Help with heavy work in garden
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I am looking for a strong, fit, hardworking person to chop down trees, prepare for firewood, mend stone walls and help with general garden clearance.. There will also be some house maintenance and repair work to do to the traditional Mallorcian finca.
Tipo de trabajoMantenimiento Bricolage,
Tidy up garden and make house sound for coming winter
english and alittle spanish
Self contained studio in grounds alongside house with all amenities provided. Food not included.
The house is 5 minutes walk from a traditional Mallorcian town, 20 mins walk to the nearest beach, 30 mins drive to the beautiful capital city Palma.
Set in a stunning location with mountain views ideally situated for walking and cycling just off the main road to Palma.
Set in a stunning location with mountain views ideally situated for walking and cycling just off the main road to Palma.
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Volunteering hours expected
3 hours 5 days per week
Número de referencia de anfitrión: 4367623574d4
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Área: Karasjok, Finnmark county, Norway******************************************************* Hei! We are well into our season and out on tour most of the time, therefore we spend very limited time infront of the computer. We will have to ask for some patient, it can take time before we get back to you. Thank you :) ******************************************************** Our husky team is located 6km west of Karasjok Sami village. Our neighbouring villages; Lakselv 86km, Kautokeino 130km, Tana 200km, Alta 200km – and between them only open landscape with some mountain cabins, a few sami settlement - else inhabited by reindeer, moose, bear, arctic fox, eagle, lynx, volverine, and many other animals. Our husky team provides active holidays, mostly overnight tours and expeditions with sleddogs, for guests from all over the world. As well as accomodation in design log cabins here at the lodge built by and furnished by Sven himself. Our participants on tour are rather adventurous people who relish the chance to learn new skills and like to live life to the fullest. The business has existed for 32 years. Sven is 11 time winner of Europe's longest sled dog race, the "Finnmarksløpet" - 1000 km. He is a top ten finisher in Iditarod - a 1800 km race in Alaska. He is an experienced outdoor guide and has also lead several expeditions to Spitsbergen, Greenland and across Siberia. Thanks to his university studies in natural geography, it is a pleasure for him to explain the many geographical and other natural phenomena's while leading a tour. "The desire to do something meaningful in life brought me to Karasjok. I had a longing within me for untouched nature. Based upon my own feelings for the area - the exotic light, the darkness and the great plateau - I developed a product which is bearing fruit. I built up to what we have today which has, with the years, become the success I had hoped for when I started 1979. ”Once infected with the sled dog mushing virus, there is no cure, there is only trail!” Christel has background from mountain climbing, alpine and cross country skiing, touring with ski sail and pulka. Horse riding guide. 10 years full time working guide on overnight tours and expeditions with the husky sled dogs on the Finnmark plateau. "The freedom of being in nature, at all seasons with sled dogs gives me a feeling of life and when I came north - I got fascinated by the contrasts in the seasons. The bright summer nights with midnight sun and the arctic winter's unique tranquillity with Northern lights. With my background knowledge and skills, I have joined in developing this fantastic place. And I enjoy very much when I can share all this with others." Our team consists of 4-5 two legged and 40-50 highly trained sled dogs for long-distance racing and tours, plus 2 litters with puppies in early education. ******************************************************** We ask that people visit for at least a month - preferably three or more. This is important for us – both 2 and 4 legged members of the husky team – because, it gives you a chance to get to know all of us and get into our way of living. It also allows you to settle in properly and learn rutines and new skills. When you after some weeks are well into everything, you will feel the eager and have the energy to go exploring ;) In winter we are unlikely to accept volunteers for anything less then a 3 month placement. *********************************************** Getting to this remote corner of the world takes only 1 day from anywhere in Europe! * You fly (sas.no, norwegian.no, wideroe.no) to Lakselv (from Oslo/Gardermoen or Tromsø/Langnes) – then bus (veolia.no). to Karasjok. * You fly (sas.no, norwegian.no, wideroe.no) to Alta (from Oslo/Gardermoen) – then bus (veolia.no) to Karasjok. * You fly (norwegian.no, finnair.com) to Ivalo in Finland (from Helsinki in Finland) – then bus (eskelisen-lapinlinjat.com) to Karasjok.
Área: Kampong ChamOBT is registered as a local NGO, accredited by the Cambodian Ministry of Interior since July 2, 2009. We provide free-of-charge English classes to the Chiro village children to give them the chance to go on to higher education (university or hospitality school) and to improve their employment prospects. Most of the children who attend OBT come from farmer families with an income of less than 25 dollars a month. This is less than a dollar a day for the whole family. Giving a child the gift of being able to speak English will enable them to get a well-paid job in the rising Cambodian tourist industry and feed a family of up to ten people. It will also stop most children from finding illegal work in Thailand or working cheap manual labour from an early age. The aim of OBT is to contribute to the country’s development at a community level, to reduce poverty in Cambodia, and to assist in building the nation’s skills base. OUR PROGRAM: - English, traditional khmer music & dance courses based on a daily program in addition to the state school. - Over 200 students aged between 6 and 25 year old. - Local English teachers. One full-time and several part-time teachers. An important aim of OBT is to involve people from the community by employing local, dedicated and motivated people who want to share their English knowledge. The best teenager students have the chance to become well-paid teachers for OBT. - Foreign volunteers.
