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Région: Winterswijk WooldDear volunteers. We are a Dutch couple that have left the rat race of international business and now live a life "rich" of freedom and opportunities to meet people of all kind of interesting cultures and walks of life through workaway and Wwoof, which we also participate in. We love to work and learn together! Our project in Winterswijk Woold is a unique old monumental large farmhouse, that we bought in the same state as it was build. Inside it is a museum and plenty of history to be seen and experienced. We start renovating the farm house this year (2014) and we look for people (preferably couples) that are interested in history and have experience in construction, like carpentry, masonry, painting, insulating, installations etc We love to learn and talk about the things that interest you and about life in general.
Région: British ColumbiaWe are a gay male couple living on an off-grid land co-operative of 88 acres. We produce our own power using a micro-hydro system which is currently generating 8 KW and is shared by us and the 5 other households on the land. This land co-operative works together and plays together but is not a commune. We strive for low-impact modern living in intentional community while living independently but also aiming toward a lifestyle of voluntary simplicity. We have a large community garden which is not certified organic, but we follow organic gardening principles and beliefs. Last year we had pigs expand the community garden space into the forest. This year we will need to turn the ground that they worked into new garden beds. We focus on organic growing methods such as hugelculture and permaculture although we are always interested in learning about new ways to grow. We strive toward total food self-sufficiency, however - we are still a long way from that being a reality but close enough to see that it's nearly within our grasp! This summer we are building a passive solar greenhouse with a rocket stove mass heater, which will be used for aquaponic gardening throughout winter as well as summer. We will also be raising chickens and possibly rabbits. We currently have one Bee Hive, by the end of May 2013 we will have four. We can comfortably host 2 people indoors and there is a lot of space to tent, or sleep in our large tipi if you are interested. We have 2 dogs and 3 cats, and we do not accept other pets on the land. Public transit is available nearby and can easily get you to Nelson or Castlegar. If you've not been to Nelson, it's a very unique, eclectic, artistic and vibrant community! There's none other like it in the world I'm sure! We are situated on a mountainside with incredible views and plenty of little hiking trails. We live in the forest. There IS wildlife. Bears, cougars, deer, moose, elk and many other critters live in the forest with us. Living up here requires that a person be aware of what are attractants to certain wildlife and minimize the presence of attractants as much as possible. (Bears LOVE gas cans) There are some challenges presented by mountain living but none are insurmountable! Problems with wildlife are rare. But wildlife is a reality of living in the forest! Any work we might need done could range from simply weeding, watering the gardens, building new garden beds and sharing information! Some work may be basic labour for construction of the greenhouse, maintenance of the driveway and attending our weekly Co-op work parties (about 3 hours a week). We have a potluck weekly with our Co-op community and good/healthy/tasty food will be provided. We love to cook and host! Everybody on the land is very friendly. We just know that you will love it here! There will be lots of time for play - the Kootenays is a great place to play outside!
Région: Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur!!! Read until the end, because we don't answer if your profile doesn't match (age, nationality...) !!! We are 2 French navy officers. My husband (39) is a mine clearance diver; I (31) teach operational English. Our little Alessandro is 5. As you can see on the pictures, we take care of our accomodation, and like it to be rather clean (but if you take off your shoes, you can put your feet on the sofa, ahah). We like going out at week-ends, and have quite a rich social life. We'd be happy to welcome you, for 2 reasons: 1. We want our child to hear and practise his English (so you do have to be a native speaker, I insist, no other option) 2. It's cool to meet new people and welcome them!
Région: Maella, AragonWe are a small start up community. I started this project about 18 months ago and now There are 9 of here at present. Including 4 children. We are: Myself Craig, Tim and Nicola, Nikolaj and Anja and there 4 children. We are each building our own Eco homes. The place is in a remote secluded and beautiful valley in Aragon, Spain. Near to the Catalonian border. There is nature all around. So ar we have seen Deer, wild Boar and many tracks. Lots of huge golden eagles overhead also great trials for walking and hiking. We have just recently finished renovating the old stone Casa into a fully functioning little house. A place which we also use during the daytime as a communal place for cooking and washing. You will have use of a caravan, where you can relax after work. It is completely off grid, we have our own water/power/internet and sewage solutions. However they are limited in usage as they are not on demand commodities... The new projects we have underway involve building earth houses from sand bags filled with packed earth, straw bale building and using recycled materials. We have 2 under construction at present. We regularly visit the local tip, to collect wood and materials to recycle. We are looking for people to help with the earth house, general tasks and preparing land for veg/ herb garden, Landscaping, tree pruning. Building furniture from recycled wood. We looking for people with enthusiasm and some skills to help us. Creativity and new ideas are always welcomed, come down and add your own touch. We are also looking for some long term members to expand our small community to be as self-sufficient as possible. Anyone who wishes to join us in this way should be able to support themselves whilst we get the community resources together and become more developed and are able to share our produce with each other. In exchange we will provide you with an area of land where you will be able to build your own eco-friendly living space. The place is very remote and isolated so this is for the adventurers out there, who want to enjoy nature as nature intended. We don't mind if you enjoy naturism, its a natural thing to enjoy. We are smoking friendly to, but please be careful with the cigarette ends. As for day to day living, we generally work in the mornings, giving you free time to enjoy in the later part of the day. There aren't many rules here, just the basic ones, like keeping the place tidy and clean. we believe that people should have this freedom, all we ask for is 4 hours a day, 6 days a week depending on on going projects and time of the year. Basic food is supplied so you can help yourself, mostly we try to use fresh fruit, veg and pulses. We can provide a tent/caravan (tent in the summer) and food. Camp beneath the stars with no light pollution, plenty of time for relaxing and exploring the countryside and mountains, national parks are not far away and make great hiking breaks... Thanks for looking and hope to hear from you. Craig, Tim and Nicola
Région: CuzcoOur proyect pretend to create and option of health in the actual society, relating people in the easiest way they can be, supporting local economies, agroecology, and healthy food. In order to acomplish that we have a bakery that works with local andean indigenous communities, in the production of the grains we use to produce the breads and pastries we sell to keep this flow of ecological production. Also we have the garden where we practice bio-dinamic farming method, first propouse by Rudolf Steiner in 1924, , and now we develope it in the sacred valley fusioning it the ancient knowledge of the andean farmers