Area: SicilyI live alone with two dogs in a big house in the historic center of Catania. I practice as an architect at my house and I've recently started a sideline of residential tourist accommodation .. . The working hours are flexible to meet the needs of those who I host. My daily life is full of commitments and interests and little routine. I am also a good cook and sometimes I make dinner for friends, I could teach the preparation of our dishes of Sicilian cuisine, but not limited. I am happy to host anyone with any personality. I only take volunteers that are interested in long stays, the minimum is a month. vivo da sola con due cani in una grande casa nel centro storico di Catania. Svolgo la professione di architetto presso la mia casa e recentemente ho avviato un'attività collaterale di accoglienza turistica residenziale.. Le ore di lavoro sono flessibili per venire incontro alle necessità di viaggio di chi ospito. La mia vita giornaliera è piena di impegni ed interessi e poco abitudinaria. Inoltre sono un'ottima cuoca e a volte faccio delle cene per gli amici, potrei insegnare la preparazione dei nostri piatti di cucina siciliana, ma non solo Sono felice di accoglier chiunque e con qualsivoglia personalità.
Area: HawaiiPlease read our profile in its entirety before contacting us for potential vacancies. NOTICE: We give priority to couples or persons traveling together. We have an immediate opening for an individual who is interested in a nanny position for our 15 month old- Assistant Manager- Ava. She is an energetic toddler who is eager to help the qualified volunteer feed the fish, water the plants, and get dirty, on a daily basis. Please have experience with children in this age group! She is a sweet girl, but definitely a handful! You will live and work at a fully operational plant nursery full of palms, gingers, ti leafs, and other popular tropical plants used for landscaping; a wide selection of ornamental orchids; and a large aquaponic system. Our aquaponic grow beds (both float rafts and cinder beds) support a wide variety of edibles, including: Manoa Lettuce, Swiss Chard, Chineese Water Cress, green onion, eggplant, mint, and turmeric, to name a few. We breed beautiful Nile Red Tilapia and our husbandry tanks are located within our aquaponic facility. Please note that we are not a certified organic grower; however, all edibles are grown with organic practices. We expect that all of our staff and volunteers help in all aspects of our operation, not just with the aquaponic system (including helping with the care of our resident Labrador Retrievers- yes this includes cleaning up messes!). We require a maximum of 25 hours of work per week. Days and times to complete these hours are flexible, although we do prefer our workers to adhere to a set schedule (to be determined upon arrival). Requirements: It is beyond the scope of this ad to list all of the specific tasks that will be required of you during your stay at our nursery; however, we hope that you are someone who is a true team player and a quick learner with a modest amount of ingenuity. We are looking for someone who is able to follow instructions and who can work independently when needed. Tasks expected of volunteers, residing here will be targeted towards the daily operation of our nursery and aquaponic gardens. Daily operations include, but are not limited to: propagation of seeds, out-planting of seedlings (into the cinder and float beds), harvesting mature plants, packaging produce for sale (on site), and general maintenance of our aquaponic systems. “Behind the scene” tasks include: washing cinders, net pots, keeping our tool sheds clean and organized, securing the aquaponic area, and caring for fish. Keep in mind that we are a retail location, and someone with experience in sales would fit in well here. We enjoy our “backyard” feel and encourage community involvement, such as attending neighborhood holiday events, joining Hawaii Agriculture and Aquaponic Association for their quarterly functions, and donating to local charities. We encourage our neighbors to embrace aquaponics as a means to a sustainable lifestyle and we encourage collaboration in the farming community in Hawaii. We take volunteers from local high schools and disability centers, providing basic vocational skills to use towards credit for their high school diploma. Vocational training is a major focus here and someone who will be mindful and aware of our population of special needs workers would fit in well on our farm. We are interested in the “farm to table” experience and have plans to expand our services beyond simple produce and provide dining with dishes served from our garden. Hosting a roadside farmers market and participating in the local CSA (Community Support Agriculture) program are a few of our short term goals.
Area: BonaireCURRENTLY NOT LOOKING FOR ANY NEW VOLUNTEERS. We are a young couple, Sarah (Dutch) and Sam (British), living on an amazing property on the Caribbean island Bonaire. The property is a National monument, with the only fresh water spring on a very dry island. It used to be a big farm with both crops and livestock. And we hope to restore that! Since mid 2013 we have started hosting volunteers and since then, we have made a lot of progress. We aim for the most sustainable and low impact lifestyle, which is why we are looking for volunteers, it is hard work! We live mostly off the grid: solar panels, water from the spring, cooking in a solar cooker/dutch oven harvesting from our vegetable/herb garden and fruit trees. But we are not there yet! We are experimenting with dutch oven baked breads and have many other ambitions.
Area: DendermondeCo-housing project and a transition center. Our project is about to grow, spring 2014 we will start with the construction of a straw-bale house for 2 families. But we plan to grow within a few years to about 16 people. The garden is now focused on getting a wide range of fruits for our own use. Food and accommodation: - All meals provided - Accommodation provided - Mainly vegetarian food, meat or fish can be provided Looking for help as of May 2014 with: - extend permaculture food forest - Build strawbale house We hope to welcome you soon! Best regards Bruno, Helene & Simon
Area: British ColumbiaEnjoy the best of the city and country! Relax in our friendly and modern backpackers inn while enjoying food & drinks from our Cafe Lounge. Tour our historic city that’s got everything you need in a compact center- Chinatown, nightlife, museums, etc. Access to ocean beaches, fantastic forests, lakes, rivers and mountains is minutes away by walking, bikes and public transportation. The backpackers is located in a fully renovated 1891 heritage building close to all the action of the city as well as wonderful parks the beach and hiking trails. We are a family-owned business with approximately 30 employees, and our mission is to provide a friendly and welcoming home away from home to a wide variety of travelers from around the world. “A bright and cheery four-floored veteran that packs its hostel-loving travelers into rooms of all shapes and sizes. Boosted by its truly friendly atmosphere, this a good option if you like rubbing shoulders with fellow travelers and being within walking distance of the city’s highlights. (…) A great place to mix with fellow backpackers, this hostel has an array of self-guided tour flyers available (….)While you’re at the hostel, check out the mural on the exterior wall – complete with ‘residents’ peeking from its painted windows.” - Lonely Planet Canada, 9th Edition Some of our amenities include: - Free WiFi in all common areas and most rooms - 6 shared bathrooms on every floor - Modern facilities - Great guest discounts at all kinds of things around Victoria - The inside scoop on everything to do and see in Victoria from our Victoria guide and every helpful front desk - Fully equipped shared kitchen - Cafe, serving up delicious food, music & drinks 7 days a week. Languages spoken: English, German, French and Spanish Learning opportunities at include: housekeeping practices, organic gardening, learning about Canada and other cultures. What to bring: nothing! Your clothing and personal items and a smile! We ask you to please not bring your own linens or sleeping bags (so as not to bring bedbugs from the wild): we will provide you with sheets, blankets, etc. If you must bring a sleeping bag, it can be stored in our secure storage are until your departure.