Area: Languedoc RoussillonHi there, We are Pauline, Natalia, Sune and Troels and we are looking forward to meeting you. We are a very mixed bunch. French, Danish and Polish. Fashion model, teacher, techie and photographer. We love traveling, nature, barbecueing, adventures, yoga, ecology and many other things. We are very open minded people and easy going. For the next few years we will be renovating our Paradise in the South of France. It is a beautiful old watermill with a magical wild forested garden. It is situated in the middle of an incredibly pittoresque area (Cirque du bout du Monde, Cirque de Navacelle, Ganges, Lac Salagou and many others). The area is very popular amongst hikers, cyclists, rock climbers and nature lovers in general. There is a river going through the garden. It has natural pool areas which are great for swimming, reflection, yoga and many other things. Not to mention "Blue Lagoon". Here the water is blue. It looks like something from a tropical beach. Almost every day we jump in. It is a refreshing feeling surrounded by trees and big rocks - feels a bit like being in a jungle. There are 4 renovated apartments in the building. The top one is where you will be staying together with the other volunteers. It has a cozy living room with a fire place, bathroom and an amazing view. Besides these apartments there are three levels that we are completely renovating. There is also a small duplex house with a big terrasse where we will have our outdoor common area. A place to barbecue together, enjoy good food and wine and laugh after a good days work. In the end of February we will start building the outdoor kitchen and a wooden terrasse. We`ll be moving materials out of the lower floor and pour a concrete floor in the basement. After this is done there will be plenty of projects to do with making floors, walls, ceilings, gardening, outdoor jacuzzi, watering systems, mass ovens, permaculture-garden, bridges, huts, tree houses, stairs, zip-lines and the list goes on. If you have experience in renovations and building that would be preferred since we will be doing quite a lot of building. If you don`t have any skill but have the will to do your best and work hard with the rest of us then you are also very welcome. We ask of volunteers one trial week to make sure that you fit in here. Every volunteer has so far fitted in. It is preferred you stay for a minimum of 3 weeks so that you can properly become part of the team and create something that is long lasting. We work hard and enjoy life as much a possible. We believe in having fun - lots of it! We make an effort to welcome all volunteers as family. By doing this everyone gets a lot of responsibility and respect. Living at Nibbana is about becoming part of a community. Enjoying life together and helping each other out. The rooms are quite big. You might be sharing a room with one person depending on the amount of volunteers. We are looking forward to meeting you :D
Area: TuscanyOur project was born on 12-12-12 Volcano Amiata. We have a self-managed library that serves as a motor for many other projects: 1- we run the "free hospitality" of the Libereria were is also a biblioteqe and a free shop in the next village. 2- we are working in a "secret" valley not reacheble by car and we manage some sinergic gardens in different near villages. 3- we fight against the speculation of the capitalism in this area andwe experiment new way of consume and living IN THIS TIME, THE MAIN ACTIVITIES ARE: -Restailing the Libereria -Clay balls -Preparation of product for the free shop -eco-soap; food, others.. -Study about be self-sufficient and awake for discover our true nature It is a non-profit initiative, so all the activities carried out are open to all and free. The main objectives of the project are education of children and adults, antispecisism, the creation of alternative socio-economic and management of environmental resources, annihilation of chauvinism (sexism), communal transport, permaculture, natural cures, search the purpose of life and the true nature, self-sufficiency, etc. .. We believe that through the work of the earth, you can learn a new way of life, that is more satisfying and offers healthy habits that contrast with the impersonal "modern" lifestyle. Being in contact with nature and fresh air helps us rediscover activities considered "old" such as the importance of healthy eating, the joyous beauty of nature, the proper use of NATURAL resources. We always cook, organize evenings of poetry and collective readings, multi-ethnic cultural meetings, food preparation with antispecism orientation and run a free shop. We also do gardening (experimental-sinergic and basic Fukuoka permaculture). We collaborate with a Tibetan cultural center near by (Merigar). We are open to organize courses, and art, meditation, or any other things you are willing to propose. The services are "eco-style" - we are creating a sustainable-enegetic system!
Area: TuscanyHello! I am George and I come from the UK. I have been maintaining this rural ex-farmhouse in this beautiful national park here in Tuscany since 2006. Normally i live with my girlfriend Ava and her son Aron, but this summer i am alone working on my farmhouse in Italy...and i need help! I'm an outgoing social person. I like nature, music, gardening, building things, and i like sharing good times with people. I enjoy the crazyness of life and the challenges that it gives me, and i always try to turn the hard times into lessons to develop and progress. Together with friends and occasional visiting family members we manage a small veggi garden and take care of the farmhouse called Casalino. In the summer months i host various retreats so need help preparing for this. I am interested in 'Living off grid' and living in harmony with nature. I use workaway because i always need loads of help, but also because i love hanging out with interesting people from all over the world. About the place..... Casalino is in an incredible part of Tuscany which is considered the "Hidden Tuscany'. In contrast to the rolling hills, vine yards and the olive groves of classic Tuscany, here it is much wilder and mountainous and we are surrounded by lush forests. This old farmhouse is situated in an area in the north-east of Tuscany called the Casentino, close to the border of Emilia Romagna, in Italy. The house literally in the middle of the woods and is perched on the side of Mount Montopoli and overlooks the stunning view of the Valle Santa. It lies within the national park of Monte Falterona and Campigna. The many footpaths leading through woods, fields and rivers covering the mountains makes it a pleasure to explore the environment. Being so submersed in wilderness away from civilization, it very much creates a feeling of retreat or escape from day to day ´normal´ life. Reached by an old stone road only accessible on foot and by a 4x4 vehicle. We invite you to come and stay with us between these dates... from April 22nd to September 2014
Area: NebraskaI own a water drilling company in the sand hills of Nebraska where my wife and I have raised 5 children on our ranch of cattle and quarter horses. We enjoy riding horses for our past time. Almost every night, you can find my youngest son of 15 practicing for an upcoming rodeo. Our house is 15 miles away from a town of 9,000 people called Alliance. Alliance is located 4 hours from Denver, Colorado and 3 hrs from Rapid City, SD. My family enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, dancing, and partaking in local small town festivals. There are multiple popular tourist locations and activities in this area; Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, Jailhouse Bluffs, Chimney Rock, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Skiing Resorts, bicycling/hiking trails, rafting and canoeing, hunting, fishing, and horse backing.
Area: Rio de Janeiro, Região dos LagosI am a geographer who worked with indigenous people lands rights in Brazil for 8 years. I do surfing since I was a child and came to live in saquarema to surf the best Brasilian wave every day. I started this workaway project in june 2014, by the indication of a german couple who came to my place trought couchsurf. I began it in my family's house in Saquarema and now we have a new place in Monte Alto, Arraial do Cabo, 50 Km far from Saquarema on a desert beach and lake perfect for surfing, kitesurfing, stand up padlle and all beach and water sports! I still host people in Saquarema, but more focused in experienced surfers who want to surf Praia da Vila barrels! In Monte Alto, the new campsite, we are opened for all kind of people who wants to have direct contact with the nature, dunes, the ocean and the second biggest lake in Brasil! Come to share this paradise!