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Région: Upper Normandy/ Haute NormandieI live in a family mansion, my activity is tourism: Bed & Breakfast at the castle throughout the year. My other activity is to maintain the Domain (incl. 3 cottages, vegetable garden, flower & herb garden around the house; and fruit trees, such as: apples and other seasonal fruit (for jam making). BASIC FRENCH IS REQUIRED AND BASIC ENGLISH TOO (in order to deal with bookings and tourists) WE HAVE TWO CATS AND TWO DOGS (so must be ok with pets) Je vis dans ce manoir familial, mon activité est touristique : chambre d'hotes au château, bed and breakfast tout au long de l'année Mon autre activité étant d'entretenir le domaine (3 gîtes; le jardin potager, le jardin d'agrément devant le manoir, et un verger de pommiers, et autres fruits de saison, dans le but d'en faire des confitures.) La langue de la maison, c'est le français. Il est donc nécessaire d'en parler un minimum. Une bonne maîtrise de langue anglaise est aussi requis pour gérer les réservations. Nous avons deux chats et deux chiens, il faut être à l'aise avec des animaux.
Région: Coimbra and CenterPlease notice! We are having a new website now with lots of information about our project.Please read especially the about page (vision statement) and get involved page. As non-resident members of the awakened life project in Portugal we dedicate our life to the conscious evolution, which implicates a courageous inquiry in what is holding us back of being a full expression of creation. It needs courage and provides a deep joy. This little project is located between Coimbra and Figueira da Foz, did grow to a "Retreat House", especially for Meditation ,Yoga and Health in the perspective of evolutionary spirituality. We still do it on an improvised base, because since the beginning, the content was more important than the commercial outcome and our philosophy is to grow in an organic way. This year we want to make a big "permacultural" step. The place is situated in the middle of rice fields, which is as beautiful as challenging. As it is highly cultivated land, we are directly confronted with modern agriculture. The philosophy is to stay here to mark a difference and attract new energies. 17km from here is Figueira da Foz, a very nice town by the sea. We are looking for people who are truly interested to help us grow. Therefore we need people with specific skills such as building experience, handycraft skills or (permaculture/organic) gardening. The minimum stay is at least 1 month, and you need to be interested to overcome comfort zones in any aspect and are motivated to co-create a project which shall be an example for a sustainable and fulfilled life. We are also looking for people who are interested to stay long term, and to co-create a community which has the aim to overcome separation. Work will be 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. We offer meditation each day, talks about spirituality in practice and a profound knowledge about healthy live. You will learn to recognize wild herbs and to eat healthy. You can also learn about gardening and a holistic world-view. We are really looking forward to meet you, who go for a new world with new habits and responsibility . Jutta and Sandra
Région: New BrunswickWe're slowly growing, with 1.5 acres of organic strawberries and a garden, and we plan on starting a CSA program. We have approx 80 free range laying hens, 2 geese and 16 ducks. During the summer we also raise meatking chickens and turkeys. We plan on expanding to grow heritage breed meat birds as well as duel purpose birds. We also plan on raising quail, rabbit and anything else our customers request. Janet and I are fun and adventurous and we're trying to change the world one person at a time. We enjoy positive attitudes. We are a bit remote, but we do have cell phone reception and internet. We're 20 minutes from a large shopping center. Sights to see around here would include:Prince Edward Island, The Confederation bridge(15 min drive), Sackville waterfowl Park(20 min drive), light houses and beaches. Also, we are smokers and smoke in the house. With the warm weather we would be more than happy to smoke outside to accommodate nonsmokers :)
Région: LimousinWe are a couple in our mid 40's who moved to France 2 1/2 years ago to live the good life. We live in a rural area on the border of Haute Vienne and Creuse close to La Souterraine. We set up a small cattery business which keeps us busy and are renovating our farm house and out-building. Previously we worked (Alison) for a large company and (Ray) ran a small antiques business.
Région: 48 hectaresSpanish and English spoken Crops: alfalfa, oats, rye, sorghums, other forage,vegetables and some fruits. Some vines just planted. This is an unusual finca as we have cattle but are in the middle of a vine and fruit growing area. We have cows, horses, goats and pigs. I live some 5 km from the finca. Apart from myself working on the finca there is an Argentine employee (a kind of gaucho you could say) working on a daily basis. Work can be moderately hard at times and depending on the season. If you have initiative to do something that may add value, you are welcome to propose it! From October till April we harvest and bale the alfalfa, but also have to attend the animals, prune, clean waterways, build, fence, repairs, painting, electrics, plumbing, carpentry etc. Volunteers with building experience are especially welcome! Mechanical experience is also a plus. The horses on the finca that may be ridden in your spare time. I can accommodate up to six people in the finca house in three bedrooms, although I prefer no more than four. The finca house is rustic but has the essentials. In a lodging house at the back of my house another two may be accommodated at times. If you can cook, you are welcome to do so either when at home and at the finca where basic food is provided. Volunteers should expect help out in the finca for some five hours on weekdays and four on Saturdays. This is flexible depending on workload demand. Sunday is free. On Sundays or Saturday nights we normally have an asado at home or at the finca. Nice place and surrounding. 30 minutes by local bus to the town centre of San Rafael. We are near the Valle Grande beauty spot which may be visited by bus or car. There are two bicycles too. There is wi-fi at my home which you can use. Finca accommodation: rustic, basic house comprising of living/dining/kitchen and three bedrooms, one big bathroom, plenty of room for bbq's and an outside oven. My home accommodation: An spacious independent lodge with one bedroom, living/dining room, kitchen, bathroom. Quincho for bbq's where we also normally have meals on weekends (asado). I have this lodging for rental purposes so this is an option for those wanting to rent at very reasonable rates and not having to work on the finca. I would also like to hear from anyone that can cope with home/household work/cleaning/garden/painting work and would like to stay at my home with their own ample bedroom. I am Argentine born, but speak English and have lived many years in the UK. When to come: Round the year, subject to confirmation. The finca house and indeed my own are a potential "hostel" in a very nice setting. If someone out there has the wherewithal to run a "hostel" then please contact me. It is as much a business/job opportunity as a place to stay/live. Somebody suggested today that I should award all leaving volunteers with a "survival diploma". For the record, I really think this is an exaggeration!