Region: Pas-de-Calais.I live 40 minutes from Calais and arrange holiday lets. I have lived here since 1999. Originally from UK, London born and bred. Summer is very busy for me but winter is quiet. I need some jobs done here that I cannot manage. Needing skilled people. I have cats so prefer someone who likes cats. No smokers (workers not cats!). I am a big DIY enthusiast and know quite a lot. I need a more mature man, perhaps retired who really knows his stuff re building. Sorry girls not being sexist but it is too hard for us girls!
Region: WalesHello! We are currently looking for a couple or a single person with a special interest and some skills in woodwork and gardening to come to stay with us for a month from 9th May. We live on a small holding, set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are lucky to live in such a beautiful location, with its own history and heritage, cuisine, traditions, myths and culture. We live in a medieval farmhouse with lots of interesting and unique features, undergoing renovation. Our home is on the outskirts of a small village, and has spectacular views of the surrounding landscape! The village has around 110 houses in total, a small cafe, village pub, church and village hall where various events take place. Currently living in our house is myself (retired man), my female partner (working full time), and most of the time one of our daughters (in her early twenties). We have about 30 chickens, 2 outdoor cats, occasionally dog sit and are visited by lots of wildlife. Our land has several different varieties of native fruit trees, which we harvest and process into juice. We also grow seasonal vegetables and various flowers. Our eggs are taken to a local market and sold. Although we are not registered Organic, we do not use any harmful chemicals or pesticides. Our house is heated by radiators, underfloor heating, and a wood burning stove in the living room. We are passionate about our home and the work we are doing and would love to share it with you! I am 62 and started learning woodwork when I was 12! I've worked as a professional carpenter and builder, and am patient and willing to share my knowledge/skills. My partner enjoys gardening, and speaks fluent English & Dutch, as well as small amounts of other languages. We are all happy to teach or help with learning English. Last year we hosted eight sets of volunteers, who helped us create a new wood store, develop a new workshop, install an Oak floor in our main sitting room, as well as helping to process vast quantities of fruit and produce from our orchard and garden. Our pictures show various volunteers helping us. This year we plan to complete some of the projects started last year, and continue work on restoring the oldest part of our house. We will be: - Making and installing large Oak doors - Installing windows made last year - completing making window frames - finishing digging out a ground floor room, ready to underpin the stone walls - installing an insulated limecrete floor - restoring old oak beams - installing some new beams, in preparation for a new Oak floor There will also be work in the orchard and garden throughout the year, sowing, planting and harvesting. If you are interested please contact us. We ALWAYS reply, but we particularly look for people with some relevant skills all ready and will help you develop new ones. We always leave feedback for those who have visited us, and welcome you to do the same.
Region: south tel aviv ( close to Florentine - Old jaffa )The hostel is a massive ship sailing the concrete jungle of south tel aviv, an oasis in the urban Jaffa. The hostel itself resides in a former textile factory located just off the historic border of the first Tel Aviv neighborhoods and Old Jaffa. We built it with our own hands and work on it everyday to make it nicer and more fun. Inside the place is all wooden floor and we have dorms and privates, AC or not. All new bathrooms and spacious showers are shared. We have both A rooftop sea breeze sun deck upstairs, and downstairs its the chillout yard all sofas, swimming pool in summer , and the occasional party taking place.
Region: GaliciaLisa & Stewart have spent the past 7 years in beautiful rural Galicia self restoring our old stone farmhouse. Having almost finished this task! we have now taken on a second project in the same hamlet for Lisa’s mum who also loves the tranquillity and local friendliness. We are therefore looking for enthusiastic helpers to take part in all aspects of building including demolition and clearance; bramble hacking, garden planting and total house restoration! We particularly invite people with building skills especially plastering, plumbing or carpentry skills. UPDATE We are now sorted with helpers for the winter months but will be looking for enthusiastic helpers in the spring to help start on the interior of the house especially those with the above skills. We look forward to meeting you!
Region: RajasthanGreetings from the magical town Jaisalmer! We run a hotel and restaurant located in the city heart just outside the fort. We work closely with local schools helping them with needs as required. This sometimes includes teaching or cooking for the children. We try to show them the world by photos and videos.