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Área: Poitou CharentesHi, we are Pete and Jen and we run a small farm in Pamplie in the Deux Sevres region of rural France. Our animals include sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, ducks, geese, guinea fowl, rabbits and turkeys and the others that we don’t eat- 3 dogs including a very naughty Gordon setter and 3 cats.. We moved here in 2010 to get out of the "rat race" and now having almost completed our renovations we are now "living our dream" and living “the good life” . Our 4 bedroom farmhouse is set in a peaceful and quiet location with beautiful countryside surrounding us, but our passion is our animals. We spend most of our time outdoors with the animals and maintaining our land. For us our animals are our top priority as well as our source of food which we hatch, dispatch and prepare ourselves. Pete does all our butchery and we enjoy making our own sausages, bacon, burgers, hams etc and from our garden produce we make jams, chutneys. Pete has occasionally been known to make beer and cider
Área: UtahSouth of Spanish Fork, Utah, in a semi rural environment, we have 15 acres (5.85 hectares) upon which sit a gorgeous temple, a 6,000 sq foot residential facility with comfortable double rooms, two outdoor stages, a large covered pavilion, and amenities for parrots, peacocks, llamas and 3 small cows. There is a 200,000 gallon lake with waterfall from which we gravity feed one acre under cultivation. The acreage produces chemical free tomatoes, eggplants, varieties of chilis, squash, melons, corn, cabbage, broccoli, green peppers, potatoes and flowers for worship. We sponsor lots of festivals and twice or thrice yearly yoga retreats. March of 2013 we hosted the Festival of Colors (Holi) which attracted 67,000 attendees over a 2 day period. The event was photographed by Reuters International & picked up by MSNBC, CNN International, Times of India, Hindustan Times, the Republic in Italy, as well as news outlets all over the world. The best video from 2011 by Evan Carpenter, was on the home page of Youtube for 1/2 a day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqsRFAJVN9c." In 2012 Devin Graham did one called "World's Biggest Color Party" (1.4 million to date)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh-o5g4tLVE and Goodline films another called "Holi Festival 2012." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HltruTVcTYE Other annual events are the Llama Fest in July, Krishna Janmastami in August, Festival of India in September, Diwali, Festival of Lights in October, & Shiva Ratri in February. We teach yoga five days a week and have classes on the Bhagavad Gita 6am and 6pm as well as daily kirtans. These programs are optional for the guests, though the more they attend, the more they will be informed about the 5,000 year old spiritual culture and practices of "Bhakti Yoga". The only mandatory program occurs every Sunday 5 pm - 7 pm when there is an open house with kirtan, vegetarian feast, and spiritual discourse illustrated by power point presentation. This is an extremely 'seeker friendly' weekly event and guests should attend. As of June 2013, there have been 130,000 downloads of the Itunes Podcasts under the heading "Krishna Temple Sunday Talks" Additionally, Jai Krishna Das, who leads the chanting most Sundays, is a world class kirtan leader. We ask that guests arrive punctually. There are a gift store on the property and salad bar with hot buffet open (11 am - 7 pm) 7 days a week. We do a lot of cooking for those interested to learn. Wireless internet everywhere. We could accommodate up to 12 single adults and couples FOR A MINIMUM STAY OF FOURTEEN DAYS. There is no maximum time to stay & in fact the longer the better, providing the chemistry is right. Unmarried couples stay in another building than the main ashram but the rooms are nice. We are set up mainly for singles and couples. We expect 4 hours of diligent work 6 days a week in exchange for room and board. We do not support wwoofers getting part time jobs in the area while living and working on the farm. Medical or health insurance is a plus in the unlikely event of an accident. Local sights are Sundance Resort, Bridal Veil Falls, the Alpine Loop, hiking trails in Hobble Creek, Diamond Fork Hot Springs, Provo Canyon etc. Llamas are available for some treks in summer. We are the number one llama rental facility in Utah with 35 animals on the property. We are vegetarian and allow no meat, drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes on the property. If you are looking to break a smoking, drug, or alcohol habit by sojourning here, know up front you will simply be a disturbance in the community. We do not take caffeinated tea or coffee and prefer that visitors go off site for consumption of these beverages. Prospective visitors may also note that we probably do not fit many preconceptions about sustainability and a retreat like atmosphere. There are times of incredible peacefulness and relaxation, and other times, especially