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Área: Porto and NorthUPDATE FOR 2014 : January - March: Trade translation for holiday? we will need translation of our website done into German. You can do that work from home if you want to and come and stay & eat & enjoy in all freedom later. PLEASE ONLY RESPOND IF YOU´RE A NATIVE FRENCH OR PORTUGUESE SPEAKER, with good writing abilities, HAVE TIME TO TRANSLATE STARTING NOW AND ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IT. We´ve had many volunteers offering to do the translation only to either never hear from them again or to find out their idea of a good translation is copy paste from automatic google translation :-( March & April; 4-5volunteers needed. we will do the ´fine tuning´ of landscaping. Preparing for seeding, so levelling, picking up all stones, putting calcium etc. and seeding. Clearing the land from undesired bushes etc. May & June; preparing for tourist season. Can be all kinds of maintenance, clearing, cleaning, small building as well as mounting tents. From end of June, July & August: help with the tourism part. Which means, help mounting the tents, a lot of cleaning, maintenance, cooking, entertainnment etc. Preffered minimum stay 1 week except for summer (tourist season) where 3 weeks minimum stay is best. If in summer you show yourself more of an employee and teamplayer than volunteer (which means making more hours, taking responsibility, joining us in making it a better place for others, even if it´s hard on us), we offer a small allowance. We are Natascha (35) and Timo (37) living in Portugal for 3,5 years with the intention of staying! Two years ago, I was kind of forced to go back to the Netherlands, but this country, it's nature and it's people...and even more...the way I can live my life here..I couldn't give it up. It was home! It's been quite an interesting year, and a huge battle. Impossible to do, they said. And at times I desperated and started believing they were right and I had to give up. What I wanted was to start up a people, nature and animal friendly campsite. To give everybody the chance to experience just what I had found here; a huge sense of freedom! So...I've recently bought this old 17th century farm up high in the Portuguese mountains (the ends of Serra da Cabreira) and am working hard to turn this into a magnificent nature surrounded sustainable camping ánd pay back the loans :-) The second summer season is over; we grew to be two so you will also be welcomed by Timo. We've had so many great guests... and almost all of them said they had experienced.... a great sense of freedom here! Fantastic, isn't it? However....there´s a lot to do, we could sure do with some help. IT SEEMS I TOOK ON MORE THAN I, ALONE, CAN HANDLE!! We are hoping to be contacted by people with some expertise on any of these areas/little projects and can be a reliable help, or even better, 'manage' the project wherever you can. These projects are: - building a horse shelter stable - building a small animal farm with henhouse - training horses that have been on a break for a long long time. Groom, clean stable, feed, set out 5-hours trails and mark them and roadbook them. - start a vegetable and herb garden, plants small trees - do some good fencing - reconstructing walls - help design and build a simple ecological building - tiling - plumbing - electricity - experienced chain saw user - carpentry - make a simple but safe play garden - set out hiking trails - do online marketing, write articles, translation of website, get clients ;-) - filming the area, make a promotional video and market it - lay cobblestone paths - plastering walls Other work that needs to be done is less specific, and easy to learn. If you're willing. So please, if you contact me, let me know what jobs on this list you would like to do and why (experienced / eager to learn). - housekeeping - rebuilding centuries old stone walls - restauring stone wall in the adega - taking care of the animals - woodcutting - cleaning the property from bushes and stuff - digging or cleaning irrigation channels - painting and restauring old furniture - gardening - cooking, taking care of clients - dig a small pond for the ducks and for the pigs - collect stones - build outside cooking space with granite stones - ... And then there is the housesitting. I would love to visit my family in the Netherlands, but can't leave the house alone, with all the animals ánd possible guests. Therefore, I'm also looking for a couple or a family that would like to take care of all of them during my absence. Of course, during summer time, it's all about the guests. So need for someone who knows about general maintenance and/or guests, cleaning, cooking and/or animals and horses. Last but not least; possibility to set up (and possibly give) workshops such as local bushcraft, natural horsemanship related, equine therapy related, nature related, biological healthy cooking related, outdoor sports, arts and spirituallity.Setting up simple yet good holidays exploring these beautifull surroundings by foot, bike, donkey, horse, motorbike, 4x4, car. I'm open to suggestions and would like to hear about your idea of approach. I hope I will once again meet the right people, the right workawayer. Work before play. Work hard, play alot! Hope to hear from you! Natascha
Área: BretagneWe are a Franco-Canadian family of 5 living in the city of Brest, in Brittany, a 4 1/2 hour train ride from Paris, 2 hours from Rennes. We speak fluent English French, Italian, and some German. Our apartment is located right downtown, a 15-minute bus ride away from the beach, one block from the main square and main bus / tramway lines. The train / coach station (destinations including Quimper, le Conquet, Rennes) is a block away. The beach is 15 minutes away. We live close to the pubs and restaurants, and the lively Brest ports ( with boat rides to the Islands of Ouessant, Sein, Molene) are a 15-minute walk away too. If you wish to meet fellow travellers, local and foreign students, there is an international group in Brest bringing together expatriates and internationally-oriented people with mutual language and cultural interests in a spirit of shared generosity. It organises a vast choice of events including casual bar nights, language-exchange evenings, special events (BBQ, picnic) and parties.
Área: ConnachtWe live about 1.5 km from the village of Clarinbridge in south Co Galway close to the main Galway-Limerick road. There are buses to Galway/Limerick every hour. Our house is .5km from Atlantic ocean, and 15km from Galway city. Our family is one parent (female) and one child (male, 11 years) and we live in a timber house with a garden. There is always plenty of maintenance jobs to do, both inside and outside. We would like the person to feel comfortable with us, share meals (help with preparation as well) and also feel that they have their own private space as well. Workaways from all cultures are welcome, particularly those who are happy to share their favourite recipes, songs, stories ... with us. Our home is a non-smoking space!
Área: RajasthanWe have a hotel of 11 rooms in the Jaisalmer city. It is Hotel Fifu. We need volunteer to help us in our work.
Área: NegevIn the heart of the Negev highlands in Israel, near the rim of the Ramon Crater is our farm, one of few in the world where you can see a herd of beautiful llamas and alpacas, originally from South America. The farm combines agriculture with tourism; we farm the alpacas mainly for their wool and many visitors (families, school groups etc) come to see and learn about these fascinating animals. We offer B&B accommodation, leadership courses, horse riding etc.