Area:My name is Senem. We are a family of 3 who live in Cekmekoy on the Asian site of Istanbul - myself, my husband and my daughter. My daughter Asya is almost 2,5 years old. My husband studied Business Enformatics and work as a System Analysist at ING Bank. I am a pharmacist and working as a manager for a pharmaceutical company. We are a working couple and looking for volunteers while Asya is at home. We are an open minded and easy going family. We love traveling, biking and camping.
Area: AndaluciaMy wife and I have just purchased a Cortijo in Andalucia, just over 100 miles and 2 hours inland from Malaga Airport. The house is detached, with the nearest neighbour about 0.5 of a mile away on the edge of a small hamlet, which somehow manages to offer 2 bars - one for each house :-) We have a 12 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossed with a Rhodesian Ridge back (he's friendly, but protective) and have just rescued 2 kittens from death amongst the rubbish bins of the village we have been living in for the past few months :-( We are both NON-SMOKERS and my wife is a Raw Vegan and does not drink alcohol. I am retired and she is a qualified Yoga Teacher, Chi Running/Walking Instructor and NLP Master Practitioner. The property has not been lived in for a couple of years and the 6,000 square metres of land needs serious clearing and taming (not all of it!) We have a few dozen Olive trees and several Almond trees, so there is another 'opportunity' for harvesting these later in the year.... The house itself will be subjected to a programme of updating and general improvement over the coming months, using the relevant trades (Rewire/bathroom upgrades/tiling/roof repairs etc) but is entirely 'liveable' now, although of a 'basic standard' and in need of a thorough clean and dust! We will be 'on site' ourselves to oversee the work and do what we can to help bring it up to the standard we would like and can afford - quotes awaited.....
Area: Brandenburg--- Newest Information --- Dear workaways, I am very ver sorry for being unkind because after months it is still not clear, if I am allowed to be a host as commercial cafe. I am loosing trust in my country, it seems crazy, because there is nearly nothing not regulated here, but in this case nobody can tell me... And there is another, more practical problem to solve: because of the burning house here is no more accomodation possible in summer, because the rooms and the one flat have to earn money... so its a circulus vitiosus... I am searching for a solution and shall tell you all.... Sincerely Yours! - - - Attention please! - - - The Mainhouse of Alte Reederei was burnt down in the night of 7th november. So we lost 5 flats. To buid up again will take several months and so I dont know, if and when I can be a nice host to workawayers. --- please be patient with me meanwhile - - - -----Hello, thank you all very much for writing. I am sorry but I still dont know how to manage summer. It is a question of finance and an agreement with my inshurance. But there is another problem to solve, because I was told that I am illegal to be a host for workawayers because I am working commercially . But for months I ask everybody in the state but till now I got no answer. It is crazy, they tell me, it might be illegal but no body tells me what I have to do or not to do.... I shall do my very best to make it clear in the nextcouple of weeks and than I shall inform everybody at this site. ------------------- We rent some few flats, rooms and boats in Fürstenberg. It is situated 80 km north Berlin, the german capital. You can reach with train in 60 minutes from berlin central station or Potsdamer Platz every hour. We are surrounded by a lot of lakes and forrest. WHATS ABOUT COMING HERE IN JUNE? the other time is promised now.
Area: Washington StatePLEASE NOTE: Due to The Carlson Complex Wildfire, the Internet is down in Okanogan County. Also, if you are not a US citizen, please read the note at the end of this page before you contact me. At age 50, I bought this land. It was a “rode hard and put away wet” decommissioned orchard. My 70 year-old friend, Betsy, and I began to transform the rubble into an oasis of health. WWOOFers and others came on board a few years later energizing the land with their sweat. This 7th year of transformation boasts production of hay, pasture-raised grass-fed beef, lamb, and chicken—all planted and raised as organically pure as possible; I’ve no intention of jumping "organic" labeling hoops. I oppose the ingestion of herbicides, pesticides, hormones or antibiotic additives and mindfully avoid GMO Frankenfoods. I grow most of our food and feed. Most people come here to learn about “sustainable” farming. From the standpoint of this being a closed-loop system, it’s almost sustainable. The animals provide nitrogen-rich “fertilizer” – though in quantities insufficient to eliminate the need for commercial fertilizer. Those who came before beat the land like a slave; it takes much longer to restore a body than to run her down. “Sustainable” would imply there is not a constant drain on financial resources. It is on this level the ranch falls far short of the goal. Perhaps we could meet that goal if I grew a high-dollar crop with low infrastructure and labor needs that produced sufficient yields. It cannot be done with hay, cattle, lamb and chicken. Seeing the writing on the wall, in 2012 I shifted my focus from trying to build sustainability from the land to building sustainability for the land.
Area: ScotlandTwo cottages under renovation on the West Coast of Scotland. We will eventually let the cottages, but right now we need general help to complete eco-building works such as stud walling and lime plastering, insulation, etc. We can provide a warm room, breakfast and evening meals, conversation and an insight into this amazing Scottish landscape in exchange for 1-2 months building work, landscaping and gardening preparation. References or recommendations would ideally be required. Pete works some of the week away in Fort William where he leads a tourism research programme specialising in eco- and adventure tourism. Jo works part-time for the School of Adventure Studies, and full-time as house restorer. The village of Arisaig has live music in the pub most weeks.