Area: southern California desertAt our farm here in the Coachella Valley we grow 5 varieties of dates; Medjool, Barhi, Khadrawi, Halawi & Zahidi.....and we also have young plantings of mango, jujube, sapodilla, guava, mulberry, temple orange, lemon, etc. Tasks include: irrigation, pruning, picking, fertilizing, pollination, clean-up, trenching, house cleaning. Tile setters & concrete workers are appreciated here, and so are nomadic carpenters. We clean our soaking pools regularly. Date harvest begins about July 10th & goes to early September, so we need pickers then. Maximum stay negotiable, 4 day minimum for helpers arriving by public transportation. 3 rooms & 6 beds, 3 hours work per day required, usually in the early morning. Shuttle from Greyhound in Indio or El Centro, or the Palm Springs airport. Year round activities. We have bicycles but are not set up for kids or pets, and also have free Wi-Fi. We are English speaking and our kitchen has a no cooking with oil (frying) policy, but boiling & baking is fine, pre-packaged meat & canned fish are ok. International or out of state travelers. NO TOBACCO, alcohol or drugs. Guest phone & internet access, we always have dates and bulk food items like rice, beans and millet, but also apples, citrus, bananas, eggs, lettuce, pasta, potatos, tomatoes, tortillas, carrots & such for our volunteers. We are located in a very remote desert setting, 2 and a half hours east of Los Angeles, or 50 miles southeast of Palm Springs, situated on a hillside overlooking the Salton Sea, in the warmest winter climate in the western U.S. Some hiking and cycling trails nearby and a massive snowy mountain range a little over an hour away. Our farm has natural hot mineral water that flows 25 gallons per minute at 124 degrees (51c) so we have both hot and cold bathing ponds, and also irrigate our fruits with the same water. 8 months of pleasant weather (October-May) then 4 months of intense summer heat (June-September). We are about 90 minutes to Joshua Tree, 90 minutes to Anza Borrego & the same to the Imperial Sandunes. We also own 40 acres of desert wilderness in the San Jacinto Mountains surrounded by the Indian Reservation, and it has natural caves, deep pools and waterfalls, so we trek there regularly from March through October with volunteers to maintain the trails, collect medicinal native plants and eradicate tamarisk shrubs...so serious backpackers are appreciated for these outings. If you are interested in volunteering here with us, please complete your profile before contacting us, and that will increase your chances of us choosing you. But keep in mind that we receive a lot of inquiry so the more we know about you the better.
Area: Condobolin, New South WalesMy family would like to invite travellers to stay with us at our farm in the centre of NSW near the town of Condobolin 500km west of Sydney. We have been having so much fun hosting people and making new friends. A 10 000 acre (4000ha) property with up to 5000 sheep, 200 cattle and 1500 acres of crop. We are all very interested in growing and producing our own food. We have an orchard and grow a large veggie garden. We also have chooks, geese, turkeys and ducks. We are a family of four, Tim and Sue (mid 40's) Max and Tiff (26 & 23) We live and work on the property and also travel in our spare time. We also breed Labrador and Cavalier King Charles Spaniel dogs. We very much love dogs.
Area: Near to Riviera delle Palme and Sibillini Mountain National ParkOur current goal is to find guys very expert with CMS Joomla to finish my web site We are very interested in hearing from any people who are very expert with CMS Joomla. Also incorporate yoga into the hotel and so we are looking for yoga instructors. The hotel is situated in a gorgeous scenic valley, and we believe yoga sessions for the guests would be a great touch to our already relaxing atmosphere. If you can help us with this goal, please get in touch, as it is very urgent and we will definitely be able to arrange something. Also, anyone willing to help with the tourism side of the hotel is very welcome, as tourists will be arriving in the summer period and it will be very busy. Being a farm, we offer work all year round, from olives to grapes that will become excellent wine, and if you can offer us your time and effort, we can offer you a great stay, amazing food, and a fine location. Starting in MAY and through OCTOBER we are looking for helpers for our tourist season. Couples are great, as are people willing to stay for a while. In particular, I am looking for someone who is interested in tourism and can stay for an extended period of time and take a larger role in the business. This person would ideally be able to stay for 3 or 4 months, have computer skills, and be willing to learn the business side of our hotel. We have an Agrotourism hotel with restaurant and vineyards in the Sibillini Mountain National Park. We are close to Cupra Marittima, Grottammare and San Benedetto, all beautiful coastal towns with nice beaches. Rome is also just a 3 hour bus journey direct from Cupra Marittima. At our guests disposal there is wireless service to surf the Internet at high speed with a laptop inside the apartments We have 3 teenage children and 1 friendly dog called Golia. We speak 3 different languages, Italian, English and French. There is work to be done all year round, general maintenance of the grapes , harvest of the olives or help in the hotel. We like to share with you a traditional Itlaian experience, with homemade wine and olive oil and excellent cooking. Learn the art of wine making that has been passed down through 3 generations. There are 2 airports near to us, 1 in Pescara and 1 in Ancona, which is also the port and has good links to Eastern Europe.
Area: TuscanyPLEASE, READ ALL OUR PRESENTATION, BECAUSE WHEN YOU'LL WRITE US, I'LL ASSUME THAT YOU'LL ALREADY THEM. We are a family of 5 : Laura (mum), Stefano (dad), and 3 children Mattia (9), Adele (7), Tea (3). We live in the beautiful hills above Pietrasanta among the olive groves and 20 minutes from the beaches of Versilia. The nearest train station is 3.5 km away. There is a large vegetable garden and we try to produce most of what we consume. In summer, we wake up at 6-7 o'clock, because the weather is hot. We are flexible, but if you are a good sleeper, you can sleep better in the afternoon. During the year we organize various workshops open to the public including ones on Making Your Own Soap, Creating Cosmetics from Natural Ingredients, Basket-making and How to make Bread.... Our children do Home-School with us. If you are interested please contact us, including a short presentation explaining what attracts you to this opportunity.. We look forward to hearingfrom you.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonDenis and I moved to the south of France from Scotland in July last year and are loving the life out here. We are very easy going, enjoying the fabulous weather, surrounded by vineyards and friendly people. What more could you ask for? We live in a small but lively village and Narbonne is reachable by bus which links to the train station. We are running the house as a bed and breakfast at the moment We have done most of the easy work now and are only looking for skilled joiners, tilers, plumbers etc but not until the winter time. Many thanks to those who helped us last year.