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Area: TuscanyHi, my wife and me run a Bed & Breakfast in Certaldo, in the heart of Tuscany, a 4 room accommodation that we opened 9 years ago. We host people from all over the world and this is our only professional activity. We have had a baby girl since september 2013 so my wife now is not able to work as much as she used to, hence we need some help in running the place.
Area: Valencian CommunityMy home is an old water mill situated in a remote and small Hamlet in the province of Valencia. The coast is about an hour drive and the closest bigger village 20 minutes. Valencia and Alicante are around an hour drive. The finca is about 40.000m2 of Mediterranean Woods, very beautiful all year round with the kick of a mountain feel since we are almost at 800 m altitude and there´s a small stream right on the front door. Here lives one man, 5 horses, a couple of dogs and several cats…along with many other wild creatures. I am slowly developing a small project involving activities with horses. From therapeutic sessions for children and adults with some sort of disability, also personal growth (coaching) and horse trails in the Woods. The idea is for it to become a place where all kind of people can enjoy the Company of a horse from a different perspective. Horses here don't use bits or shoes and they roam in a 10.000m2 field. All this is set in a sustainable frame, step by step growing in terms of achieving self efficiency according to the resources available. There is no fixed time to complete tasks as they are very varied and some of them continuous such as clearing old Wood and high grass. Most of the tasks daily involve horses. Feeding, cleaning, exercicing… there's always something to do around here. Improving the horses facilities, building new fences… chopping wood, cleaning the small river… An important aspect here is to be sustainable and self efficient. Growing own fresh seasonal products would be great, some help with that would be highly appreciated too. There are around 150 olive trees too. The house is near 250 y.o. in good shape but with need of care and attention. Some renovations are needed inside and I'm thinking on bio-construction for an extension in the near future. I am looking mainly for help with general maintenance but also for sharing this wonderful space and the unique experience of living with horses in a very rural and truthful environment. The house is not very big so I'm thinking 1 person or 2 if they are together and don´t mind sharing a room. We could start with a short stay up to 10 days and open to extend if we both feel is ok. I think it would be good if you feel free to eat and cook when you are hungry in case in some occasions we can not eat together. I work at home as a language teacher using internet and telephone applications. I'll try to be with you as much as I can but some degree of independence should be needed. We can practice Spanish while you are here and I'll be happy to show you around, there´s a lot to be seen. By the way, I am gay, not that it matters or need to explain myself but I mention it in order to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Area: MenorcaWe are a family of 5 (2 adults and 3 young children) and right now we are quite busy, as our children take most of our free time (we have a 7 year old boy and 1 year old twins). That's why we'd love having people around who could help us with different duties, depending on the time of the year you come. We are open minded people, who like eating healthy food, enjoy nature and meeting new people.
Area: EastWoman 51 years old, mother of 3 children ( 17,19,21) wife and owner of 6 horses, 2 dogs and a cat. I could use some help with the cleaning and repairing the property and the animals. In exchange you'll get a room with shower and toilet and meals together with the family. You'll have access to a bike and busses at 3km, station at 15km. Max 4 hours a day help and weekends off except for cleaning stables)
Area: Mae SotWe are an initiative of 4 parents who want to home school our children with the help of a teacher. We have in total 6 kids age 2 to 6. The home schooling will take place at the spacious home of one parent with a garden for out door activities. We would like our children to learn to read and write in English, basic mathematics, and basic science. We have lots of teaching material (phonics etc), Wifi, computer and printer. The rationale is that our children are not ready to integrate into the Thai school system, which is very dated in its methodology. As this is a new venture for you and us, we would like a commitment for at least 6 – 12 months. We will have structured class time from Monday to Friday from 8-12. Ideally you are a nursery or middle school teacher (native English speaker) with a Montessori or comparable training. You are independent in your work, but as we start to work together, we would like to check in with you fortnightly, informally, about the progress (or problems) of the kids.