Area: Temerloh District.My name is Simheswara dasa and I am the General Secretary a religious, welfare and social work organisation in Malaysia. We have a 400 acres farm of about 130KM from Kuala Lumpur and about 1hr 30mins drive. Our organisation encourages agrarian society and especially cow protection. We have about 40 cows in our farm. Thirty workers. At our farm only vegetarian food is served and volunteers can help in farming or in any other way. No ,meat eating, smoking, intoxication and immoral activities are allowed in our farm. However one can step outside the farm if one wants to have a smoke or eat non vegetarian meals. This farm is located in the State of Pahang and district of Temerloh in the town of Lanchang. It is part of a and Orchard Park.
Area: EnglandWe have a 20 acre smallholding in north Northumberland, about an hour north of Newcastle and an hour and a half to Edinburgh. My husband and I have been renovating and extending a cottage which is now just about finished and there is also a bungalow here where our daughter lives with her 2 year old son and baby daughter. I am a supply teacher and our daughter is also a teacher but is on maternity leave at present. My husband is a retired teacher and has done most of the building/renovation work on the cottage. We have 4 cows and their calves, 3 sheep (in lamb we hope) and several hens as well as 2 cats and we also have a polytunnel where we grow lots of our vegetables. We are trying to make a garden as when we came here there was no garden at all but obviously plenty of space and scope for one. We have been spending most of our time on building and getting the fields into shape during the past couple of years, but we also enjoy cycling, mountain biking, walking. My daughter and I also do basketry as a hobby and my husband would be very pleased to show anyone how to do car maintenance, welding, carpentry etc etc!
Area: LeinsterStay and help in an historic house, gardens and B&B. An historic house standing in it's own gardens and parkland. We've reopened the B&B 2012 to help preserve the house and gardens, but there is a lot of work yet to be done. 2013 was a lot busier than our first year, but we are not in touristy area so we have guests mainly on the weekends. Andrew is a horticulturalist and happy to share his knowledge. He has his own landscaping business, so is away from home a few days a week. Antoinette runs the B&B on top of a full time job in healthcare as a dietitian. Four friendly dogs and two kittens are our pets.
Area: AucklandWe are a fun-loving family of 3, living on Auckland's beautiful North Shore with our 2 year old daughter and next baby due mid November. We are looking for someone 23+ with Childcare experience & preferably German speaking to help for a few months from 17 December. Dad works full time Monday - Friday and Mum who speaks German, is a housewife. Our daughter attends day-care 2 days per week. Our location is Birkenhead, on the North Shore of Auckland and has easy access by bridge or ferry into central Auckland City only minutes away. We are surrounded by many beaches and beautiful islands for you to explore, great for day or weekend trips.
Area: SaxonyWe are an English couple who now live in Germany along with a few sheep, hens, ducks, quail, a horse, big veg patch ,lots of fruit trees etc. We are in an undiscovered part of Germany east of Dresden. The village of Cunewalde is said to be the most beautiful valley in Saxony. Lots of walking/cycling through forest trails and open fields. Bautzen (a wonderful medieval town) is a 20 min bus-ride away. Berlin 2 and a half hours by car and Prague a little closer. Having people to stay is great. We are used to a big familly (all back in the UK) We also had language exchange students for many years. We tend to work for the first few hours of the day, then break for breakfast at 10.30. We then work again or we may take you out for a trip, or have free time (in the hottest bit of the day. Evening jobs lasting an hour or so sometimes, then a family meal. A total of four to five hours a day but we are VERY flexible. This pattern suits us well...there are other tea and cake breaks so you will not go hungry! I need you to be willing to do the four or ocassionaly five hours of work that I ask of you....I will be out there working for that long too.