Area: North AmericaWe have a small hostel on the beautiful island of Roatan. I'm a single mom of 2 boys, 11 and 9, and work part time from home for a resort in addition to the hostel. We'll be away from Aug 2014-July 2015, so my friend Cecilia will be running the hostel while we're gone. We're located just a few minutes walk from the Carimbola Botanical Gardens and the dolphins at Anthony's Key Resort and a few minutes in taxi from West End, the hostel is set in a friendly residential neighbourhood.
Area: Canary IslandsWHAT WE NEED: We are renovating a Rural Canarian House to set up an alternative hostel and center for different activities. We are 80% ready to launch the project, so we need specific help in these fields: - Web site designer&programer (interface&SEO) - Marketing or Journalist profile with tourism/servicies background - Gardener - Seamstress/Needlewoman For these positions in addition we will ask you to send us your CV. WHAT WE ASK FOR: 5 hours per day of work 5 days a week. WHAT WE OFFER: - Free accommodation on a ensuite shared room (see pics) - One free meal (lunch time) In additon of: - Internet Access - Shared kitchen with all facilities - Morning meditation - Yoga class or dynamic activity - Alternative cooking lessons - Beginer surf lessons - Entrepeneur Coaching or how to get a job in Lanzarote. - Learning Spanish - Massage workshop WHAT MAY ALSO HAPPEN: - We do some pizza/bread in the wood-oven - We play some music, guitar, dijeridoo, jambee... - We get lost in nice hikes and isoleted beaches - We have a movie night, storytelling,... - We do a cheese workshop. - We learn about selfsutainability techniques. - ... - And anything you can share with all! ABOUT US: Our trip started in 2010 when we decided to quit our jobs, home and daily life in Barcelona to travel around the world for two years. We traveled to dozens of different countries, discovering different cultures and sharing in experiences with lots of people, both locals and travelers. We were eager to see the world, to get out of our comfort zone and seek new adventures. On our way back to Spain we discovered Lanzarote, and fell in love with it. It is one of the last paradises in Europe with a 'summer climate' all year around. We decided to stop there to keep on travelling welcoming into our home travelers and exchanging experiences this way. This is how our place blossomed, as a space to offer the newcomer what the world offered to us: hospitality, new experiences and emotions...and an ideal spot to disconnect from everything and connect with yourself. FILOSOFY OF THE PLACE Located in the heart of Lanzarote, in the town of Tao, it is an ideal spot to disconect of your daily routine and reconect with yourself- relaxing, enjoying nature, eating well, enjoying yourself and learning new stuff. LOCATION You will find us in the rural area of Tao and just at the entrace of the Archipielago Chinijo Natural Park. The house is located in an isolated and tranquil area but it is also a ten minutes ride to the most popular beaches (Famara, for walking; La Santa, for surfing and Caleta Caballo for snorkeling). It is indeed a ten minutes walk to the town restaurants (including one of the most popular in Lazarote) and convenience shop. THE HOUSE It is a 400 m2 living space which inlcludes the following shared areas: - kitchen, dining and living room - outdoor deck including a rustic table and tapas area - outdoor barbacue and wood-fired piza oven - Landscaped garden with hamacs and deck chairs - Roofed outdoor chillout area with with sofas and pufs - Yoga (and other activities) room with a capacity for up to 20 people - Massage room
Area: Pimentel BEACHWe are situated in the north of Peru, on the beach "Las Rocas" very close to Pimentel, Chiclayo. You will find here bungalows, cabins and Pyramids hand built by ourselves. People willing to help with construction and repairs, cooks, artists and anyone willing to teach their language are wanted to volunteer here at all times of the year!
