Area: New South Waleshave had a late change for a helper so now have September free We can handle up to 2 persons , we run a family Bait & fishing tackle bussines, in a small sea side town 40mins south of Byron Bay, we have river at the back door and short walk to the surf beach , 2 min walk to centre of town, good fishing and surf to be had. Have tennis courts over the road from house, now have 3 surf boards and 2 push bikes for you to use plus fishing rods .now have 1 kayak for you to use in the river at the moment we are booked out until mid January 2015, but always check just in case I have had a cancellation
Area: Coimbra and CenterHelp!!! We are a couple, old(ish) in years but young at heart, who have taken on more work than we have hours in the day for or enough hands to deal with. Our property is a bit of a mess, a cosy mess none the less but we desperately need some friendly, energetic people to help us make it beautiful. We've been renovating for nearly two years now. The building work is completed and we have now started on the interior. The kitchen, bathroom, dining room, living room are all usable and we are in the process of putting in the dividing walls for the bedrooms and landscaping the garden area around the house. The property is what's know in Portugal as a quinta, a small farm or small holding. We have around 2 hectares of land which includes a large organic vegetable plot with a HUGE poly tunnel, an olive grove and woodland. We have 2 goats, 4 chickens, 2 geese, two dogs, a cat and two rabbits and are working on an aquaponics project in order to farm our own fish. We also foster the occasional dog from the local kennels. I am a self taught cook by trade and have a cookery web site. I have a big mistrust of the food industry and love the idea of growing and processing my own food. We are both computer nuts and love music of all genres. Our property is set in the peaceful countryside of central Portugal surrounded by beautiful scenery and rolling hills where you get a true feel for Portuguese rural life.
Area: Lancashire- A MINIMUM STAY OF 6 WEEKS IS REQUIRED. - PLEASE CHECK OUR CALENDER - IF IT IS RED IT MEANS WE HAVE NO MORE SPACE. - Applicants wanting to stay longer will be given priority (you have more chance to learn and we can then give you more responsibility and more difficult, interesting jobs. - Please state your intended time and length of stay when writing to us, and we will send you our application form if we have a possible place for you We run a thriving traditional hill farm with breath taking scenery in Rossendale, North West England. It is a small family business which is currently in the process of being passed down a generation. Dot, (the younger generation) is also studying part time in Manchester and splits her time between university work and the farm. Assignments have kept her from spending as much time at the farm as she would like which means Joy and Mac (the older generation) are not getting to retire as early as they had hoped! We take farmhands to help us during this busy time of transition. Our award winning farm is continuously developing sustainable farming and educational working practices. We have a range of animals, some of which we keep seasonally. Livestock includes a flock of hill sheep, pigs, poultry, Goats, cows, farm cats and working sheep dogs. There are 2 large vegetable gardens, a young woodland (we have plans for coppicing this for firewood and building) and a large fishing pond. There are many opportunities for you to learn and develop life skills while you are here. These include learning to dry stone wall, hedge laying, splicing rope work, livestock care particularly poultry, sheep, goats and pigs, woodwork, forestry work, gardening for food production, Jam and chutney making and other preserving techniques, harvesting and storing home grown food, making bread, cooking with home grown food, cooking on a Stanley range, and many other skills can all be learnt here at different times of year. We host educational visits at the farm and work with young people on life skills.We have several renewable energy projects to work on throughout the year in between farm work. We need to reconstruct our home made wind turbine; install the nearly finished home made solar water heating panel and possibly remake the heat exchanger. When working as a farmhand here you will live in our shepherd's shack or woodland yurt (see pictures below). Meals in the farmhouse kitchen are mostly made from our own produce and we eat all together as a family. We are not vegetarians but primarily only eat meat from our own animals/ neighbouring farms. There is NO SMOKING anywhere on the farm. We have Internet access and a friendly local pub within walking distance. We are looking for lively minds with good practical skills, a willingness to learn and help us to achieve our aim for excellence at our farm and study centre. Aside from the farm work, we have some amazing local sports facilities and terrain for: - mountain biking - enduro and downhill - fell running - Cheerleading - Outstanding local jujitsu club - Hiking - Wild camping - In the summer we have outdoor yoga in the walled garden at the farm (often - but not always - free to workawayers) The types of people who come to us include: - Vet students for practical animal handling experience - Physiology students for experience with sensory visits for the disabled - Those wishing to up their gardening knowledge - People planning to be teachers - a chance to help with school visits at the farm - People planning to be outdoor instructors - we do fieldwork with school groups which gives the opportunity to work with students in an outdoor environment.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonRichard and Geraldine have owned a centre for health and healing on Mt Tamborine, Queensland, Australia for twenty years. Here they hand bottle spring water and produce flower essences in a beautiful garden, amidst a rainforest area. The Fellowship of our centre is a non denominational Not for Profit organisation dedicated to the sharing of Knowledge. We are presently converting four ancient stone barns to establish a similar centre in the South of France.
Area: Sydney, Northern BeachesWe are a semi retired couple, well traveled open minded. Our house is our sanctuary. Non smoking. We live close to the beach in one of the most beautiful surroundings. In your spare time you can do excursions by boat, bush walk, beach walk, swim, its all at our doorstep. Easy walk to touristy village and bus to the city. We prefer mature people with some life experience/skills. We can only accommodate one person - no couples.