Area:We were normal people with normals lives until we wanted to make a change in our lives... for this reason we left our "civilized lives in the city" to live in our 120 he. plot of native woodland at the foot of the Andes Mountains with no cellular signal, no internet and almost no communication with the "outside world", but with a plenty of fun and mostly a lot of connection to pure nature. We recently launched our ECO Proyect; our Goal: to live where almost nobody lives!... healthily and in freedom and peace with the nature :) but to do so, we need to produce something and give something to the world in exchange... thats why we are looking for your help! aside from improve our (or maybe your) language skills and share nice moments at the end of the world.. we want to clean and improve our plot to bring tourists in the future, produce our own food, build self-sustainable houses, and help the forest to grow healthy.
Area: BavariaI, Rosmarie, am a teacher (55) and my husband Josef (53) works in a factory close to our home. We have two children, Simon (21) and Lisa-Maria (19) who just returned from her travels around Australia. We live in a lovely village approx 40km east of Munich, where you also can take a bus, which takes you directly to the capital of Bavaria. As there is not too much around we always can provide you a lift when we go somewhere. Because we have a house and a lovely garden, we would be pleased when you can help around 4hours a day in exchange for food and lodging. If you are interested in playing sports, we have a nice sports ground near by, where you can join soccer training or having a tennis match. We are looking forward to meeting people who are interested in living with us for a wile, have ideas for our garden and enjoys staying with another family. Together it`s easier and makes much more fun. We are interested in persons with different cultures and habits and share experiences, as we can show you our traditional Bavarian life. Please don't hesitate to contact us :)
Area: Whangarei, NorthlandDave and I (our sons live in Australia) are new to workaway but in the past have hosted people under a similar scheme. We found this to be very rewarding and enjoyed not only the volunteers and the help we received, but also learning about their culture. We have a 3 1/2 acre lifestyle block and currently have 18 chickens and a riding horse named Stella. We have a dog Ty (who lives inside) and a cat Kashin, so it is important you like animals. We are currently renovating some rooms in our home and would appreciate help with this. Would be very interested in hosting anyone who has painting and/or wall papering experience in their skill mix. Other jobs we would appreciate help with is cooking, cleaning and general maintenance of the property. For example; fence painting, green house repairs and gardening. Would also be happy for experienced riders to ride Stella on forestry rides and jumping her. We are situated 6km's from the main centre of town, which supports a vibrant coffee culture, lovely walkways and parks. Also, we are only about 30kms away from many beautiful swimming beaches. Come and help us and in return, we will ensure not only that you have an enjoyable stay, sample some lovely wine, but you will also get to see some of Northlands beauty.
Area: MunsterWe live in a small village 10km from Killarney in a very scenic area. My husband and i would like help with the garden as we have recently built an extension to our house and are re modeling the garden. Your accommodation would be a separate one bedroom apartment with kitchen and living area. We have retriever dogs, one is a guide dog as I am involved in the breeding programme with the irish Guide dogs for the Blind. Train Station 10km, airport 16km
Area: Tamil Nadu, IndiaOur main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth. As part of our reforestation effort we are also working on water conservation and soil management. We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets.