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Région: Midi PyreneesWe now need volunteers from the start of June. We offer comfortable and spacious accommodation with internet access and three scrumptious meals a day at our farm house in the south of France in exchange for 4 hours work a day, Monday to Saturday. Invitation We have had several working holiday volunteers during 2013, and have found the experience so enriching that we are definitely doing it again this year ! We live deep in the heart of rural Gascony, in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, less than 2 hours from the Spanish border, ski slopes and Atlantic ocean. Our 400 year old farm house and its 22 acres is located in the heart of the Cote de Gascogne vineyards. We live here with our dog, 2 cats and 4 horses (at last count). Ours is a very lively region (probably due to the copious amounts of excellent wine produced here) and especially in the summer, with a large choice of festivals, fiestas, fairs and fetes to attend each week-end. Within 10 minutes of our house there is a vibrant town, dating from the 1200's, with all amenities including several bars, restaurants, tabacs, pharmacies, supermarkets, a cinema, a motor racing course and a weekly market. I am French-speaking and my husband is Scottish, so you can learn/improve both English and French here and we are very active in our local community. This will give you lots of opportunities to mix with the locals, a generous, welcoming and gregarious lot. Our volunteers live in the house with us, in single or double rooms, sharing a shower room. Meals are taken with us and with our other guests – we host horse riding and wine tasting holidays in the summer season. Our volunteers work 6 days a week, Mo-Sat for 4 hours, usually in the mornings to avoid the worst heat of the day and have the rest of the day free to explore the region – there is loads to do and discover. We don't usually expect help with the cooking, unless you are particularly passionate about food, but appreciate help with getting plates and cutlery into the dishwasher after meals. We have a very simple policy with regards to our volunteers : We have found that the more we give, the more we receive – so much so that we often have to insist that they STOP working at the end of a shift, they seem forever to be « just finishing this » or « doing just this one thing more ». Our main project this year will be the renovation of the house and the land. We always appreciate help with the horses, although you do not have to know anything about horses or be able to ride. We have had volunteers from all over the world – it literally feels as if the world has come to us – and of all ages. We can only accommodate two volunteers at any one time - either a couple or two singles. Some of our friends also offer working holidays, and whenever we can, we try to get together so that our volunteers can meet each other. The people of our community are also very keen to find out more about our volunteers and their home countries – the fact that most of our volunteers do not speak much French never seems to be a problem, especially not after a glass or two of white or red. If any of the above sounds appealing, please let us know asap. Without wanting to sound presumptuous, I do get swamped with applications and would appreciate an e-mail telling me a bit more about yourself, what you expect from a working holiday and what you can contribute, to help me choose. We are looking forward to hearing from you !
Région: Midi PyreneesWe have a 150 year old farmhouse in the Gers which we have been renovating for the past 7 years. Progress is slow, but so is the pace of life down here! There are always lots of jobs to do, varying from easy gardening to landscaping to plastering, painting and tidying! My 17 year old son, speaks fluent french, and my husband and I get by!
Région: OregonWe are a woodland retreat B&B and Event Center with an emphasis on affordable Destination Weddings, located in the foothills of the Cascades in Oregon, northeast of Eugene. Our guests sleep in 'furnished' tipis and cabins. The entire retreat has a Native American feel and philosophy of honoring the land and the tall trees in the forest. We serve healthy meals, grow our own salad greens in the garden, and serve our own eggs from free range chickens. We'd love to expand our perspective by inviting interested people from around the world to work with us in this beautiful spot.
Région: Paksong, Phato district, Chumphon province, Southern ThailandA Natural Building Educational Center, a center where we will organize workshops, meetings, educational projects, summer camps and social events for the people and students of Paksong area. A small park/flower garden, a vegetable garden and pavilions will surround the Natural Building Educational Center This center will have a number of facilities, such as: Small clay houses for visitors to stay A library A big meeting area Toilets and showers A dormitory Water supply-units A dining area A kitchen and so on Your help in realizing the dream of the center will certainly enrich your experience as well as let you see the wonderful and joyful activities that the area has to offer.
Région: VictoriaINNER CITY MELBOURNE HOME A peaceful and relaxing home in an inner city Melbourne suburb with easy access to the sights of Melbourne. Very close to CBD, Newport Lakes and the Williamstown beach. There is a bus stop 60 seconds from the front door and a train station a short walk away that is only a few stops into the CBD. My home is a ‘No smoking, No drug and No alcohol’ home. (If you smoke you can smoke outside.) I am a professional (I work from home), mid 40's woman, engaged and soon to be married. I naturally gravitate towards people who are open-hearted, generous of spirit and self aware. Most of the people I surround myself with are making a positive difference in the world or are on a spiritual or personal growth journey of some kind. I value heart felt, emotionally intimate connections with friends and associates. I enjoy people. I love going out listening to music, theatre and dancing. I am fit, eat healthily and appreciate being outdoors in nature. Upon arrival you are required to:- - Fill in a Personal Details form. - Have your passport photocopied. - Pay a fully refundable key deposit of AUD$25.00. If you think you can make a positive contribution in my home and that we have some things in common then please get in touch. Please make an initial enquiry by email and... (a) State what skills and experience you have; (b) State how you believe you can assist me through the Workaway exchange; (c) State the date you would like to arrive and the length of time you would like to stay. You are most welcome to leave your phone number and I will call you. Please do not enquire without a photo or without stating how you believe you can assist. Thank you. Please note: Check In/Arrival Time at my home is between 1.00pm and 4.00pm. It is possible an arrival time outside of this can be negotiated so please ask and I can let you know one way or the other. PS: In terms of fitting into my home, my personality is most compatible with strong, capable, independent men or women who have a gentle and loving heart. I am not compatible with people who have a submissive personality or are overly passive.