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Area: The Loire ValleyHello there! We are an Irish-American family living in the heart of the Loire Valley. Porter hails from Alabama originally and Louise is from the West of Ireland. We have two daughters, Emily (4) and Olivia (20mts) and are expecting number 3 at the end of August 2014! Our background is in Art: Art History, Fine Art, Photography and Restoration and we are passionate about old things! Our house is a renovated 17th century farmhouse (originally fortified) complete with origianal arrow-slits! We have recently purchased the old butcher shop in our village and are looking for volunteers to help us turn the premises into apartments and an antique shop. Over the years, we have ammassed quite a collection of 'things' and are in need of some strong arms and organised minds to help us move objects from our storage units to the new warehouse/shop. We may also need some help with general maintenance/gardening and babysitting. Ideally, a fun, dynamic couple would be our ideal 'help' solution. We envisage a maximum of 5hrs per day per person, 4-5days per week. Our house is located just 200meters from the Loire river and the region is an absolute haven for nature lovers, cyclists and history enthusiasts. We live within minutes drive/cycle from many of the major Loire Valley castles including the medieval chateau of Langeais, the chateau d'Usse (otherwise known as the 'Sleeping Beauty' castle), the Renaissance chateau of Azay-le-Rideau and the medieval fortress and town of Chinon. We can supply bicycles and canoes to our volunteers so that they can enjoy exploring the region in their free time and use of a car as necessary.
Area: CaliforniaBed & breakfast in historic 1886 home on the coast, 3 hours north of San Francisco. In exchange for 24 hrs/week we will provide a bedroom (maybe shared), and daily breakfast. Kitchen facilities available for lunch or dinner IF clean-up is immediate and immaculate. All helpers must clean up after themselves, every time, in every way. Much of our work is in the morning, so ability to be well-groomed, cheerful and ready to interact positively with guests and co-workers in the morning is essential. No TV, but we have WIFI and a beautiful 900 sq. ft. Dance floor with a piano and the most amazing acoustics! Suitable for dance, music, yoga etc. We host a weekly social Argentine tango practica (Tuesday eve), and Swing dance (Friday eve). We have organic kitchen gardens, hens. Several bedrooms, piano, bikes. Local bus available. Located in central Fort Bragg, short walk to cafes, restaurants, shops, beach, redwoods. No pets or drugs. NON-SMOKERS only, please (our guests expect a smoke-free environment; even without smoking on the premises, the smell clinging to clothing impacts the common areas indoors).
Area: ApuliaCaution, read the profile and write only if truly interested. I'm Luigi, a 52 year old Italian .I am a doctor and have a graduate in Dietetics and Nutrition, freelancer and I take care of essentially with the Medicine Homeopathic ,herbal remedies and Bach flowers. My wife (53 years old) is a teacher in a school and we have a 18 year old son. I have 4 beautiful apartments in country in the south of Italy-Puglia Taranto and near Brindisi Airport (50 km) and 7 km from the sea Jonio.I am a musician (drummer- I play jazz music). We live in Manduria to 5 km from the house in country. I am a freelancer and I can organize free time as I want. The work to be done to my houses are mostly painting work of two gates and a small stair works to cut grass with professional equipment. I provide all the necessary equipment and clothing. There is everything kitchenette. double bed, TV, bathroom, air conditioning etc ... I with my family live to 5 km from the country house, but I'll stay with you all day. We will do the shopping together but you have to cook and eat alone, sometimes we will be happy to invite you to lunch with us. You have to move with the bike and sometimes I can pick you up in my car . Let me know right away if it's okay and when you think you are in Italy. I need help right away.You can stay until the end of June. The apartments are for rent especially in the months of July and August. I looking for volunteers some time 7-10 or 15 days (or more) especially in the months May, June , ending August and September to do jobs such as painting of doors and gates , care of chickens (I have 15 chickens) and gardening work, collection of almonds, however, not work hard. Working hours are very flexible, can take you to make short trips to visit Puglia. The Puglia is one of the most beautiful regions of southern Italy, full of beautiful beaches, history, castles, caves, great wine and cuisine . Visit us to believe, but most nice people and higher hospitality. I offer accommodation and meals in the apartment with own bathroom and kitchen corner. Excellent Italian cuisine. I want to meet nice people and with patience. I'm a simple person very adaptable and sympathetic. We live in Manduria in Puglia one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. A Manduria there are a few pubs, restaurants and pizzerias and you live very peacefully. We are a quiet family who live with natural rhythms of work and not very stressful. In our country house you live well, and you can move with the bike or I can sometimes I can bring myself with my car. If this kind of life you do not like, you have to look for another job. We'd love to stay with us ... IMPORTANT:The workawayer (honest, capable, willing and kind) who chooses to spend some time with us and is happy, it may also decide to stay longer in Italy and in our company and grow our farm in return for a amount of money to be determined at the time of choice . Internet free and unlimited. Important: workawayer try to insert in a stable manner, or for prolonged periods of time in a project of a small agriturism for the next year. Luigi Forgiveness for English is not perfect.
Area: Languedoc-Roussillon11 years ago, we moved from busy Greater London to the south west of France leaving behind our well paid office jobs for a complete change of life style in the French country side near Carcassonne. From our former lives, David(53) has taken his skills in Electronics to become a builder, working mainly on renovation projects, and Ariane (53) has taken her skills in Marketing to run our 3 holiday homes and there is Charlotte our daughter. We also have a dog, 2 cats and a horse. We are a multinational couple, David is English and Ariane is German so lots of languages are spoken in our house. In our leisure time David loves making music, painting and improving our properties, Ariane is a keen rider and skier with the other two joining in sometimes, Charlotte's interests are gymnastics, painting and the computer. Accommodation would be in one of our holiday homes, when available, or in our house and we have a heated pool (April to October).
Area: MallorcaI am looking after an old Mallorcan "possession" which is a building of some 900m2 on 26000m2 of land. Workaways are invited to come and get involved as much as they would like. The main tasks right now are preparation and development of the vegetable garden as well as cutting and collecting the firewood. Any permaculture experience is welcome. We look forward to meeting you soon!