Area: PiedmontMy partner (66, Belgian) and I (55, British) live in a spot of Piemonte paradise, restoring a 34 room country house with 1.5 hectares of mixed use garden, orchard, vegetable garden, vineyard and woods. Left almost abandoned for more than 20 years, it is a careful re-invigoration that we are doing. (House and gardens) With only the 2 of us, pace is slow. I'm an Architect with 25 years experience in the field of Project Management of International Hospitality projects, and my partner has more than 40 years experience in the field of Real Estate. His other skills and passions are Botany and Cooking. (he is expert at both). With our professional backgrounds we might sound too professional, but what we're looking for are volunteers who know what their owns skill and capabilities are. We welcome volunteers with enthusiasm too, but appreciate that some tasks might not suit them, depending on time of year (garden work particularly) or experience for building assistance. Our volunteers have provided us with much of the help commitments during summer 2013. As in previous years, for 2014 we encourage our volunteers to plan a 2 week involvement, where a project can be the focus with its completion. We have amended our headline photo as Autumn is making itself felt. Winter is not far, and although we hope for mild and sunny, the photos also shows the reality of snowfall in our paradise.
Area: Dibeen-JerashThe farm is an organic olive farm located 45km from Amman, in Jerash mountains-Jordan. The farm also has citrus and fruit trees and grows seasonal vegetables. Sheep, Geese, Ducks, and Chicken are also bred on the farm and are allowed free grazing. Olives harvesting experience and joy” 2014 season will start on the 1st of September till mid of December, work involves Olive picking, tree pruning, plant irrigation, animal care, cooking, and housekeeping.
Area: AquitaineHi, we are Laurine (22, French)and Oliver (26 years, Scottish) we live in a small village in the Dordogne countryside. Laurine works at the market in the morning and Oliver is a builder. Laurine is not home during most of the day during the week. We are looking for nice friendly people, who want to have a good time and meet new people, experience new things and generally have fun as we have an active social life, we love taking you out with us but at the same time we need people who can be independent and work on their own initiative to help with the upkeep of our house and the Gardens, général cleaning. Painting light décoration etc. Laurine is a vegetarian so there is no problems with anyone with the same convictions. The hours are flexible and arranged however you want to give you more free days or time for some extra sleep. we are also happy to go sightseeing and we often go to parties and have friends with workawayers so you won't lack any company. Basically we would really like people who are happy to mingle and participate in social events and don't always stay in their room. you might also be sharing a room with one other workaway and the bathroom is also shared.
Area: BurgundyBonjour tout le monde! UPDATE August 28th 2014 I am already booked untill octobre so I will need no more help at the moment! but, contact me just in case! BUT, I will NOT host from October to April 2015. **************************************************** Hi there! Wait for you! We host for 1 or 2 weeks first. I would prefer a long staying (2 or 3 weeks)longer time we see after one week. We live, my husband and me, in Burgundy, in Bresse, in a very beautiful countryside. My daughters (24 and 22) are not living anymore with us but visit us very often and my old mother stays with us. We are 54 and 64 years old and we are french. In particular we would love to host anyone with any of the following skills: - work in the house : everyday sweep and mop the floor, cleaning windows (only twice in the summer!!!),fill the dish washer etc...) - COOKING !! very very appreciated!!vegan, indian receipes spicy, thai, vietnam, chinese... - sewing, I have a sewing machine not new but it works!! - one other job: brush the 4 dogs, they will love you for ever AND... - weeding ,dig holes for the next plantations... - mowing the lawn - light wood or bamboo constructions like fences, birds and others animals houses... Sleeping: 1 caravane for 1/2 people, one bed in my daughters's bedroom and a couch in the living room! Food: We provide food but don't ask me to cook from monday to friday as I work all week outside! You should be able the prepare all together the meals if I am not at home!...and even I am here... My daughters are vegan & vegetarian so it is not a problem for us BUT I need to know how much and what to buy!! My husband eat meat and I am between them (more veg than meat!)!.... We don't use dairy milk anymore, I have a soja milk maker...so if you want to use it you can! You can use also the washing machine, all that in exchange of 5 hours of work per day and 5 days a week( working time depends also from the weather and the work that be done! can be less ). Free unlimited internet(when the connection is good...) so you can bring your laptop(if you don't have, I can lend you mine sometimes). I don't provide Alcohol or cigarettes but you can buy your own and drink with moderation. My husband use to drink some red wine at dinner so you can join him! We have 4 dogs, 4 cats. Also 2 horses and 1 donkey. We don't ride them, they are retired! If you are allergic to cats, horses or dust please this place is not for you. At the end of the work, you can, of course, stay with us and share our lives, listen music, watch movies, read, have a walk with the dogs, take the old bikes for a promenade, go swimm 15mn from the house... From Monday to Friday,I work close to Lyon so I can drive you to spend the day to visit this beautiful city and we can arrange the working time if you want to spend more time for visiting! You can also visit Dijon(we are just between Lyon and Dijon) I speak english(humhum),really fluently italian and little spanish. ALSO: you can learn french here because we can speak english only when you don't understand something!and also because we are a lot more confortable in french!!! We ask you to be polite, clean and respect the others. THE MOST IMPORTANT IS TO BE SMILING AND...DEFINITLY...ENERGIC AND SHOW THAT YOU CAN WORK ALONE. If you any question, please, ask me! hope to hear about you soon!
Area: BavariaWe live in Dinkelsbühl, a beautiful medieval town, situated at the "Romantic Road" in Bavaria. Our house is in the historical centre of Dinkelsbühl. 5 persons belong to our household. Me (52), I´m a teacher, my husband (56), he is already retired, our son (22), our daughter (20), both are at university and our granddaughter, born in January 13. My husband and you will take care of the little child during I am at school in the morning. We also have a guesthouse that is for rent for tourists. We expecially need your help for babysitting and different types of housework, like cooking, cleaning, ironing and so on. Sometimes maintenance work around the house is required and now and then we need a helping hand with preparing the rooms of the guesthouse. We will enjoy talking to you in your mother tongue for practising other languages and we will help you to go further in speaking German. We are very interested in cultural exchanges, because we have been hostfamily for several au-pairs or exchange students doing a year abroad a lot of times in the past.