Help at chateau guest house in Normandy...now!
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Volunteers are needed for this month and enquiries are very welcome for the whole year.
Part availabilty for volunteers this month and enquiries are welcome for other months of the year.
No volunteer availabilty for this month but please feel free to email about volunteering during other months that are marked in green or yellow.
Area: Quebec(english version further down) Nous sommes une petite famille habitant un endroit "privilégié et magnifique" sur le haut d'une montagne dans les cantons de l'est à 1 heure de montréal. Amélie Desjardins est la mère de deux adorables enfants (3et5ans) et est une artiste visuelle bien établie sur la scène internationnale. Stéfane Dagenais, aujourd'hui inspecteur en bâtiment, est le papa et à construit plusieurs maisons écologiques dont la nôtre. C'est une très grande et jolie maison en chanvre et chaux. Il y a un spa et un sauna, une table de ping pong et 3 murs d'escalade... Le boisé au sommet de la montagne compte environ 2 km carré sans maison. Nous avons accès à un lac (à 2 minutes) et à sa grande plage; la pêche est bonne et l'eau est pure. C'est un endroit exclusif et paradisiaque... Nous faisons de l'escalade sportive, de la pêche, duvélo de montagne et du catamaran... --------------- We are a small family living in a "privileged and beautiful" place on top of a mountain in the Eastern Townships 1 hour from Montreal. Amelie Desjardins is the mother of two cute kids (3 and 5) and a successful visual artist. Stefane Dagenais, now inspector, is the father and he builted several ecological houses including ours. This is a very large and beautiful green home-hemp and lime. There is a spa and sauna, table tennis and indoor rock climbing walls ... The forest at the mountain top is approximately 2 km square and almost virgin. We have access to a lake (2 minutes) and its large beach, the fishing is good and the water is pure. The place is exclusive and heavenly... We love rock climbing, mountain biking, sailing. we also have a piano...
Area: Pas de Calais.WHAT AN INCREDIBLE SEVEN MONTHS!! A HUGE SINCERE THANK YOU TO EVERY MEMBER OF THE "2013 PARENTY MASSIVE YO CREW": DAVE; JOEL; MARTIN; BEN, VICKY AND ELLIE; LIVIO; JOSE; BEN AND MARY; CHRISTIE; ROSS AND KYLIE; HELEN; LAWRENCE AND JAIME; PRESTON; MICHAEL; LUCY; JACK; NICOLAI; KENNY; AND JASON - EACH ONE OF YOU LEFT YOUR IMPRINT HERE, IN THE WORK YOU ACHIEVED, THE IDEAS YOU PUT FORWARD AND THE UNSELFISH HELP YOU GAVE - AS A RESULT OF ALL THIS, THE DEAR OLD PLACE HAS BEGUN TO REVEAL ITS CAPACITY FOR GREAT SPLENDOUR FOR THE CENTURIES TO COME. I HAVE JUST HAULED UP THE DRAWBRIDGE FOR THIS YEAR AND ALREADY HAVE SOME GOOD ENQUIRIES AND BOOKINGS FOR 2014 - I AM HOPING TO SEE AS MANY OF THE P.M.Y.C. AS POSSIBLE HERE AGAIN FOR MORE FUN, FEASTING AND FLAMBOYANCE. WITH MUCH LOVE, LARRY, ALEX AND THE POOOZE. - Home is a lovely, atmospheric 16th century feudal manoir in northern France, complete with tower and massive fireplaces and I am looking for help with some of its restoration. I truly enjoy the diverse surprises that being a Workaway host brings and have made firm friendships with many of the people who have stayed here. I value good company, cooking, music and quality of life. I realise that my visitors are hoping to absorb as many cultural experiences as possible, so it's great that we're surrounded with friendly and welcoming locals, we're always included in all the village festivals and activities, where everyone can have a good mingle and practice their 'francais'. The old house is situated in the heart of the village, in a valley renowned for its beauty, a favourite with international ramblers, vintage car, motorcycle and cycling clubs. The lively town of Le Touquet is 25 minutes away, with its spectacular beaches and dunes, superb for sailing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sand-yachting - and excellent nightlife! We are only two hours from Paris and Bruxelles and just over three hours door to door from London. I have a nine-seater minibus, so sometimes we load up and go picnicikng in the dunes, or searching for treasures in the local village brocantes and city flea markets, or to one of the many live concerts in the area. There are bikes available for exploring the local lanes and ancient tracks leading to the magical forests and secret lakes which abound in this area. Additional activities available in the valley are: horseriding; kayaking; canoeing; fishing; tennis; bird-watching; clay pigeon shooting and even helping out the neighbours on their farms. There are also occasional eco-building classes held locally, where we have already enjoyed learning the skill of wattle and daub (torchis) construction, I will be watching for more opportunities like this for us this summer.
Area:Hi! We smily family from Russia: Elisey - our little son (1.11 old), Katya and Andrey. We lives in Pyatigorsk city two years, and this place is very interesting: rocks, mountains, termal and mineral waters, and happy peoples! Andrey HVAC industrial worker and abseler, he animator for kids - it is his hobby job. Katya - wife and mother. Elisey -bodhisatva) Regards Andrey p.s. sorry for my english)
Area: IdrijaWe are 2 adults with a beautiful Hungarian Puli dog, oh and 40 Indian runner ducks. We're easy going, fun loving but also hard working. Paul is 51 and an artist, writer and IT consultant who also loves working with wood. I am 46 year old psychologist. After hectic life in London we moved to Slovenia in hope to live a better life and take time to enjoy what we are doing. We bought an old house 5 years ago here in Slovenia and have worked very hard bringing it back to life. We are currently building a a retaining wall from tyres and soon, hopefully this summer, we'll be building a pizza oven and solar kiln (for drying wood). At the same time we are trying to rejuvenate our forest which has not been touched for 20 years. The house and grounds will be used for art workshops as well as events and seminars. Help is needed with building our eco-wall, gardening, maintaining the newly planted orchard as well as the old trees, taking care of the forest, building the wall. In return we offer meals, clothes washing facilities, a very comfortable double bed and bathroom but if you’d prefer to stay outdoors in own or our tent there is also plenty of space available in our 2.5 hectares of land. There are plenty of historic sites and places of outstanding natural beauty in the area including wonderful lakes, rivers and waterfalls. We are happy to receive help from couples or singles, smokers or non-smokers and although we are not vegetarians ourselves we are happy to prepare you vegetarian meals if required.
Area: Southwest TurkeyI am an active veterinary surgeon in the area of southwestern Turkey. We operate as a wildlife rehabilitation center and ecological research facility. I run the farm alone with the help of local and international volunteers, who all live on the farm and participate in various projects. These include: - Rehabilitation or lifelong care of wild animals, mainly predatory birds - Organic seed bank and local plant genetics preservation project - Cancer research project - Education on ecological and sustainable living - Environment protection and rehabilitation of Lake Burdur area - Organic farm products and introduction of slow food - Re-creating traditional rose plantations and rose oil production in the area A place to sleep and full board is provided in exchange for help in various projects. Working hours or days are not defined, it is up to the volunteers to participate in any ongoing work. Smoking is allowed outside of the housing area, internet is available.