Area: Coimbra and CenterWe, Angelika(58) and Christof(56) as a couple and Ires(52) with her youngest daughter are living in an old shist-house at the edge of a small village in the mountains. The house is completely restored with 5 rooms, a guestroom, kitchen and bathroom with solar warm water. There is a small chicken-house, some sheds, a workshop and a garden with greenhouse, cistern, vines, fruit- and olive trees.
Area: British ColumbiaThree years ago I moved from the city to experience country life and settled just outside (11 km) of Lillooet, BC. We have recently taken possession of a 13 acre farm and are raising goats, sheep and rabbits. I live here full time and my spouse, Kathleen (Kit), comes home from Seattle on weekends. I also work full time at Fort Berens Estate Winery. We have a lovely two level log cabin. We are a lesbian couple so if you're uncomfortable with this you need not apply.
Area: Midi Pyrenees*We need someone to cut some wood for us urgently and do a winter garden tidy* We are a young family who live in a typical maison de maitre in the middles of rolling vineyards. We are easy going and would appreciate some help doing everyday things like helping in the house, cooking and entertaining the children but if you want to do something more constructive theres plenty to do here like sorting out a vegetable patch, cutting logs or carpentry, painting etc! We also need a plumber, roofer and electrician. We could do with some strong hands at some point to dismantle a barn and we have an appartment that needs converting. We would love to be fairly self sufficient (except the meat as they would all be named as I couldnt bare to eat a pet!) so someone that could help give us a start to do that would be great. We would also appreciate a French speaker to help us and the children improve our French (preferably someone with some patience!). In return we can offer comfortable accommodation, a relaxed friendly atmosphere, shared meals and lots of laughs. We have just acquired a caravan which is sited in a very peaceful part of the land so you can have your own space. I run a small internet based business and my husband is an ironworker so we are around most of the time. Theres local restaurants, swimming lakes, fishing, golf, the beach is two hours away and the Pyrenees 2 hours as well. We have great bikes that can be used and wireless internet access. The wildlife here is fantastic, theres an Osprey around, Buzzards, Kites, Golden Oriole, Coypou, Deer, Wild Boar, plenty of Hare and Ive even spotted bee eaters. Many things to see and do so come and enjoy our little corner of France (and help us out at the same time!)
Area: Peleponnese GREECEWe are a couple who live at a Retreat in Greece part of the year, We have 4 small villas in an olive grove which we offer as long term rentals of 3 months or more. People often come to the Retreat when taking a sabbatical or having reached a point of change in their lives, enjoying the quiet, gentle pace of Greek life, allowing time for relaxation and regeneration, time for themselves. The lovely natural Gargarou beach is 15 minutes walk away and the local village Harocopio is 25 minutes walk where there are traditional tavernas and supermarkets and a weekly market. Koroni is the nearest harbour town and is an hours walk or a bus ride away. There are lovely local walks and beautiful places to visit nearby. Ideal place if you want to explore the Peloponnese and ancient sites.
Area: Mecklenburg-VorpommernWelcome to a rural place set in a beautiful natural surrounding. I'm living in an old house with a garden and a natural shop, where I also sell pottery. The village where I live is in a very peaceful area near the capital of Mecklenburg / Westernpommerania- Schwerin and the Baltic Sea. You can come any time, it's not far from Hamburg (120 km away) or from Berlin (200 km away). All of these places are nice to vist and easy to reach. A part of the house is renovated, but I still have to renew and rebuild part of the inside and outside of the house. It's not a big farm, but I need some help in my garden, weeding and watering, grass cutting, herb, fruit and vegetables harvest, wood cutting. There is always some work to do … In the free time, there are many possibilities to relax, enjoy nature or learn something about the country life. I know a lot about herbs and am very creative with the fruits and plants growing in my garden for example cooking marmalade, making wine and liquor and am willing to pass this knowledge on to anybody who is interested. Moreover I am very interested in the history of my region and can tell you a lot about it. It's a simple living here and I prefer 1-2 workawayers, whoever's interested in the alternative way of life here. Couples are welcome as well. Please plan to come at least for 2 weeks, not shorter, and up to 4 weeks, maybe longer.