Area: North Central MississippiWe have a 35 acre homestead approximately 10 miles south of Oxford, MS. 3 adults, 2 young children, 50 goats, 1 guinea, 33 chickens, 4 livestock guardian dogs, and 7 cats live on the property. We raise gourmet garlic, vegetables, herbs, meat goats, and chickens. We need help with our goats, dogs, chickens, large gardens, harvesting and preserving veggies, building maintenance and construction, wood cutting, and household work. We use our gardens to produce organic food for our families and for sale to a local restaurant. We don’t operate a CSA and we no longer regularly sell at local farmers’ markets. We no longer use tillers (our gardens are happier) and don’t use our mowers, bush hogs, or chain saws on a regular basis. If you join us, you will be using a lot of hand tools, human powered saws, and possibly learning to mow with a scythe. Please note, we do not live in the suburbs. If you will be offended by some degree of disorder, don’t volunteer here. We are juggling a lot of balls, getting/keeping the farm in order, goats, chickens, planting, harvesting, putting up veggies, homeschooling grandchildren, large dogs who want to go AWOL…… It is endless. Fun but endless. Things are not neat and, to be honest, they are often barely organized. If you can’t handle impromptu living, we are not the place for you. General Work Requirements: In return for room and board, we expect an average of 25-30 hours of work a week. We do require that you work at specific times. It is very hot here in the summer; sleeping in is just not an option. We get up, feed the animals and are starting on that days work by about 7:30. We work until about noon. You take a break until about 4 or 5 while I homeschool the grandchildren etc. You then do evening animal chores. If you are here longer than a week, you will work 6 days a week and take a full day off. You choose the day. Length of stay: We prefer folks who want to stay for two weeks or more. If the volunteer has previous farm/work experience that we need at that time, we can arrange one week stays. We cannot accommodate volunteers who want to stay for less than a week. If you are here for less than 2 weeks, you will not be tending the dogs and goats. It takes too long to get a volunteer used to the animals and the animals used to them to make that work. You can be around them but you won’t be assuming responsibility for their care. Transportation: Getting here: Mega Bus now serves Oxford. There is a stop on the campus of the University of MS. We will pick you up and return you to Oxford. Please let us know before you make reservations. Once you are here: While we are only 10 miles from Oxford, there is NO public transportation between our farm and Oxford. If you have a bicycle, you can safely ride to Oxford during the day. However, the road is not safe at night as there are no bike lanes, “shoulders” or consistent lighting. We can, however, arrange to take folks into town when we go. Food preferences: We are omnivores NOT vegetarians. That said, we have had vegans staying with us and it worked well. Living Conditions: We are currently finishing the construction of our volunteer living space. Right now there is an air conditioned/heated sleeping/eating space with a half bath. There is a sink, microwave, and small fridge for food prep. Soon there will be a shower. For now you have to use the shower in one of our two houses. We build much of our own stuff; housing/septic/drainage systems etc. and, if you join us, you may be helping and learning. You have your own space and we provide all the food. You fix your own breakfast and either your own lunch or your own dinner with food that we provide. I prepare one full meal a day that we all eat together unless you prefer to take the food to your own space. I bake our bread. Internet Access: If you have a computer, tablet, smart phone etc. wireless internet access is available for e-mail and social networking. Online gaming, gambling and endless video streaming are not permitted. Laundry facilities are available. Smoking: You can smoke outside. We do not allow smoking inside our houses, the volunteer space, the barns, or in the gardens. Drugs: You may not use illegal drugs on our property. Languages: We are native English speakers with limited Italian, French, Spanish, and German. We are interested in having volunteers who speak another language so that we can learn from them while they practice their English with us. I am currently learning Spanish and attempting to teach it to our homeschooled grandchildren. If you like children and would like to teach a Spanish lesson once a day, I’m sure you would be an improvement! Music and Art: Everyone on Broken Magnolia loves music and everyone except myself and a 5 year old grandchild play. We live in the MS Hill Country and the spring and summer are the time for Hill Country Blues festivals. If you have your own transportation, these festivals and the MS Delta and the many Delta blues festivals are an easy drive away. Our son, who lives on the farm, is a professional artist and is interested in having volunteers who would like to work on framing etc. The village we live in has many professional artists. Pets: We cannot accommodate pets. RVs: If you have a small to medium size RV we can arrange to park it and run an electric cord to it but we don’t have hookups for water or sewage.
Area: Valencian CommunityWe are not able to host until april, 2014. Thank you! We are a young cuple and we´d like to learn and practise English.We live in a small apartament ( 2 bedroom,1 kitchen,1 bathroom,1 lounge) in a town near Valencia, 20 minutes distance from the center of Valencia by train.The station train is a 2 minutes distance from our house and a 50 minutes distance from the beach.We need a volunteer for conversation.