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Area: Dordogne.We are a family of three with many animals and mature walnut trees that share our 7 acre piece of land in the middle of a quiet hamlet of the Dordogne. We have a holiday rentals business that operates all year round, mainly in the summer, on a piece of land that we call a nature reserve. I work in my studio as an artist in the out of season months. Our property includes 2 houses and 2 barns, one of which is Gramma's who is an infrequent visitor. We have one child of twelve years who is fluent in french, we speak french but we are in no way fluent. We have a pond where our chickens dwell and further afield we have three dogs. Our land comprises of many trees, bramble bushes another small pond and some surviving grape vines that dot about randomly. We are converting it to a wooded area that we will harvest for winter heating in the future. There are many little pathways that we have carved out through the jungle of bushes. The bushes provide habitation for animals including hedgehogs, snakes, lizards, many birds, shrews and goodness knows what else! We love it. We want to promote the nature reserve side to our business.
Area: LimousinMy wife and I are extremely active oldies. She'll kill me for that. I'm 67 and Rosalind is 51. (Married to me for 17 years, shows the wear and tear of a woman of 90. We have Baneck, Siberian Husky, around 8 years, (refuge, so can't be sure), Mrs Minaver, stripey moggie of around 10 years, (belongs to my son) that we're caring for for his three year posting abroad; and Spotty Muldoon, a new addition who came out of our garage and claimed us. He's a kitten of around a year, who sacrificed his nuts, two weeks ago, for a peaceful life. (I still feel for him). We are retired, here in the Haute-Vienne, where it is idyllic, if you like it quiet, very quiet. We are Scots, slowly becoming French. Quality of life is everything. Happy to be part of a bigger whole; without religion, or much else that's transient.
Area:We are a family of four, Zeta, Mike, Yannis (9 years) and Athina (6 years), who live in the mountains in the Peloponnese region of Greece. Our small village, Bozika, has a population of less than 150 people, and is located 30 minutes from Kiato, the closest town. Kiato is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes southwest of Athens, and easily accessible by trains running either from the Athens airport of the city. We live our lives simply, as close as possible to the natural world, and we appreciate the richness that nature brings to our lives. Our family enjoys cooking and sharing traditional dishes from the Greek culture, and for the past three years we have been operating a small tavern/restaurant next to our house. In the restaurant, we serve food that we grow on our farm, including fruit, vegetables, pork, chicken, rabbit, turkey, cheese, honey and products we make from our olives! We are looking for volunteers who are motivated and interested in discovering the way of life on a family farm, and becoming part of our household. We are always excited to share our passions and knowledge. Zeta can teach you to cook delicious Greek food, and share her special culinary secrets and will show you how to cultivate a small organic farm, with plants, animals, and lots of passion!
Area: Turkey, Izmir, GüzelbahçeIn 2001, I have started my Hostel in İstanbul to provide food, shelter and fun for myself and friends while I was a student. Studies finished years ago, now it is time to move on. We are now working on a sustainable farm in a beautiful area in İzmir, the west coast of Turkey. The goal is to build an earthship and build up a farm which will teach the permaculture practice. My name is Erdem, I am the hostel guy and in charge for the 'making of' the earthship and permaculture thing. I am in search for people helping me with the building of the earthship as well as just beeing a partner for brainstorming an realizing ideas. My wife Ayşegül is a psychcologist and works as a psychodramatist as well as a birth therapist. The goal for her is to have a place for therapies and workshops on this land. We have two daughters, Lemis is born 2008 and is going to the German school, Luna is born in 2014. I have a company in İstanbul, it is a hostel in istanbul and its a very cute one. We live in the city of İzmir but we have rented a house with garden in the village just 200m to the working area/farm as well.. hope to see you...
Area: MunsterOur Equestrian Centre and Homestay Family House is a comfortable and busy environment for students to learn English, ride horses and to enjoy genuine Irish culture first hand. Students stay in a beautiful family home and can have fun with plenty of activities close by like hiking, cycling, swimming, tennis & golf. The family take care of children from 11 years upwards and also cater for adults.