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Région: PoptunWe are an ecologically friendly hotel and campground located in the foothills of the Mayan mountains at an elevation of 600 Meters. We are in the northern region of GUATEMALA 5 kilometers south of the town of POPTUN in a unique setting of pine forest and jungle. We are 100 kilometers north of RIO DULCE and 100 kilometers south of FLORES. The ancient ruins of TIKAL are just two hours away from us.
Région: gascony/gersI am a rather old frenchman, living with my wife in a beautifull maison de maitre with a nice park around. We worked a lot ourselves to restaur the house during many years and would appreciate some help to maintain it ,especially by painting the entrance gate in the yard. We have a colley dog named Ulysse,and a cat named Attila. Our swimming-pool is 12 meters long and 6 meters wide; Gascony is very pleasant not far from the pyrénees mountains ,neither from the sea.
Région: AndinaOur Hostel is a hostel located in Manizales, one of the capitals of the Colombia Coffee Triangle, with very good options for eco tourism, mountain tourism and rural tourism in general. We are a hostel with 6 rooms, 2 Dorm rooms and 4 two bed rooms. All bathroom are shared, you could use the kitchen and we have laundry services. Nuestro Hostal esta ubicado en Manizales en el triángulo del Café de Colombia, con muy buenas opciones de eco turismo, turísmo de montaña y turismo rural en general. Somos un hostel con 6 habitaciones, 2 Dormitorios y 4 habitaciones con doble cama, Todos los baños son compartidos, pueden usar la cocina y tenemos servicio de lavandería.
Région: EuropeBonjour! We are Dalila (French), Pete (English), Emilie (6 years old) and Sidney (3 years old). Our place is an old chateau set in 29 acres of meadow, in the Pyrenees mountains, 1h30 south of Toulouse. We've finished renovating the interior of the chateau in 2009, and with sustainability in mind, installed solar panels for hot water, photovoltaic panels for electricity, rain water collection, composting. We're using our own wood for cooking and heating in the winter; and eating fruits and vegetables from our garden in the summer months. We are looking for enthusiastic people who are hard-working, enjoy physical work and being outdoors! Must know how to use gardening tools or a chainsaw... The help we need includes: - Tidy the grounds (weeding, strimming, etc) - Chainsaw, cut and split wood for heating - Tidy our vegetable patch (turn soil, etc...)
Région: British ColumbiaI really do mean Road's End! 15km of gravel road ends at our farm of woods, meadows and gardens near Williams Lake, BC. Road's End was the dream of two friends who both grew up in this area, spent ten or so years in various cities around Vancouver before deciding we wanted to get out of cities for good. We volunteered on farms around BC before returning to where I was born to begin our own farm. Chris has since moved on to other pursuits, though still visits from time to time, and I, Terri, am now running this business on my own! This will be my sixth growing season, my second season on my own. I am a woman in my early thirties, and I am excited to be a small business owner making a small difference through local food in my community! My partner, Curtis works seven days on and then has seven days off and will be helping around the farm sometimes when he is home. We are here because we want to do our small part to help heal our planet. Our garden is over an acre and this year the plan is to do a better job with growing more in this space. While not certified we use biodynamic practices and low-energy techniques, working towards developing sustainable, low-input systems that work with nature, not against. I have downsized on animal production this year, so some of my animal plans have changed and there will not be a large flock of chickens or cattle or pigs until possibly next year. (Usually, to provide manure for the garden we will raise a large flock of laying hens as well as a small herd of cashmere goats. We also usually raise a few pigs and cell graze a herd of cattle using movable electric fencing that allows us to provide these animals with a good life while growing good meat and increasing the fertility of the land). For now we have 2 beautiful dogs, three cats, two rats, two ducks, two horses (unrideable, but friendly), a small flock of cashmere goats and one young indoor/outdoor goat. Good food is very important to us and most of our meals consist of vegetables from our garden, homemade breads and our own pork, chicken and eggs as well as grass-fed beef from a local ranch. Vegetarians and vegans are of course welcome, but will have to do some cooking for yourselves. The log house is very comfortable but quite rustic. We have a phone and intermittent internet but no television (we do own one for watching movies from time-to-time) and no cell phone reception. Our house is powered by solar electricity. The stars are incredible out here with no city lights or even close neighbours, and the only noise is that of the birds and other local wildlife. We love this solitude, but be prepared if you're used to city living; some people find the isolation a bit too overwhelming. I go into town twice a week to sell my vegetables at the farmers' market and the new growers' co-op and you are welcome to come with me to market. I also run a CSA or "box-a-week" program. I am growing quickly and am very involved in the local food movement in our community. And while we are a bit out-of-the-way many travellers and friends find their way out to the end of the road and we are rarely alone out here in summer. There is a wonderful movement towards sustainable living and eating happening in the world and we are excited to be a part of this positive change. Every season is different, and I still am not sure what 2014 will bring. I have some big decisions to make regarding the market and how I sell my vegetables. This is a small community and was built with a focus on industry (mining/logging), it can sometimes be difficult to get people to realize the importance of local food. We've tried a lot of different approaches over the years, but it may be that this town isn't ready for a vibrant farmers' market quite yet. This season my focus will be on the box-a-week program. I have yet to decide whether this will mean delivery or if I will still participate in market as a pick-up point for veggie boxes. Because there are so many changes happening this season, I need helpers who are committed and excited about helping to build something amazing! I love this life, though it really isn't for everyone. Helpers who love being outside and who are generally positive, easygoing people seem to have the best time. We are looking for interesting and interested people who would like to help out and learn in a relaxed environment but who are also independant, hard-working and don't mind the isolation. What you get out of your stay with us will be entirely up to you. Accommodation is modest but comfortable and includes either a room in the house, a large, comfortable rv or camper van. We look forward to meeting you.