I am a retired journalist/English teacher who has lived abroad a great deal. I live in a small hamlet in Normandy with my 3 Shetland ponies, 8 cats and a dog. I have a house, a rental cottage and about a hectare of land including garden and fields. I love talking to people and have a circle of both French and English friends in a delightful area known for hiking trails, water sports on the river and good food.
My name is Hülya Meder aged 54. After long business life in Ankara I am now enjoying my retirement in this small village. My English is not good enough but I am trying to improve. My German is average. However I have a son ,19 years old who can speak French and English fluently and during the summer holiday. My husband is still working in Ankara that’s why I need help for mostly for gardening and for the house works. I need a person who is patient, energetic, hard-working, peaceful to work with in this rural area. If you think you're ready for this I'll be glad to be your host.
I am a writer and storyteller born in Scotland but have spent a great deal of time in Italy and I am currently living my lifelong dream of restoring the family's lovely old Tuscan villa and am looking for volunteers to help in exchange for full bed and board. We are hoping to be totally self sufficient here in this little homestead and to create an eco friendly food garden. I hope in the future to be able to host workshops here and enjoy visits from my very large and very busy family and group of friends. This is a very rural and beautiful part of Tuscany, in the mountains, surrounded by chestnut forests and rivers but close enough to the beach and skiing resorts (45 mins) to offer the best of all worlds. 20 mins from the fabulous medieval (and market) town of Pontremoli and just over an hour from Pisa, under 2 hours from Parma, Milan, Florence, Bologna and many other beautiful cities. It has everything including cheap and frequent flights to and from Pisa!