Area: Saxony-AnhaltHello, My name is Annette and I live with my husband Michael in a little village near Wittenberg Lutherstadt in Saxony-Anhalt. It is between Berlin and Leipzig. We are a friendly couple, have a big old house, a nice garden and holiday flats. Our house is between the woods and near the Bergwitz lake. The area is very quiet in the winter, but more lively in the summer. We love nature, gardening, like to ride bikes, walking and relaxing ... We like to travel and to get to know people from other countries. Singles or families - all friendly people are welcome!
Area:Hi everyone! Our backpacker hostel is a family run hostel open since 2005, Albania's first hostel! Run by an Albanian-Dutch couple; Ilir and Celeste. We just moved the hostel to a new location a beautiful old villa, with huge back garden. The hostel is located in the very center of town, near by all the main things to visit in Tirana. We also organize day tours and bike tours and are always thinking about and creating new projects in nature and town to make Tirana and it's surroundings more aware of it's precious nature!
Area: Languedoc RoussillonI would like to invite you to spend some time in this magnificent area in the foothills of the Pyrenees. The mount 'Canigou' seems planted at the edg of my garden,2874 m above the sealevel and sacred for all Catalans. Looking on Prades as from a balkony,a pleasant house to live. Every 23th of June 'la trobada' assembles Catalans from the north as from the south (Spain), a huge fire is made on top and brought down to multiples towns and villages where there's music and dancing celebrating summer solstice. While staying at my place I'd love you to discover all this, easy and so cheap ( for 1 euro one way ride on bus or train) trough the whole department! I am planning the construction of a water-bassin for wich I could use some good help,for this job there will be 'extras'. Otherwise some gardening, mending the acces to the site, putting up a fence, install an irrigation system(drip), vetg garden... Exceptionaly I shall receive two people at the time for the water-bassin project (3 weeks max.), probably in May-June. Accomodation in the house or tent, according to what's available.
Area: Bavaria, AllgäuIn the German foothills of the Alps, ontop of a mountain (about 900-950 m height above sea level), we live in a very idyllically situated farm with a great view on the German and Austrian Alps. Our little organic farm is about 3 km from the next village. Although we are a big family (six children (ages 10-25) and me, the mom, and we always have a lot of friends and relatives visiting), we are currently only five people permanently living on our farm. We are a very open minded and creative lot. We love to get to know people and cultures and are very willing to welcome new friends to the family. Our days are pretty busy, especially with all the work on the farm. At the end of every day, we all try to meet for dinner and the meal is usually very fun and noisy. We all love to eat and cook (new recipes are always welcome!). Despite us people, there are a lot of animals on our farm. We have 2 very energetic but sweet-natured dogs (1 Australian Shepherd and an Australian Shepherd mix) that will love your attention, about 5 cats that enjoy living outside or in our barn's hay, 15 chicken, 2 geese, 4 ducks, 3 rabbits, 5-9 milk goats (depending on how many kids we have), usually 2 pigs and soon our family will also count 2 peacocks. We have a very big, beautiful garden, where we try to grow everything we need during the summer and fall time. In addition, we have a lot of fruit bearing trees on our property. One of our goals is, to produce most of the food that we need to live a healthy way of life. We eat very little meat, and only the meat of our own animals from which we know that they had a happy and healthy life. Our chicken provide us with fresh eggs and our goats with fresh milk every day. From the goat milk we make cheese and I would be most happy to teach you how to do that! Our big garden provides us with all kinds of vegetables, fruits and herbs. Also, we try to bake bread on a regular basis. If you know how to handle and like machines, we have a lot of old and sophisticated machinery (old tractor that does not work anymore for example) left in our old barn, which you are welcome to try to work on. In our free time, we love to go hiking in the Alps, skiing, climbing, swimming (a lot of beautiful mountain lakes near us) and mountain biking. You are of course welcome to join us! We absolutely love our life and work here - so close to nature and away from the hasty and busy life in the city, and hope that you too will enjoy your time with us!
Area: Languedoc RoussillonHello, we are Ruth and Peter (plus our 6 cats, 4 chickens and 2 guinea-pigs). We moved 18 months ago into a lovely house with 6.5 acres of park and woodland in the Languedoc. Our aim is to turn it into an inspirational example of sustainable, abundant living. We are creating an organic kitchen garden, planting fruit trees, keeping chickens, building a compost loo for camping, and constructing a small "eco-glamping" site in the meadow. Over the summer we have a small number of bed-and-breakfast guests staying, and also let out a self-catering studio apartment. If you would like to be part of this experiment in sustainable living, and are happy to help with looking after the organic garden, doing practical projects, helping with cleaning and laundry for guest change-overs, and generally creating and maintaining a beautiful environment, then we can offer a warm welcome, comfortable accommodation and vegetarian food in beautiful surroundings in exchange for about 5 hours' work a day, (2 days a week free). We are an English-speaking household, although we can also speak French, German and Swedish. If you are interested in joining us, please let us know why you would like to volunteer here, and what skills/ideas/enthusiasm you think you could bring. We look forward to hearing from you!