Area: Karoo areaHi there, We are a family of four. We have two sons. The eldest is working in Australia and the youngest is studying at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Together we run a sheep farm in the heart of the Karoo area - It is situated just outside Nieu Bethesda in the foothills of the majestic Sneeuberg Range sixty kilometres north of Graaff Reinet. With help from the locals we manage to keep the farm open for tourists so they can experience the land that meets the sky. The original farmstead and outbuildings have been renovated to guest accommodation inspired by the rustic and warm spirit the Karoo brings with it. We can accommodate groups up to 26 people. Our passion is to show people our surroundings and share our discoveries of Bushmen rock art, and Karoo fossils which we keep in our farm museum. We often take animals, who has been hurt, in to rehabilitate them. That includes some meercats, birds, buck, and Helen the Owl - Helen was brought in with a broken wing, and unfortunately she will never be able to fly again... One of our volunteers have some experience with owl training, and she have made quite a progress with her. If you are interested in having a great time in South Africa, exploring the landscapes, and helping with tourists from all over the world, this is the place for you - The Karoo area is filled with undiscovered history, and you can be a part of that.
Area: Santa Eugenia, MallorcaWe are a family of three kids, two German Shepards, and four cats. My hubby is originally from Wales, while I am from Canada. My children range in age from 18 to 5. Michael is an IT expert with a passion for music. We had a fully operational music studio which was used for Michael's spare time, as we have moved, we are needing to finish the rebuilding of the studio. My oldest daughter is a singer and is as well attending her last year of school. The two youngest are 7 and 5 and generally get up to everything they possibley can!!! Me, I am the facilitator, with the chance to escape once every couple of weeks to let my hair down! We live in a very typical Mallorcean Village with lot's of bars and restaurants near by. There is a bus stop about a block and a half from our house that will take you to the train station in turn to Palma the main city on the island. So you will never feel stranded. We have had visitors from Canada backpacking who have found it very easy to commute from here and enjoyed their time immensely, we have had numerous workaways now and some have thought we were completely off our heads and couldn't wait to return to reality, while others embraced our weirdness and got stuck right in!!!! I look forward to hosting and meeting more people from around the world and introducing them to my slightly zany and wacky family!!!!
Area: ChonburiWe are a small, private, alternative Primary school option for children in our area. We run a theme-based, holistic and needs based program. We use English as our main medium of instruction. Our children currently range from 5 to 11 years old. We are situated on an Eco-farm in Bang Phra, Chonburi, Thailand.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonNous sommes un petit projet d'habitat participatif, ayant comme valeur le partage : du lieu, d'espaces de travail ou de jeu ou de repos, partage de moyens, de matériels, de savoirs-faire et de temps. Actuellement nous avançons sur la construction de la maison. Le jardin est encore en friche, mais débroussaillé. We are a small project of participatory housing, having a value of sharing: the place, workspace or play or rest, sharing of resources, materials, know-how and time. Currently we are moving on the construction of the house. The garden is still undeveloped, but do the clearing.
Area: Emilia–RomagnaHello! I am a 64 year old single Dutch woman and I live in a small farmhouse in the Appenines, approximately 60 km south of Modena/Bologna. I have 3 (big) dogs and 2 cats. A few weeks ago a medical doctor "discovered" that I have hip dysplasia and I will need a total hip replacement. The operation will take place in the Netherlands but I would really like to go "home" as soon as possible. But that will not be possible unless I can get some help. I am a technical translator and I work from home (internet). I love cooking and people say I am a great cook (Italian, Japanese, Indonesian, South-American, French, Dutch food).