Region: EnglandWe are a cheerful, outgoing couple with a small, friendly, and hard-working team running an eco holiday business in the countryside with self-catering accommodation and glamping (posh camping), plus sustainable activities. Our activities include wild food, bush craft, archery, cookery, crafts, food & drink. For volunteers, there is the opportunity to learn more about wild food, bush craft, etc, as well as spending time in a positive and inspiring environment, with fun, intelligent people. We are interested in sustainability, organic growing, and enjoy cooking & eating. Our house is set in 10 acres of organic land, in a stunning location, with wonderful views, on the edge of a pretty village, it's very peaceful. The area is great for wildlife and walking (with footpaths from our drive onto a stunning nature reserve) as well as mountain biking. We (and our team) are easy to get along with, and everyone in our business is treated as family, with respect, and as an equal, whatever their role.
Region: Emilia–Romagna/ Bettola (pc)Small Ancient hamlet in a panoramic position at an altitude of 750 m in the in the Piacenza (Emilia Romagna) high hills, not far from interesting artistic sites in peace and silence. 24 hectares (16 ha woodland) 100% organic. We are trying to open a small agritourism where have teaching facilities and do cultural activities. iNTEREST ART, CULTURE, MUSIC, TRADITIONS, Fantasy, CINEMA, health consciousness and everything that is interesting and exciting for our mental and spiritual growth. We are interested to know your culture to interchange WINTER- SPRING- AUTUMN We need your help to prepare the land for cultivation forage crops, saffron, trees and vegetables,we take care of the animals and make maintenance work with buildings. If we have time and help we work on the setting for the fantasy work in summer (little fairy hut, path, gardening) and provide for the wood. House SITTING and animal- sitting required when I am away for a few days... or longer. At this time I prefer people with practical experience in the country or buildings and an appreciable sense of adaptation. You should know that we heat only with wood. A part of progress has not yet entered from us. It 's very romantic, admittedly, but sometimes tiring. SUMMER 2014 next summer : language courses for teen agers using theater as a method of learning, possibly with little show at the end of the course. At the time i'll need specifically theater students, teachers, artists in general, education experts wich are also animal lovers (to help me take care of my beloved 2 horses and other pets) IN ANY CASE Alway and principally need help with our farm ( weedind , self sustaining vegetable garden and so on ), in the kitchen and the little bed & breakfast Welcome people with fantasy, imagination and indipendence ACCOMODATION and food We often, but not always, use to have lunch, and dinner all together exchanging rules in the kitchen. Who cooks doesn't wash the dishes ...and viceversa. We like to make culinary experiments, hand made pasta, bread and taste your different food. Sometimes, if i'm busy or away you will arrange your own with autonomy (however, I provide the supplies) ACTIVITY In every period Need help 5/6 hours a day but eventually the volunteers help as long as they feel like.
Region: Valencian CommunityWe are a french couple who lives in the beautiful area of “The Maestrazgo”, province of Castellon. Early installed as Organic farmers, living totally quiet and without pollution in a “Wild Spain” area. We are 10 minutes drive from the very nice and historical village of Calig, and just 15 minutes drive from the sandy beaches of “Costa Azahar”. Georges is a painter, Christiane is a massagist. We like the simple, quiet life in harmony with nature. On our farm we have an orchard with many different fruit trees. Doing the garden … we are in various eco-construction projects, building by our self an ecological energetically self-sufficient house with solar cells and Canadian well. We speak fluently French, Spanish and a little bit english , we love to chat and exchange experiences in front of a glass of wine or a cup of tea! At this time we are looking for a middle-aged volunteer for the period-end of April /July to help Christiane with simple tasks such as general farm maintenance. We seek someone independence, initiative, flexible and without problem having a simple and quite lifestyle.
Region: BurgenlandWe are a family of 5, 2 kids at school age. We live in a small farm village some 20 km from Lake Neusiedl in the east of Austria; about 45 km from Vienna with regular railway and bus connections. The area is soft and characterized by farm land, wine and a milder climate than in the rest of the country. We are convinced of a more balanced life and thus try to reduce waste, plastics etc. and grow our own vegetables, cook as much biological food as possible and more. We bought this old farm house with garden some 2 years ago and are still trying to bring it in full shape.
Region: Poitou CharentesWe are a British family (mum, dad and 1 daughter0, recently moved to France. We are living in a rural area of the Charente, approx an hour from Bordeaux. The property is a 17 century farmhouse, with 2 adjoining properties and a pool. We are fun loving people who love all sorts of things including films, music, art and creative activities. We also love spending time outside and looking after our two dogs, one cockateil, 3 guinea pigs, one fish, one goat and soon to be one cat. We enjoy keeping fit (not much time for that at the moment though!) It's fun here. Between us we speak English, good German, fluent Spanish...but not a lot of French yet! We like to think we are easy going and open-minded and pretty hard-working. Come and give us a hand!