around festivals, when it can get intense. Ours is a practical path of bhakti (devotion), keeping God in the center of our activities. Sometimes that lends itself to peacefulness, introspection, and an educational atmosphere. Other times there is more emphasis on getting things done in a certain time frame. Sometimes we are absorbed in the gardening and sustainability and other times we throw ourselves into a special event. Almost everyone who comes here notes, "It is not what I expected." Most of the time that is a good thing and guests stay longer than they anticipated. But occasionally after a day or two people run for the hills because they were not flexible enough or willing enough to "Let go, and let God." Guests are requested to respect the spiritual atmosphere of peacefulness and self control, which can be disrupted by immodest dress, public groping (friendly hugs fine), and late night loudness. We like to know as much about you as possible to ensure your stay here will be a comfortable and rewarding one. Please keep your profile full and up to date and mention where else you may have woofed or done help exchange. Outside work March thru November, and in winter more limited outdoor work, but lots to do indoors with the buffet and gift store. The closest major airport is Salt Lake City (65 miles away) & the closest bus and train stations are in Provo, 6 miles away & an easy pick up. There is an airport in Provo serviced by Frontier Air Lines. We pick up from Provo bus, train station, or Provo airport during the day only. Schedule flights and driving to arrive in daylight as we are hard to find after dark. If you come by air to Salt Lake City we suggest staying one or two days at the SLC Center, & getting a ride down to Spanish Fork. We purchased in July 2011 a school and 4 acres land near downtown Salt Lake City. There is about 1/2 acre there under cultivation with plans for more. We plant fruit trees, tomatoes, chilis, squash, spinach, corn, beans, peas etc. Accommodations are basic. there is a mandatory service every Sat nite at 7:00 pm, which is well attended by the public.. There are yoga classes Mon thru Saturday at 6 pm, taught by a variety of teachers. All city amenities (Downtown Library, Gateway Center, University of Utah, Temple Square, Ski Resorts) are within easy access. Labor Day Weekend 2013, we hosted our third "Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest" at the Salt Lake Center, offering more than 100 different yoga classes by 45 different teachers, many from out of state. Wwoofers, helpers, and workawaers are welcome to divide their time between the Spanish Fork & Salt Lake Centers.
Área: Hunsruck Naturpark Rhineland-PalatinateFor September 2014 and 2015 there is a possible place for an English, German or French speaking NON-SMOKING man to help with my on-going house renovation in Germany. Most of it is complete but maintenance and minor improvement is needed. I am also restoring my small native woodland and wildflower meadow after decades of neglect and poor management to encourage the return of wildlife.
Área: Central JavaWe are Dewi and Sudama. We are both energetic and open-minded, in our early forty and both English teachers for almost twenty years. Dewi teaches in Vocational School and Sudama teaches in Senior High School. We are a happy Indonesian moslem family with three loving children, older daughter (Syifa 14), son ((Zulfa 13) and younger daughter (Salwa 10), and grandma (Suparmi 75). We live in a beautiful village surrounded by the rice field and 25 km away from Klaten city. We work six days a week in Klaten city, and we are early rise from 4:30 am, go to bed around 9:00 pm. During weekends all of us cycling, walking, jogging, and shopping in local sunday markets. We seldom do world travels, but we really enjoy meeting people from other parts of the world.
Área: Languedoc RoussillonWe are 4 families. We built our one houses (we built 440 m2) in wood and strawbales, in a little village just near Montpellier, France. You wish to be a part of the great adventure of participatory construction? Fantastic! We have lived in this setting some unforgettable moments and created friendly relationships, to prepare ourselves to our own construction. Now, it's our turn to welcome those that would like to discover, to learn some techniques, to take your mind off, to meet people... You can come for a week or more. You will be received by one family. The construction is beginning. End of project in December 2014. ¿Tiene ganas de entrar en la gran aventura de la construcción cooperativa ? ¡Genial ! Vivimos en este marco numerosos momentos inolvidables y creamos lazos de amistad : así nos preparamos para nuestra propia obra. Ahora nos toca acoger aquellas y aquellos que tienen ganas de descubrir, de capacitarse, de cambiarse las ideas, de dar una mano con habilidad, de conocer gente... Puedes venir por una semana o más. Una de las familias del proyecto te recibirá. La construcción recién esta empezando. El final del proyecto esta previsto para diciembre del 2014.