Help at chateau guest house in Normandy.
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Volunteers are needed for this month and enquiries are very welcome for the whole year.
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Area: DalarnaSweden/ Dalarna: looking for help (2,5 hours/day) in house and garden Offering: lot's of freetime and space for 1 or 2 persons in beautiful nature. AT THE MOMENT WE ARE FULL BOOKED UNTIL MIDDLE OF OKTOBER AND AS I DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE HOUSE GETS SOLD WE CAN NOT WELCOME MORE WORKAWAYERS RIGHT NOW! IF THERE IS ANY CHANGE WE WILL BE BACK WITH NEW INFORMATION. THANKS!!! We (two systers, 60 and 52 years old, originally from Germany) and 2 dogs are living on the countryside in the middle of Sweden, approx. 150 meters from lake Siljan. Ruth is very interested in art and literature. Me Susanne, I am working with natural health care (yoga, meditation, relaxation, Dr. Bachs flowertherapy, Facial Harmony Balancing, laughteryoga…). We are both vegetarians. We live in a quite big house with a quite big garden at a wonderful place. Now we decided to make changes in our lives. Ruth will move together with her boyfriend in september 2013 and I want to simplify my life and sell this place. First step for me is to sort out as much as possible. Sorting out nobody else can do but we would like to get help with cleaning the house and help in the garden, for example cutting the grass. We have 2 dogs (during a short while a cat might also stay with us) so you should not be afraid of or have allergies against them. Animal lovers are especially welcome. If you are practicing yoga and are interested we can exchange some knowledge. Always nice to get new inspiration (not only yoga) - but no necessity. Something more: If you have knowledge about computer programs it would be great. Personally I have never been interested of technics unless I needed it. That is changing right now as I finally realize all the advantages for job and private life. I want to learn how to better manage photos on the computer and to send them by mail (simple for almost anyone but still not for me),to learn more about Skype and how to handle a smartphone Area: Sweden, Dalarna, 15 km from Leksand, approx. 150 m to the lake. Buses to Leksand are not going very often but you can follow with us to town where we are going several times per week. 5 km from here there is a village called Siljansnäs, which also has a small store for basic needs. On top of ”Björkberget” in Siljansnäs you find “naturrum” with a great exhibition from the nature of this area. From a small tower you have a fantastic view over this area.
Area: AquitaineHi We are a family of 5 British people living in France my daughter is 17 my 2 sons are 14 and 13 I am 49 going on 25 and my husband is 55. We live in a beautiful rural part of France with one of the oldest castles in the region . We have horses cats a dog chickens geese and 9 pet sheep. We are trying to restore a barn from 1650 which we need help with we have plenty of land and we are often outside chopping trees down for firewood as well as replanting. We have plums and figs which you can pick and eat straight from the tree no chemicals involved. We have bikes, but they all need attention if you want to go for a bike ride and people swim in the local lake We would be happy to offer accommodation and food to either a couple or single volunteers who would be happy to get their hands dirty working alongside me or my husband on any one of our projects. We get involved in what is going on around us in the village and they are always happy to meet other people. It does get cold here later in the year but the caravan is very warm, better than the house. There is full free internet access. No smoking in the house or caravan but you are free to smoke outside
Area: Central Portugal.I am a single man in my fifties who escaped "the system" in 2008. Having contracted a hospital super bug (MRSA) in 2003 following a kite-surfing accident, I spent over 4 years in and out of hospital which has left me slightly disabled. I have been a vegetarian most of my life, and found a small building with a some land for a vegetable garden in Central Portugal. I have now completed my project, so just need help in the garden. I have over 100m of well prepared organic veg garden, that just needs organising. Central Portugal not only gets at least 300 days sunshine each year, it is also like stepping back in time. Very few people, very under-rated beer and wine, and delicious veg. It is also very beautiful and the local Portuguese are very kind and helpful. No wonder I love it:)
Area: luye08/02/2014 Hello friends, please add some information about your plan in e-mails. for examples: 1. Days you want to stay, such as 09/12/2014~29/12/2014 2. when will you arrive? trains or other. Thank you! --------------------------- Hello friends, Happy lunar new year! Come and help us everything in our family farm. There are 4 people in my family. My parents, my brother and me. We mainly grow the pine apple in summer and the tea plant. we cultivate in a natural way. First we chose the right place for the right plant. Second, we already stopped using the agricultural pesticide for ten years and we tried to stop using the manure and fertilize for four years. Third we collect seeds from our plant or from local plants. My mother and I are vegans/vegetarians. Whether you are or not, welcome to join us. My father always has normal meals. He is not a vegetarian. We prepare different styles in each meal. Only my brother and I speak English. We can use google translation if it is necessary. we are located in the southeast of Taiwan. Our village was ruled by Japanese in late 19th century. There are some old houses has been retained. we would love to show you them. Notice that it is hot and wet here. Don't mention that Mosquitos here and the sunshine is extremely hot in summer. Our Crickets sing all night when you sleep. It is 12 hours day and 12 hours night here. you can see stars if it is a good weather.
Area: CataloniaUpdate 06/02 - we currently have all the help we need until mid March but if you are interested to come and help after then or just want to see if we have any last minute availability because you've always wanted to come and help on a fledging glampsite in rural Catalunya then please get in touch :-) +++++++ We are John and Montse an English / Catalan couple (with two Catalan cats) and are in the process of setting up an eco-glamping site in the heart of rural Catalonia. We are based about 1.5 hours outside Barcelona about 10kms from a beautiful and very traditional town called Solsona. The property was built ~20 years ago as a hunting lodge on the site of an old masia. It is on top of a hill around 600m high, surrounded by woodland and has stunning views to Montserrat in the south and north to Pedraforca, the mountains of Cadi and Port del Comte ski station. It is also at the entrance to the Vall d’Ora which is a beautiful and untouched valley. Our aim is to open a small (but perfectly formed) glampsite with just a few tents set in a beautiful forest surrounding. We want to integrate with the environment as much as possible to give people the opportunity to enjoy a night outdoors in this stunning area.