Área: CataloniaLiving in a little (16.000 persons living) town, Balaguer, 150km. far from Barcelona, in an apartment in the town. Pirinees mountains 100km. far. Direct bus from Barcelona to Balaguer at 9 h. and at 16 h. I will pick up you in the bus station. Working in vegetable garden, olives and almonds trees building, recycling different materials to build a little cabane in the farm, work available all year, Harvest Almonds in August/Sept and Olives in November-December. Good vegan food 80% self made production (bread, honey, fruits, greens, nuts,...) and accommodation in apartement is provided for 5-6 hours work at day, or more hours in the weekend for days off, 5 days at week. Free connection to wi-fi internet and free call to fix telephones in Spain Paradise for rock climbers, close to Balaguer, in Sant Llorenç de Montgai and Terradets. Helping at home. I'm teacher,working with school's gardens. Send messages or phone (answer machine or after 22 h.) I'm involved in different associations like Slow Food, Esperanto speaker, Servas, about alternative travelling and peace in the world. Involved in Slow Food association and in the use of medicinal plants against diabetes and cancer, as stevia, kalanchoe. It's possible to organize some contacts with college near my appartement to show the students your experience traveling, the teachers there are very interested to receive foreigners speaking english. Also I have a friend owner of an english school academy interested to contract english mother tongue language teachers for short or long time. Stay for one, two weeks, maximum. Very interested in all languages in the world, I speak catalan, spanish, french, eperanto and english . I can practice langages exchanging conversation in Spanish. You will have 2 days free during the week. Welcome everybody!
Área: BrandenburgI am a 53 year old engineer who loves old buildings. I have renovated quite few of them in my time. I bought this place simply because I loved the idea of having such a gorgeous little timber frame cottage to call my own. Maybe I'll retire there one day. The first time I went to Altreetz, I fell in love with the place and the town. My partner is naturopath and interpreter for English, but she has two left hands. Sometimes, she comes along (as in the pictures). Back in Bavaria where we live we have a few pets like cats, rabbits and fish, but here we have none. I'm there usually about a week at a time and if you like, you can come back to our old watermill in Bavaria with me.
Área: QuebecNous sommes André et Daniel, who have decided to leave our comfortable urban existence and throw ourselves into the rural life. We haven't quite gone off the grid or gone full farming though. We bought an old conference center that used to be part of a vacation resort. The past five years of our lives has involved a lot of renovation work turning this commercial building into our home and our future life project. We haven't quite figured out what 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. Come give us your insight and ideas! 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 the 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.
Área: CameroonWelcome to our profile page Our mission is to foster mutually beneficial links between Cameroon and globally, and encourage the development of sustainable projects in Cameroon to expand livelihoods opportunities for the people so that they can better provide for their families and country Volunteer Opportunities - Hospitality: Guest House We are developing a high end luxury accommodation for both short and long-stays in a rural setting offering international tourist, Cameroon based multinational corporations, international development NGOs, World Bank Groups and UN Agencies, Diplomatic Corps and expatriates activities centered around rural village lifestyle. -training villagers -Cooks/bakers -pre-opening activities -interior decorators and designers -artist -horticulture/gardening -photographers/video/media/writers -documentary focusing on village issues, local people, towards promoting the An Grianan Guest House -marketing strategists-branding-logo, website promotional materials Guest House is presently not open for business Volunteers stay at the Guest House Description Projects: GUEST HOUSES We have four guest houses to provide workawayers and budget travelers accommodation. We need help with ideas and various skills to make the guest house a place which reflects a simple rural environment and also welcoming for our workawayers and guests. This is our first time operating our own guest house. We have been using the facilities of the Foculare movement up the street and operating our own inventory of guest houses gives our workawayers a lot of flexibility to interact with the local people, and self-catering option Help and skills needed: Interior renovation and decoration Painting Dry wall /plastering Kitchen cabinets Bathrooms and toilets Help with designing a collection of home furnishings using our bright and vibrant fabrics -curtains, table clothes, bed covers and more Outside Landscaping- Flowers/ herbs and vegetable gardens Some building of outdoor benches and lawn furniture using local materials, bamboos and recycle materials Hospitality service -Brand/logo, welcome signs and information package Sustainable Tourism-Local things to do activities We plan to promote sustainable tourism in the area. Need workawayers who enjoy the our doors and adventure and creative to pickup where the last workawayer volunteer left off to research and catalog local activities for workawayers and tourist such as -riding , hiking trails, among others. Help the local guides have an understanding of tourist expectation and the need for conservation and preservation A women center where women with special needs will meet, learn new skills and empower each other to overcome challenges and barriers The building needs renovation work Landscaping Setting up flower, herb and vegetable garden Painting and furnishing Tourist Souvenirs:Creative people, textile artists, tailors, project management skills to help the women in designing and sewing tourist souvenirs A collection of table linens, cushion covers, duvet covers, kitchen accessories, bags and curtains Crocheting project- media/writers -the production process from initial design ideas to the final products for export market. interview and biographies of the women website Doll project Monitoring quality sewing and working closely with the women producers on improving quality Computer literacy, teaching women and school children Josepha and Yangwen Moses Homestead and Eco-hostel People who love to get their hands dirty, love the environment and rural sustainable way of life. We plan to revive a neglected homestead and to build an educational homestead with a modest eco-hostel in the remote village Renovating and minor constructions of the old farm house which would mostly involve woodwork , bamboo, clay and mud, roofing, painting Volunteer opportunities Building -Adobe cob hostel -cob, pit-composting toilet -Outdoor cob oven - Traditional Crafts-basket weaving and embroidery Build a Moveable Chicken Coop Goat barn Rabbit Farming Food Preservation Solar energy Farming- organic farming, raise animals goats, chicken, rabbit Garden-the homestead has been abandoned for many years , big job involves weeding, planting, landscaping Eco Adobe Cob Hostel: Build an adobe cob hostel using all local materials Adobe mud oven and kitchen This is an exciting project and more information available ECO-Project: we have purchased a mountainside land overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and in the coastal town of Limbe in the South West Region of Cameroon. We want to build eco-lodges and new activities to meet the needs of adventure and eco-tourist. Some photography for the catalog and website Food connects culture, and great if you are able to cook , so we can always have cultural cooking events using available familiar ingredients using our different cultural cooking techniques. Accommodation: We provide various accommodation options based on your needs- catered, self-catering, and staying with families or a combination which are always arranged. Our greatest passion is to have you visit us and let us know your interest. We want to provide you with the opportunity to learn about us, our culture and way of life . These are only suggested areas, there are others ways we can work with you to tailor design a program to suit your needs and your own approach. Let us know if you have questions or need additional information.
Área: Pays de la LoireWe are a french family of 6 (4 children, 2 parents). The property where we live is quite big (2 ha), in the open country, near a beautiful public forest. There's animals (horses, chicken, rabbits, llamas, goats, pigeons, cats, salamanders), a bid vege garden, but it's not a farm. We both work outside, but not all the time. I'm a teacher, my husband work in a dance company. So he's often away.