Area: Florida Keys, Marathon or the Middle Keys ParadisePLEASE READ ENTIRE PROFILE AND INCLUDE DATES YOU MAY HAVE INTEREST IN. Yes it's a sailing Catamaran, where I live and I have plenty of work to do. I am a full time live aboard with three cabins available and a trampoline to sleep on for those who wish the stars. I have been sailing for many years and have found a place in the florida keys to call home. There is always work and training to pass on about living on a boat. You will be amazed at the stories, as I will be also. I am in my late 50's and a gentleman, not much to party with as I go to sleep early and rise early. The heat of the day is for swimming, sailing, snorkeling and touring as this is my life and I need help keeping it going. I have a child age 26 who has two beautiful children. If you are a parent of a child you send to work with me I will treat them with respect and you will be able to see what they are doing. I raised my child and she is a homebody, got it from her mom. I am an explorer and adventurer so stories flow both ways. Once you meet me you may think you have met Tom Sawyer. jay
Area: LazioHi, my name is Nadia. I live in a valley near Rome, in a big country House with my mate, Visente and our 3 years old daughter Alice, who daily takes as into her wonderful world, I have always felt that human beings need to find harmony with Nature, inside and outside! I am slowly searching, exchanging, learning methods of gardening, working and generally living that respect the rhythms of the Whole. Now i would like to make a compost toilet and solar shower, i started a sinergic garden, and made a recycled solar food dehydrator! we host some hens and chickens. The land we take care of includes some woods on the hill, loads of brambles, fruit trees, garden, natural water source, ... the glass workshop. It is 30 minutes in the train from rome and 15 from the sea. Generally i try to decrease my consumptions to arrive to self sufficency, without being too rigid though. I do believe in flexibility. As a job, Visente and I blow recycled glass, which we love although it uses a lot of fuel, so we try to concentrate the times of working in the winter and try to use this magic of glass to arise consciousness about recycling and respecting life as a whole.
Area: MaharashtraI am not a farmer. But I am interested in implementing a Permaculture design project here on a small (4.5 acres) farm, as a demonstration project for local farmers so they learn from it and stop the extremely destructive farming practices they are into now which is eroding topsoil away. This is the place for anyone interested in practising and implementing a permaculture design project from scratch because the place is raw. Right now the place has an open dug well and basic accommodation ready to receive about 10 people. Part of the land is meant to be a site for adventure activities for city folk, a means to earn some money. I am also supporting an NGO which is working for tribal rights. The local city is a major Yoga training centre and is in a climatic zone where the weather is nice all year round except in peak summer months when it does get a bit hot. Since the farm is not producing anything (as of now) and is non-commercial in nature, presently I can't afford to offer you free food. In any case, food here is cheap if you eat vegetarian and should not exceed 2 USD per day. I am planning to start adventure activities for local corporates and school and if this succeeds then free food shouldn't be a problem. You will have opportunities to explore local Indian culture and I WILL ensure that you have as many opportunities as possible which is one of my goals for the farm to be opened for volunteers. I want people to come see what India is really like. There is a tiny village close to the farm where you may get opportunities to go work in their fields too and interact with local people. The farm is on a small hillock, close to a big man made lake which supplies drinking water to a large city far away. The terrain around the farm is hilly with lots of trekking, rock climbing and camping opportunities. It is situated in a large valley with rolling farmland and high mountains around. There are a few old forts around which are of historical and trekking value. The locals are a friendly lot. A bus comes to the local village everyday. The nearby city is just 35 kms away and is a major religious place for Hindus. A large metro is about 170 kms away. btw, very few foreigners have seen this part of India and it's culture. You may have opportunities to go work with tribal people and help out in some ways. No I do not have internet here. The only animals on the farm maybe a couple of bullocks and maybe a stray dog Drugs are BANNED here.
Area: East Gippsland, VictoriaI am not available between these dates... 1st December 2013 and 1st March 2014, as I will be travelling overseas. You will be MOST welcome from March onwards! I live in beautiful, East Gippsland, Victoria, in the small town of Orbost, halfway between Melbourne and Canberra, and on the highway to Sydney. (Melbourne is 4 to 5 hours away by car, longer by bus. Canberra likewise. Sydney is about 8 by car, longer by bus.) Orbost is close to the beach, mountains, national parks, walking and bike tracks, and caves. It truly is a glorious little place. We are driving distance to some other beautiful areas. I moved here, mid 2012, as local minister but a large part of my work is as a comunity development worker in some remote mountainous villages ... Again, in beautiful country. I appreciate travel companions. I frequently travel amongst part of the lovely Snowy Mountains, and volunteers may have the chance to see some amazing places- often in parts of the world few usual tourists would go, especially in the regional national parks. My garden used to be a showplace, but is now rather overgrown. It has potential. I envision that part of it could become an open garden, a place of peace and reflection for my community. My house and garden back onto the church grounds, so there is potential for what I have here to be a part of the bigger whole. I am raising hens at present... I enjoy watching their antics. Spring is a pretty time here. The weather is cool.... sometimes cold. It is way too cold for swimming, but the beaches are ideal for walking upon. Summer is short, but hot. There are regular public buses to the beaches, so if you don't have a car, we can work something out. Orbost is accessible by public transport. There is none in town though, so we walk, or I drive us. Still we are talking small town here, so distance is not great. Life gets hectic here at times, but there are always interesting things to do and see, and people to meet... Even in my own job sphere you will meet fun and quirky people. You would be most welcome to come... Help out... Explore... Have fun.... Although I am new to this program, I have had experience in Helpx, and in couch-surfing. I do not offer second year visa work. Sorry.
Area: yogyakarta, klaten, soloHello my name is Rani. I have my own school and also work in a Government school as a teacher in Klaten. It is a quiet town very close to Yogyakarta and Solo. I have 2 daughters in home which also serves as a private school for teaching English and primary school lessons. For my school we desperately need fluent English speakers to help our kids reach their full potential. In exchange for a few hours help me and my friends will do our best to take you to see interesting and untouristed sites around Klaten and Yogyakarta area. We have many local temples including the huge temple complex of Prambanan. We also take people on trips to local beaches and cultural centres like shadow puppet and gamelan workshop. we work in a team all of us related with english project.some of us teachers and tourist guide.we have many cultural and natural places. we have hand art home industry (batik and lurik) here guest will learn how to make batik and lurik. we also have swimming pools with clean water from the river. you can do snorkling also because some fishes are live in the swimming pool. we will go cycling to see the people do the activities on the villages. see farmers plant and croping rice. see how the buffaloes cultivate the soil. we have home industry of tahu (tofu) and soon (rice noodle) guest will join the worker to see the process. w have floating restaurant called warung apung jimbung. Here team and host will spent time for lunch or dinner while eat you can enjoy the view of beautiful mountain around this place.