Area: Oaxaca (Puerto Escondido)Hi, my name is Pepe, owner of a small new Guesthouse in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico After traveling in 15 different countries I decided to call Puerto Escondido, HOME. Im looking mainly for - ARTISTS and Graphic Designers who can paint/decorate our walls - Woodcarvers or people with knowledge about making decorations or furniture out of driftwood or regular wood (If you have pictures or a portfolio of previous work, please send it along) -Facebook/Instagram "Junkie" or a Travel Blogger who can help us spread the word about our guesthouse. (please send along your blog/website or social media account you have managed)
Area: New York StateWe welcome all travelers to come experience a bit of urban life here at our lovely home, which is located in upstate New York (six-hour drive to NYC). Even during the winter months, there is always plenty to do! We coordinate with several groups and people throughout Rochester in order to make our city (and the world!) a better place. Our focus is on community building and sustainability. Generally, there are anywhere between 12- 16 people living here at any given time in addition to those being hosted (and spread across 4 houses). We can accommodate up to 3 workawayers. In keeping with our sustainable approach to living, the food served here is vegan and prepared using local and organic ingredients whenever possible. Helpers are welcome to purchase anything extra they might find necessary. The work here is varied and we strive to accommodate and utilize everyone's interests and skills. During the warmer months, we sell fruits and vegetables out of our house. The garden season has come to end for this year, but there's still plenty left to do! Next season, we plan to grow plenty of spinach, lettuce, herbs, peas, green onions, kohlrabi, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, squash, melons, potatoes, garlic, and strawberries (to name a few)! And much, much more! Behind the house, we'll continue to work on our "secret garden", which will contain a hammock and a small camping space surrounded by a wall of flowers, vines, bamboo, and other vegetation (our perennial sunflowers can reach 6+ feet tall!). We have an "artist's fence" back behind our compost tumblers where families from the neighborhood have recently recently created a mural. Any artists out there? We also have several other projects within the house including hardwood floor refinishing, drywall repair, tongue-and-groove flooring, linoleum, painting, carpeting, carpentry, etc. And we plan to put a new bathroom in our basement which will utilize the grey water collected in our rain barrels As stated before, our house is very community-oriented. We host a potluck and at least one other event every month. We help organize and participate in community events. We frequent potlucks elsewhere. We attend the neighborhood association meetings. And so on. When it comes to Workawayers, we really try to make use of each individual's skill set. Whether your speciality is computers or carpentry, painting or auto repair, sewing or story telling, gymnastics or gardening, there is a job here for you to enjoy! Even a skill share is a viable option (yoga, language, music, acrobatics, etc). Of course, there are also the more mundane things to be done around the house such as sweeping, dish washing, dusting, etc. (although we have had volunteers who've said that these were their favorite sorts of things to do!). You may also have a chance to sell locally-made foods at farmers' markets and to learn how to make granola at a worker-owned bakery. And, during the spring and summer months, we partner with the local community center in order to provide weekly gardening workshops to families in our neighborhood. Basically, we're doing a lot of neat things and we'd love to have your help! As a volunteer here, you can expect a fun and relaxed environment with plenty of laughter, socializing, and general good times! =)
Area: AragonRob: I grew up spending summers on my great aunt’s farm in Poland, a lifestyle I loved and yearned for myself. After meeting and marrying Emma, we bought a house in the British countryside, grew our own vegetables and had chickens, it just seemed right that we should follow our dreams and commit fully to the life we both wanted. Keen on traditional building techniques I am looking forward to restoring the masia and building a traditional stone bread oven. Emma: An artist, traveller and teacher wanting to set down roots and live a simple life in tune with nature. Having studied architecture I wanted to be able to design my own home in a way that worked with nature rather than against it. This farm and artist retreat has been my dream for as long as I can remember; it was just a matter of when and where it would happen. Stanley: I’m a gorgeous great big teddy bear of a dog and important part of the family. One of my parents was a poodle and the other a labrador, making me an awesome mix of the two. I love meeting and playing with other dogs, children and adults, so I’m happy for any of you to bring your humans with you to stay with us. The Farm: The large stone masia, (farm house) set on top of the reef with valleys either side, surrounded by tree covered hills. There are beautiful olive and almond groves, wild flowers and herbs, golden eagles sore overhead and all of this near to the famous Sea of Caspe. We will be farming organically working towards organic certification. As well as the olive and almond groves we will be planting fruit trees and having a vegetable patch in order to provide as much of our own produce as possible. We will also have chickens and hopefully in the future goats and pigs.
Area: British ColumbiaWe are a husband and wife, 59 and 62. We raise beef cattle and sell hay. Our farm is in the Robson Valley, 4 km from the small town of McBride in B. C. pop. 600. It is a farming valley between the Rocky Mountains and the Cariboo Mts. The scenery is beautiful. We are 100 km from Jasper and 50 km from Mt. Robson. We have horses for riding and a donkey trained to pull a buggy. There is lots of hiking near by. Our daughter who lives in her house on our farm generally has other young people staying with her. We have internet.
Area: Tarn in the Midi PyreneesHi. We live in an old farmhouse in the beautiful countryside of the Segala region. The area and the views are stunning. We have decided to live the dream and embrace the permaculture ethic. We have an orchard and an allotment and 2 further acres of land with various trees and bushes. The farm buildings include barns, a bread oven, a courtyard, wells etc. Apart from the abundance of wildlife, there is also a very friendly dog and some chickens.