Area: Midi PyreneesWe are a family of 4 (Nic, Sara, Shirley and Max) with 10 dogs (Golden Retrievers, an Irish Setter and a Bichon Bolognaise). We have two properties in neighbouring villages. Mum (Shirley) - 6 dogs live there, and 4 at our place (Nic, Max and Sara) Our lives revolve around village life and - yep you guessed it dogs... Both properties are old farmhouses, that have been mostly renovated. We have plenty of land around the properties and we are in a rural location not far from the Pyrenees - so great for skiing, but hot in the summer when the swimming pool comes in handy. We run a small breeding kennel as a side line, (Nic is a business consultant) and we exhibit our dogs in France and Internationally. 1- 3 times a year we have a litter of puppies, which we raise and sell in France or Internationally.
Area: ZurichLooking for a couple interested in 2 weeks her during September. We are a friendly family of five with a dog and are looking for someone who would like to stay with us for 2-3 weeks this summer. We live in Switzerland, a town on Lake Zurich called Horgen, which is 15-20 minutes away from central Zurich. Summer/autumn is a beautiful time of year with lots of lakeside activities and festivals. Horgen is a good size town with plenty of restaurants, a few bars, and activities - with quite a bit going on in the community. Zurich of course is a bustling, beautiful city with loads to explore. We are a British family and English is our mother tongue, however if you can speak German too, that would be great as the kids speak German and we need lots of practice! Our children are Jonathan who is nearly 10, Saskia is 8 and Lucia is 6. They are lively and fun and sweet! Our dog Wilf is a whippet and loves company and affection.
Area: Cycladic IslandsOctober - November 2013 Volunteers needed to help gather acorns - 10 tonnes! Watch Marcie's TEDx talk about the acorn project
Area: New South WalesOur ashram is located in northern New South Wales, near Lismore, Byron Bay, Mullumbimby and Bangalow. This is a very different work exchange opportunity from many others; we work here at the ashram, with heart and hands, to nourish our spirits and transform our lives. Please read our profile carefully before requesting to come and stay. We prefer to take on people who are ready to stay and work with us for at least one month. Our ashram consists of a small community of vibrant individuals, strong in spirit and energy, who are taking time out from the outside world and connecting deeply to our inner selves. We are seeking passionate, active individuals to help out with gardening, landscaping, cleaning and cooking, who are ready to live consciously, joyfully, and in tune with nature. If you have a yearning to leave behind the stress of life in a big city, and are seeking to nurture your creativity in a group of like-minded people, then this opportunity is for you. Hundreds of people from all over the world have enjoyed their stay here from countries such as Australia, USA, Sweden, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Kenya, Taiwan, China, Japan, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Canada and New Zealand. There are 10 kilometres of walking tracks though our unspoiled forest and a beautiful creek with a swimming hole. We practice yoga and meditation daily, and in our spare time we play music, make art, and have nightly dance parties. We prepare two nourishing vegetarian meals per day and a lot of our produce is grown on the land. We only welcome people who have the intention to stay with us for at least one month, as it takes time to settle in and really connect with our daily program. Our day is scheduled around working on the land, practicing meditation, and expressing our creativity in diverse ways. If you are interested in sustainable living, spiritual growth, and community lifestyle, then this is a valuable opportunity to learn, share, and grow with others. Come with the intention to take the time to care and nurture yourself while giving all your energy to be part of a unique and beautiful community. See you soon!
Area: Midi PyreneesI am manufacturer of wood burning stoves "rocket stoves", my wife is in charge of communication, we have two girls aged 4 and 6 and we build a home cooperatively with other families. I started building our house for a year and a half, I hope to have finished in a years. Je suis constructeur de poêles "rocket stoves", ma femme est chargée de communication, nous avons deux filles de 4 et 6 ans et nous construisons un habitat coopératif avec d'autres familles. J'ai démarré la construction de notre maison depuis un an et demi, j'espère l'avoir finie dans un ans.