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Area: ColoradoHello potential helpers! Looking for a peaceful stay in Colorado's Rocky Mountains in exchange for some help on our property? We would be thrilled to find someone with stone and/or brick masonry skills, irrigation/plumbing or carpentry skills. We also can use landscaping/general labor help shorter term, on a last minute basis only. We will provide very comfortable accommodation, great meals, and side sightseeing trips. We'll be doing things like putting in an irrigation system, building a flagstone patio, brick BBQ and pizza oven, and stone walls. Also, we'll be falling some large pine trees (with a chainsaw,) putting up cedar fencing, and doing some interior renovations as well as an addition to our house. The maximum length of stay that would make sense will depend on your skills and, obviously, how much we all enjoy each others' company. You would stay in our guest room, which has its own bathroom and is on its own level so you'll have complete privacy. The bedroom has a view of Mount Evans, a 14,265' (4,348 m) peak. The photo of the mountain in our profile is the view from "your" bedroom! The room has an extremely comfortable queen sized bed. We are gourmet cooks, so rest assured you will be very well fed with excitingly varied meals. There's no problem accommodating any food restrictions or preferences you have. Other things we have to offer in exchange for your help might be English lessons (one of us is a certified teacher of English as a second language,) and Photoshop lessons or photography lessons. We would ask you to work about 25 hours a week. We are surrounded by wildlife, including elk, deer, foxes, and dozens of species of birds. There is no TV here, but we do have wifi, and you could borrow a laptop if needed. We have lots of books, and the library's not far away. Although we are not in a town, we get excellent mobile phone reception here. It's very peaceful here, and we want to keep it that way, so this won't work for someone who wants to party. Nothing (other than nice walks/hikes) is in walking distance. If you do not have your own vehicle, you would have limited independence as far as getting around. With a car though, you are an hour away from several world-famous ski resorts, and closer to an unlimited number of spectacular hikes. We are only 40 minutes away from the large city of Denver, which has museums, sports arenas, etc. etc. If you are a winter visitor, we have snowshoes you can borrow. In summer, we have a canoe and a kayak to enjoy the nearby lake. We're happy to give you lifts to nearby places. You'll also be able to use our recurve bow and arrows to practice archery. There are several nice pubs, etc. nearby, but the roads are curvy mountain roads, often well-monitored by the local highway patrol, so in more ways than one it is not safe to drive home after having a few drinks. We also do not really want anyone who has more than a few drinks in an evening here anyway. Drugs are a deal-breaker. We like to enjoy life in healthier ways. If you smoke tobacco, that would be outside only. About us: we are a very well-traveled couple, and really enjoy meeting people. We both speak fluent Spanish, and can communicate in several other European languages. Some of our many interests include conversation, history, politics, international affairs, and learning new things. One of the activities we spend our time doing is mentoring refugees from Darfur and South Sudan, so they often visit our home. There is one more permanent resident at our home: a quiet and adorable dog. Rona has been a workaway volunteer in Australia in December - February 2013/2014, so we really have an understanding for what it's all about!
Area: UtahSouth of Spanish Fork, Utah, in a semi rural environment, we have 15 acres (5.85 hectares) upon which sit a gorgeous temple, a 6,000 sq foot residential facility with comfortable double rooms, two outdoor stages, a large covered pavilion, and amenities for parrots, peacocks, llamas and 3 small cows. There is a 200,000 gallon lake with waterfall from which we gravity feed one acre under cultivation. The acreage produces chemical free tomatoes, eggplants, varieties of chilis, squash, melons, corn, cabbage, broccoli, green peppers, potatoes and flowers for worship. We sponsor lots of festivals and twice or thrice yearly yoga retreats. March of 2013 we hosted the Festival of Colors (Holi) which attracted 67,000 attendees over a 2 day period. The event was photographed by Reuters International & picked up by MSNBC, CNN International, Times of India, Hindustan Times, the Republic in Italy, as well as news outlets all over the world. The best video from 2011 by Evan Carpenter, was on the home page of Youtube for 1/2 a day. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqsRFAJVN9c." In 2012 Devin Graham did one called "World's Biggest Color Party" (1.4 million to date)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hh-o5g4tLVE and Goodline films another called "Holi Festival 2012." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HltruTVcTYE Other annual events are the Llama Fest in July, Krishna Janmastami in August, Festival of India in September, Diwali, Festival of Lights in October, & Shiva Ratri in February. We teach yoga five days a week and have classes on the Bhagavad Gita 6am and 6pm as well as daily kirtans. These programs are optional for the guests, though the more they attend, the more they will be informed about the 5,000 year old spiritual culture and practices of "Bhakti Yoga". The only mandatory program occurs every Sunday 5 pm - 7 pm when there is an open house with kirtan, vegetarian feast, and spiritual discourse illustrated by power point presentation. This is an extremely 'seeker friendly' weekly event and guests should attend. As of June 2013, there have been 130,000 downloads of the Itunes Podcasts under the heading "Krishna Temple Sunday Talks" Additionally, Jai Krishna Das, who leads the chanting most Sundays, is a world class kirtan leader. We ask that guests arrive punctually. There are a gift store on the property and salad bar with hot buffet open (11 am - 7 pm) 7 days a week. We do a lot of cooking for those interested to learn. Wireless internet everywhere. We could accommodate up to 12 single adults and couples FOR A MINIMUM STAY OF FOURTEEN DAYS. There is no maximum time to