Area: ColoradoMy property is a lifestyle block ( horses, goats, dogs, birds, bees, barley fodder, etc ). The work here includes keeping the property in shape, care of all the animals, putting up shelters and painting , growing barley fodder , doing things with the bees etc Stay in 30 foot/ 10 m. trailer. Wifi. Non-smoker(s) please....seriously! 6 day week; hours would be in the mornings , with an hour lunch break and back at work until around 2pm . The afternoons and evening free for your own activities . There are bikes available to explore the lake and the area. The town nearby is small and situated in SE Colorado surrounded by ranches and farming; excellent community library. The Rockies begin only 2 hours distant, with Colorado Springs 1 1/2 hour distant and New Mexico the same distance in the other direction. Stays are up to 3 weeks or thereabouts. You will bring a strong work ethic ( even on tasks that are new to you ), a flexible attitude (so much that can go wrong , will !!) and just be wanting more skills than you came with...natural horsemanship, tractor driving, tools, machinery etc. We'll help give you those... You will help with meals, clearing up, cleaning the house.... and cleaning up after yourself especially :) Thanks.
Area: Brittany** We are looking for people with carpentry or building skills for late August and September. We are preparing to insulate the attic in our house which involves framing up, lining with paper, blowing in the recycled paper and putting up the plaster board. Help from people with real building and renovation experience in these areas would be highly appreciated. We are also however happy to welcome you even if you haven't done much renovating before as some tasks don't require previous experience and we are happy to teach you such things as plastering and painting. Also searching for a keen cyclist/explorer who can help us determine good cycling routes in the area. We also appreciate help with changeover time of our holiday houses, ie. cleaning after guests leave and preapring for the next guests. We are a Franco-New Zealand-British family living in scenic Brittany. We have 4 children - an 8 year old little boy and 3 big ones who are now away working but are often here during weekends and holidays. We are close to the historic towns of St Malo and Dinan and only 40mins from the spectacular Mont St Michel. As we have lived in the area for many years and have children at school we are very much part of the local community. We have our own local beach (and resident seal) only 800metres away and are close to many other great beaches as well. Three years ago we moved into our large old home, known as a 'maison de maitre' which we are busily restoring. We have just finished creating appartments in the 300 year old barn which are now serving as holiday homes. We are just finishing the conversion of a part of the house into a small apartment and can now return to renovating our own house. We have/are restoring the buildings in an ecologically-sound manner. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to help us in our restoration project in return for experiencing a little bit of French life. Marc and the children are the French ones so their accents are better than Kate's but we can all help if you want to improve your French. We live within a short walk of the local village with it's boulangerie, creperie, cafes and bars and cider factory. As in most of Brittany, the area is steeped in history and traditions and we can share our knowledge of the area, its customs, cuisine and music. We are a couple who have both travelled widely and lived in several other countries. We love meeting people from elsewhere and delight in sharing our knowledge and experience of life here in France. We love the workaway concept and our experience with workaway over the last 3 years has been fantastic - we have met many wonderful and interesting people and have made life-long friends.
Area: TexasMy name is Ron and I am a sea Captain. I hold a masters license with the U.S. Coast Guard for 200 ton domestic, 500 ton international vessels. My maritime career began in 1969, when I joined the Merchant Marines and volunteered for duty on a ship carrying supplies into Vietnam. My experience at sea includes working aboard vessels in Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico and the Caribbean. I am now the proud owner of the "Graceful Ghost" a replica of an 1800 steamboat doing tours on exotic Caddo Lake and working in my beautiful gardens I've created. Right now the only animals I have left to feed are my alligators. My business is a Members of the Marshall, Texas Chamber of Commerce, The Caddo Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism. I am a fun loving man. Days you have off I love to take workawayers out to get a taste of all the great things Texas has to offer! During the hot seasons I have a large pontoon boat that we can explore beautiful Caddo Lake swamps and bayous Also joining me on the steam boat during tours is always enjoyed. There are very exciting towns near by, ranches with horseback riding, hiking ect. My beautiful gardens are a great place to relax on your down time. I need help maintaining my gardens, boats and household chores. I like to cook and would enjoy your cooking as well.
