Region: BavariaTwo years ago, we moved with our two children (5 and 7) from England to a small town in hilly Northern Bavaria to get away from the city. We are a bilingual family - our work and life are strongly connected, as we have been partners together in a multi-media company for 17 years, first in England, now here in Germany. Shortly after arrival, we also started a creative charity, which is a lively network for artists and musicians for the rural areas and surrounding towns. This has been so successful that we haven't had time to finish the renovations of our house, and we also need help with the daily running of our family home, because we run so many arts events and creative projects.
Region: UlsterDo you have any handyman/woman skills, carpentry to convert a caravan to a hobbit style house. we also have another project which requires building experience. if you are interested in a project like this please email us thanks We have a small farm/ holistic centre in beautiful Donegal. It is a mile away from the nearest village. we are looking for help to develop our retreat centre (it is hoped that it will be some where people can come and stay if they need support with stressful times in there lives) these old buildings need renovating and windows doors fitted. but its for a good cause. we also need help with fencing and help on the land in general.We have a couple of horses, Micro pigs, some ducks and honey and nixi the dogs. We also need help with tiding up around the centre so if you don't mind getting your hands dirty. we would love to have you.
Region: Cataloniahi We are a married couple who have lived in Catalonia since 2005 we have a olive farm with carobs and almond trees , we would like a person/married couple to help over the winter with looking after the trees we have five dogs chickens and a aviary with various birds, the accommodation is a comfortable caravan we are on solar and wind power we collect water from a local well so we have to be frugal with all of these
Region: TuscanyMontalcino and its surroundings are mostly known for excellent wine and breathtaking views. It is about 40 min drive south of Siena and about 1hour 20 min drive from Florence. There is a train connection to both from Buonconvento which is only few km from our home. We live on a small organic farm just outside Montalcino. We have olive trees, fruit trees, aromatic herbs, many roses and other flowers, natural swimming pool. We are a couple in our early 40ties with two children aged 9 and 3. Alexandra is an ex social anthropologist who used to work mostly in himalayan areas and travelled across the world while Michelangelo is a theater actor and a business mediator in his life. Alexandra is interested in plants and their extracts and she hopes to be able to develop smth sustainable out of this passion. There are also peacocks, chicken that we use for eggs, and few cats living on the farm. We have recently decided to develop our farm creating a bed and breakfast activity and a small laboratory to process tuscan herbs so we need people with ability to help with building and renovating . But there is also a lot to do with gardening (especially water gardening), babysitting, house cleaning and maintenance, olive or fruit harvesting according to season. Ideally we look for people able to do diffent things according to the season and the needs of the moment.
Region: WaikatoWe are only a 25 minute drive to the Hobbit tours at Matamata. Middle aged couple who back pack themselves, enjoy the company of travellers. Have four adult children who visit often. 2 hectare lifestyle block, beautifully treed with stream, large vegie garden, small orchard, calves raised for family table, 2 cats, 1 dog. Short drive to Hamilton city and several small towns - some transport available most days. No smokers please.