Área: Provence Alpes AzurWE ARE PLANNING TO MOVE IN A NEW HOUSE ON AUGUST 2ND, IF YOU WHERE WITH US AT THIS MOMENT YOU COULD MOVE WITH US TO POITIERS, 1000 KM AWAY FROM THE SOUTH OF FRANCE. FROM AUGUST THE 9th WE'LL BE ABLE TO HOST in POITIERS. we are a family of 6, living in south of france, not far from the sea.. we are mostly stay-at-home parents since we chose to work in music and psychotherapy. we are almost 40, our children are 15, 12, 4 and 2,5... only the youngest is a boy ;-) We live in a small house in nature, about one mile away from the village (3500 people) We receive persons for hypnosis therapy at home... We play music outside on evenings and nights (musical animations, concerts)... Mostly, we are home, cooking, cleaning, teaching and educating, and it can be very calm, or very stormy. We love each other member of the family very much, we spend a lot of time with them, so sometimes we're tense, and our home can vibe nervously, you can hear shoutings... A few clouds later, it's rainbow time, and we hug and kiss...! it's important for us to talk a lot, and to interact with other people, and we don't want to be shaped, molded by consumering society, by the "well-thinking" society, by the media... for example, we almost never buy new things, we don't have tv, and we try to be free-minded people. So.. We think you could be the perfect one for us if the fairies of birth, or life, have gifted you with : straightforwardness, self-confidence, empathy, simplicity, love of children, patience, calm, positive energy, self-analysis, listening ability, honesty, adaptability... We are very open-minded people, we love to help and find solutions, we love to give (and receive, once in a while), we are very sincere, warm, fair... we are healers... We have failings too : Julien speaks a lot, Phanie is often very silent... He can be touchy, she can be a pain in the ass... He needs time to play, dream, think, decompress; She needs too, but doesn't take time for her He is pretty strict with our children, she growls a lot... We need help for child care, cooking, general maintenance in the house. We don't have much room, so one workawayer would be better, but we can consider a couple, or a family, if requirements are easy. We hope to meet you soon! Feel free to ask.
Área: Valencian CommunityEnglish version. Versión en español abajo. We, Michael and Marga, are an English/Spanish couple with a young daughter, Lola, and we spend much of our time at our second home in a very small village in the south of the province of Valencia on the eastern coast of Spain, approximately three and half hours by car south from Barcelona, one hour by car from Valencia/Alicante and about 20 minutes from the coast. The area is nested in a very nice location, with paths and little roads, and the village itself is very small, and very rural, with a shop, a bar and a municipal swimming pool that is open in the summer. It lies at the end of a small valley with low hills covered mostly with Mediterranean wild bush and fruit trees. We are 5km from a larger village and around 20-25km from larger towns. It is very hot in the summer, and can get quite cold in the winter, so be warned… . Michael's work allows him to stay at the house for extended periods, so we'd be open to both short and long stays,and we are able to accomodate single people and couples, with up to two children. Our home is a rather large, 2 “and a half” –floor labyrinthine old village house that was formerly used as an olive oil press. It’s a bit of a rambling thing, with a garden/patio to the rear and a small vegetable garden. We live mostly downstairs and, especially when the weather is warmer, in the garden. The upstairs floor isn’t used for very much at the moment, which is a shame as it’s quite a large, very interesting space. The former owners carried out some work on the house (roof, bathroom, kitchen, etc.) and we’ve been working on it, inside and outside, for a couple years now. We've spent quite a bit of time clearing things out and stripping thins away and we are now looking to start buildings things up and making the house more comfortable. In general, the state of repair depends on which bit you are looking at….. . You should be able to get an idea from the photos. If you come to stay, we would ask for around 4 hours work a day, either getting involved with whatever we have underway or picking something that you would like to have a go at. There are always things to do, outside and inside, and we’re sure we’ll be able to find you things that you are comfortable with. While you're with us, helping out with meals would be appreciated, and especially if you can teach us new things as we are always looking to learn more about cooking. If English is your native language it would be nice if you could take some time to talk to Lola in English when she is around, just to help keep her up to speed. Her English is quite good, and practice is always welcome. We are both very interested in languages, so if you’re looking to improve your Spanish, or indeed your English, we would be more than happy to give you any help we can. The