Area: EnglandI'm a boatbuilder living on a great big old coal barge, and I'm looking for help turning the empty boat next door into a comfortable live-aboard! The barge is home to a large community of people (ten or more, depending on who's about!) who all share a large communal living space and deck area. We love having guests, and have seven sofas and a purpose built treehouse to host them! We're hoping that anyone who comes to stay will enjoy spending time with the community, and share experiences, stories, drinks and music with us. The crew consist of artists, teachers, musicians, writers, builders and film makers, and we're looking forward to having wonderful guests come and stay with us! VERY IMPORTANT: We get a lot of spam messages that have clearly been copy and pasted to a lot of people, so if you don't mention something about boats or communities in your message we will presume that you haven't read this profile and your request will be denied. Sorry!
Area:We are a small eco-project with accommodations and a restaurant in the hills of sleepy Las Galeras. Our location is famous for its breathtaking location, great food and cliff jumping. We are in the middle of nature, yet the nearest beach is only 15 minutes away on foot and downtown another 15 minutes. At any given day we have tourists from all over the world passing by or staying with us, contributing to the energizing traveler's atmosphere.
Area: AlbertaToni and Les are a middle aged couple who both work full time (Toni is an editor for a publishing company and Les has a Water Treatment business) and also manage short-term accommodation (separate houses), mostly for students. They have done international homestay in their own house for over 20 years with students from over 30 different countries. Currently, they are busy with their yards, renovating and travelling to Venezuela, (mostly to help their son who is building a posada at the beach in Chichiriviche and is also a workaway host.) They have a small home built in 1908 with a wonderful side deck that they use for cooking and eating and relaxing summer evenings. Their yard has a lot of flowers and the street they live on is canopied with large elm trees. Daylight in the summer goes at least to 10 pm. They have been scout leaders and avid campers. They have a motorhome for travelling and are also working on a coach to eventually move into and travel in when they retire. They have a houseboat on the coast of BC and like to go there for holidays during the summer to spend time on the ocean salmon and halibut fishing. They have done several "holiday exchanges" whereby they have hosted couples from other countries and taken them on a Canadian vacation (all expenses paid) in exchange for a vacation hosted and paid for by the couple in their own country. These exchanges have allowed each couple to experience other cultures at an intimate local level with the safety and security of being completely cared for by the hosts. They expect to include their guests in all aspects of their daily lives, including off-work and any weekend travelling / camping activities. They expect their guests to feel like part of the family. Edmonton is the thriving capital city of Alberta. It is a short distance away from Jasper National park and the rocky mountains and various lakes for camping. It has a wonderful river valley with lots of biking trails and is known as festival city for the numerous activities that are going all during the summer. It is also the home of West Edmonton Mall, one of the world's largest shopping and entertainment malls. There are museums, heritage parks and theatres - always something to do.
Area: MunsterThanks, we are now boked for 2014. We are a family of three living in a beautiful rural location in Co. Tipperary. Oliver and Oisín work full time and I (Tracy) work part time in adult education but am free for three months of the summer. This is when the garden is my priority and we have a large vegetable garden and poly tunnel. We produce our own food to grow and also sell at the weekly farmers market and our honesty stall at the front gate. We live happily with our dog, two cats, two ducks and four hens. Our aim is to become more self sufficient and earn an income from our garden and house. This is where we need your help. We have built a self catering apartment for holiday lets and everything is only half done. Half of the tiling, half of the wooden flooring, half of the painting, half of the kitchen presses, half of the plumbing. We need help to finish this and hope you have some of these skills. Once the tiling/painting/flooring is finished I can start decorating and we can then get a website and market the apartment. Can you help us with any of these tasks? We are now looking for help in August and we will have a French volunteer staying then to help with the garden as well. If this suits please contact me. We do ask that all volunteers have their own insurance before they stay with us.
Area: MunsterJust to let Workaways know it was in April I needed the help as that was when sheep were lambing and the garden was planted. I got it from a lovely couple from Spain and it was a great experience. I have a small farm holding with some breeding ewes have a small vegetable garden orchard hens & broiler chickens situated in a very scenic area in West Cork 3 miles from all amenities I have my own transport and would be willing to provide accommodation and good quality home grown food and transport. You would be treated as part of our family in return for help with lambing ewes and some help with vegetable planting for 4 to 6 weeks, from March 25th approx. I live with my wife and son. Our daughter and family live nearby. I need temporary help as I am recovering from surgery. Experience of sheep farming would be an advantage.