Area: Santa CatarinaHi I have a big family house in one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil. Here you will have a chance to learn Portuguese, traits of our culture, our way of living, etc. I live with a sister, niece and nephew. I'm a singles woman in my 40s with lots of projects and energy. Come and bring your ideas. I personally collect dogs on the streets, help to take care of them and try to find good homes for them. I have 4 dogs now. I'm also researching about bio-construction and I've been doing some work around here. I have a little organic garden that I want to expand. I need help with chores in the house like cleaning, some fixing, painting, etc. I work with photography and film so if you are interested in working in a project with me that would be great.
Area: Baden-WürttembergWe are a family of 6 with children 0-6 years of age. We live ecologically and vegetarian / vegan. There are about 30 animals. The animals (mainly from animal shelter) are kept humanely and have their use in animal-assisted area for seniors, people with disabilities and children. The farm and its offerings is still under construction, but there is always plenty to do in animal care, animal care and around the yard and in the house. Our farm is on the outskirts in a small town. Nearby are forests, streams and beautiful trails for hiking and walking. The place is located one hour each located between Lake Constance and Stuttgart. Wir sind eine 6 köpfige Familie mit Kindern im Alter zwischen 0 und 6 Jahren. Wir leben ökologisch sowie vegetarisch/vegan. Zu uns gehören noch ca. 30 Tiere. Die Tiere (hauptsächlich aus dem Tierschutz) werden artgerecht gehalten und haben ihren Einsatz im tiergestützten Bereich für Senioren, Menschen mit Behinderung und Kinder. Der Hof und seine Angebote ist erst im Aufbau, aber es gibt immer genug zu tun in der Tierversorgung, Tierbetreuung und rund um den Hof sowie im Haus. Unser Hof befindet am Ortsausgang in einem kleinen Ort. In der Nähe sind Wälder, Bäche und schöne Wege zum Wandern und spazieren. Der Ort befindet sich je eine Stunde entfernt zwischen Bodensee und Stuttgart.
Area: The Loire ValleyHello there! We are an Irish-American family living in the heart of the Loire Valley. Porter hails from Alabama originally and Louise is from the West of Ireland. We have two daughters, Emily (almost 5) and Olivia (almost 2) and our newborn son, James (born August 2014). Our background is in Art: Art History, Fine Art, Photography and Restoration and we are passionate about old things! Our house is a renovated 17th century farmhouse (originally fortified) complete with origianal arrow-slits! We have recently purchased the old butcher shop in our village and are looking for volunteers to help us turn the premises into apartments and an antique shop. Over the years, we have ammassed quite a collection of 'things' and are in need of some strong arms and organised minds to help us move objects from our storage units to the new warehouse/shop. We may also need some help with general maintenance/gardening and babysitting. Ideally, a fun, dynamic couple would be our ideal 'help' solution. We envisage a maximum of 5hrs per day per person, 4-5days per week. Our house is located just 200meters from the Loire river and the region is an absolute haven for nature lovers, cyclists and history enthusiasts. We live within minutes drive/cycle from many of the major Loire Valley castles including the medieval chateau of Langeais, the chateau d'Usse (otherwise known as the 'Sleeping Beauty' castle), the Renaissance chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and the medieval fortress and town of Chinon. We can supply bicycles and canoes to our volunteers so that they can enjoy exploring the region in their free time and use of a car as necessary.
Area: LiguriaI decided to live in the country because I prefer peace and nature. what I offer in my Italian house is a simple way of life out of town. I'm working out often during the day, ; It is also a small bedandbreakfast and often I have paying guests or friends who are there to find me, especially in summer. " Good season" means for us the time of spring and summer, when nature explodes and the temperature is really nice: The house is situated in a valley in the mountains of Liguria, 20 km from the coast, mountains and forests around us. So... the feeling of winter is different: fire in the house, wood to ciop,silent nature around. This message is addressed to those who enjoy some time away from the chaos of the city, close to nature
Area: Canada - OntarioPlease note that we are not accepting workawayers until May 2015 the earliest, and we are only able to on less than 2 months notice. Please inquire no sooner than March of 2015, thank you. We are located a 10 Minutes bike ride from the longest freshwater beach in the world - 18km of powdery white sand called Wasaga Beach! Our house is a short walk from lovely hiking and biking trails.We are located on the edge of town, shopping is about 10 minute bike ride. We often go to Collingwood, a very pretty tourist town nearby, once to twice a week. In the fall, we are surrounded by some of the prettiest fall colours in the world. During winter we ski at the nearby Blue Mountains. In exchange for about 4 1/2 hours of work per weekday, we offer room and board to a couple or single person. Accommodation consists of an apartment in the lower level of our home, with bedroom, living area and kitchenette and private entrance, and board consisting of breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have high-speed internet and offer wired or wireless access from your apartment. We try to enjoy some of the many events and festivals nearby in the summer and gladly take along our workaway guests. Some trips to Toronto may be possible as my husband works there sometimes. We have a boat and if interested, and weather permitting, you may be able to come out on some trips. Our household consists of my husband Brian, our teenage son Daniel and myself, Doris. We are an easygoing, well travelled family and have done a number of workaways and home exchanges in the past. The best time to visit our area is May to October, when you can bike to the beach and there is lots to do outdoors. Please note that we are unable to accommodate anyone younger than 21, and due to allergies there is absolutely no smoking in or near the house. Also note that there is only a single, queen sized bed for sleeping arrangements.