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Area: MarcheWe (Graham and Saranne) live here with our two daughters who go to school just across the valley in Colmurano. We live in this area of Italy mainly because of its similarities to Graham's home country of Ireland; from the landscape to the outlook of the local people. We love everything that Le Marche and its people represent: the Marchigiani are hard-working yet have a relaxed approach to life, a deep-rooted sense of tradition and a strong community spirit. Above all, they are warm and friendly people who love a story over a glass or two!! We are currently looking for people to help with the following: Planting our natural swimming pond Building outdoor steps and fencing Preparing veggie plots An art project with a caravan! General land maintenance Pruning olive trees Harvesting wood Some indoor work/maintenance/help around the house (usually only in bad weather) If you're interested - send us a message. Here's some more about us...... We moved here to take advantage of the beautiful peace and quiet that both this house and the surrounding area offers and to provide our children with a safe and yet also challenging place to grow up. It was our dream and it is now a wonderful reality. That's not to say it isn't hard work - it is a farmhouse after all! We spend most of our free time from our careers tending to the land and the house. (Graham works for the local wineries and Saranne's career is divided between a love of theatre, writing and being a full-time mum.) Our olive trees, veggie patches and vines need constant care and, of course, when the time comes to harvest it is all hands on deck! September is time for grapes, October/November is olive harvest and the veggie patch supplies us with delicious produce all year round which naturally means we are also planting most of the year to ensure a steady flow of food. Then there's making jams and preserves to make use of all the fruits growing on our land - figs, persimmon, pears, apples, elderberries, blackberries, walnuts, almonds, peaches to name just a few of a wide variety! There are many ways to describe our interests and passions in life – but no specifics quite fit. We share a deep interest in wine, theatre, history and culture, slowfood and the wonders and adventures of the outdoors and that’s why we live here as they are all in abundance in this area of Le Marche. It's funny - we love living life on the slow side but there's always so much to do!
Area: Kona Side of Big Island, HawaiiPLEASE CHECK THE CALENDER FOR OPEN DATES! One spot open for Sept till Oct 6th booked till january 2015! Plumber, lite carpenter or really good Computer person; emphasis on really good! looking for marketing magician, to upgrade and maintain my social media, and boost my website into the stratosphere. Also to set up an effective database and system for mail outs. In addition I need to be more effective in my product marketing on ebay, etsy and pintrist! THESE QUALIFICATIONS GET YOU PRIMO SEATS HERE you have open door here ANYTIME! don't look at the calender, just comeon down! A Macadamia Farm on the Best Island of Hawaii! 7 acre mac/coffee gentleman's farm walk to public trans, beach, city of refuge. We have cabins with hot public water, wifi, neat & quiet. The goal of this farm is to maintain, grow and harvest 276 trees. Mac Nuts are hardy, easy to pick and forgiving. The farm survives on what is picked every day/week/month. Basically is pays the bills. Although one can live on mac nuts and coffee, we as people love other foods, thus the basics of business. We work Mon/Tues/Thur/Friday, giving you off Wed Sat and Sunday to tour the island. Our farm starts at 8am (unless you are a sunup person!) The basic routine will be: Wake with the roosters and do your personal business before your work day, shut down your living quarters, fill your water bottle and grab the tools needed and a quick bite and begin your project of the day! We start work at 8, so you must like mornings! GO TO THE BEACH PLEASE and watch the sunset. it's right down the road. Close things to walk to here: The Kings Trails @ City of Refuge where you can walk to Hookena Beach State Park and spent the nite! Snorkel/swim/canoe at 2step (we have canoes!) Captain Cook Monument trail and swim. The Painted Church--take a book and chill. Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park - relax under the trees and watch the dolphins, the Bee Museum, the zip code for checking out the area is 96726. Keauhou Shopping Center is fully of free weekly events, Hula/music and shopping and is only a hitch hike or bus away! There a list of things to do when you get here and we do some together. Work exchange offers an opportunity for people to share their knowledge and efforts with others from a variety of backgrounds. It relies on trust, respect, and hard work. Hosts welcome willing guests onto their property to help get work done with the intention of sharing knowledge and meeting new people while growing food for local communities. We are a farm, family and working home business and this venue is important to us! It is our home, business and life style. A farm means you must love mornings, being outside, dirty and chickens, goats, bugs and finishing a great project. Being a host is to; provide a safe, CLEAN, comfortable, and welcoming environment ”participate in family/farm life ” we have projects and tasks that you could use help