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Région: TuscanyTogether with my 12 year old daughter Rosie, 2 cats and a kitten I live in a farmhouse nestled in 3 hectares of natural land, yet accessible to a lovely local town. Here we are creating a centre for healing and spiritual growth. It is in the mountains of Monte Amiata, a special and undiscovered part of southern Tuscany. I work with colour and astrology and offer healing consultations and readings, courses and workshops. We live a holistic lifestyle and eat a healthy diet that is mostly vegetarian. We enjoy hosting Workawayers, the mutual exchange, making new friends, sharing the simple beauty of our life in Italy, and have been so delighted and grateful for all the wonderful people who have come to stay and help!
Région: EnglandWe are Sue and Bart Kelly and our Canadian friend Jana.We own and look after the working donkeys of Clovelly, our ancient, picturesque village in Devon. It is famous for it's steep cobbled street and it's donkeys. At the moment we have 14 donkeys and a mule. We use them for giving rides to children, being photographed by tourists, carrying things and going to ceremonies and fetes. We train our donkeys by natural horsemanship, particularly Parelli, and wish we had more time to devote to it.Our life revolves around caring for the donkeys and keeping up their stables and fields- which are always in need of maintainence - and working the donkeys with the public. We are interested in natural horsemanship and improving life for all working donkeys around the world.
Région: Nogueirinha, near Oliveira do HospitalWriting this update in March 2014 we have little availability until October. The summer months are too hot to achieve much, plus we have many visitors at this time We've been hosting 'Workawayers' for some time now and on the whole it's been a positive experience. In addition to running the quinta we also advertise property and land for sale on behalf of local Portuguese people and accommodate people searching for property in the region. For this reason we can't guarantee 'Workaway' availability at all times shown in our calender, we're sure you'll understand, we do aim to respond to all enquiries promptly! The quinta is located in the rural village of Nogueirinha, near Oliveira do Hospital in Central Portugal. The traditional house has been fully renovated and has two bedrooms, the lower level is self-contained with a combined bed/sitting room, separate shower room and toilet. Within easy walking distance of the house is a small shop with adjoining cafe/bar and the local Associação (social club). The 1.2 hectare quinta sits on hillside with a mix of woodland and terraces. The (upper) wooded area supports native trees, and the (lower) terraces are used for cultivation of our seasonal crops, vines, Olive and fruit trees. We are an English couple, Patrick (55) & Elaine (45), we share the house / land with our dogs, Daisy, Rrrags & Eccles, we also have two cats and two hens. We've a number of ongoing projects, we are improving our 'garden' (as well as our cultivation areas), We also have vegetable planting and (seemingly endless) weeding to do in addition to normal land maintenance. We are in the final stages of extending the kitchen and doing other building projects. A self motivated volunteer with building and/or horticultural experience would be ideal, is this you? IMPORTANT! We endeavour to have a sustainable lifestyle, however our Quinta isn't an 'eco project'. Where appropriate we use powered machinery for land preparation, insecticides and fertilizers on our crops and herbicides for control of problem species. We feel it's important to make this clear to potential volunteers to prevent them working in an environment in which they would be uncomfortable. As is common, we provide food for three meals a day (prepared with 'workawayer' help), we don't provide between meal snacks, or drinks when visiting bars or other events. We eat practically all 'conventional' foods, anyone with an unconventional or 'alternative' diet should let us know when applying to volunteer. If you have specific dietary requirements causing us greater expenditure, please be prepared to make a contribution.
Région: Aradas, Unhais o Velho, Pampilhosa da SerraLatest update - Having suffered storm damage over New Year, we're urgently seeking a couple or two friends who can help us out, ideally longer term. Key tasks will be assisting with building and other infrastructure work, and helping with the animals which is primarily collecting feed and helping to walk the goats. Live in vehicles very welcome We´re looking for help with a fairly new permaculture project, started a couple of years ago. Having previously managed a smallholding in central Portugal, we bought a larger quinta needing much love and attention. The land comprises agricultural and forestry land, all of which we intend to make productive over the coming months and years. We currently have cats, dogs, chickens, goats, ducks, pigeons, rabbits and bees on the farm, all of whom need daily attention. Long term volunteers will have the opportunity to learn goat milking and simple cheese making when we have sufficient milk. We´re located in a beautiful peaceful location, but are within walking distance of the village. We're lucky to have a good range of local facilities close by, including wi-fi internet, and are easy to reach via public transport.
Région: Victoria , near MorningtonSituated in Moorooduc, we are a family living on a 90 acre beef cattle farm on the scenic Mornington Peninsula. We are close to Mornington and near to several beaches one and half hours from Melbourne. We are looking for enthusiastic and engaging people who are keen to help us in our farm , house , and gardens in return for experiencing a little bit of Australian life. As in most parts of Victoria, there is plenty to see and do around the Mornington Peninsula, we can share our knowledge of the area, sites and local food and wine. We have travelled widely and enjoy meeting people from around the world and delight in sharing our knowledge and experience of life here on the Mornington Peninsula. Each week we would appreciate 25 hours of work for 7 days of food and accommodation. Happy to consider dietary requirements. We are not vegetarians but don't mind if you are.