Area: Bavaria, AllgäuIn the German foothills of the Alps, ontop of a mountain (about 900-950 m height above sea level), we live in a very idyllically situated farm with a great view on the German and Austrian Alps. Our little organic farm is about 3 km from the next village. Although we are a big family (six children (ages 10-25) and me, the mom, and we always have a lot of friends and relatives visiting), we are currently only five people permanently living on our farm. We are a very open minded and creative lot. We love to get to know people and cultures and are very willing to welcome new friends to the family. Our days are pretty busy, especially with all the work on the farm. At the end of every day, we all try to meet for dinner and the meal is usually very fun and noisy. We all love to eat and cook (new recipes are always welcome!). Despite us people, there are a lot of animals on our farm. We have 2 very energetic but sweet-natured dogs (1 Australian Shepherd and an Australian Shepherd mix) that will love your attention, about 5 cats that enjoy living outside or in our barn's hay, 15 chicken, 2 geese, 4 ducks, 3 rabbits, 5-9 milk goats (depending on how many kids we have), usually 2 pigs and soon our family will also count 2 peacocks. We have a very big, beautiful garden, where we try to grow everything we need during the summer and fall time. In addition, we have a lot of fruit bearing trees on our property. One of our goals is, to produce most of the food that we need to live a healthy way of life. We eat very little meat, and only the meat of our own animals from which we know that they had a happy and healthy life. Our chicken provide us with fresh eggs and our goats with fresh milk every day. From the goat milk we make cheese and I would be most happy to teach you how to do that! Our big garden provides us with all kinds of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Also, we try to bake bread on a regular basis. If you know how to handle and like machines, we have a lot of old and sophisticated machinery (old tractor that does not work anymore for example) left in our old barn, which you are welcome to try to work on. In our free time, we love to go hiking in the Alps, skiing, climbing, swimming (a lot of beautiful mountain lakes near us) and mountain biking. You are of course welcome to join us! We absolutely love our life and work here - so close to nature and away from the hasty and busy life in the city, and hope that you too will enjoy your time with us!
Area: Lower SaxonyThe project is a little three story city house build in 1920. It is located really closed to the main railwaystation. I try to renovate old style, one apartment still needs a complete renovation. Also I plan to put a green roof on top. I studied gardening architecture, so there is also a tiny garden with subtropical plants to be taken care of. Aditionally I raise a rare black chicken breed at a place nearby, so egg collectors and chicken raisers are also welcome.
Area: GaliciaWe are a young family. Me, Monica, my husband Stevie and baby Rio. We live in a very beautiful area surrounded by nature, hot springs, and arqueological sites. We live in a house with a big garden, two dogs, chickens and two cheeky cats. We teach English in the local schools and for us it´s all about enjoying what we do, enjying our time as a family and enjoying the local environment.
Area: North Rhine WestphaliaHello! We are a cheerful, married couple, young of spirit and mind and we would love you to assist us in building/renovations and gardenening! (And more: read at the end below) We're both Dutch, but live just accross the border in Germany. We are renovating our home, a former forrester's house build in 1886. We have a playful, hyperactive dog and a sweet furball of a cat. We live on the country side, by a small forest. Our big garden offers a rural atmosphere and a view of the forest and a meadow. It's really lovely! We are looking for a couple who can help us with renovations/building and gardenwork and some household tasks. Work is rewarded with fun! We love to laugh and make jokes, enjoy a bonfire, we could take you with us to a Couchsurfing activity in the area as well! We easily converse in English, but speak Dutch fluently, basic German and a little French and Spanish. What else are we looking for? * If you know how to teach me a certain type of dancing that I like, you are also welcome!!! * Can you sand and paint? We have quite some pieces of furniture that need sanding and painting!
Area: Rhone AlpsHello thanks to all helpers for this year. We'll be looking for helpers again from spring 2014........We need independent, energetic people who enjoy variety and who like kids. We are a family of four, two children 9 and 6yrs, Leon a British wine specialist with a wine shop here in Tarentaise and Jo a qualified secondary school and EFL teacher with nearly 20 years experience. We live in a tiny hamlet with a couple of all year round neighbours within one km and the nearest town is 5mins away by car. Our aim is to enjoy our beautiful natural environment to the max and make and produce as much of what we consume as possible. When lunch or supper comes entirely from our garden and our effort it tastes even more delicious!! Our garden ( fruit and veg) is organic and at present we are establishing irrigation systems from local springs. We are hard workers, enjoy having all sorts of projects and adventures, we love music, chatting and sharing a glass of wine over good food and meeting new people. PLEASE NOTE We only host from May to October and we are only taking 1 to 2 month stay. If you contact us please be ready to make a decision and commit firmly as tending to a long list of enquiries with lots of follow up then no more news is not conducive to getting our projects underway. We welcome committed enquiries tho'!