rest of the time, you are more than welcome, of course, to sit around and relax, do nothing, read a book, play your trumpet, or whatever else you feel like doing. There is quite a lot of space in they house and you’re welcome to use it. Michael works in the translation industry and the house is very nice place to work from, so if you work online you should find it ideal. As we’ve said, the village really is very remote, so it would be very useful if you had your own transport, but if not we’re sure that we can come to an arrangement about lifts so that you can see the area if you wish. We can also arrange to pick you up from the nearest train stations (Xativa and Gandia) or from Valencia or Alicante airports. If you are interested, you can contact us and we'll be happy to give you more information. We would love to learn from you and your experience as a volunteer and otherwise. Versión en español Somos Michael y Marga, inglés y española, respectivamente, y tenemos una hija de ocho años, Lola. Tenemos una casa en un pueblo muy pequeño, a la que vamos siempre que podemos. El pueblo se encuentra al sur de la provincia de Valencia, en la costa mediterránea de España, a unas tres horas y media en coche al sur de Barcelona, a una hora en coche desde Valencia o Alicante y a unos veinte minutos de la playa más cercana. La zona es muy bonita, rodeada de montañas, con muchos senderos y pistas para recorrer a pie, en bici, en moto o a caballo. El pueblo donde se encuentra la casa es muy pequeño y muy rural; tiene una tienda, farmacia, un bar y piscina municipal que se abre en verano. Se asienta al final de un pequeño valle rodeado de montañas no muy altas cubiertas en su mayoría por arbustos, plantas aromáticas y frutales cultivados en bancales. Estamos a 5 km de un pueblo más grande y a unos 20 o 25 km de pueblos más importantes. El clima es típico mediterráneo: hace mucho calor en verano y en invierno llueve y hace frío, sin llegar a nevar. El trabajo de Michael le permite disfrutar de la casa largos periodos de tiempo por lo que podemos ofrecer estancias cortas o largas. Podemos alojar a personas que vengan solas o a familias con un máximo de dos niños. La casa es bastante grande, con dos plantas “y media”. Es una casa típicamente de pueblo, con diferentes alturas y espacios, que se usaba como almazara. Antiguamente estaba dividida en diferentes estancias cubiertas que se han ido derribando para ampliar el patio posterior de la casa. El patio ahora es un jardín bastante grande y tenemos también una pequeña huerta donde plantamos las verduras que más nos gustan. La parte que más usamos de la casa es el piso inferior, aunque en primavera y en verano estamos la mayor parte del tiempo en el jardín. El piso de arriba lo usamos muy poco, de momento, pero pensamos acondicionarlo en el futuro porque es un espacio grande a diferentes alturas que nos gusta mucho. Los anteriores propietarios de la casa hicieron bastante obra (el tejado, la cocina, el baño, etc.) y, desde que nosotros la tenemos, hemos estado trabajando dentro de la casa y en el jardín. Pasamos bastante tiempo deshaciéndonos de trastos que se acumulaban por todas partes y arreglando lo básico, pero ahora queremos empezar a construir espacios y hacer la casa más cómoda y agradable. Tenemos varias cosas empezadas y, otras ya terminadas. Las fotos os darán una idea aproximada del estado general de la casa y sus diferentes zonas. Para quien quiera venir a pasar un tiempo con nosotros, pedimos dedicar unas 4 horas de trabajo al día. Siempre hay algo que hacer, tanto dentro de la casa como en el jardín; dependerá de lo que tengamos en esos momentos entre manos, o seguro que encontraremos la tarea que mejor se adapte y sea cómoda para nuestros visitantes. También agradeceremos una mano en la huerta y en la cocina, preparando comida para todos o enseñándonos recetas nuevas, que siempre estamos dispuestos a aprender. Hablamos inglés y español, nos gustan y nos interesan mucho los idiomas y estaríamos encantados de ayudar a practicar y a mejorar cualquiera de los dos. Lola habla bastante bien inglés pero también estaría bien que lo practicara más a menudo, ya que la mayor parte del tiempo habla en castellano. El resto del tiempo cada uno podremos hacer lo que más nos guste: dar una vuelta, leer, tocar la trompeta o no hacer nada. Hay espacio suficiente, en la casa y fuera de ella, que os invitamos a disfrutar. Michael trabaja en el sector de la traducción y la casa es un lugar muy agradable para trabajar. Tenemos conexión WiFi, que se puede utilizar sin problemas. En el pueblo no hay posibilidad de transporte público. Lo ideal sería disponer de vehículo propio pero, si no es así, seguro que encontraremos la forma de organizarnos con nuestro coche para ir a los pueblos cercanos o visitar la zona. También lo podemos arreglar para ir a recogeros a las estaciones de tren más cercanas (Xátiva y Gandía) o al aeropuerto de Valencia o de Alicante. Si estáis interesados, podéis contactar con nosotros y estaremos encantados de daros más información. Nos encantaría aprender de vosotros y de vuestra experiencia como voluntarios.