Area: MassachusettsWe are a school in Western Massachusetts USA. We have been here for 25 years. We have 7 houses on a hillside. Some of the houses are new with good solid foundations and built in the correct way. Others are more built like summer houses and do not fit to the seasonal weather we have in this area. So there is constant maintenance to be done which we do on a regular basis. We have building weekends once a month and every Friday 3 hours of Hand 2 Work plus we have a maintenance guy who solves the big issues. We have 300 acres of land with an untamed forest that could use some trimming and we could make more flower beds which we only have a few of. We would also like to have wooden benches sitting around the area. In the summer we also have our organic garden farming with vegetables. We live in New England with lots of big cities close by like New York, Boston, WA, DC and Philadelphia. You can go on trips - there are frequent buses leaving from Williams town plus we also move around a lot so there could be room for an extra in the car. There is a rich cultural life around this area especially in the summer but also in the winter, you can join events for free or almost for free. Here we also have a lot going on as we are interested in the big issues of our time - so if you are interested in that you can gain knowledge and give presentations or work shops as well. All your skills can be well utilized - that is how we manage to run the school by helping each other and getting things to move forward. We live in the Berkshires with lots of possibilities of hiking in the mountains. We have a rich number of hiking paths and if you are in for camping you can do so.. We have small tents you can use. We often have hikers staying here with us because one of the paths passes right by us. We cook our own meals so you also get part of that in whichever way you can. If you are not great cook you can join one who is.
Area: Valdivia, Los Rios, ChileBoth me and my husband are biologists living in the nice region of Los Rios, in Valdivia. I am originally from Italy and my husband Horacio is Chilean but raised in France. We love having company, visitors from abroad, and family around. Our children always have friends over, and we love animals. We have two large dogs (newfies), chickens (for eggs), and pet rabbits. I enjoy gardening and growing my own vegetables, although I am still learning. Also, I am a Ashtanga yoga affectionate. Our children like to climb and practice Capoeira. Horacio loves playing, listening, and talking about music, as well as swimming and other water-related sports. We have a canoe and kayak available for cruising around the island.
Area: SardiniaWe run a Cultural Art Association with the aim to encourage an experiential approached to art in its various forms. We are setting the studio/workshop in Sardinia.
Area: MichiganMy dad and I share this house, but as I do research abroad, I'm only occasionally there. My dad is a retired chemistry professor - loves motorcycles and chatting about history. I do research in biopsychology and have come and gone a lot over the years traveling and living overseas in places like New Zealand and Germany. We love meeting new people from around the world and learning about their home and experiences!
Area: French Island, one hour drive from Melbourne, 10 min ferry ride and 15 min car rideIn the planning phase to launch a boutique health retreat for up to 8 people focusing upon a farm stay, health education and individual biological testing based upon the latest nutritional medicine science, food produced primarily from the farm or the rest of French Island, and exercise based upon the natural facilities of the farm and island. In addition, we intend to produce a range of products based upon one of nature's amazing herbs, comfrey, including herbal facial and healing creams, poultices for injuries, liquid plant fertilisers, animal food supplements. Prefer workaways able to enjoy the beautiful peace and tranquility. Extra time generally available. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- * WIFI available * Use of spare laptop * Length of stay can be extended * Tv with Foxtel * 2 Double rooms available