Area: Swedish Lappland, near LYCKSELEI have many little horses and cats, and my house is situated on a place in the deep forest of Swedish Lappland, a lonely place without traffic, and living here is without stress! This is really the possibility for visitors who like nature, wildlife and contact with animals! It is important to be animal-loving! My farm is definitely not the right place for indoor people or for less active persons, because in this very cold arctic climat needs to be a nature-lover and also to be strong and very much active nearly everytime (it can be here also minus -40, and the work is to do mainly outdoor!)! we don't need late raisers or lazy dreamers or Internet-freaks, but outdoor-lovers! :))) Auf meinem Hof leben viele Ponies und Katzen; wir sind in der Wildnis von schwedisch Lappland mitten im Wald! Menschen, welche die Ruhe suchen, die Natur und Tiere gerne haben, und die sich auf einem Hof an idyllischer einsamer Lage wohl fühlen, ist dies eine Oase der Ruhe! Tierliebe ist aber Voraussetzung fürs Wohlfühlen!
Area: Midi PyreneesWe live in a lovely area amongst the vineyards of south west France (Gasgony). We have a old house, four dogs - small and friendly and one will keep someone busy ball throwing given the chance, a swimming pool and lots of land. We need some help trying to keep the weeds under control and occasionally sitting on a lawn mower getting the sun and doing a useful task at the same time. Also some help with the rubbing down and painting of shutters. We provide good food, beer and wine. There are always odd jobs needing doing - we are half way through doing up a small guardians house. Couples or single people welcome.
Area: MunsterNon-smoking family of 4, plus 1 who is married so longer lives at home!! We have house pets and a large garden. We live in a rural part of Co Cork and lead a very simple life. We are trying to develop a veg and fruit garden to be self-sufficient. We happy to take you to and from the bus route. We will take you to visit some local places if we have time. I am a qualified teacher and we are happy to help you with learning the English language, don't worry if you are very rusty we don't mind!! As the work is physical and outside you need to be comfortable bending, using simple garden tools, rake, spade, fork etc. We are happy to teach you but please this is not the place for you if physical outdoor work does not appeal to you. You WILL get dirty :) We share the living day to day tasks like preparing meals, washing up after dinner and light housework this is not a hotel!!!!
Area: Hawaii, Big Island, KeaauHave vacancy now thru April 28th. Need help with wire fence and exterior house painting currenty. Live on the Big Island of Hawaii, one acre, with many tropical fruit trees. Avocado, lychee, macadamia nut, lemon, grapefruit, orange, cocoa, banana , coconuts, starfruit, Pineapple and more. I am paralyzed, , I have aides for my personal care. Because I need to find a home that is more accessible. I am readying my home for sale. This is what I need help with. Cleaning windows, screens, weedwacking, weeding, repairs , maintenance, painting. The helper may need to prepare some meals for themselves. Eat As organically as we can afford, Have a greenhouse. My son is quite a good cook for dinner meals. There's a bike available. The ocean is about 2-3 miles away. Shipman Beach about 5 miles, then good hike to see this secluded beach. 10 minutes to Pahoa town where shops, library, restaurants, post office are. A Bus goes right by here to take you to Hilo, Pahoa, Red Road, Pohiki, etc.
Area: ConnachtHi - we need help from June onwards ... To help you, before you take time to read my entire profile, here is a summary of our vacancies. Dont let this list scare you! hahaha! We are planning to have a major work party to clear up a number of jobs that have been on our list too long! 1. SOMEONE WHO HAS GOOD BUILDING / CARPENTRY EXPERIENCE. 2. A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO CAN WORK HARD MAKING A NEW LARGE VEGETABLE GARDEN - DIGGING, FENCING ETC. 3. SOMEONE WHO IS VERY GOOD AT FACEBOOK AND DATABASES - ESPECIALLY WHO KNOWS HOW TO PROMOTE FACEBOOK AND GET MORE LIKES / BUSINESS FROENDS - now & ongoing 4. SOMEONE WHO HELP RUN OUR HOUSE [COOK, CLEAN, LAUNDRY, ETC] 5. SOMEONE WHO LOVES WORKING WITH ACCOUNTS - needed asap! If you are interested in joining us, then send me an email address to which I can send you our application form. Now, here's the rest of our profile ... I started having volunteers last summer. So far I have had about 50 people from the "four corners" of the world - Europe, America, Asia, Australia - who have been excellent! I have been very impressed by the many wonderful volunteers and the standard of their work. Some have stayed a number of months. Many have come back for a second visit and some even for a third visit and some are now booking again for 2014! I look after a mid-sized historic house [formerly a hunting lodge], located in an exceptionally scenic valley, beside a beautiful, renowned lake and waterfall with mountains directly beside us. There are loads of outdoor activities nearby [ocean, mountains, lakes, rivers], as well as a wealth of cultural, heritage and arts interests. We are about 10 minutes drive from the regional town. Whilst there is no public transport, I often travel to the local towns, or you can hitch a ride with locals or get a taxi. The main local town has an inter-city train and bus services. The local international airport is 1 hour away. I need volunteers to come preferably for 2 months. This gives them time to enjoy the local culture and other available opportunities. Please feel free to email me with any questions. If you want to apply, then SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS TO WHICH I CAN SEND OUR APPLICATION FORM. We also like to receive a photo of anyone wishing to stay with us, so please include one in your on-line profile. ABOUT ME I enjoy nature, people, animals, theatre, music, arts, environmental, commnunity interests, as well as history, politics & Christian faith (we attend a small local church but we're not religious freaks!). I have children. You won't be expected to childmind, unles you have police celarance. I have child protection measures, as well as other safety measures that you will be required to follow. We have a very gentle beagle dog and two bold cats! The dog is allowed indoors and the cats stay outdoors (due to my allergy to cats - and the fact that they are too good at stealing food! - although our dog has learned this trick from the cats!). Just like the cats, we enjoy good food so you are very welcome to cook your favourite recipe! Many of our volunteers have been wonderful cooks, but that does not mean you have to be a good cook! I am sure you will bring your own gifts and skills. CLOTHING If you have never been to Ireland, it's a beautiful country, but can be wet [at times] - wait a minute, its dry ... nope, its raining! Please be sure to bring 1. your own pair of work boots 2. a warm waterproof jacket 3. Work gloves if you like to wear work gloves when working outside. BIG THANKS TO ALL OUR VOUNTEERS! We are very grateful for all our volunteers work and friendship. I used to list all their names, but it now takes too much space! They know who they are and they know how grateful I am for their help and friendship! Thank you!