Area: BrittanyIf you want to enjoy the lovely Brittany countryside, we invite you to join us at Easter or in summer 2015 for around a week or 10 days stay. We can host couples, individuals or even a family of 4. We need your help for making a traditional stone fence for our garden and creating a terrace with cement/mortar in front of the house to avoid plants grow in front of the main entrance. We also need fixing a roof in the shed. We also need someone used to work with garden tools like trimmers, brush saws, cutting the edges etc as we need to bring the garden back to good shape! We are a 2 adults and 2 boys, aged 12 and 14. We work in the educational field and like enrolling in open air activities (walking, swimming, skating, playing tennis, skiing, going to the beach...), playing board games and reading. We are Catalan, from nearby Barcelona, so we all speak Catalan and Spanish as natives. Moreover, all of us speak English quite well and I can also speak fluently French and Italian, while Vicent is fluent in German. The kids can also express themselves in French, but with some difficulties. We had two workawayers with us in summer 2012 and we enjoyed very much hosting them! This is why we thought of having one or two again in 2015. We fell in love with Brittany many years ago, because of the wonderful landscapes, old cities and towns, its people and the way they keep alive their traditions and their music and dances....and are sure you will enjoy the place, too!
Area: Languedoc RoussillonHi we are Robert and Carolynn who run a painting school in the South of France at our renovated Catalan farmhouse. We are surrounded by mountains and fruit orchards and are just 30 minutes from the mediterranean sea. We have a bed and breakfast and gite on site and need help to get this ready for the new season. We are continually upgrading the houses and need help with painting and decorating, cleaning and gardening. We have two dogs, Maurice a terrier and Mollie the collie. Also four cats who we rescued from being drowned. All the animals come for walkies around the fields every day with us. We are 20 minutes walk from the nearest village with shops and bars. We have internet wifi access available for our helpers and if interested you could join a painting class here or yoga class that is run by friends nearby.
Area: SkåneWell about me, I am a person with big ambition and love for this life. I enjoy it in different ways and I like to be together with friends and family. I'm a multi cultural person, and love to meet new people. I live in 4 different countries and travelled in over 25 countries, and my mission is to see this wonderful world before I pass away one day. So I have many stories to tell and love to listen to yours as well. I have young and old friends and enjoy their company equally. I'm a doctor in immunology, and worked with diabetes last years, therefore food has been one of my interest, and we eat mostly healthy food, and I love to cook. I love to dance as well. I live with my two sons, the big one and the baby one. My baby is almost 11 months now. We live in a renovation project house and I need lots of help in renovating and baby sitter as well, and gardning ....etc. I love my home and I know that one day it will be wonderful place, and I'm not in hurry. Well I love all kind of people, that are creative and wants to help. I get to know about this website via couch surfing where my last host told me about this site, since now I'm renovating the windows. Obs! The volunteers should be non-smoker and do not have pets.
Area: ScotlandPLEASE TAKE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ON ANY VOLUNTEERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR 2014. ******Thank you for your interest, but if you email you may not get a reply***** We are a small croft by Kentra bay on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular in the Western Scottish Highlands. We are an English family: Mum, Dad, two small boys aged 4 and 2. We have 2 Highland cows, 13 Hebridean/Soay sheep, 5 pigs, 8 ducks, 6 hens and a cockerel, 2 cats and a dog. The pig and sheep numbers do vary. We are looking for volunteers to help us develop our many short and long term projects. At present we require help with drainage, tree planting, fencing, feeding the animals, making a chicken run and and hen house and lots of other varied and sometimes dirty jobs! We think we are quite quirky and a bit different. We are absolutely not a typical Scottish croft, there is no twee cottage with roses around the door. We have mud and midges in abundance and piles of stuff galore, we like to collect and reclaim and recycle, our favourite places are the scrapyard and the recycling dump! We like to make everything ourselves from what we accumulate, for example our shelves are made from scaffold planks and my greenhouse from old bus shelter perspex. We plan to build a house one day with all our stuff as at the moment we live in a shed.
Area: centralWe are Gijs, Linda and Carlos, and run a camping in Central Portugal where you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of running a small rural camping, located 9 kms from the historic city of Tomar and one hour.s drive from Lisbon. We are currently looking for a couple or two males to help with some small building projects during the month of March. Here we attract a variety of international visitors - chalet, caravan and tent guests who you will be able to assist with registrations and payments in addition to offering local tourist information and advice. In the mornings we need assistance with feeding and walking the animals, cleaning duties around the camping, laundry and chalet preparation. Occasionally there will also be maintenance or gardening chores to be undertaken. In the late afternoons the children like to walk with the animals or help with their feeding. In the evenings our guests enjoy to chat over a drink at the bar-terrace and on certain evenings we offer Camp Dinners to bring everyone together which you will be able to help prepare and serve.