stay & in fact the longer the better, providing the chemistry is right. Unmarried couples stay in another building than the main ashram but the rooms are nice. We are set up mainly for singles and couples. We expect 4 hours of diligent work 6 days a week in exchange for room and board. We do not support wwoofers getting part time jobs in the area while living and working on the farm. Medical or health insurance is a plus in the unlikely event of an accident. Local sights are Sundance Resort, Bridal Veil Falls, the Alpine Loop, hiking trails in Hobble Creek, Diamond Fork Hot Springs, Provo Canyon etc. Llamas are available for some treks in summer. We are the number one llama rental facility in Utah with 35 animals on the property. We are vegetarian and allow no meat, drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes on the property. If you are looking to break a smoking, drug, or alcohol habit by sojourning here, know up front you will simply be a disturbance in the community. We do not take caffeinated tea or coffee and prefer that visitors go off site for consumption of these beverages. Prospective visitors may also note that we probably do not fit many preconceptions about sustainability and a retreat like atmosphere. There are times of incredible peacefulness and relaxation, and other times, especially around festivals, when it can get intense. Ours is a practical path of bhakti (devotion), keeping God in the center of our activities. Sometimes that lends itself to peacefulness, introspection, and an educational atmosphere. Other times there is more emphasis on getting things done in a certain time frame. Sometimes we are absorbed in the gardening and sustainability and other times we throw ourselves into a special event. Almost everyone who comes here notes, "It is not what I expected." Most of the time that is a good thing and guests stay longer than they anticipated. But occasionally after a day or two people run for the hills because they were not flexible enough or willing enough to "Let go, and let God." Guests are requested to respect the spiritual atmosphere of peacefulness and self control, which can be disrupted by immodest dress, public groping (friendly hugs fine), and late night loudness. We like to know as much about you as possible to ensure your stay here will be a comfortable and rewarding one. Please keep your profile full and up to date and mention where else you may have woofed or done help exchange. Outside work March thru November, and in winter more limited outdoor work, but lots to do indoors with the buffet and gift store. The closest major airport is Salt Lake City (65 miles away) & the closest bus and train stations are in Provo, 6 miles away & an easy pick up. There is an airport in Provo serviced by Frontier Air Lines. We pick up from Provo bus, train station, or Provo airport during the day only. Schedule flights and driving to arrive in daylight as we are hard to find after dark. If you come by air to Salt Lake City we suggest staying one or two days at the SLC Center, & getting a ride down to Spanish Fork. We purchased in July 2011 a school and 4 acres land near downtown Salt Lake City. There is about 1/2 acre there under cultivation with plans for more. We plant fruit trees, tomatoes, chilis, squash, spinach, corn, beans, peas etc. Accommodations are basic. there is a mandatory service every Sat nite at 7:00 pm, which is well attended by the public.. There are yoga classes Mon thru Saturday at 6 pm, taught by a variety of teachers. All city amenities (Downtown Library, Gateway Center, University of Utah, Temple Square, Ski Resorts) are within easy access. Labor Day Weekend 2013, we hosted our third "Great Salt Lake Yoga Fest" at the Salt Lake Center, offering more than 100 different yoga classes by 45 different teachers, many from out of state. Wwoofers, helpers, and workawaers are welcome to divide their time between the Spanish Fork & Salt Lake Centers.
Area: Transilvania, Cluj NapocaI`m Victor(25) , my sister is Marina(28) and togheter with some friends, we have some natural house building initiatives and started a few organic gardens. Our main focus is now on a tiny glamping that we want to establish. The place where we want to build is situated on a beautiful mountain area just 55 km from Cluj Napoca. We want to build a few micro cabins made of wood and natural plastering. Beside that we will build compost toilets, sauna and other creative things that will appear in your mind. We are also members of an NGO that promotes an sustainable way of living. With the NGO we have started building an tiny strawbale house and small strawbale garden. The location of the project is 70 km from Cluj Napoca.
Area: MallorcaHi everyone, September 2012 me and my boyfriend 35/45 took over a big finca with 15000m2 land in the middle of the island Mallorca we just loved the weather, the nature and the many long roads for professional cycling. Montuiri is a very traditional old village, we live 2 minutes outside the village, not many people know Mallorca like this and there are not many tourists here. If you go to coast places you'll find everything, restaurants, bars and a good night out, everything on a 25 minute distance by car. Sineu is not far from us where you can catch the train to the main town Palma. Our finca is very rural, the main house/finca we rent out to guests who come to visit Mallorca for a summer holiday or a guided cycle holiday. Next to the finca we have another house consisting out of three apartments and that's where we live. When we first saw this place we fell in love with the amazing views and the many possibilities and said at the same time "yes we want to live here!!" We agreed to take over the finca as it was at the time. We tried to do all the work ourselves but soon found out that it's a lot of work and it would be nice if we could get some help and company. We have so much space so why not ask people to come and live with us and help us around the house in return.
Area: North AmericaWe have a small hostel on the beautiful island of Roatan. I'm a single mom of 2 boys, 11 and 9, and work part time from home for a resort in addition to the hostel. We're located just a few minutes walk from the Carimbola Botanical Gardens and the dolphins at Anthony's Key Resort and a few minutes in taxi from West End, the hostel is set in a friendly residential neighbourhood.