Area: Region de los Lagos, patagonian chileWe're running a vast ranch in Chilean Patagonia. The farm is located inside the nacional park, between the lake and a volcano. It's located 1 hour away from the small city of Puerto Varas + 45 minutes by boat. The farm is rearing natural beef cattle and producing honey from the native patagonian forest.
Area: QueenslandRetired Restaurant owners with lifestyle property situated on the banks of beautiful Tinana creek. We are close to 4 beachside towns plus Hervey Bay, Australia's whale watch capital, Queensland's Heritage city Maryborough, Tin Can Bay where you can feed the Dolphins and Heritage listed Fraser Island. We breed cattle and have a large rare fruit orchard. We enjoy company, entertaining, cooking, music, fishing and our garden. We produce most of our own fruit, vegetables and meat. (No vegetarians and smokers thank you) We have one very friendly dog, chickens and quiet cows. Kangaroos roam the paddocks and there's an abundance of birds. We call ourselves share farmers as the birds and the wildlife always get their share. We are currently working with BMRG to restore a large area around our creek and weir planting Blue gums for Koala food. We have a large area fenced off to protect critically endangered trees and black button quail which were found here. A Koala habitat, Land for Wildlife and environmental projects are ongoing so we are looking for help to share the workload. Our home is relaxed and friendly with all meals provided and visitors included in all social activities. We have a 5 bedroom, air-conditioned modern brick home with wide verandahs all around with entertainment area and spa. The house is surrounded by established lawns and gardens with beautiful views over the surrounding bush. We have a great lifestyle in a beautiful area. Come share the experience with us.
Area: Black Hills of South DakotaLooking for someone who wants to learn about the ranching life and willing to help 20 hours a week for room and board. In August our ranch will be featured diarist in a Ranching magazine and so are looking for specific help the months of July through early October. You will be included in the photos taken for the magazine. We live on a 365 acre horse and cattle ranch. We board horses, also have sheep, goats and chickens. We live on the water where the fishing is very good. We are close to both Mt Rushmore and the Black Hills region and the Badlands. The work would be baling hay, irrigation and maintenance work. We have several rental homes on the ranch and have a new barn (where your apt would be) and a indoor riding arena.
Area: British ColumbiaOur 164-acre ranch is located halfway between the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains, right on a beautiful wilderness lake in the Nicola Valley. We lie in the heart of British Columbia’s big Ranching country and are surrounded by vast forests, rolling hills and boundless prairies where beavers, bears, moose and pumas still roam. The Ranch is a former 5* hotel which has been privatized and is now home to a small selection of private Residencies. Our international Ranch Residents and their guests enjoy the use of the facilities of the Ranch and the services provided, such as horseback riding, boating, fishing, restaurant/bar, accommodations, maintenance, etc.
Area: Langkawi, Malaysia. Malaysia is the eldest jungle of this globe, dating back something like 130 million years. Although Langkawi is not a snorcheling or diving hot spot - due to sediment rich waters - there are plenty of things to see. Some of this original rain forest is covering the mountains, trekking is a good idea. Birdwatchers come from all over the world to see the many eagles etc. hornbills run riot even downtown. There is a breathtaking ride on a swiss built cable car, an abundance of waterfalls and world heritage parks with spectacular mangrove forests.We are a German family and have been building a traditional wooden Malaysian junk-schooner, the Naga Pelangi (Rainbow Dragon). The boat is built in an ancient building technique, using wooden dowels and caulking bark. This technique is only practiced in the Malay cultural area. It is a dying art. I had a boat of this type built in 1980 and sailed it round the world. This boat is a much bigger version and we want to establish it as a charter vessel in Malaysia. Naga Pelangi is the only boat of her kind sailing in Malaysia. Since November 2010 the boat is sailing and now stationed in Langkawi, an island group on the West coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Here we are mostly on standby and waiting for charterwork. We do maintenance work, sanding, varnishing, painting, standard upkeep and volunteers can experience life on a traditional wooden sailing boat in a beautiful tropical setting. We are offering 2 - 4 places for people to help us maintain and sail this historical vessel. If you have skills like beeing an electrician, a carpenter or a mechanic, we will definitely be most happy to show you how a wooden boat sails and feels in return for your help. No sailing skills required, but a will to work and an ability and a liking for manual labour. Volunteers should be physically fit and trained - no couch potatoes! We expect our volunteers to share in cost of living if no money is coming in through charter and charge 10,- USD/day per person. We are currently back in Langkawi after some cruising around the islands. Since it takes a while to get familiar on a boat, we do not encourage people to come if they only want to come for a week or two. After getting to know each other, we expect our helpers to stay several weeks or even months. I am traveling to Germany in July and will be back in August / September. Until then, The boat is looked after by a team of workawayers and there is no opportunity for helpers during that time.