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Area: Languedoc RoussillonI am an English artist who is lucky enough to be able to split my time between New York and a tiny village in the south west of France. I've been a fine art photographer for over 25 years and recently moved into making sculptural works. I'm a BBC radio 4 addict and listen to it constantly during work. My wife and I enjoy setting up the projector to end the day with a late night movie fest. We both entertain and cook a lot. I tend to cook more the traditional roasts as well as the paella on the terrace and the sushi. Nike cooks more of the Asian food as well as the desserts. Our house is often full of friends and guests. I'm usually working on a few projects at any one time from working on a new series of Photographs, to creating a piece of sculpture, to a new building/renovation idea for our place in France. I am fortunate that my work is also my great pleasure.
Area: Coastal British ColumbiaWe happily find ourselves on a beautiful remote island off of the coast of British Columbia, Canada where we are entirely off the grid and reached only by boat or floatplane. Here we are stumbling, bumbling, and laughing our way hopefully towards a sustainable community of creative, energetic and hard working family and friends. We currently run a small marina facility as well as a small pub/cafe. Each August we also host a Music Festival which has become a major jam session involving musicians from all over the pacific northwest. With help from all of you we have built two cottages, rebuilt a laundry room, constructed a generator shed/workshop, put in a veggie garden, added a beehive as well as a chicken coop. Workaway helpers have aided in starting a new water system, pouring a cement pad for a treatment room, and helped to maintain our extensive veggie garden. However, we´ve barely scratched the surface. We have a new fresh-water system to finish, three small cabins, another cottage, a community center/pub to build, as well as gardens to expand.......... a small lumber mill?......... bees?...(got the bees)...... goats?............ a sauna?...........a treehouse?.......an art gallery?........ it goes on and on,.... boggles the mind really. Cynthia and myself live here year round and we are joined each summer by a group of new and returning "family members" who come here to the bay and spend a couple of days, weeks, or even months building, clearing, ploughing, and laughing with us. I do not believe now that we could live here without your help and we will look forward to another summer coming that will see us meet new friends and accomplish much together. This years projects include the building of a new cottage, design and installation of a new solar/hydro electrical system, as well as finishing touches to a new fresh water delivery system. This spring we will be needed help with the cottage construction, brush clearing, and the planting of the veggies. Now in late Sept 2013 we could really use a bit of help during October with a micro-hydro installation as well as upgrading our "dam" and some cement laying. Please come on over!
Area: ArizonaWe are a family ranch and farm that we are working very hard to make totally self sustaining. We live a rural and peaceful life just 12 miles south of Page, AZ on the Navajo Nation. We raise Churro sheep, goats, an assortment of birds, horses, donkeys and last but certainly not least dogs. In addition we are a seasonal off grid Glamping Bed & Breakfast that provides our guests a peaceful stay with Navajo hospitality. We enjoy hosting workawayers from everywhere to learn about your culture and travels as you learn about Navajo culture as well as the American Southwest.
Area: British ColumbiaCome for a a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness opportunity to see & experience a small slice of Canada's beautiful west coast and the marine life of British Columbia. We are located on an island beside Queen Charlotte Strait. This is the strait that separates northern Vancouver Island from the BC mainland, with hundreds of islands, channels & waterways. The area has tremendous marine life, sea birds and underwater life. It is famed world-wide as one of the best BC areas to see Orca & Humpback whales, We also have sea lions, harbour seals, loons, dolphins, Bald eagles & sea otters which thrive in the region. Underwater, you’ll see Giant Pacific octopus, nudibranchs, wolf eels, kelp forests, anemones & beautiful soft corals- this area is considered to have some of the best cold water scuba diving in the world! All manner of wildlife lives within a rich & healthy marine environment right here & seen on a daily basis. Wildlife photographers & divers from all over the world come to see & photograph its beauty. The owner has worked in whale watching & diving locally for many years and has a tremendous knowledge of the area & its wildlife. Getting here involves a bit of travel. The resort is in a remote protected bay & is accessible by boat only. The resort provides boat transport from the nearest town -Port Hardy - at the north end of Highway 19. This is the first time there has been an advertisement on a website such as work away. We offer you a room and provide all meals, snacks & beverages. Your activities can include kayaking, hiking, snorkeling, trips out on our boats & scuba diving (provided you are a certified diver) in return for various jobs which we can discuss relative to your skills & interests , licenses and certifications such as : • repair and maintenance- -buildings, docks, boats, motors, chainsaws, etc. • painting, tidying, cutting firewood • cooking, house-keeping • making cookies! ...or better yet, cinnamon buns! Candidate must be : • adaptable, flexible & outgoing • adventurous, like the ocean & up for fun! • co-operative, understanding & a team player! :) • responsible with others and yourself. • comfortable without regular wifi and phone signal. We have no wifi or cellphone right at the resort, but we do have some cell coverage nearby, accessible by boat. It may be a couple of days & up to a week without cell /internet depending on the boat schedule) for further details / to send C.V and Cover letter , some responses may take a while, as we’re working on and off the water sometimes a week at a time. looking forward to hearing from you! nico
Area: WellingtonUpdate: We need someone for 2 - 3 weeks from the beginning of August 2014. We are looking for someone to live with us and help us with the eventing horses - for this you need to have experience with riding and handling horses. Part time paid work in the area may sometimes also be available. We will have a car that you can use so having a drivers licence will be important. We have a small beautiful property nestled in a bend of the picturesque Ruakokoputuna River Valley near the wine growing village of Martinborough (15 minutes away). Martinborough is in the Wairarapa province - we are 1.5 hours from Wellington. We work from home with Melissa involved with horses and equestrian activities with 19 year old daughter, Francesca, and Burton as a writer, publisher and inventor. We are looking for self motivated, energetic people who like a variety of work and who appreciate healthy living, good conversation, interesting ideas, scenic beauty and physical activity. An interest and experience with horses would be an added bonus - we have 6 horses - 3 of them competitive eventers, the other a young horse ready to be started and also a mare and foal. Comfortable accommodation, good food and beautiful surroundings is what we offer in return for your assistance around the property. It is great if you have your own vehicle (or at least your drivers license) as then you can explore the local environment. We are also sometimes looking for experienced responsible people or couples who would be happy to look after our place for a week or two when we have to go away.