Area: Northwest AlabamaWe have been together 38yrs and have 4 grown children. We love adventure, we both went hang-gliding on his 50th birthday. In my spare time I dabble in pottery, and my work is visible throughout our home. Scott spends his spare time fly-fishing and kayaking on the creek. We lived in Mexico for 5 years running a children's home. We are an ethnically diverse family, having adopted 2 Mexican brothers from the children's home. We love meeting new people, learning about other cultures and experiencing different perspectives. We are easy going and relate well to all ages.
Area: Solin/CroatiaMy name is Ivan Tokic. I am 48 years old and I am a stone sculptor living in Solin, Croatia. In the last ten years I have placed multiple large installations across the country. Our project is a work in progress, but with time I hope to turn it into a multifunctional art park where travelers from around the world can gather for art projects, community events, agriculture and sustainability education, language practice and cultural exchange. I am currently hosting volunteers from around the world who are assisting me in moving the park forward. These volunteers are builders, language learners and artists who are interested in the concept of the park and are drawn to the community that it fosters. WHAT TO EXPECT AT HERE: If you come to the park you will be living and working in a pine forest. Accommodation here is basic, and volunteers need to be ready for an outdoors-based, sustainable lifestyle. This means you need to be prepared to deal with mosquitos, an outdoors, sun-heated shower and sleeping in basic tents. Work can be physically demanding and hot, especially in the summer. However, the park has a strong community vibe and friendships are formed quickly here. People often cook dinner together and go on trips to Salona and the beach. You will likely have a good experience here if you come to the park with flexibility and a positive attitude. ABOUT ME: Running this place is a very stressful job, and I have sacrificed a lot of time and energy in organizing park projects. I have high standards for this park and for the volunteers who come here, and I expect you to have a high level of discipline and to take your work seriously. If I am not satisfied with your work I will be blunt and honest with you. We are not a good choice for people who may have a problem with my eastern European character. Do not take it personally if I seem overly direct and harsh. That is just who I am and I do not apologize for it.
Area: Costa de la LuzWe are a family of 4, consisting of an English artist, a Spanish builder, and 2 SpanEnglish teenage children....plus a horse, 2 dogs and a cat. We have a group of holiday houses, of differing shapes and sizes that are spread around a green, lush garden in a wonderful tourist area and just minutes from stunningly beautiful beaches. Kite-surfing and surfing are popular sports on some of them. There is always the ongoing maintenance to carry out on the houses and garden with which we´re grateful for any help with. Accomodation is usually in your own individual apartment with kitchen and bathroom but might possibly be the sharing of a larger house with other work-awayers....depending on the rental situation. We live in a rural setting with the coast on one side and an Umbrella pine forest protected park on the other. We are equidistant from 3 interesting and very different towns, Vejer, Conil and Barbate. the first being a pcturesque historic hill village, and the others are fishing villages. This is a very interesting area with many activities happening. eg. yoga, meditation, dance, walking all sorts of courses and if you have a particular talent you´d like to share perhaps we could organize something. We are 10 mins walk from the beaches that are famous for their spectacular sunsets.
Area: South of London, Ashdown ForestDear Carpenter, Would you stay with us for a few weeks to build a woodstore and chop wood for the winter? Our 'Astrological medicinal garden' is right now, in late summer- a wilderness. Herb plants need cutting back, grass cut, fruit trees pruned, logs chopped for winter. Are you the strong garden angel? And is there a carpenter who could build us a woodstore? We are located about 30 miles south of London in Ashdown Forest, in a village with over 40 nationalities, biodynamic farms, ancient pubs, an award winning Film Society and yearly september Music & Theatre Festival. Our house is in the centre of the village, brilliant to easily get everywhere. A good understanding of the English is actually quite important, as we can have conversations over dinner and discuss the world at large. We are non smokers. We have had many wonderful workawayers over the years, have a look at the feedback. If you are interested in joining us for two or three weeks, then drop us a line. If you have any questions, please ask! One workawayer made a film about us in 2012, if you would like to see it I will give you the link.
Area: MenorcaMy educational training and professional experience is in Interior Design. I have a degree in Interior Design from the School Elisava of Barcelona (Spain), and have for many years maintained my own consulting service in Menorca, Spain, that focuses on sustainability, energy efficiency and bioclimatic building. I have also helped organize and participated in numerous national seminars and projects such as Startup Weekend, Caeb, Joves Empresaris, and other nonprofit organizations. I have been the president of Menorca AAVIB for two years. I am also actively involved with the Arts Association of Menorca, which spearheads the dissemination of art and local artists, building links between people of different cultures, nationalities and languages. I would love to meet open people, that want to share an experience, in a wonderful island. The house is very well located, you can go biking everywhere, or have the bus stop very close.