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Area: QueenslandMy husband runs his own business and I work full time so we don't get much time to spend on the garden. We are currently undergoing some renovations and can't keep up with the garden. You need to like animals as we have cats, dogs and chickens. Our leisure time usually involves entertaining friends, listening to music, watching movies and beach in summer. My has and plays guitar and I belong to a large choral group. We love to cook and enjoy a good wine.
Area: OcotalWork hand in hand with indigenous Nicaraguan farmers using traditional agricultural techniques. We arrange work-exchange home-stays in both the coffee harvest and in small local farms. The high mountains and slow country life are the perfect setting for a cultural immersion experience. Whether you would like to learn more about organic and sustainable farming or coffee processes, our program is designed to give potential volunteers the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in fields that interest them and at once help out the families they work with.
Area: Midi PyreneesWe are Brian and Marianne, your hosts here. A couple of years ago we decided to make a dream reality: quit the stresses of commuting and corporate life in London to start a new life in the French Pyrenees. You can can share our dream and spend some time in this wonderful part of France with its stunning panoramas and rich history, whilst helping us with an ongoing renovation project. Brian is English, a passionate cyclist and found a cyclist's nirvana here. He brews a variety of artisanal beers of excellent quality, as anyone who tries them will attest. He also is a guitarist and musician. Marianne is German, a Berliner by birth, with an inborn wanderlust, and a natural linguist speaking three and a half languages: German, English, French and a bit of Spanish ;-) She also enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, with many ingredients coming from our potager, the typical French kitchen garden, where we grow a lot of our own fruit and vegetables. We are already running a holiday rental business on site, one of our outbuildings is a self contained cottage, and we have paying guests in the cottage from beginning of May all the way through to end of September.
Area: San Rafael, province MendozaWe are a French, German-American couple, with two girls of 3 and 6 years old. The property has 13 hectares, which include a vineyard with fine grapes, olive trees and a plum orchard. This year's projects include putting in more fine grapes and the accompanying hail netting, building a corral for the horses, finalizing the building of our new barn, and extending the irrigation system. Part of our group also includes 3 dogs, a cat, chickens, and horses (which can be taken for rides). They are all very friendly. We are non-smokers, but you are welcome to smoke outside.
Area: ThuringiaIf you want to spend the summer in a little village in Thuringia you like to be outside and you like very various types of work please send us a request. We are a very different couple . Alfred is an architect. He is always on designing and planning. In his spare time he paints and draws. He holds in our seminar house prices. Alfred is more calm and balanced. I, Kathy have always thousand ideas in my head, Iam quite practical and impulsive, sometimes chaotic. We currently have a new project at the start. Here in the very nice area Vogtland we have converted in the last three years the old shop of the town. Now there are eight guest rooms, a large breakfast room and conference room, Alfred's studio and a small farm shop. Our house, which is 2 minutes walk away, is a mixture of an old farmhouse, which we have lovingly restored and a modern extension, all surrounded by a large garden. In this year we reshape the garden into permaculture. Vegetables and potatoes grow here. And the ducks and llamas lives inside. Moreover enrich three cats and our dog Amari our lives. Wir sind ein sehr unterschiedliches Paar . Alfred mein Lebensgefährte ist Architekt. Er ist immer am planen und entwerfen. In seiner freien Zeit malt und zeichnet er. Er hält in unserem Seminarhaus Kurse. Alfred ist eher ruhig und ausgeglichen. Ich , Katrin habe immer tausend Ideen im Kopf, bin recht praktisch und impulsiv, manchmal chaotisch. Wir haben momentan ein neues Projekt am Start. Das sind unsere Gestaltungs- und Erlebensräume SELBSTgemacht im vogtländischen Arnsgrün. Hier haben wir in den letzten drei Jahren den alten Laden des Ortes umgebaut. Nun gibt es acht Gästezimmer, einen grossen Frühstücks- und Seminarraum, Alfreds Atelier und einen kleine Hofladen. Unser Wohnhaus, das 2 Gehminuten entfernt liegt, ist eine Mischung aus einem alten bauernhaus , welches wir liebevoll restauriert haben und einem modernen Anbau, alles umgeben von einem grossen Garten. Der Garten ist mein Hobby, hier ziehe ich Gemüse und Kartoffeln, hier wohnen die Enten und die Lamas. Ausserdem brereichern drei Katzen und unser Hund Amari unser Leben.