Área: Central VictoriaI am Viv, a 50yo mother of two (son 22 and daughter 20) married to Ian, a motor mechanic and jack of many trades 51 yrs old. I work as an animal attendant at RSPCA part time, my husband also works part time. We are owner builders, but nearly finished. We live on 47 acres where we have numerous domestic and farm animals. I have travelled Europe and my family enjoy interests such as, music & theatre, film, playing instruments and singing, learning languages, animal husbandry, solar living, growing predominantly organic meat, old engines, reading, horse riding, motorbikes, wildlife care, and attempting to reduce our environmental impact. At times, when we holiday, my mum (72 yo) looks after the place and would certainly love having company and some help. She has her own house 10 minutes away and could use some help gardening. Any work done there would be included in the allotted hours..not extra. We laugh alot and do not have strict rules of ettiquette,
Área: ColoradoThe Ranch is located in a beautiful Southern Colorado mountain valley where the elk and antelope roam. The ranch is located in a large high alpine desert valley that has breath taking mountain views. Often while gazing up at the night time sky, one will see several shooting stars. Some are extremely close by. Currently seeking someone who is very skilled in construction, carpentry, Dry wall, tile work and roofing. If you have these skills there is an opportunity for you and your skills and services. My home is what you would call rustic and in of some remodeling work. Still interested in hearing from any one else that may not have the above skills.
Área: Bruce Peninsula, Ontario CanadaSummer 2012 We REBUILT the GAZEBO! It took a lot of sanding, which allowed plenty of time for good conversations, lots of laughter, much lemonade and snacks and, of course, a great team of Workawayers !!!. Our small home and cabins are "off grid" with energy from a modest solar system only. That means, of course, we must monitor our electrical use carefully, and internet access is limited . Two gentle dogs share our space. Our goal is to create a respite retreat for people who need to restore themselves physically and spiritually in a natural setting. We are not doing this for profit, but because we see the need. If you come to our 100 acres your creativity, as well as your labour, will help us make it happen. We are in a beautiful setting on the Bruce Peninsula, alongside the Bruce Trail , near caves, 1.5 kms from the pristine waters of Georgian Bay and 8 km from a village ( For an idea of our geography google Bruce Peninsula National Park or Niagara escarpment) Our property is a beautiful rolling 100 acres (40 hectares) of white pine and hardwood forests. There are also several acres of wild apple trees and two open fields for vegetables and fruit cultivation. It is a biosphere area where you can stargaze as you sit around the camp fire. It is a "dark sky" area with no suburban lights interfering with the full majesty of stars
Área: South AustraliaWe live between Adelaide and Melbourne in what was once a desert. Now it is green, and much has been learnt about farming in this unique land of australia! Come and learn a little :) We love to share life with you. Be ready to jump on the ute, or tractor, or on the motorbike to see a little different side of Australia. Our food is simple, but certainly enough. We share what we have. Your challenge is to gain the trust of mum and dad (and understand their 'australian - and BE understood!!) so that they have a day off while you are here!! It will be great to have you. Come for a week, with a view to 2.
Área: Bay of Plenty**WE HAVE VACANCY FOR 1 or 2 GIRLS NOW TILL END OF APRIL** I usually take in 2 helpers at a time, one for horses and the other for general house keeping. ( but it can be shared) ONLY EVENING MEALS ARE INCLUDED. I AM A GOOD COOK!( that's what the girls all say....) BREAKFAST AND LUNCH ARE YOUR RESPONSIBILITY. Please, please, after contacting us for wanting to stay and after re-confirming it again, do let us know if you are not able to come. So remember, keeping in touch by email is great before you are coming, so we know you are still keen to come. READ OUR PROFILE CAREFULLY: We are an easy going kiwi/dutch couple in our fifties that are looking for help with the horses and help with the farm stay hostel AND RIDING SCHOOL. A couple or 2 GIRLS would be great but we'll look at anyone who is keen to help. We have 10 horses for our riding school. At this time of the year we are always looking for keen helpers to work with the horses, caring, grooming, feeding, preparing for lessons . We need an experienced horse person/woman( or man) or couple prefer 25 years or older . The season is October till May.. WE PREFER SOMEONE WHO SPEAKS ENGLISH VERY WELL, AS IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO US AND OUR CLIENTS AND NOT TO MAKE MISTAKES BECAUSE OF LACK OF ENGLISH. **If you want to come and help us you need please try to stay for a minimum of 3/ 4 weeks and you'll only work for 3 hours a day.. ** NOW A BIT OF BACKGROUND ABOUT US. We were a farming family, had been milking 140 cows for the last 25 years. We wanted to do something different so sold the cows and now have 10 horses. We now run a riding school,and trail riding centre and ORGANIZE SUMMER RIDING CAMPS . We also run our small Farm- stay/hostel. You get to help us with different jobs from maintenance to horse work, to cleaning hostel and cleaning tack,mucking out stables( winter only), to assisting in trail rides, assisting in the children's riding lessons. Our 4 sons are all grown up and left home . In the holidays some of them come home, others are overseas. I/we have traveled to 38 countries of the world so understand travelers needs. We have a panoramic view over the hills, islands, ocean,islands and bush. We have a 9.1 m swimming pool for use in your free time in the summer and a river swimming hole 10 min walk way. We prefer NON smokers as I ( Marianna) suffers from Asthma, but if you must smoke, then of course, outside only!!! When you write me, please in English only. We look forward to hearing from you. Tell us something about yourself and how long you would like to stay for and how you could contribute to the ranch.