Area: LimousinI DON'T HOST PEOPLE DURING WINTER !!! YOU ARE WELCOME AFTER MAY 2015 !!! IF YOU LOOK FOR A PLACE AROUND YOU SHOULD CHECK THIS : http://www.workaway.info/622318373132-en.html Salut salut les amis ! Good day everybody ! Hope you are doing very well! THE PLACE : I am living (living means sharing with plants and animals) on a land in the deep center of France. It is an amazing nature place, full of plants and free pets. No cars, no pollution, friendly neighbours...I am so so happy to live there :-) There is a river passing through the prary, it's very usefull for watering the garden and refreshing during summer. The prapry is located on a splendid valley surrounded by forest and small hills. It look like a bit as if you were lost in the jungle (as much as you can feel this way in France :-)) ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH TRAVELERS : I am used to host all kind of people since several years (couchsurfing, helpers, travelers, visitors, ...) ANIMALS AND PETS : I have 7 chickens, 2 roosters and a recently borned baby chiken, plus a couple of ducks male and female (babies for next summer ?). I also have a small red hair cat, female, a little bit too cuddly :-)... I had goats but I had to give thous friendly animals to some nice neighbours because they were destructing all my plantations :-(. There is many horses and cows all around, If you come early spring you will see lots of babies borning in the fields around. On the land, you will see : small fishes (in the river of course), salamanders (at night), colorfull butterflies and dragonflies (at the end of spring) ABOUT FOOD : At summer time, all vegetables are organic as I never use any chemicals. I sometimes buy some goat cheese, fruits and cereals to my neighbours. I very rarely eat meat. My chikens and ducks give some delicious eggs... I have fish in the river but I never could kill them. One time I catched one with my hands, (s)he was so beautiful and peacefull, I couldn't kill him/her, ha ha neither my chikens dude !!! They are my friends ! Maybe I can hunt in the forest but I am not sure, I never tried ... Killing vegetables is way easier :-) For cooking I have a gas hoven. Wood cooking is also possible. I am not cooking for you, I mean, sometimes I will cook for you of course, that's my pleasure, but not everyday. I like people to be very independent and responsible on my place. If we are several workers, like a small comunity, I hope that we can self organise in a collectiv way for preparing the food and washing the dishes. If you have skills in preparing food, if you like to do it and if we are a lot of people working on the land at the same time, then it can be your task, why not ! ... MY SKILLS, WHAT CAN I TEACH YOU : I am not bad in building things, fixing tools, repairing mechanic stuff, I was a scientific ingeener in my past life, can be useful sometimes ... But experience is the best way to learn and I still have so much to discover !!! Since I am living in the nature I am learning about gardening and plants, I am very passionated about plants, trees, Healing with nature and communicating with animals. I am not a musician but sometimes I play music :-) I have a drum kit, a guitare, a ukulélé, a mandoline and a trumpet (which I didn't succed in understand how it works :-() I really like to cook but I rarely do it when I am on my land because there is so much other things to do ... HOW TO GET TO MY PLACE : Region : Limousin Département : Creuse (23) It exactly is in the geometric middle of France. Big cities around are Limoges, Clermont-Ferrand, Montluçon, Guéret ... The land location is 4km far from the village "CHAMBON SUR VOUEIZE" (23170). This village is located 25 km south west from the city Montluçon. If you don't have a car you can come by train (to Montluçon or Guéret) But then after you have to use the ride share (website covoiturage bla bla car in french you have to pay by credit card on the website but it works very well and it is a lot cheaper than the train ... Actually and personally I never use train only this website) And also you can hitch hike quite easily and securely in this area of France. If you don't succed in comming closer, I can pick you up in Gouzon or Lepaud... BUT LET ME KNOW AT LEAST 2 DAYS BEFORE !!! Well my friends, if you feel like my place (and me :-)) can offer something to you, just ask me for any more information, Let's talk and see what life can offer ! Peace to everybody, enjoy life, love people ... Sam PS : I want to open an international library on my land so that every traveler can find books in many different languages. So if you have books you like in your mother tong language and that you are ok to give for this project, please bring it there !!!
Area: Rhone AlpesBetween Lyon and Grenoble, Patricia can accommodate 1 person between April and September. Musicians, enthusiastic, smiling persons, knowing how to take initiatives, are welcome. We need help to maintain the land, the vegetable garden and to make small constructions. We appreciate intercultural exchanges. Mature people welcome. We can look for you in the bus stop "Sablonnières" (see together for day and the hour). Please : No smoking, alcohol or drugs. ----------------------- Entre Lyon & Grenoble, nous pouvons héberger 1 personne entre avril et septembre dans une caravane, à l'orée des bois. Musiciens, personnes enthousiastes, souriantes, sachant prendre des initiatives, sont les bienvenues. Nous avons besoin d'aide pour entretenir le terrain, le potager et pour faire quelques petites constructions. Nous apprécions les échanges interculturels. Personnes matures bienvenues. Nous pouvons vous chercher à l'arrêt de bus "Sablonnières" (voir ensemble pour le jour et l'heure). SVP : Non fumeur, pas d'alcool ni de drogue.
Area: ApuliaA familiy run small holiday retreat , a restored ancient olive farm in Puglia. in the country but close to the sea (3 Kilometers) and the beautiful historic city of Ostuni (4Kilometers). A few years ago we built new comfortable guest accommodation where there was once animal stalls, created a pool and landscaped the gardens. We continue to pick the olives for our own use and have orange,lemon and almond trees. There are hens to provide eggs and a very small vegetable garden. This area of Southern Italy is a popular holiday destination for Italians, but is still unspoiled by International tourism. It has some wonderful ancient cities as well as some of the cleanest coastal waters in the Mediterranean.
Area: OaxacaOur hostel situated in the city of Oaxaca. We are one of the highest rated hostels in Oaxaca. We pride ourselves on how beautiful and clean the hostel is. We have nine rooms, capacity for forty six guests, a tranquil garden (which is sometimes visited by hummingbirds), hammocks to relax in and a spacious kitchen and living room area (where we screen movies and cable TV). We have friendly and helpful staff and hope to find a quality volunteer to join our team. We offer a huge buffet breakfast to all our guests including cereal, toast, jam, juice, coffee, tea plus a rotation of typical Mexican cuisine.
Area: Puerto MonttOur place is a homestay type hostal. We provide service like in your own house for our guest so our main goal is tranquility and a place where travelers or working people can rest during their time in Puerto Montt. We also have a car rental service for our passengers and transfer service to airport and bus station. We believe in small hostels where home-warm can be found, not like big hotels. We provide home made food with local resources and specialities. This project begun 3 years ago in my house and now we bought the house next door, so we have a lot to do to prepare it for the travellers. I study classical guitarr, psychology and french. I have studied german and mandarin chinese as well, but i need to go on with these languages. So you can be here to teach us french as well, we are frour students trying to get higher french level, right now we are in basics... On March 2014 we took part of a recycling program in our city. For that we began a recycling company and we collect all kind of plastic bottles of soda, cola and juice. Then we process them and send to final recycling plant. So we need people interested in contribution to develop this program in schools, universities, organizations, etc, promoving and doing work with people. We would like to receive boys or girls who have a big commitment to help others and who can feel part of us in our house. In resume, we need someone who can teach French, or someone who can do housekeeping in our hostel. P.D.: please read and note that we can receive only one person at a time. I strongly ask for this because of many request we got from couples or more than one people.