Area: AndaluciaWe run Riding holidays in southern Spain. Beautiful area, good horses and riding tours from 3 to 6 days. Wonderful village, opportunity to experience another culture, language, food. Volunteer would live in a white mountain villages, horses are based 6kms away. Seasonal help needed spring and autumn.
Area: Rural-woodlandsWe are trying to revive the degenerated Domaine surrounding our Château, which nowadays consists of an animal farm with 25ha of hilly pastures, a 45ha forest, a saw-mill and some holiday homes. When we (Bianca, who was trained to be a nurse, and Paul, who had been stuck in an office for far too long) were in our mid 40's, we decided to get away from it all. So it was in 2005 that we left our studying sons behind and emigrated from the overpopulated Netherlands to the tranquility of rural south-west of France. We have embraced some of the local Gascon lifestyle, in which we like to enjoy a full table, both food and company, after a hard day’s work. In spite of all the progress made, the domain never seems finished. So YES, we do welcome volunteers to help out on the farm, with the forestry and to generally fix-up this quiet Gascony glory!
Area: LaplandWe are a bi-lingual family and our inn is the oldest in this area of Lapland, situated well north of the Arctic Circle. Our 60 Siberian huskies are for both our pleasure and work. We arrange husky safaris into the wilderness for our guests in winter, as well as snowmobile and reindeer safaris. We also have some log cabins for rent year round, a traditional restaurant and other outdoor activities. (Scroll down for some pictures.)
Area: MadridDear student, We are a happy and easy going family. We live in a semi detached house, just 20 minutes out of Madrid and with all facilities around. We have two beautiful girls, very well mannered and respectful. They have lovely natures and are easily adaptable to new people. We are looking for a young student that could teach English to our daughters in exchange for housing and food.We need like a big sister for them, someone who is happy and enthusiastic and love to practice sports. We hope to find someone who is also clean and tidy and uses her initiative to lightly help us around the house. Overall, as good host we want you to feel comfortable in our home. About us: Sandra is a 7 years old girl who loves make up, dress up, singing, and wear my high heels. She also plays the piano and attends to theatre classes once a week, she is definitely an artist. Laura is 8 years old and she loves all kind of sports, she has an outstanding performance playing basketball and skating, and she also enjoy swiming and dancing. She also enjoys reading and writing and she is looking forward to speak in English and practice all the vocabulary she is learning in the school. My husband Francisco is an IT engineer. He is really well organized, clean and tidy which makes life very easy at home. He also practices sports on a daily basis. I'm a social worker and I work as Human Resources Partner in a multinational company. I also practice sports, I like to spend time outside and also enjoy gathering all the children and family together at home. We also like spending some “quiet” time at home, when everyone enjoy their own space, reading, cooking, watching movies, etc. That means that you will have plenty of time to enjoy yourself at your convenience. If you think you are the suitable candidate to join our family please let us know. We look forward to hearing from you and welcoming you into our family. Warm Regards, Family Gómez
Area: Langkawi (Kuah)We open a healthy lunch cafe, offer cooking classes and sell healthy products, besides developing our organic farm with vegetable garden, fruit trees and chicken. It is the brainchild of captain Eva, who restored her health with a diet of raw foods while on a 5-year sailing tour around the world. She has long dreamed of creating programmes to help young people lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle. The project is still in its beginning stage and needs much more development and hard work. We are situated in Langkawi, a beautiful island close to the border with Thailand. On the farm we have 2 rooms, one is ideal for a couple and the other one with two beds to share. We also have two large tents (king size double mattress included). The work is mainly on the farm, in the vegetable garden, helping in the kitchen and producing our healthy products. Another project is about sailing cruises, where we need people who have good hospitality, cooking or some sailing skills. When you apply for this project, please mention your interests: are you interested to get involved in the Garden or the boat cruises?