Area: 30 Km south of Manta in the protected Pacoche Refuge...Well here I am... So how did I find myself living in this impossibly beautiful little country? Honestly, were it that I had some overly romantic tale, when actually, I simply found myself here more or less through happenstance. In 2009 I came to "check up" on my Brother-in-Law who built his dream retirement home here. As it turns out my parents had also been to Ecuador and my mother really loved the country and seemed to thrive when she was here. In the ensuing few years we found dad in need of round the clock heath care so we packed him up and moved him to San Lorenzo, Manabi Ecuador. I initially took a leave of absence from my job and my sister and I agreed to take turns providing family support. As with many things in life, the more time I spent here the busier I became helping to run our little family construction and import/export businesses. So, here I am trying to have some fun and hoping to provide a wonderful vacation experience so others will also fall in love with this small impossibly beautiful country.
Area: UmbriaIn our farm we produce (almost) everything we need for survival: olive oil,wine, fruits&veggies...eggs from the chickens & milk from the sheeps & the cows Lucy & Dolly, wich we use to make cheese. We need somebody willing to help us in all sorts of farming activities as well as cooking & making preserves. We can accomodate only one person in a room with private bathroom with shower & free wi-fi connection. In exchange of about 6 hrs (need flexibility) of your precious time for 5 days out of 7 every week, we offer you all meals, accommodation & friendship Minimum stay required is 1 month
Area: UlsterDo you have any handyman/woman skills, carpentry to convert a caravan to a hobbit style house. we also have another project which requires building experience. if you are interested in a project like this please email us thanks We have a small farm/ holistic centre in beautiful Donegal. It is a mile away from the nearest village. we are looking for help to develop our retreat centre (it is hoped that it will be some where people can come and stay if they need support with stressful times in there lives) these old buildings need renovating and windows doors fitted. but its for a good cause. we also need help with fencing and help on the land in general.We have a couple of horses, Micro pigs, some ducks and honey and nixi the dogs. We also need help with tiding up around the centre so if you don't mind getting your hands dirty. we would love to have you.
Area: Algarve, Silves AreaWe are looking for open minded people to have lots of fun and laughter. Silves is a historic town. Near are the best beeches in the Algarve, Train and buses go past here at Poco Barreto. 5 mins by car to Silves Lagoa Algoz.I breed Portuguese water dogs
Area: Rangárþing eystraWe are farmers in south Iceland with a mixed farm - cows, sheep and horses, - we like to have help at the farm doing all shorts of farm work in different weather and year-conditions to do farming! - We are family of 5 - Husband and wife at 40s with oldest kid 18, 15 and 13 - two boys and youngest child a dotter. - Our farm is adjusting to organic - The wife on the farm is with disability to work - therefor the husband needs more help and helpers follow him, at his farm work (outside work - stablework) - We have had volunteer people in our house for over 15 years! - We gladly except your help - if you are intressted!? 07.03.14 = Pleace notice our demand, are after having had problems with volunteer workers in our house - ... with time and scedule - that people read and know the times - and the rutine work we set up - and that they try to understand that we are working with nature, - so when the nature calls = like calf birth or rain/snow when we plan something that needs dry hours - ... or if like this message is written over = an tradic death in the family and our time gets suddenly destracket by things that can´t be changed - though we like to have them differnet -... please we try - and please know sometimes you need to put yourselfs in other persons shue´s - (there I am (SÆUNN) mentioning my disability to hold heavy things, open bottles and things that need two hands, - simple cleaning of the house takes me 4 times longer then healthy person is able to do it) - and...well - this is a new demand - ... to all candidats to our farm at volunteer work - ... bring understanding, patience and try to learn the icelandic way - it might not be your way in normal day but it is our way and you come to our house! - Having said this... - it is said for a reason, - for things were understood and - ... we try to do our best to welcome you - that is a promiss - ... but to feel welcome you also have to chip in! :) OK? Also it is not a house to come to if you are a smoker and it is not a house to come to if you don´t eat all - or it will be difficult! - Let us know about your alergies - for your own sake!