Area: UmbriaA small country resort set in the middle of a natural park overlooking lake Trasimeno and the surrounding hills. From March to November guests (max 22) from allover the world are welcomed in a casual and informal atmosphere. Beautiful historical towns such as Cortona, Castiglione, Perugia, Assisi, Siena, Gubbio, ecc. are only 20 to 40 minutes away by car. Florence is 1 hour by train and Rome 1 hour and 40 minutes also by train. I run the resort all by myself with just a cleaning lady and an occasional help by a gardener. Help needed mainly at breakfast and cleaning indoor/outdoor.
Area: Swiss ski area Portes du Soleil.We are primarily a winter vacation company that rents vacation properties in the alpine resort of Champoussin. We offer a wide variety of services to our guests from cooking and cleaning to ski guiding and animation. We are open year round and looking for outdoor enthousiasts to help us take care of our guests. Through out the year we have a number of friends, and former employes that stay with us long and short term. Most of them like me have travelled and worked around the world. We are always willing to share our knowledge, experiences and a few amusing ( sometimes embarrassing ) stories from our journeys. This is a small town where everyone knows everyone. And we hope that you will enjoy and feel welcome in our little community.
Area: MarcheWe are an Austro-Italian family with a farm of about 16 hectares in the heart of the Italian region Marche. Between the “Monti Sibillini National Park” and the Adriatic Coast, located in the beautiful Italian countryside. We care for 7 cattle, 3 playful dogs, a horse and a lot of geese, hens and rabbits. In addition to our animal crew, we care for a small vineyard and an olive grove. They provide us with white and red wines and fruity olive oil.
Area: QuebecSince 1969, friends gather at our farm school. Girls and boys arrive from all corners of the world and take over the grounds. There are so many things to discover and to reinvent. One hundred acres of fields and forests, barns, an arts and crafts studio, a pool, a wooden tepee, 23 horses to ride and all sorts of animals to pet and feed. Our family is a mix of all ages, species and style. André the eternal educator who created the farm, Lucie who runs and feeds the house, Celine the veterinarian and Nicolas the Jack of all trades and their children, Claudie the baby, Cristobal 2 years old and Celia, 5 years old. There are also 2 donkeys, 2 cows, 4 sheep, 6 goats, 2 lamas, 2 alpacas, 2 pigs, hens, ducks and peacocks! We have a great life at the farm in this wonderful piece of earth, eating well, laughing and sharing. Cheers! Depuis 1969, garçons et filles viennent d'un peu partout dans le monde et s'emparent des lieux. Il y a tant de choses à découvrir et à réinventer: 34 hectares de champs et forêts, les granges, l'atelier d'art, la piscine, 23 chevaux à monter et tous ces animaux à nourrir et à caresser. Notre famille est un heureux amalgame de tous styles et espèces. André, le fondateur éternel éducateur, Lucie le chef gourmand, Céline la véto pour humains et animaux et Nicolas le pluripotent qui répare tout, et leur enfants, Claudie le bébé, Cristobal 2 ans et Celia 5 ans. Il y a aussi 2 ânes, deux vaches, 4 moutons, 6 chèvres, 2 lamas, 2 alpagas, 2 cochons, des poules, des canards et 2 paons. Nous menons une vie extraordinaire dans ce coin magnifique de la Terre en mangeant bien, riant bien et en partageant une vie multi générationnelle, multiculturelle et multidimensionnelle ! A plus! .
Area: East Kootenays (Fort Steele), BCWe are a retreat center dedicated to meditation practice and study. Our 310 acres in a breathtaking location at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. We are a non-profit, charitable organization created to nurture universal teachings of awakening. Focusing on Buddhist and Western Mystical teachings, the center is dedicated to providing an environment for practice and study. To bring exploration and meditation to all our activities, we also run ecological courses such as permaculture, food forests and native grassland reclamation. We serve to motivate and inspire students from around the world, now and for generations to come. All life and activity at the center are oriented around learning, growth and spiritual practice. As part of a longer stay with us, we hold ongoing sessions on meditation, mindfulness, emotional honesty, communication, team learning and more. We also hold periodic shorter focused courses that are a great way to start your time at here.