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Area: CaliforniaOur sanctuary is located on a secluded and truly charming stretch of the Sierra Nevada foothills in Northern California. We are a small, "spiritual family" living our highest ideals and sharing that process with others. Living off-grid since 2002 has allowed us to develop our own harmonious, workable homesteading model, that is centered around authentic experience of the Divine through meditation and yoga. We welcome those who want to experience the gifts of such a lifestyle for work exchanges or internships. We also have a busy schedule of structured retreats led by both residents and our extended spiritual community. Adjacent to state park land, the retreat acreage is a scenic blend of meadows, seasonal creeks with waterfalls and picturesque views of the rolling foothills that line the Yuba river canyon. The retreat center serves as both the facility for visiting guests and as a sustainable homestead for the current long-term residents and co-founders. Solar panels provide electricity, an artesian well flows with sweet water, and a large, booming garden/orchard yields much of the food year round. The atmosphere is informal and homey, appealing to those who do not feel drawn to organized settings. The facilities in general are simple, this is not a polished yoga resort. No saunas, hot tubs or lavish studios, just enough comfortable space to gather for meals, classes or events and a wild and diverse wilderness to enjoy all around us. Think high-vibration rural homestead, with a touch of elegance.
Area: Coimbra and CenterSince Andreas bought this farm 24 years ago, we only used and provided biological products and plantations. The quinta is run by Andreas and Lucas, father and son. Andreas is German, but he speaks a good English and Portuguese, he can also understand and speak a little French. Lucas was born in Portugal, but he speaks a perfect German, Portuguese and English. Right now, Andreas is living in the farm with volunteers that we are always receiving, while Lucas is working in Lisbon. Andreas is a 60 years old engineer that has always a lot of ideas and solutions on his mind. He is dedicated to nature, permaculture and biological food. Last year, Andreas had an accident and now he has a prosthetic hip, so he can’t do some tasks and he need to rest several times per day. But he’s always available to explain every task, and he would love to give you all small details, if you ask for it!! Lucas is 24 years old and he studied programming. At the moment he is working in Lisbon, but every two weeks Lucas goes to the farm, for some days, to manage all the bureaucratic issues. Although, it’s Lucas that organizes the calendar, the main tasks and you can count on him by e-mail or skype, every morning! He a very peaceful person and he is very patient, so if you need to solve any problem he’s the right person! Around the house use to be Rafa. She’s Lucas girlfriend, a Portuguese girl that lived already at the farm, but right now is working in Coimbra (nearest big city!) so she can’t be there so often. However if you have any doubt you can also contact her. Any problem that you need to solve in the big city or if you need a sightseeing tour count on her!
Area: Kentish, North West Coast TasmaniaHi we are Wouter and Elyse, Wouter is a CSA organic vegetable farmer coming from Belgium and Elyse is vet from Tasmania We have a newborn baby and are looking for some help around the place and obviously we like good company We have a block of land on which we are starting up an organic certified farm, with the focus on vegetables, production start within about a year. As we have only recently moved in this place there is a fair bit of work in setting up. Elyse grew up around this place and has together with her parents a small herd of milking goats for home use and blackberry control. Living self sustainable has allways been a major part of daily life. Wouter had a succesfull CSA vegetable farm in Belgium (for which this workaway page was use first) feeding more then 600 people for 10 months a year and have quite a few woofers usually. Now we decided to live here in Tasmania and build up a new farm. Lorinna is a pretty amazing part of Tasmamia, it lies at the very top of the Forth river, just out the lake st clair- cradle mountain National Park at lake Cethana, We have a lot of wildlife, beautifull forests, a beautifull lake for swimming and looking at, nice views over the mountains and Cradle Mountain. We live at about little less then an hours drive from Sheffield. Picking up can obviously be arranged. We live off grid, using solar panels for electricity and hot water firewood from our block for cooking, heating and hot water. delicious water from a creek. dry toilet We have an established orchard and a vegetable garden (currently only for home use) we grow some mushrooms. we make a bit of cheese from the goatsmilk and do a few different ferments ( like saurkraut,beer,wine,..) preserve our food all sorts of ways, ... This summer we're doing some renovations on the house, building a cob pizza oven, installing our hydrowheel for electricity and most important, expecting a baby :) Bits and pieces get started on the farm; setting up compost piles for later use in the seedling nursery, taking some trees down for clearing some fencelines, milling trees for building timber, chipping some of those brances for compost use, mowing for clearing and compost use. building some sheds and fences getting the vegetable paddock derocked by machine. building some walls with those rocks ... The current fotos are still from the farm in Belgium
Area: LiguriaThe structure is an old rural farmhouse recently renovated by our hand (Alessandra and Massimo). Situated in Sassello (SV), in the GeoPark area of Monte Beigua, isolated between fields and woods. It is connected to the main paved road with a 800 meters of dirt road. Through our Cultural Association, we organize events and workshops on the farm about the relationship between art, nature and the identity of places. Overnight accommodation and breakfast available. We love nature, walk, cook and eat around the fire! We have our vegetable garden with a lot of different vegetables and fruit trees. We don't use any type of pesticides. We have our solar panels, our photovoltaic system and our firewood. We live with two dogs (Sciulli and Settembre) and one cat (Campagna). And we've a fantastic baby, Delia that has just few months! :-) We prefer to host only one workawayer per time.
Area: Atlantic Coast Southern AndaluciaHi. Im an Irish Artist- painter and photographer based in Southern Andalucia, Chiclana de la Frontera. I live in the beautiful countryside with my 4 dogs just outside of town. Close to beaches and towns like Conil, and Cadiz and the mountain town Medina Sidonia. im interested to hear from travelers july august september etc this year