Area:We are a family of four, (mum, dad, 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son), living on a hobby farm in the woods in the south of Sweden. We would like to develop the farm but struggle with finding the time. There are a lot of projects running or possible to start up, depending of your skills and interest. We love animals and for the moment we have sheep, hens, rabbits and dogs, but are thinking about getting ducks and turkeys. We also have bees and produce honey. In a big pond we have crayfish and farmed fish. We are self-sufficient in meat and wish that we could be better on producing vegetables. We are very much into dog training and agility, and we have our own training hall with artificial grass. In town we have a rehabilitation and healthcare center for dogs.
Area: AuvergneI am a single-mum of 2 kids. My daughter Margot is 12 years old, she's always happy, funny, and likes travelling, being outside... She practices circus, hip-hop and plays accordeon. She learns English and Spanish at school. My son Sascha is 17 years old. He has got autistic troubles. He's easy-going, can talk and communicate quite well, but can also have a "strange" behavior, well, an autistic one ! ;-) And I can't let him alone, like younger kids (that's why some baby-sitting is needed in case I have to work late in the evening or sometimes during the night, when I have to be away 2 days because of my job). He's actually in a specialized school 40km away from home (he takes the train by his own), learning professional skills, but he doesn't learn any foreign language. And I'm a very optimistic person, who enjoys life and finds always the positive in every situation. I like playing music, meeting my friends, travelling (most of the time in Europe with a small camper), couchsurfing or hosting, running, dancing, going to bed late... ;-) We were already used to hosting friends or couchsurfers at home, and we all three thought it could be a good idea to host foreigners for a longer period, sharing our life, and helping me at home, as it's a bit hard to do everything (as I have an important job and I’ single mum). My kids are really happy about that, and always expect to have a real exchange with people staying at home. As I wish this stay to be an exchange for both, you could share our week-ends if we travel with our camper, meet my friends, go to the cinema, to the swimming pool, or for hiking, ice skating... Except when there is some baby-sitting to do because of my work for example, there is no special schedules for the help, this lets you time to visit also by your own while I'm working and kids are at school. We already hosted 32 people, mostly for one month or more, and it was always a good and interesting experience. We like discovering other culture through their eyes, new recipes from all over the world (we love eating, and meals are at home always a great moment !). Most of them are associated to great and special moments, and we are still in contact with nearly all of them ! B-) We shared nice evenings, week-ends in Lyon, in Paris, at the Mediterranean See, holidays in the Cevennes with the camper, in a camping at the see, one month with our camper in Italy. Some of them also spent few days by my parents in order to visit Vichy, or in Lyon by a friend of mine. And most of them also shared special moments with the kids, like Adrian who taught Sascha how to take the train, or by playing football, hiking, dancing with them... We really have so nice remembers with : Alex from Quebec, Beatriz from Spain, Sina from Canada, Graziano from Italy, Alexis and Liz from the States, Sina a second time, Cecile & Guillaume from France, Emily and Alicia from Australia, Katelyn from Canada, Jasmin from Germany, Jazmine from the States, Tatyana from Canada, Hugo from Canada, Melanie from UK, Adrian from Poland/UK, Eoin from Ireland, Omar from Mexico, Louise from UK, Celiya from UK, Anne from Germany, Joanna from Germany, Alex from Germany, Richard from UK, Pauline from the States, Jana from Germany, Michal from Switzerland, Kate from UK, Isobel from UK, Sonia from Spain and Ivan from Ukraine ! :-)
Area: Mugla, FethiyeMusicians (sings&plays) and Music Groups!! Come and just do what you love.... We are a boutique hotel, in a peaceful garden near, Fethiye (Mugla - Turkey). We are only ten minutes walk from the beach. This organization is mainly for guest who enjoys adrenalin sports and their family and friends. We have air conditioned rooms, tents, swimming pool, bar and restaurant. We are not very strict but we need disciplined volunteers to work with us. **Volunteers are needed in the hotel area, so please dont send us request for the adrenalin sports!!
Area: HerediaWe are promoters of Language for global and social relevancy. We teach in a relaxed environment through social media, day to day living experience, and topical discussions. Our methods are not typical of the average class room experience, and our style is eclectic.
Area: São PauloWe are a spiritual community in Brasil with residents from all over the world, situated 12km from Cunha, Sao Paulo state in a rural area. We are looking to open our doors to people who might be interested in helping us on a volunteer or work exchange programme basis with us hosting offering food & accommodation. Principally, we need assistance in our "Persist As Love" project within the community & schools that surround; the project we are involved with will vary from time to time. This particular work can encompass areas such as: improving the conditions of living, improving sanitary conditions, volunteering at the school (offering classes in learning languages, music, theatre, arts, yoga, computer science, cooking meals, etc), organizing donation and distribution of clothes & food, pet sterilization, community events, etc. In addition, we would look for you to support on-site in our community with things like cleaning, odd jobs, light maintenance, gardening, cooking, etc. We live in a beautiful rural valley area rich with exotic flora & fauna, 2 lakes, waterfalls, with friendly residents from all over the world. You would stay in our Guest House which has an adjacent bathroom block & laundry area; there is internet access, etc. If you feel inclined, you would be welcome to join: Yoga classes (Kundalini, Ashtanga, Hatha), Mantras, Pranayama, many Holistic Therapies, Asian Martial Arts like Kung Fu & Chi Kung, go horse riding, basketball court, football pitch, beautiful walks. We also have a direct access road to Parati beach about 2 hours drive away. Plus, this area of Brazil is internationally famous for its Ceramics.