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Area: LarisaHi beautiful people, I am away for next months, news soon during february and october 2014 I will be farming in a field near Falani village, 10 km from Larisa city. I was volunteering the last years around Europe and I've experienced that many people tried to find a host in Greece and especially in this area without success. So, I invite you to stay here, even if you pass by for some days. The field's size is 4000 m2 with a small house in it, able to host 2-4 people. There are 2 beds and place to put a mat. There is plenty of space outside to put a tent. Water comes from a well, there is no water heater but in spring and summer the pipe water gets warm enough! Otherwise we heat up water and we take showers the asian way(using a bucket). The place can be quite boring -I stay maybe 60% of my time in the area, the rest travelling. There will be an old bike available for going around or to the city(10 km). There is already a garden of around 80 m2 with 7 raised beds planted last year with clover for green mulching. There is no use of chemicals in the field (the neighbour fields use conventional agriculture techniques and poisons though). There are around 30 fruit trees(apple, olive, fig, grapes, berries, pomegranates etc) around 4 years old. I try now to experiment with sowing clover, broad beans and amaranth between the tree rows. Starting in February to plant indoor watermelons, tomatoes, sunflowers etc). almost all seeds used are non hybrid non gmo. Cooking equipment is a 6L gas stove. Depending on the period,it is possible that you stay alone there for some days. If this occurs, using your cooking skills will be beneficial! There is no internet access in the field, in the village is possible to find wifi. My parents and friends visit often the garden. Personally I eat vegetarian, but not a problem the way you eat! Alex
Area: Mazatlan, Sinaloa, MexicoWe need volunteers for October and onward. Hi everyone. I'm Salem and I own a hostel in Mazatlan Mexico. I'm 34 years old. I love the beach, people, animals and nature, skydiving, SCUBA diving, cooking and learning to surf. I'm a backpacker that has been backpacking through 23 countries for the last 7 years looking for a new country to live in and open my hostel. It was my dream to open the best hostel I have ever been to. I've stayed in lots of hostels where they only care about making money; in turn, it shows in their attitudes, the beds, cleanliness and the overall hostel vibe. So, I asked myself, why can't it be amazing with all the thrills and luxuries anyone could want? The answer: it can, and I've been giving people one of the best places to stay for almost a year now. This is what makes me happy. I do it to help others enjoy their dreams of traveling the world. The hostel is only in its 2nd year and its doing amazingly so far. We are now trying to offer Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, and surfing classes. If anyone wants to join our team and has experience teaching any of these, please let me know. You do not have to be an instructor. Send us your skill-set....the more the merrier! We are also looking for jewelry artisans, like macrame, to teach us some of their skills. Also welcome to apply: tattoo artists. We strive to create a friendly & welcoming atmosphere, where everyone feels warm & fuzzy, like you swallowed a baby kitten. We hope you'll consider us in your search for a place to volunteer & make your home during your stay in Mexico. Please message me with any questions and how you think you could help with your ideas and skills. Have a great day :-) Salem
Area: Champagne ArdenneI am French, I am already 58 years old! oh my God! time flies, but get on very well with people of all ages as far as they are easygoing and open. I live in Champagne, but close to Burgundy in a very nice, quite isolated countryside. The village has around 50 people: it is at 35 kms from Langres , one hour driving from Dijon and one hour and half from Troyes.. There is no other way to come apart from hitchiking from the nearest town. Of course, I will pick up workawayers at the train station in Langres. This area is going to be a national park thanks to its beautiful forest. It is the ideal spot for nature and animal lovers and you can sometimes spot the fox in my garden . I need help in my old house for gardening and DIY . I know a little of DIY, havet tools but am not always self confident. Gardening means building little things to put compost or al ittle wall from old stones and mainly weeding as it is a new garden. DIY means mainly moving, cleaning and clearing things away. For example, I plan a big cleaning in the attic to make up a kind of tent so that it could become a spare room... to welcome workawayers ... . I love animals and I am vegetarian but quite flexible.. I have a cat. I like music and as soon as I can, my piano will be back to my house, I havent moved it in yet.
