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Área: Salema, Algarve, PortugalI believe in the trust that people from workaways bring to enrich our lives, as we enrich theirs equally. People seem to bring so many more wonderful qualities than we ever expect, which we are very grateful. I am 45 yrs and have two daughters of 9 and 11 yrs. I have been a director of the local Primary school that was founded 5yrs ago, which both of my children attend. I am an artist who teaches painting at the school and give private lessons, my art work is very much part of my life I also have a strong interests in, yoga twice weekly classes in the garden, ocean swimming, beginner surfing, mt biking, crafts. My children's routines form the structure of my life, and with them I enjoy many of these outdoors actives. I have a spacious 4 bedroom house with a pool, surrounded by the natural landscape of the Cape Vincentina Natural Park and we are just 1km, 10 mins walk across the fields to the beach. I also have a 18" yurt in the garden which I live in when the house is rented in the sunmmer time. At the moment this is used for classes of art. We also have 16 free-range chickens, laying eggs, two rabbits and some times we look after friends pets when they are away. Around the house we have a large and established flower garden that needs weeding and general maintenance . I am preparing the house and garden for next summer rentals, repairing, cleaning, repainting, re vanishing, fixing locks, mending tiles, fixing cracks in the patio , redesigning the area around the new art and yoga deck, replanting a fruit trees and creating a new veg garden from scratch, watering, building new chicken houses for laying, fencing, feeding and cleaning out the chickens, cook, cleaning and doing laundry, these are just a few of the possible jobs to do. I get a huge sense to fulfillment working and getting dirty in the garden and the sense of good work well done , each year I try and make the house/garden better than the year before.
Área: FloridaHello, Im 29 and live alone with my cat in Naples FL. I run a small cabinet shop and have many hobbys, one of witch is to learn German. I am looking for some conversation from a native German speaker. In return I would be happy to welcome you into my home and show you my town and introduce you to my family and friends. If you are a female workawayer I will not ask you to do physically demanding chores.
Área: Andina, ManizalesWe have a house out off the city, it's an Art House , where we do art projects, you will be surprised, you will get to know the art creators, we life in a Creative thinking and act, a surrealist house where we whant to integrate you into another world. Currently we are working in some Art Projects with children, young people and doing different kind of Art, we enjoy exploring different materials like wood, plastic, plaster.
Área: Ghour Al-Mazra`aI live in Al Mazra'a located in the south of the Dead Sea in Jordan. There are many beautiful canyons and hot springs to explore nearby and the salty Dead Sea to float in. I am happy to host one volunteer for long tearm in my project in exchange for help planing and site work, designing and implementing a simple permaculture garden at more than 25 schools and improving the initial model . The mission of our NGO is to promote a sustainable environment and economy in the Jordan valley in which both humans and the natural environment flourish. The Center strives to accomplish this mission through the methods of Eco-Tourism by establishing an Eco-Camp for visitors to the area and Ghour al-Mazraa as an Eco-Village for the local residents. Main objectives: 1. Nature conservation 2. Environmental education 3. Intercultural exchange & cross-border meetings 4. Sustainable tourism Objective 1: Nature conservation The center's project is located in a critical area where climate change and environmental pollution are quickly eroding Jordan's landscape, a clear example of humans interfering with the natural cycle, unbalance between the nature, agriculture and industry. Natural areas like the Dead Sea are endangered to disappear – each year its water level looses more than 1 meter. So a nature reserve has to be created to protect this unique region in the Jordan Valley and raise awareness about the environmental threats. There will also be a link to other already existing projects, for example those for the rehabilitation of the Jordan River. Objective 2: Environmental education The Center will be a creative community space that seeks to educate locals and internationals about sustainable living practice, raise awareness about overuse and pollution, teaching easy ways we can all limit our waste. Here will be designed to be a living, working example of practices we should all be using in our homes. Workshops and meetings shall reach youth and adults, projects are planned to be also realised in public places like mosques and schools. Objective 3: Intercultural exchange & cross-border meetings Our Center will be a multicultural meeting point. International volunteers are been given a chance to live in Arabic family to learn about traditions and every day life. Meanwhile, they can teach the family English. Local volunteers can arrange educational tours for travellers and show them their music, life style and dreams. Cross-border meetings could be also possible in a later stage. Water scarcity is a common problem between the Jordan River neighbors. So there have to be common talks between those neighbors. As soon as the local community understands the water problem, they will have the chance to meet with the neighbor countries to find solutions how to use water more wisely – and let everybody use this resource in a fair and sustainable way. Objective 4: Sustainable tourism The Dead Sea area is a main stop for tourists – but there are not many cheap and no eco- friendly accommodation options. The Center will be the unique alternative. It will show the local side to travellers: they can sleep in a traditional mud brick house and Bedouin tents, come in contact with local families, take educational tours, make hiking trips, enjoy evenings with Arabic music and dance and much more – everything with eco-friendly rules. Educational films, presentations, and hands-on recycling workshops will also take place here. Travellers shall benefit from locals, locals from travellers.,,,,,,,,,,,
Área: PyreneesLOOKING FOR A COUPLE TO stay from APRIL until 15th June, for help in preparing the veggie garden and planting seeds. We need couples with happy to work in the veggie garden and with animals. We are a fun loving family of Matt, Becky, Edouard (7) and Henri (5) and Dusty (cocker spaniel) Heidi (labrodoodle) Bobby and Molly the cats and Pinky and Perky (the pigs) and a few chickens! We are looking for a bit of extra help to finish off those odd jobs around the property and under take general gardening/landscaping projects. Whilst we have renovated our home over the last 9 years, our busy lifes are made easier with extra hands.