Area: Armstrong, British ColumbiaOur family-owned, multigenerational farm is situated in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. It's actually two farms tucked up against the mountainside, overlooking one of the most fertile farming regions of Canada. Steve is a new farmer taking on the family business raising cattle and growing grain and hay while expanding the operation to raising chickens and pigs on pasture, starting an organic feed milling operation, and growing field peas. Steve has a background in sustainable building, contracting, woodworking, and music. We are currently raising broiler chickens and pigs on pasture; growing hay; and preparing the land to raise grass fed cattle. The animals, for the most part, run our daily routines. The days start with feeding animals, but then there are other projects and tasks that need attention. nd summer include planting, weeding and harvesting. Come the later months there will be food processing & preserving, making chutneys and preparing veggies. The primary goal of the farm is to raise local meat with a low carbon footprint, as a key partner/developer of a local meat CSA (community supported agriculture) start-up. One of our big fall/winter projects is to come up with our branding and marketing website. Other potential projects for the future include a passive solar greenhouse, natural ponds, solar hot water collectors, and green upgrades to the house. You are welcome to be social with us in the evening. Days are busy, so there's no fixed lunch schedule, but we always eat dinner together. This is a lively place - friends and family frequently come over for coffee or just to visit all the happy animals. We are looking for WorkAwayers who can help out all around as well as doing their own projects. What you will work on depends on your skills and wishes. We are pretty easy-going people, so we will work something out that fits your idea of a WorkAway stay - this should be an enjoyable and fun time for you too!
Area: MomchilgradHelp us to build a meditation center in a nice bulgarian village! We are enthusiasts who try to turn an old school building into a place to nourish the spirit with various meditation and wellness practices. Our small hilltop village (Gorsko Dyulevo) is set at the foot of the Rhodope Mountains. In 2012 we started the reconstruction work, which will take several years. We tend to use ecological building methods and traditional materials, performing most of the work ourselves, and with the help of our friends, neighbors, and volunteers. We invite people who can contribute some of their energy to the project!
Area: County Galway, West Coast of IrelandOur castle is a large country house estate. We are doing our best to preserve and renovate it being one of the surviving historic early 18th century houses set in park land. Our aim is to accomplish the above in a manor that is fun, interesting and rewarding. We are gradually working towards producing our own lamb, poultry, vegetables etc and are interested in good food and country life. The possibilities are endless for varied tasks including restoration and tending of gardens, park land, woodland habitats and of course maintenance of the house and domestic necessities. We find it impossible to do all that we would like and would welcome additional imput from people who have an interest and ability in any of the above and perhaps other tasks. This could be of a short or long term nature and in return we offer you a nice room and all meals, living with us as part of a family.
Area: Oberösterreich, Steyr-LandWe are a family with 3 kids (12,10 , 3 1/2 years) and live in a house with a really small permaculture garden in the country. The freedom to do what inspires us, our nature and our potential corresponds is very important to us. Here we go always new ways for us to make this all more and more. Creativity, craftsmanship creativity, spirituality, sing and make music, supplies valuable food over the garden are areas in which we learn, experiment and acquire new knowledge and to us as new skills. We are also much in exchange with other like-minded people. My husband and my children are with the Boy Scouts. Alexander and Anja were for one year free Learner´s and did not go to school. Now both go to school again and we try to find a possibility, that they are happy with learning and that they can develop their potential in school. Wir sind eine Familie mit 3 Kindern (12, 10, 3 1/2 Jahre) und wohnen in einem Haus mit wirklich kleinem Permakulturgarten auf dem Land. Die Freiheit das zu tun, was uns begeistert, unserer Natur und unserem Potential entspricht ist uns sehr wichtig. Hier gehen wir neue Wege, um dies für uns alle immer mehr zu ermöglichen. Kreativität, handwerkliches Schaffen, Spiritualität, singen und musizieren, Versorgung mit wertvollen Lebensmitteln über den eigenen Garten sind Bereiche, in denen wir lernen, experimentieren und uns so neues Wissen und neue Fähigkeiten aneignen. Dabei sind wir auch viel im Austausch mit anderen, gleich gesinnten Menschen. Mein Mann und meine Kinder sind bei den Pfadfindern. Alexander und Anja waren ein Jahr Freilerner und gingen nicht zur Schule. Nun gehen beide wieder in die Schule, wir sind aber sehr darauf bedacht, dass sie auch dort die Möglichkeit bekommen, ihr Potential zu entwicklen.
Area: QueenslandWelcome to our tropical highland farm; it's 112 acres of lush pasture and rainforest, perched 785m (2575ft) above the Coral Sea and just inland from the towering Hawaii-like mountains of Bellenden Ker (1593m) and Bartle Frere (1622m.) We are located 84km south-west of Cairns, Far North Queensland, and 17°26' south of the Equator. Just take a look at our photos and you'll see why we've fallen in love with this place. The views are stunning; there's abundance everywhere; and there's a soothing sense of tranquility. It's like a private island of greenery up in the sky. We have a couple of spring fed creeks on the the property which you are free to enjoy at your leisure or there are always the Crater lakes (Eacham and Barrine) to enjoy on your time off. As well as tending to our beef cattle, goats and chickens, we are renovating the farmhouse and fitting it out with creature comforts in readiness for opening up as a Bed and Breakfast (B&B) operation. We have 4 cats and a dog so you need to be pet friendly!