My name is Brian and I live on a small farm near to Mora D’Ebre, in rural Catalunya, where I cultivate olive and almond trees using organic principals, but I am not registered as an organic grower because the costs of registration are just too high. My farm is surrounded by mountains and pine forests so the views are rather spectacular and there are many mountain walking trails that pass close to my house. My house is some 5km on a tarmac road from town where there are shops, bars, a theatre, nightclubs, and all other necessities of life and within reason I am quite happy to deliver/collect if you need a night out in town.
I live alone with too many cats (7) and four dogs that have all “turned up”, presumably after hearing that there is a mad old man who will look after them! I have 5 children (and three grandchildren) who visit from time to time so sometimes the house can get a bit busy.
PLEASE DO CHECK MY 'CALENDAR' TAB BEFORE EMAILING, AS I DO KEEP IT UP TO DATE!
PLEASE NOTE: I am only able to take ONE Workawayer at a time, usually for 1-2 weeks only, as there is not enough work for longer placements. Please do not ask me to host you 'for one or two months' because I am not able to!
I'm sorry that I cannot accept Workawayers under 18 years of age, either.
I already have enough Workawayers arranged for this year - if you are planning ahead for 2015, then please do contact me!
Since a serious road accident left me slightly disabled 8 years ago, I've found it more difficult to keep up with the day to day work in our house and garden. We grow a lot of our own vegetables organically and also have a fruit garden and flower borders- in total about 0.25 hectares . We keep a few chickens and ducks and have a young terrier bitch.
My husband works full time locally and I still attend a physical rehabilitation course several mornings a week, so helpers need to feel happy left alone in a rural situation for several hours and must be able to work on their own initiative for some of the time. I mostly require help in the garden and with some jobs around the house, I especially welcome those with an interest in gardening and I am happy to teach them more!
We have been hosts of exchanges for 27 years and so are used to welcoming people from other cultures into our home, we also make baskets and have a number of other craft and rural skills that we are happy to share with helpers.
We hope that Workawayers will 'live as family' and share meal preparation or washing up in addition to their volunteer hours in the house or garden.
We eat a lot of vegetarian meals using our home grown produce, but also eat meat ( usually wild or organic) ; I am happy to cater for special dietary needs if given adequate notice.
We usually go to bed around 10pm and are fairly early risers, so prefer helpers who can 'get up and get going' before 9am on the days that they are working!
We are a couple living in a House near Hannover. A 17 Year old daughter is staying here as well. We would like to give young travelling people from all over the World a Place to stay.
We have a little dog and while we are working we need someone to look after her. Sometimes I need a little help in the house and in the garden.
Our oldest daughter is living about 15 km from us and has a horse. So if you are interested in horses you can give her a hand. An Health Insurance you need staying with us.
We are a working couple on shift work, working days and nights, with a lively 8 year old daughter. We live in a 3 bedroom house in a quiet road close to bus routes in to Auckland or Henderson. Our daughter's school is a 10 minute walk away. She loves gymnastics, swimming and animals. Judith the Mum likes swimming, walking, reading, music and cooking. Regius the Dad likes motorbikes, cars, gardening, car boot sales and going to auctions! We have no pets and it is a non-smoking household.
I live in a seaside town called Fano with my husband Roberto and my daughter Arianna. I'm a housewife and we live in a big house in the coutryside.
In our house there's a big garden and 2 dogs and one cat...so u can understand we love animals...
Arianna is almost 2 years old very active and she has just began play group in the morning. In the afternoon she spends all the time to play with mum.