern IrelandI AM FULLY BOOKED UNTIL XMAS. "This is the type of place where no one knows the time of the month, or what the gold standard is. The type of place where pedlars still come to...." My famous great great aunt once wrote. My name is Louise and I live in a unique location - a farm which many visitors tell me is always an amazing and sometimes life changing place to visit. It could be the peaceful and tranquil setting in a rural valley in County Down, or it could be the special atmosphere created by my wonderful ancestors who lived in the house before I inherited it from my great aunt. Whatever the reason, I am asking you to be a part of my world. The house I have been restoring for 5 years and the 5 acre garden is always in need of some TLC. The work is varied and satisfying. I am a furniture maker/teacher but spend most of my time on the farm, in the garden or restoring the house and outbuildings. The closest town, Banbridge is 4 miles away and very easy to get to by bus from Belfast or Dublin.
Area: HessenWe are a family with 4 generations and Welsh-Cob breeders for about 30 years. We have one or two foals every year and train our youngstock. We also offer riding holidays for girls and riding lessons in the afternoon. So you will also work with childern. We keep our 20 Welsh-Cobs in the stable during the wintermonth and they are out in the fields from may to december. So work changes from month to month. You will live together with a couple and their two teenage children. We are looking for a single non-smoking volunteer, who has still experience with horses, horse-care and farming. We prefer long term stays.