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Area: UlsterWe are a young couple, Marcus 30 from Ireland and Julie 26 from Denmark who have returned to Ireland this year to settle down. We have moved into an old farmhouse that Marcus renovated five years ago. There is 30 acres of land and forestry where we now have 20 animals (ducks, hens, sheep, pigs, horses, cat and dog) and a veggie garden. Our aim is to become somewhat self-sustainable. We have a lot of future dreams for this place and look at it as a creative, inspiring, fun lifelong project. Marcus is starting a 10 month outdoor Instructor course and Julie is starting a Psychotherapy and Counselling course. Over the last 10 years we have spent a lot of time on the road experiencing different cultures and hearing stories from all around the world. We are very positive, honest, open minded people. We play a number of instruments and enjoy a good night singing and socializing with friends.
Area: Otavalo, CotacachiCome join us to learn about raising animals, butchering, and processing meats into delicious finished products. We are full-time farmers who are not independently wealthy so we rely on the farm for our sustenance. The projects and work we do here hopefully have a potential to create money or a savings of money, so we choose work that best creates these things. We have, and are continually, properly raising livestock with care and thought. We then process the meat into quality products to sell mostly to the increasing expat population around Cotacachi. The farm is located 10 minutes from Cotacachi, 15 minutes from Otavalo, and 5 minutes from Quiroga. We have cows, pigs, chickens, dogs and cats. Recently we acquired bees for honey collection. The dogs and cats who live in the house roam all over (possibly your bed). We have a large garden which includes fruit trees. We have, and are continually reforesting our land with native Andean trees. We began a food forest, implementing permaculture practices. Most of the trees are planted so now we are gardening around them, waiting for them to grow. Our primary focus of the farm is continually changing but the majority of the time we concentrate on our animals (primarily pigs). Shawn moved from Nebraska in 2008 and has been working on the farm since. I'm in my mid 30's and really love living in Ecuador and especially the farm. I have traveled a lot of Ecuador and definitely know the surrounding area of Cotacachi well. Lindsay is a former workaway volunteer who landed at the farm awhile ago and never left. She is a North Dakota native but spent the last 10 years in Atlanta, Georgia before coming here. We were married in 2013 and had our first child in November of that year. Since you will be sharing our home, we expect the house to be appropriately quiet in the evenings and at night. We wake up early and are not so quiet while doing it. Feel free to continue to have camp fires, enjoy Cotacachi, Quiroga, and Otavalo, but volunteers are required to wake up and start work early. On that note we have the volunteers help more in the house than before. Since this is a farm, the house is in continuous need of general cleaning as well. We have an Indigenous family living on the premises in a separate house that occasionally help with things as well. Interaction with the family is not too frequent, but when done is a great opportunity to learn about the Indigenous culture and practice Spanish (even Quechua). English is primarily spoken in our house so "immersing" yourself in a culture to learn Spanish will most likely not happen at our farm. We do speak Spanish and we need to speak it more regularly around the house. The farm is always busy. Some times less than others, but there is a lot changing on the farm, and lots of projects in progress. If you request to volunteer here you must be comfortable in the entire butchering of animals. Most likely you will not be required to end an animal’s life but you will need to help from that point forward. Whether or not we butcher at the time you request is irrelevant. It's most likely that some sort of butchering or meat processing will be done while you are here.
Area: UgandaWelcome! You're very welcome & encouraged to volunteer with us here in Kampala or Mbale. We are Non-Governmental Organization, helping vulnerable children through education, nutrition, healthcare and various other projects. Mbale 1.Orphanage school (Education) 2.Clinic (Health care) 3. Saving and Credit Cooperative Location: Mugisu village, Namakwekwe (8km/5mins from center of Mbale town), Northern division, Mbale Eastern Uganda (240kms/4 hrs from Kampala) Kampala 1.Babies Home 2.Day care (Education) Location: Kabumbi Village (Kalutusi), Nansana (8kms from New Taxi Park), Wakiso, Kampala (Capital city of Uganda - 35kms from Entebbe Airport) Our values We are compassionate, honest, loving, and always welcoming of new people to join us here! Our Mission To support orphans and vulnerable children to lead empowered and rewarding lives Our Vision Empowered and transformed children in Africa!
Area: New BrunswickWe do not have space or work during his winter, but thanks for looking! Nous n'avons pas de place ni de travail cet hiver. Merci de votre interet! We live in rural New Brunswick, on a 2 acre plot of land, with great neighbours. Our Christian family of 6 (4 children, from age 2 to 9) lives a quiet life, homeschooling and (trying to) homestead. We are especially looking for outdoor help as my husband will be having surgery in the next year and needs help with certain tasks. I (Emilie) would also like general help around the home with household tasks, keeping the children occupied and hopefully improving their french. Nous vivons une vie tranquille au Nouveau Brunswick sur 2 acres. Nous éduquons les enfants (quatre enfants, de 2 ans à 9 ans) à la maison, et nous désirons améliorer notre petite fermette. Nous avons besoins d'aide pour les taches exterieurs, surtout, car mon mari aura une chirurgie cette année et n'est pas capable de tout faire. De mon coté (Emilie), j'aimerais de l'aide avec des taches ménagères, à garder les enfants occupés et à ameliorer leur français.
Area: VictoriaWe are unable to host anyone until November 2014. See you then. We are a family of four with two boys of 7 and 10. We are looking for help with painting, gardening and simple maintenance work around our house and help with meals and housework. Some house painting needs to be done, our vegetable garden needs someone to look after it and some small maintenance and building jobs need to be done around our garden. Our kids are learning French so it would be great to have a native French speaker. We can offer you a bedroom with a queen sized bed and an optional single bed mattress on the floor and, of course, meals. Our house is large and comfortable and has a big garden. We are in Northcote with easy access to public transport and lively High Street Northcote shops, bars and cafes. And we are less than 10 minutes by public transport from Fitzroy and Collingwood. It is a great location. Our house is 5 kilometres from the city which takes around 17 minutes on public transport. We are very open minded but with strong beliefs in ethical and green living. Three of us a fairly quiet personalities, while the youngest member of our family is very outgoing. We eat really great food and love to cook. We have had travelers stay before and enjoyed the variety it brings to our home.