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Région: North Rhine WestphaliaA small and very diversity biodynamic farm in a buityfull surrunding next to the cities Essen (20 km), Bochum (20 km), Wuppertal (15km) and Düsseldorf (30 km). We are working an living in a community of around 20 people. We have dairy cows, chicken, pigs and goats, we grow vegetables around the whole year
Région: AndaluciaWe are a busy family with 2 children, 9 & 7. We have 7 acres with horses, a donkey, dogs and cats. We run a paragliding school in the village where we have two houses for clients. We have 7 acres of olive grove, horses, a donkey and a multitude of cats n dogs. we run our own paragliding school and have a young family so life is very busy. on our land we have a very nice cabin with bedroom/bathroom/kitchen for a workaway to be independant. we are 2km from a very beautiful little village and we are surrounded by stunning mountain ranges n lakes. it is a great opportunity for someone to have a taste of rural spanish life n learn some spanish at the same time.
Région: QuebecIci André et Daniel, who have decided to leave behind a comfortable urban existence and throw ourselves into a "semi-rural" life. We bought an old conference center that used to be part of a vacation resort. It was originally a piano-bar when it was first built in 1982. The past six years of our lives has involved a lot of renovation work turning this 2400 sq ft (225 m²) commercial building into our home and our future life project. We decided to take some time here to ponder what to do with the second half of our lives. We haven't quite figured out the life project part yet, but that was the point of us taking a sabbatical to let it unfold...naturally! As former urban landscapers, we are stoked by the challenge of greening up a larger space, 5 acres in all. As couchsurfing hosts, we got used to the idea of having "company" over. Unfortunately, when we moved here from Ottawa, we stopped receiving couch requests. Happily when we discovered workaway, we started to get requests again. The bonus for us is that guests stayed longer and helped out! To be absolutely clear, we are not running a business, a farm or making any money from your labour. We consider you a guest who has decided to come visit us and help out. Come give us your insight and ideas! All we ask for is honesty, a willingness to help, treating the house and the occupants with respect, cleaning up after yourselves, and putting in 100% when there is work to be done. Most importantly, have fun. We are about 3 kilometers away from Montebello, a small village whose claim to fame is the Fairmont Chateau Montebello, the world's largest "log cabin". Greyhound bus service passes through twice a day from either Montreal or Ottawa. By car, it's an hour away from both these cities and their airports (YUL and YOW). From our place, it's a 15 minute bike ride or 45 minute walk to the village. In Montebello, you check out several local businesses including Chocomotive, an artisan chocolate maker and museum in an old log cabin train station. As for attractions in the surrounding area: Parc Oméga, a drive-through wildlife reserve with rustic accommodations; white water rafting on the nearby Rivière Rouge and silent meditation at the Vipassana center (also free, but a 10 day commitment).
Région: AlgarveWe are a family of three (Christin, Anton & 6-year old Matthew). We are trying to "keep the dream alive" of living in the Algarve and enjoying this beautiful and peaceful place. We have started a small tourism business near Aljezur offering accomodation, jeep tours, bike tours & rental, walking tours and surfboard/wetsuit hire. We are therefore looking for help in various areas of our everyday lives and need people/couples to apply for volunteering with us. Ideally volunteers will need to be 25 years or older and pretty fit as we may need you to do manual work or join in on tours such as bicycle or walking. The age is important as you may be required to drive a car.
Région: Central America4 acres of tropical island paradise in the midst of the Caribbean sea, one mile from the Barrier Reef & 7 miles from the Garafuna village of Hopkins. Off the coast of Belize. Currently an uninhabited (except for owner and volunteers) wild island undergoing sympathetic transformation to provide a eco tourism destination-(boutique hostel) Work has already begun and reparations have been made on 3 buildings, there is a solar system, flushing loos, wi-fi, hot solar shower, rainwater catchment system and beds/fans in the house. We're inviting anyone that wants to come out and enjoy the caye for free before we open to the paying public in sept/oct. All we ask in return is help with whatever project is on at the time or make yourself useful in some way-- ideas and initiative are most welcome! Projects could include, beach management (raking), landscaping, gardening (palm tree planting, hibiscus cultivation, establishing vegetable/herb garden) island beautification, fishing, beach/land clearance. Also potential for more specialist skills photography, (we are trying to establish a nature trail app-need help with that) I.T. website, booking systems etc. At the moment, July '14 we are concentrating on carpentry/building projects which I am desperate to get finished. (You will go to the top of the invite list if you are handy with a hammer!) Projects include, basic plumbing, tiling, cladding, Structural maintenance (underwater concrete cuffing to posts) designing and fitting out the hostel. Building a beach bar and restaurant. We are in our development process so bring on the ideas and creativity! We are looking for easy going, fun people, who enjoy the social aspect as much as building something we can all be proud of. No restrictions on smoking/drinking etc! There are plenty of fishing opportunities and we'll provide the equipment & boat to fish.(when required) Also, the boat and boat captain are available for hire to take anyone over to Hopkins or Dangriga but bear in mind fuel is really expensive out here. If you're the right person for the job we can pay for your boat ride approx BZ$100 (each way|) to and from either Hopkins or Dangriga. When possible, we try to group you with other volunteers if you happen to be coming at the same time or coordinate you coming when others are leaving. So it's always useful to give us a couple of days notice when you wish to travel, although we are pretty flexible. however, space is limited so make yourself indispensable! Suggested list of things to bring: 42" Mattress protector swim wear snorkelling equipment (lovely corals/fish around the island!) Closed rubber shoes (crocs etc.) Mosquito spray (DEET) Baby oil (sand fly prevention) Sunscreen VERY IMPORTANT -bin (trash) bags for covering luggage on boat to protect electrical equipment An easy going, fun, attitude!