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Région: QueenslandWe live on the beautiful ' Sunshine Coast ' SE Queensland. WE live in our own home - with fruite trees, Oranges, Mandarin - lemon and Limes. We grow many of our own vegetables, eggs from our chickens, and fish from the ocean. We like to Fish, cook and make some of our own foods. We eat many different foods including Japanese, Chinese and western We are looking for a person to help with house keeping, cleaning , gardening, and easy jobs around the garden.
Région: MunsterDear workawayer, We are glad you found our profile and we'll be delighted to welcome you to join our large family on the Emerald Island. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * WE CURRENTYLY LOOKING FOR A NATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKER TO HAVE AN EXCHANGE WITH starting from NOVEMBER 13th 2014 till DECEMBER 16th or longer. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * We are an easy going, bi-lingual family and love to share experiences with foreign travelers, learn more about different countries, places, cultures and languages. Our interests include but are not limited to traveling, reading, watching movies, listening to music, cooking, photography, computing, collecting. We have 7 lovely children, ranging from 7 years down to 15 months old, who are very active and friendly. The 4 oldest ones are enrolled at school from 9 am till 2-3 pm. The place we live is a small village situated in the West Clare scenic landscape, at around 8 km from the Atlantic coast. Activities like angling, golfing, surfing are very popular among turists who visit this region. Burren national park is at around 1 hour drive and the famous Cliffs of Moher at just 32 km North. If you want to explore the rest of Ireland during your stay and we will be delighted to give you lots of advice on places to go and things to do.
Région:We are a family of four, (mum, dad, 4 year old daughter and 2 year old son), living on a hobby farm in the woods in the south of Sweden. We would like to develop the farm but struggle with finding the time. There are a lot of projects running or possible to start up, depending of your skills and interest. We love animals and for the moment we have sheep, hens, cats and dogs, but are thinking about getting ducks, rabbits and turkeys. We also have bees and produce honey. In a big pond we have crayfish and farmed fish. We are self-sufficient in meat and wish that we could be better on producing vegetables. We are very much into dog training and agility, and we have our own training hall with artificial grass. In town we have a rehabilitation and healthcare center for dogs.
Région: New South WalesOn the beautiful south-coast of NSW overlooking green valleys and the ocean. Bernard 60 & I (Helen) mid 50's live 10minutes to the closest surfing beaches & the historic town of Berry on a 20-hectare farm, we moved here in 2010 and are passionate about our future here & look forward to hosting work away volunteers. There is no public transport to the beachside, however the train station is a 10 minute drive from our property. Having a drivers licence is prefered. We are undertaking educational programs related to soil management, cattle care and general farming activities, We have joined local community groups including land-care, slow food, the local beef association. We have a small herd of 8 Angus cows & offspring, 8 South Devon cows and a South Devon Bull, vegetable garden, orchard, chicken coop & 5 hectares of the natural rainforest. We are planning to run a luxury accomodation, B&B in “The Guest House” beside the pool. “The House” (for 1week minimum stays) as either self contained or hosted. “The Gate House” as self-contained holiday rental in the 2 bedroom cottage by the entry gate.
Région: Pai, ThailandAfter the success achieved at an organic farm a group of hardworking and likeminded folk were inspired to set up a similar project; reforesting an area of degraded farmland whilst living as close to sustainable as we can. We are open to receive volunteers, although due to the nature of the project we only accept a limited number of people at one time. Our main goals are to reforest and improve the diversity of the land, live as simply and sustainably as possible, and hopefully through giving this experience inspire others to rethink their way of life and embrace the beauty of simple living. Volunteering with us you will gain a wealth of experience living and working in a sustainable permaculture system. We try and keep closely linked to the culture and traditions of the local area, encouraging the sharing of ideas and methods. We generally eat Thai style food, using as many locally picked and grown herbs and vegetables as possible. All our construction is loyal to the local style of wood and bamboo building, and we invite local workers to assist us, giving all our volunteers the opportunity to learn directly from our local Thai masters! We are also looking for additional long term residents to offer support to the current project manager Catherine. If you have some experience working on farms, or are keen to expand your skills in this area then please get in touch about applying for a long term position. The farm is located in very beautiful peaceful surroundings, next to the native forest and alongside local villager’s farmland. We do not enforce a set work schedule, everyone is given the opportunity to decide when and how much they want to work, although the general attitude of our volunteers is to be eager to get involved and see the land blossom! The farm is a perfect place for meditation, yoga and other personal pursuits, but it is not so difficult to reach Pai town and explore the local area where you can find waterfalls, hot springs, temples and cake shops! But before you read any further, please take a minute to reflect, our project is based on living as simply and sustainably as possible, this means you will have to be comfortable surrendering your western comforts! We have a limited solar electricity source, so no lights apart from the kitchen, no hot showers or wifi or even a fridge. We cook together as a family on wood burning stoves, everyone is responsible to ensure we have enough firewood, to harvest food, and to prepare meals (but don’t worry we always look after those who haven’t experienced this type of living before). The village is a 30minute walk away and Pai 6km further on from here. It is relatively easy to walk or hitchhike, and it is also possible to rent scooters from town if you want more freedom. Ideally we like volunteers to stay with us for at least two weeks as it always takes a little time to get settled and become proficient in basic skills to tackle daily jobs and activities. However if you are unable to commit as much time then you are still welcome to join us as we don’t like to turn away anyone who is keen to learn and become involved. Unfortunately we do not have enough long term residents to be able to manage any commercial sales from the land. We are therefore left with very few options when it comes to the financial side of farm life. Up to now the project is in existence due to the generosity of a great number of people who have donated either time or money for the development of the basic infrastructure, buildings, maintenance and upkeep of the project. We try and run on as little money and outside inputs as we can, but still we have daily costs such as buying tools, paying for local workers, buying necessary ingredients for the kitchen, and repairing buildings. This money has been steadily provided for us by the kindness of volunteers. We encourage everyone to donate, but if your situation deems you unable or if you are interested in becoming a long term member of the project then please let us know. If you are interested in joining us…. Please get in touch and let us know when and for how long you would like to join us. We can then arrange a time to meet either in the village or Pai town and take you over to New Land (it’s a bit difficult to find on your own). We ask everyone to be mindful of the natural environment and therefore please try and use natural or eco-friendly products (soaps, shampoo, detergents etc). You will also need to bring a good headlamp or flashlight as there is very limited electricity.