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Région: New South WalesWe need experienced horse riders that can exercise and train our show jumping and cross country horses. You must love riding, be fit and able to work with young horses unassisted. There is also an opportunity to attend shows. You must be able to ride up to 80cm. You will help with gardening, painting, cooking and housework. A family run vineyard and horse stud located in the beautiful Hunter Valley just 1hr north west of Sydney, where we train Haflinger horses and grow Sangiovese-Brunello grapes. Our property is 220 acres with about 20 Haflinger horses. We are family of three Paul, Sharon and daughter, Stephanie (18) who speak English and a bit of German. When you're not working there is plenty to do. The historic Wollombi village is located close by, Yengo National Park, the renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards and plenty of trails and walking tracks. We can also take you to the beach, shopping on the central coast or into Sydney for day trips. It would be great if you had your own car, and could travel around the area as you please.
Région: British ColumbiaWe live in a municipality just outside of Victoria and have a spare bedroom and bath which we offer in exchange for help with the kids during the day and help around the house. Our boys are 1 and 3 (turning 4 and 2 this spring) - full of energy, as you might imagine. We are up early and bound for the park or preschool by 9 on most days. You should be prepared to get an early start on the day. We back onto Thetis Lake Park, a wonderful place to swim in the summer. We are a very active family and rarely spend a weekend at home. Whether we are camping in Tofino or a back country skiing (both examples of trips attended by our helpers), we encourage you to join us. Looking forward to connecting with someone who is fond of little ones!
Région: EyjafjarðarsveitWe are a family of 5 in northern Iceland, but only 4 that live in the house. We live in a beautiful valley about 12 kilometres away from the town of Akureyri, which has about 18.000 inhabitants. Akureyri is the biggest city outside of the capital of Iceland, Reykjavík. The town has a lot to offer, like museums, movie theatres, bars, nightclubs, bowling alley, ice skating rink, swimming pools and more. There is a geothermal swimming pool about 3 kilometres from our house. We have a great view of the countryside from our house and there is a big garden with trees and a barbecue. We bought a big old 3 story house to renovate in the summer 2011. There is an apartment on the second floor where we live and there is a raw food and vegetarian/vegan restaurant on the ground floor but it's only open during the summer months. Kristín has learnt holistic medicine and gives oil therapies, courses on healthy cooking and private counselling. Grettir works at Akureyri airport but is also a contractor for farmers where he works with heavy machines. NOTICE: We are not farmers and we do not have any animals now except two dogs. The summers in this area of Iceland can be really nice and the winters are beautiful. There is a lot of snow during the winter and there's a ski area in Akureyri. We also have snowmobiles and use them whenever we can during the wintermonths.
Région: Canary IslandsI live on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain) in a place of many Aboriginal caves and 700 inhabitants, called Tara. I'm 53 years and live alone, near my daughter and I have two grandchildren. I make my living creating glass artisan jewelry I am a dynamic and respectful. I have a kriya yoga and meditation group. In the Canary Islands there is sun all year round and there are beautiful beaches and mountains. There are seven amazing islands Vivo en la isla de Gran Canaria (España) Y en esta isla en un lugar aborigen de muchas cuevas de 700 habitantes, llamado Tara. Tengo 53 años y vivo sola, cerca vive mi hija y tengo dos nietos. Soy artesana de joyeria del vidrio y vivo de esto. Soy una persona dinamica y respetuosa. Tengo un grupo de kriyayoga y practicamo la meditacion. En las islas Canarias hay sol todo el año y es muy bonito, las playas y montañas. Son siete islas maravillozas.
Région: RømskogIf you are looking for a working holiday in a remote village in Norway, then this might be for you. Please remember we only have people come to stay for a maximum of 7 days, and prefer people that want to come to Norway for an experience rather than coming to live in Norway. You need to be self-motivated, and practical enough to be able to use a paint brush. Volunteers are invited to come along at the start of a weekend, when we would be at the property. So we can introduce them to the property and the surrounding area. Then from Sunday evening until the following Friday evening they would be left at the cabin. We would assign you tasks to do during this time when we are not there, which would involve helping on the property for a couple hours a day. It would be up to the volunteer to manage their own time, so for example if they wanted to work for the whole of Monday completing their weeks tasks, then they would have the rest of the week to do as they wish at the place. We would supply enough food for the week, and also leave some small amounts of money for fresh foods that can be bought from the local shop, which is a 2 min walk from the property. You really need to be someone who is self-motivated and likes their own company, as you will be in the middle of Norwegian countryside. The property does have neighbours, with them being about 50 metres from the cabin. We of course would welcome to come along couples or small groups of friends to stay together at the property. There is radio, but THERE IS NO TV. When it comes to the internet, we do have mobile internet, but due to the remoteness it comes and goes. So if you can not live without taking for your daily facebook updates, then this is definitely not for you! But the plus points to think about: - You have the beautiful Norwegian nature at your door. - There are many lakes close to the property (nearest is about a 5 min bike ride - we have lots of bikes available for you to use on the property). - At the lakes there is good swimming (depending how adventurous you are), and also good fishing. Unfortunately we can not accept any volunteers with dogs. We personally love dogs but there is neighbouring farms with live stock, and also one of our children has a phobia of dogs. If the above interests you, then send us an email, and we will supply you with more details and also let you know if we have availability for the dates you want to come along for. Current dates we do not have any availability: Weeks 37, 38 From 8th - 20th September Week 40 - From 29th September - 6th October