Area: UlsterWe are a middle aged couple (one English and one Irish) who have taken the plunge and moved from the sunny south coast of the UK to the beautiful North West of Ireland. We have taken on a small hillside holding and the renovation of an old stone cottage. We ultimately aim to live as self sustainably as we can whilst preserving some modern comforts such as TV, washing machine, broadband etc. This will of course, all take time and money! Still, we currently have 4 goats, 2 dogs, 2 kittens and some poultry (free range eggs available daily at the moment). Our scenery is stunning and our fields run down to a small stream. We are 7 miles from the nearest town so please hold that in mind although I would be happy to offer a taxi service a couple of times a week depending on my work commitments. We'd also be happy to do a bit of tourist trail stuff - once again depending on work commitments.
Area: SabahOrchard Free camping and prepared meals in exchange for your help to clear/clean a land, set-up an orchard and organic garden on an old abandoned beach side coconut plantation.
Area: Skiathos, GreeceHi ! Thank you everyone for your enthousiasm ! We've had a lot of messages and are starting to fix the schedule so, until we decide we the ones who already know they'll come, when we'll come, I think it would be wiser to not accept anyone else. I'll come back with the schedule to tell you when we still need people asap ! Thank you :) Hello ! We are opening a play lounge on the beautiful island of Skiathos. A kind of cafeteria for the parents with a lot of room for the children to play. Outdoor on the bouncing castles and slides and swings and indoor in the big room separated in different corners with different kind of activities and games. We'll open sometime during the summer. The building work will begin in May but we won't be there and your rooms won't be ready yet so, actually, help will be needed after the end of June. Skiathos has a great night life, splendid beaches and nature and if you like it, you'll be free, of course, to enjoy it as much as you want.
Area: TuscanyI dream a simple life, uncomplicated by the stresses of the city... In this little organic farm (with many animals) we can always use two hands more... preferably someone equipped with manual skills (handyman), able to build or repair a hut or build a fence.. Someone rustic, easy going and passionate in their field. Unfortunately we do not have professional equipment, just common tools ... :/so you will have to use your imagination sometimes! Current projects that we would appreciate help with in addition to daily animal care(anything from wanting to try to expertise is welcome of course) include: -constructing huts from natural materials(a lot, a lot of different aspects to help with) -computer issues -fixing up the chicken coops to recover from a recent monsoon I like shared the good times with 'good' people, those who are happy, motivated, easy going and very open minded... If you are getting fed up with busy city life, and want to step ‘Into the Wild’ (just like the film but with an happy end) then this is the place for you. A true life in the countryside. Honesty I prefer volunteers (single) to come and stay here for long periods of time (this is not a B&B, Hostel or Couch Surfing) hoping everything goes well between us. I have an immense interest/desire to construct natural buildings/structures made only from our earth.. It would be fantastic for someone to come who wants to start prepping the earth and build a small house/hut on the land. I want a person to be 'transported' when they come here, to a place of fantasy and creativity..Using methods like 'Cob' to construct these beautiful homes that are made from the earth, it would be similar to something of a 'Hobbit Village'... *My goal is to form a community(8-10 people) here..made up of people who share the same goals (want to live the simple life and become self-sufficient.. freeing themselves from the 'money god') A community of people who are different but compliment one another, where each person contributes their talent or passion to the collective. A --But first we need to clear the space and create the huts to accommodate more people .. (but we know..'Rome is not built in a day'..) If you want to know more about the future family we hope to build here please let me know and I will send you more information. We live the good life. Everything (well almost everything!) we eat is grown or made here on the farm: olive oil, wine, eggs and vegetables and we eat all our meals together. And we hope to become increasingly self-sufficient. We are located in Tuscany, Maremma is the heart of the etruscan land/tuscan (one of the most beautiful place in Tuscany landscape) countryside not very far from the sea, the city of Grosseto and the thermal baths of Saturnia (it's a magic place for warm water bath). To see the exact position search with Google maps 'Il Pollaio del Re'. For me, music is also very important, I am always thinking of the 'soundtrack of my life'... (many memories) I think the life is special and we have only 1 to live..why be unhappy(people live in the city surrounded by thousands of others yet feel totally alone..