Area: LiguriaWe're a family of 4 people, Fausto (father), Fulvia (mother) and our 2 sons Enrico and Paolo, respectively 21 and 13. We live in a small and quite town in the countryside about 5 km far from the beaches of Chiavari and Lavagna, just 15 minutes by bus, 10 by motorbike or car and 25 by bike. We have a 3-floor house with a small garden and plenty of space outside. We're a very busy family, from Monday to Friday Fausto works as an electrician most of the day and Fulvia works as an accounter only during the morning but we always spend the weekend all together. Enrico is now studying in Amsterdam, Paolo usually attends school from September to the 15th of June so sometimes we need help in the summer holidays.
Area: New South WalesWe are located just out of Kempsey NSW on the lovely mid north coast, halfway between Coffs Harbour and Port Maquarie, close to stunning beaches and amazing mountains and forest. Our farm is 230 acres, 1/2 pasture and 1/2 natural forest we have abundant wildlife and glorious views, we are blessed with moderate weather year round, and good rainfall. Please apply if you are a go getter, want to learn and are self motivated! we provide accomodation, own bathroom/toilet, Lounge TV, self serve breakfast, lunch and a cooked dinner, we offer at least 1 trip into town a week. We are both into simple living, good food, gardening and aiming to grow most of our own food. We are laid back hobby farmers that enjoy our animals, and welcome those with a passion for animals, and gardening, that are keen to learn. We have a 3yo child and a baby , so please dont expect late nights and sleep ins! We welcome, couples, singles, all ages, prefer non smokers, but will tolerate discreet, polite smokers. We have limited internet connection, and mobile coverage. (txt and email only, calls don't get through) We currently need a helper in the cattery cleaning and playing with the kittens. Your sole responsibility will be to keep the cats and kittens spotless, fed, watered, and spend time playing with and socialising kittens. Please apply if you have a good eye for detail, lots of common sense, and can clean, and if you love cats! GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF ENGLISH IS ESSENTIAL :) Prefer longer stays and we are able to sign off on second year visa extension. 1 week trial period, at the end we can negotiate length of stay.
Area: Washington StateWe are a family of 5 living in Seattle on the west coast (Washington State). Hector is from Mexico and Krisanne grew up in Minnesota, USA. We have three boys ages 7, 5 and 2. Seattle is a beautiful city on the Puget Sound (Pacific Ocean is not far away). We have mountains, water (many beaches) and natural beauty all around. Our home is in North Seattle (about 7 miles from downtown) and it is easy to get around on the bus. We have a yard and garden. Both Hector and Krisanne are self-employed. Krisanne works from home and is a Real Estate agent and Hector has a small concrete finishing business, for which Krisanne does the scheduling and bookkeeping. We are a busy family and the boys enjoy playing soccer, climbing trees and being active. Seattle has many different neighborhoods to explore. It has arts, culture and nature. The ferries run to the San Juan islands for weekend trips or just hang out in one of many local coffee shops. We are a laid back family and love to share experiences with travelers. We love to travel ourselves, but with three small children we are staying put for the time being. We are currently looking for a single person to have an exchange with. We hope the person will feel comfortable exploring the city independently. We will be happy to show some areas of Seattle, but we have had a few work-awayers and it is difficult with the three kids going to the tourist sites. I will help you plan good places to see/visit, depending on your interests. There are also websites with many activities for different interests, for which you can inquire and it is a good way to meet new people. Our preference is for someone who is 21+ years old (not required, but gives the person more freedom to go out, etc.), feels comfortable taking the bus to see attractions, speaks English well and is a self-motivated person. We just had our August/September work-awayer cancel, so we need immediate help. August is the nicest month in Seattle.
Area: Washington StateMy husband and I live on Anderson Island, a small island in South Puget Sound. It is just a beautiful place. We have a large house and vegetable garden, small vineyard, and 10 acres of land. There is more work than the two of us can keep up with. We enjoy all of the work activities, and especially love to fellowship with each other as we do our daily tasks. Our dream is to have our property be an oasis of refreshing for others to enjoy. What a great idea to have people stay here in exchange for some help with our chores. The island has many outdoor nature activities to participate in. There are walking paths, beaches to explore, great quiet roads for bicycling, abundant wildlife, freshwater lakes for swimming and boating and also day trips to the nearby mountains or to the city of Seattle by using Public Transportation.
Area: YablanitsaWe run a small guest house with activity holidays in Bulgaria about 1 hour from Sofia. Here in the mountainous interior of exotic Bulgaria you can enjoy off-road mountain biking and hiking through some of the most unspoiled natural surroundings left in Europe. We are preparing for guests now, so lots of painting, basic DIY, some outdoor projects, lots of gardening and dog-walking. Particularly looking for creative people, or people great with computers or with strong practical skills. Have to like dogs, enjoy hard work at times, enjoy the peaceful mountains and needing to be responsible sometimes!