Area: VärmlandWe need help again in SEPTEMBER 2014. Please make sure you read the profile before you apply. And please do all hosts a favour: write to one place first, wait for their reply and then, if needed, ask another place. Otherwise you waste the time of many host. Thank you! This little farm is in Mid-Sweden, just next to the beautiful river Klarälven. A beaver resides next to us and elks are regular visitors. It is in Northern Värmland, 30km south of the border to Norway and 100 km north of Torsby, which is our “big city”. Please make sure you arrange all you further travels before you come - there is no cybercafe around. We want to revive our little Farm, as simple and ecologically sound as possible. We try to find reasonable ways of combining handwork and modern methods to do our work. We invite people who appreciate a simple, basic lifestyle, who like the calm and beautiful nature and want to do some practical work and who like animals. (No special animal experience needed - but the will to get to know them and care for them.) Please consider that you might meet other volunteers but it is also possible that you are the only one and be "alone" - which is a really good thing here in this nice area -but some people cannot handle that! We have to do a lot of other work too, so helpers have to be able to work on their own in a responsible way! Occasionally you can use a wood-fired sauna or the swedish badtunna - a 40 °C outdoor hotpot. You can enjoy sun bathing, fishing, walks in the beautiful surrounding (several very nice walking pathes invite hikers), take a canoe and paddle along the river, go swimming, maybe try horseback riding and much more as pass-time activities. Please make sure that you are properly insured, e.g. in case you hurt yourself. No smoking / no drugs! We can take up to 3 helpers at one time. Minimum age for helpers is 18. And you should have at least a little experience in doing practical work (e.g. how to hold a brush :) We prefer a stay of 2-3 weeks, longer might be possible. Don’t bring your best clothes. Sturdy shoes and rubber boots are useful, bring also a torch/better is a headlight and a warm sleeping bag + sleeping matress. As usual, helpers work 5 hours/day at 5 days per week - this is an average and this means really hard work. It is not possible to give a time shedule, because work needs to be done when it is time for it: this means flexible times! To give you an easy example: When the hay is dry and rain is coming, everybody has do give everything to get it in before the rain. No matter how many hours or days you have worked before. In other times very small an easy jobs let you think you are on holiday. We provide basic food, accommodation (read below!) and heaps of work mostly outside. We speak english, german and swedish. We love nature, a simple lifestyle and most of all: getting things done.
Area: San Rafael, MendozaHola!Mi nombre es Alejandra, en Estamos abocados a casa un intercambio para mejorar el inglproyecto de construcción de una casa vivo con 2 de mis hijos, y nos interesaria realizar ecológica familiar, nos gusta salir en bicicleten una zona rural. Vivimos en la ciudad, somos una familia, trabajadora, honesta, y a la montaña, disfrutar cada día. Somos alegres, sinceros. Hacemos conservasnuestro perfil esta orientado a personas que gusten del trabajo en casa de los productos de la granja para uso familiar, dulces de todo tipo, salsas etctierra. Tenemos paisajes únicos, nuestrNuestro idioma es un polo turístico importante, y a poca distancia se pueden disfrutar lugares bellos. Es una ciudad colonizada por inmigrantesel españoles, italianos, árabes y franceses que dejaron su huella en nuestra cultura y hábitos. Si te interesa e ingles básico, razón por la propuesta, no dudes en avisarnos!! (CONTACT HOST IN SPANISH) Hi, my name is Alejandra, live at home with my 2 children, and we would like to have a cultural exchange to improve our English, help around the house and exchanging other p aises culture, especially food, and lifestyles. We love the countryside, the weekends we go to the family organic farm, we like to go biking, and mountain, enjoy every day. We are cheerful, and honest. We keep some farm products for our own consumption, sweets of all kinds, sauces etc. This place is full of beautiful sites, unique landscapes, our city is a major tourist place, and within walking distance you can enjoy beautiful places. It is a city colonized by Spanish immigrants, Italians, Arabs and French left their mark on our culture and habits. If you are interested in the proposal, please let us know!