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Région: CataloniaLiving in a little (16.000 persons living) town, Balaguer, 150km. far from Barcelona, in an apartment in the town. Pirinees mountains 100km. far. Direct bus from Barcelona to Balaguer at 9 h. and at 16 h. I will pick up you in the bus station. Working in vegetable garden, olives and almonds trees building, recycling different materials to build a little cabane in the farm, work available all year, Harvest Almonds in August/Sept and Olives in November-December. Good vegan food 80% self made production (bread, honey, fruits, greens, nuts,...) and accommodation in apartement is provided for 5-6 hours work at day, or more hours in the weekend for days off, 5 days at week. Free connection to wi-fi internet and free call to fix telephones in Spain Paradise for rock climbers, close to Balaguer, in Sant Llorenç de Montgai and Terradets. Helping at home. I'm teacher,working with school's gardens. Send messages or phone (answer machine or after 22 h.) I'm involved in different associations like Slow Food, Esperanto speaker, Servas, about alternative travelling and peace in the world. Involved in Slow Food association and in the use of medicinal plants against diabetes and cancer, as stevia, kalanchoe. It's possible to organize some contacts with college near my appartement to show the students your experience traveling, the teachers there are very interested to receive foreigners speaking english. A friend of mine do qi-gong and tai chi free classes every Friday. Stay for one, two weeks, maximum. Very interested in all languages in the world, I speak Catalan, Spanish, French, Esperanto and English , too. I can practice languages exchanging conversation in Spanish. You will have 2 days free during the week. Welcome everybody!
Région: North IcelandWe are a group of people who started a new company in 2012, to create a family friendly camping and accommodation in Northern Iceland. Our goal is to build up a sustainable tourism with both educational element and nature based. In order to make sure that local people can influence and benefit from our development the company is owned by local people and organisations. The facilities are in an old boarding school where we have 3 other groups with activities and we work closely with. The other groups are a Nature centre with a bird exhibition, yoga centre and a culture- and art-centre operated by local women. The place is situated next to a bird and flora reservation and surrounded by high and beautiful mountains in Svarvadardalur.
Région: Tigre DeltaNOW LOOKING FOR FULLTIME CARETAKERS OF OUR PLACE (Please mention this when you apply for our place) Hi, we have a big house and garden in Tigre Delta, at 35 km from the city center of Buenos Aires. We are going backpacking ourselves, from half of March till the beginning of August. so now we are looking for 1-2 persons to stay at our place and do the general maintenance. Normally the place function as a B&B, but it will be low season, almost only in the weekends there will be guests. We are looking for a couple of people we fulfill the following conditions/profile: - guaranteed commitment from first/second week of march (a week before our departure) till first week of August strongly preferred - Fair command of Spanish to be able to communicate with the neighbours, amongst others - hands-on mentality and being handy. The garden is of a fair size, and needs continous upkeeping: mowing the lawn, raking the leaves, collecting the pecan nuts. Small repair jobs always occur. - know what to do if electricity goes off again for a day or so. Also know how to handle high-water. flooding (water will rise statistically once to enter the ground floor) - help with the general tasks of the B&B when there are guests (that will be almost exclusively in the weekends after half of April) - no need to go to town frequently. It takes 2 hours to go the the city centre of Buenos Aires. Each trip on the boat to or from tigre is 30 pesos (3 dollars) What we offer is a beautiful spot in the nature, on a river, where you can stay in this case without paying rent or any bills. The only thing you have to pay for is your food and drinks (but we will leave some stock as well). You will have to work a couple of hours per day, but for the rest you can just relax, read books, write, use internet (good wifi available), walk, kayak, play with the dogs, watch movies (we have some 500 on DVD), or whatever you like. From august on, we will be back and our "normal" volunteering starts again: We are a mixed intercultural couple. Carolina is from Argentina and works as an accountant and system consultant. she is working from home during the day from monday to friday . Stef is A dutch guy who studied cultural sciences and traveled a lot. He is at home most of the time but now starting to study in the city, so we need people to help and take our place when we are not at home. We both speak fluently English and Spanish. The project is a fairly new Bed breakfast in the Tigre Delta. We opened July 2011. What we need is help both inside and outside the house: with preparing the food, cooking, baking, setting breakfast, doing dishes, cleaning, changing sheets, laundry, bathrooms . Or whatever else you think that needs to be done. At the garden to cut the lawn, mind the crops (planting, watering, harvesting) and some small construction and repair works. Own initiative is needed, we don´t command people, we provide a schedule to organize yourself but we prefer you feel comfortable organizing your routine. Be creative and a self starter. It is a quiet place most of the time. the paying visitors mostly come during the weekends. We prefer stays of about a 15 days at least, longer stays are possible and welcomed If we get along very well, there are no other volunteers coming and both enjoy it. We have WIFI Internet free. There are kayaks to use, and we have many books, most in spanish, but also in english and french. We try to be most sustainable possible, so we appreciate you take care do not waste water, recycling as much as possible and take care of consuming the food on time. Some people has nothing to eat,and we are lucky to have so dont put in the bin fruits than can be recovered (for doing jams by example). Last minute request also welcome. Anybody with the right spirit and mindset is welcome.
Région: New HampshireI am 60 years old and work part time as a nurse at a local hospital. My husband is a school psychologist who works with elementary schools in the area. We live in a rural area but are just 10 minutes away from a college town(Keene). I love animals and nature. I have many gardens and fruit bearing trees. I love to travel and have had several exchange students come live with us in the past.
Région: near TortosaWe have had some wonderful workaways who came as visitors and left as friends, we have a very beautiful small horse farm in Xerta, about 2 hrs south of Barcelona and there are regular buses and trains to everywhere and we offer use of an old but legal van ! We have rare paso fino horses, and they are charming and there is a chance to learn natural horsemanship and do a wide variety of duties although a fair portion of it is mucky work, literally cleaning up muck ! the countryside is gorgeous and we are right next to wonderful fishing and we offer a big light apartment and we have other workaways with us and we hope we take good care of them. We speak mainly English, with some smattering of Spanish, and we love meeting new workaways and sharing ideas. we would love to hear from you - thank you