with, not all farming by the way! It's a home with animals first, then the plants and lastly humans! They can not survive with us! ” share knowledge and daily life with volunteers - teach farm living and business; from the roots up! It's not just desks out there! Swear. If your allegeric to nuts, please check out other farms, yes, I had a exchange join us who was allergic to nuts or was it........ work in general......We also had a gal who had a fear of chickens, did I mention how much I LOVE my chickens and they are our two legged fertilizing machines as well as pest control units. And bugs, yes there are bugs on a farm! Compared to other countries, and including Florida, we are in smaller shape here! I had a gal from England who asked for an air conditioner? We are a farm, cabins don't come with AC's, and the nites here are rather cool! So PJ's are needed! During the day, you will be outside, enjoying the sun, bugs and weeds! Projects include a chameleon sanctuary for injured little guys and a new chicken coop.”easy, yet fun projects, and trimming, trimming, weeding, weeding, clearing and blowing of the leaves! Can't pick nuts if the leaves are in the way, we blow them to the middle and then mow them in. Simple and humanity in one roll. Our ultimate goal is to trim the sides of the property which is laden with coffee---and coffee is our secondary farm product and I just planted vanilla. Check out the website for a photo of the trees that's the main of the farm. And yes, we grow nuts all year round here! During coffee season, you will pick, dry and package your own coffee to send home! The refrigerator will be stocked with general stuff (rices/pasta/top ramen/veggies and we share whatever we have on the farm and since we buy in bulk, there's never a shortage of paper!”. You will be responsible for most of your own cooking and share a few meals with us (a lot of salads and fish), pizza on shopping day! We do not waste food here; there is a goat that loves leftover avo's and greens. We go to Kona town usually twice per week, or you can take the $2 bus anywhere on the island. We attend local functions, take local classes, go to the ALOHA THEATER once a month (very cute) and you are always invited.. We do community service as much as possible and this farm is a big proponent of such! We have friends that are long timers and you are always welcome to spend the day with them learning/helping and have a great meal with some really interesting people. If a good farm hand is in the neighborhood there is always extra work for them to be hired! Oct/Nov/Dec is gets busy here” and there's always a shortage of farm help especially coffee season! since global warming did a job on drought this year, we think is heavy harvest will be in December/January two months later than in the past. We have pickers who come in and you're welcome to join them for extra cash. I love to canoe with the club and invite you to join & bump into a whale or get treated by dolphins. Snorkeling is the best here. Lavaman, IronMan and a number of activities here. Send your letter of date of arrival, Good ENGLISH is an important part of being in Hawaii, not perfect, but enough to understand and define yourself. If you are a dog person, trainer, YELL! Or a plumber/irrigation or MECHANIC! I've got antique tractors that need rejuvenation! I'd love to have you! Please contact through email with a note about yourself, how long are you going to stay and what your loves are. Oh, besides chickens, goats and dogs, we have cats, some spiders and ants! 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Area: Midi PyreneesWe are a retired British couple who spend 8 months each year in our idyllic French retreat surrounded by vines, sunflowers and wild life (deer, wild boar and butterflies etc). We have a guest annex, a pool and 2.5 acres of wooded parkland to enjoy, along with all the maintenance. We would love to have one or two extra pairs of hands for two/three weeks in October to help us prepare for the winter departure and also share our very relaxed lifestyle. Swimming pool, table-tennis, cycling and golf clubs are all available. We need help with varnishing the window frames and shutters, wood stacking, tree pruning and grass cutting. There is no shortage of activity and plenty of time to enjoy.
Area: County Galway, West Coast of IrelandOur castle is a large country house estate. We are doing our best to preserve and renovate it being one of the surviving historic early 18th century houses set in park land. Our aim is to accomplish the above in a manor that is fun, interesting and rewarding. We are gradually working towards producing our own lamb, poultry, vegetables etc and are interested in good food and country life. The possibilities are endless for varied tasks including restoration and tending of gardens, park land, woodland habitats and of course maintenance of the house and domestic necessities. We find it impossible to do all that we would like and would welcome additional imput from people who have an interest and ability in any of the above and perhaps other tasks. This could be of a short or long term nature and in return we offer you a nice room and all meals, living with us as part of a family.
Area: NetherlandsWe have a small organic farm project in exchange to bio dynamic. We try to grow vegetables and fruit for our own use and the use of the volunteers. There are sheep, chickens, dogs and cats. No commercial things. .