Area: SicilyHosting periods: from 13th of october until 13 of november...then directly from mid january to end of march.. please don't ask for the rest of november and december! works at the farm in the next period: September: Preparing new vegetable pads for winter and next spring, bamboo cutting for opening new grazing spaces 4 the horse, organizing guest's house for winter October: same ans sept plus seeding clover and grains, seeding trees, transplantiong trees November: Collecting olives, pruning olive trees, preparing olives for consumption, harvesting chilies, cleaning seeds, transplanting new trees Dicember: planting garlic and onions, trees, new grapes, preparing animals for winiter, marketing time for orange season 2015. January-mid April: Orange season..orange picking friday-saturday, packing sunday, shipping monday and so on..still works at the veg pads, animals care, new chikens and ducks fencing, pruning fruit trees. The original arab channel used for irrigation gives the name to our project, it carries water and gives life with it, from it's presence and from it's sound comes out our aim. For us it's a conscious choice of life. Blessed by the welcoming presence of the river and by the changing times of nature. A choice of sharing places and elements. A tiny group of people that looking outside and inside of themselves, choose the land as a space for confrontation. A place for sperimentation between new and old techniques of Permaculture and natural/organic farming. There are moments of hard work, of quietness, heavy summer sweat, soft music and long sleeps. We need Help and we give Help in our everyday life teaching and learning, harvesting and sharing, farming and living. Accomodation is provided in the "Hosts trailer" or in tents. Food is mixed, we're not vegans nor prettly vegetarians,but those of us eating meat, get it just from nearby farmers. Our products are 100% natural/organic but we buy some products that we cannot produce from local market and local producers. Must remind that our project started in June 2011 from an abandoned orange orchard and we're slowly changing it into our little organic paradise..but since we are not a farm and we basically don't make real profit out of our work but just have enough for self consumption (except in orange picking time from beginning of January until end of March when we get some income for our all year surviving and paying the taxes..), we have a shared money box from wich we pay the food we cannot produce, bills and so on, and a small contribution to the common expenses (about 3euro per day) is welcomed. Hopefully one day we won't need it anymore becouse we would be producing so much that we might be self sufficient and using our extra to buy things we can't make. At the moment living here is Salvo, one of the founders wich buy the land and works permanently here, Deina, a thoughtful antropologist with love for the land and our little son Nuri, born in december 2013! Time to time other friends come to stay for a while, help and support our stay..you'll probably meet Sara or Margherita (other co-founders of the project), Pietro our musician, Derek a lovely irish expat, Angelo, Rino, Valentina, Costanza, and many more... Hope to see you soon! It's all about water and leaves. p.s. Other than humans, we live with dogs, cats, chickens, ducks and a horse, so be aware if you have allergies or terrible fears of those above! p.p.s. Specially welcomed experts in building with wood and other natural materials, horse keepers, good cookers, pruning experts and so on. p.p.p.s!! Please bring seeds of your local vegetables and trees if you can to increase the bio-diversity of our place!
Area: BavariaHallo, we are Edith 58, Georg 63 and my Daughter Mjrja 32. We live on a wonderful Place near Munich together with 14Horses and one Donkey. We work with children and the horses and try to teach them rding in a very carefully way. We search for persons who love to help as with the work by the horses and around the farm. You can also learn riding and a lot about horses at our place.In the summer you can go swimming in the near Ammersee. Our place is on a little mountain outside from the village. people who know already something abuot horses would be the best, but also other people are welcome. I`m looking for nice e-mails. We have already somebody for the summerholidays. Please check our calender to see free times.Actualy we look for a person in autummtime.Nice would be a male person with practical knowlege. But also female persons are welcome. Notice that we dont take more than one person at time. The person should be able to speak german.We look in the moment for aperson from the 15.September to help with the horses.