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Région: England/Welsh BorderOur names are Ed and Rowena. We are a couple with four teenage children. Our home is in a very rural area and we live on a small holding with goats, sheep, horses, pigs, poultry, cats and dogs. We are building a house which has been filmed on Grand Designs. It is a roundy eco house and can be seen on UK TV Channel Four 'Grand Designs Herefordshire House'. We are a busy household and there are specific tasks such as helping to stone a track and also general, routine jobs around the small holding, such as cleaning out animals and gardening.
Région: AndaluciaHi everybody! I am searching for help with my organic farm in the south of Spain in August 2014 for 2-3 weeks. You should be able to work on the farm, for example picking up fruits, painting the stable... we have enough work for everybody :-) Furthermore, it would be great to learn some spanish in a nice and relaxed atmosphere. Please only mother tongues :-)
Région: Poitou CharentesAssistance is required to develop a rose and lavender border, create raised vegetable beds and maintain garden. Experienced carpentry/building skills required to reconstruct / repair low level shed roof and guttering, plus garden gate repair. People required to help declutter and sort personal posseesions for ebay sales etc. Help appreciated to convert photos and writings into printed books / documents. Motvatiion and energy require a boost from teamwork! English / French study can be shared. If you are creative, energetic, enthusiastic, hard working, patient, eager to make a difference to LIVING A DREAM in France as well as to explore your own dream makings, then please read further.
Région: Coimbra and CenterGet involved in our eco-project, half-way up Portugal's highest mountain. We're just getting started, and the weather's perfect! The site is completely off-grid, with excellent year-round water supplies, impressive terraces, a few fruit trees, and a couple of buildings - both in need of thorough renovation. But that's pretty much all we do have at the moment, aside from a clear aim to create a very comfortable and beautiful place, able to accomodate 30+ in summer, and 12-15 during the winter season. We're roughly 20 minutes from Seia, amid the stunning scenery, crystal clear lakes and rivers of the Serra da Estrela, and looking across the Alvoco, Mondego and Daõ valleys towards the Açor and Caramulo ranges. UPDATE (September 1st): Kitchen area, compost toilet and shower are all functional and a positive joy to use. We also have just enough solar power to run lights and some music. Internet is patchy, but we'll be switching network provider soon. Accommodation is still mostly in tents however, and likely to stay that way until mid/end Sept.
Région: 48 hectaresSpanish and English spoken Crops: alfalfa, oats, rye, sorghums, other forage,vegetables and some fruits. Some vines just planted. This is an unusual finca as we have cattle but are in the middle of a vine and fruit growing area. We have cows, horses, goats and pigs. I live some 5 km from the finca. Apart from myself working on the finca there is an Argentine employee (a kind of gaucho you could say) working on a daily basis. Work can be moderately hard at times and depending on the season. If you have initiative to do something that may add value, you are welcome to propose it! From October till April we harvest and bale the alfalfa, but also have to attend the animals, prune, clean waterways, build, fence, repairs, painting, electrics, plumbing, carpentry etc. Volunteers with building experience are especially welcome! Mechanical experience is also a plus. The horses on the finca that may be ridden in your spare time. I can accommodate up to six people in the finca house in three bedrooms, although I prefer no more than four. The finca house is rustic but has the essentials. In a lodging house at the back of my house another two may be accommodated at times. If you can cook, you are welcome to do so either when at home and at the finca where basic food is provided. Volunteers should expect help out in the finca for some five hours on weekdays and four on Saturdays. This is flexible depending on workload demand. Sunday is free. On Sundays or Saturday nights we normally have an asado at home or at the finca. Nice place and surrounding. 30 minutes by local bus to the town centre of San Rafael. We are near the Valle Grande beauty spot which may be visited by bus or car. There are two bicycles too. There is wi-fi at my home which you can use. Finca accommodation: rustic, basic house comprising of living/dining/kitchen and three bedrooms, one big bathroom, plenty of room for bbq's and an outside oven. My home accommodation: An spacious independent lodge with one bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom. Quincho for bbq's where we also normally have meals on weekends (asado). I have this lodging for rental purposes so this is an option for those wanting to rent at very reasonable rates and not having to work on the finca. I would also like to hear from anyone that can cope with home/household work/cleaning/garden/painting work and would like to stay at my home with their own ample bedroom. I am Argentine born, but speak English and have lived many years in the UK. When to come: Round the year, subject to confirmation. The finca house and indeed my own are a potential "hostel" in a very nice setting. If someone out there has the wherewithal to run a "hostel" then please contact me. It is as much a business/job opportunity as a place to stay/live. Somebody suggested today that I should award all leaving volunteers with a "survival diploma". For the record, I really think this is an exaggeration!