Area: North CarolinaNow accepting volunteers for 2013...see ya soon!!! Still have openings for Summer and rest of year--two week stays--not accepting long-term volunteers until autumn. Last two weeks of June are fully booked. Located in the Carolina Lowcountry, on the NC/SC border in the lower coastal plain, we're 30 miles NW of Myrtle Beach, SC, just outside a small rural town. I own 120+ acres of mixed pine/hardwood forest and fields, and a large 2-story 1880s farmhouse--the land has been in our family since 1827. Would like to get it back to the level of self-sufficiency of my great-grandparents' day. The property has a small pond, an extensive network of trails, fruit(plum, persimmon, nectarine, cherry, apple, peach, pomegranate, pear) and nut(pecan, chestnut, hazelnut)trees, a dog, friendly barn cats, poultry(Chickens, geese, Ducks, guineas, turkey, bantams), lots of wildlife, as well as a zone 8 growing season. Current projects include organic raised bed & field mixed veg gardening, mixed flower and herb(edible & medicinal) gardens, straw bale & traditional cold frames, exotic plants-ethnobotany, permiculture, wildcrafting, drainage projects/ditching, trail clearing and construction, pallet and bamboo construction, remodeling the 1880s farm house, pecan, blueberry and grape harvesting, chickens, ducks, guineas, geese, landscaping, composting and a small nursery. Open to trying any new ideas, and always have something going on. I have a library of 5k+ volumes, covering a myriad of topics, plus most friends refer to me as a walking encyclopedia. An old hippie from the Rainbow family, I moved back to the Carolinas help my mom who has Alzheimer's, she lives on her own still but I look out for her. Still in the beginning stages of reshaping the property to self-sufficiency after a couple of decades of neglect. The farm contains a quail habitat conservation area, as well as Prince Bay, one of the many Carolina Bays that dot the southern coastal plain, a truly unique ecosystem. -------------- >>>***Volunteers must have a completed profile and a photo posted prior to contacting me. Please send links to your Facebook profiles for each person wishing to volunteer. If several people are wanting to volunteer here together, do the same for each person. When writing as to availability of positions, include the dates you wish to volunteer on the farm and your mode of transportation to get here. An application will be sent to all prospective volunteers.***>Looking for volunteers wanting to learn as well as helping out, 2 week minimum. If you contact me for a long-term stay, please follow through. Long-term stays are preferable only during the slow months. For long-term volunteers, we will sit down with you after a week to discuss how things are working out.
Area: ZurichLooking for a couple interested in 2 weeks her during September. We are a friendly family of five with a dog and are looking for someone who would like to stay with us for 2-3 weeks this summer. We live in Switzerland, a town on Lake Zurich called Horgen, which is 15-20 minutes away from central Zurich. Summer/autumn is a beautiful time of year with lots of lakeside activities and festivals. Horgen is a good size town with plenty of restaurants, a few bars, and activities - with quite a bit going on in the community. Zurich of course is a bustling, beautiful city with loads to explore. We are a British family and English is our mother tongue, however if you can speak German too, that would be great as the kids speak German and we need lots of practice! Our children are Jonathan who is nearly 10, Saskia is 8 and Lucia is 6. They are lively and fun and sweet! Our dog Wilf is a whippet and loves company and affection.
Area: LiguriaThe structure is an old rural farmhouse recently renovated by our hand (Alessandra and Massimo). Situated in Sassello (SV), in the GeoPark area of Monte Beigua, isolated between fields and woods. It is connected to the main paved road with a 800 meters of dirt road. Through our Cultural Association, we organize events and workshops on the farm about the relationship between art, nature and the identity of places. Overnight accommodation and breakfast available. We love nature, walk, cook and eat around the fire! We have our vegetable garden with a lot of different vegetables and fruit trees. We don't use any type of pesticides. We have our solar panels, our photovoltaic system and our firewood. We live with two dogs (Sciulli and Settembre) and one cat (Campagna). And we've a fantastic baby, Delia that now, february, she has just 3 months! :-) We can host only one workawayer per time.
Area: Conil, Cadiz, AndaluciaWe are looking for a couple to help in the garden, vegetable area and with our cat rescue organisation to start from April or May this year. One of you must have a driving license and be over 25 for vehicle insurance. Richard and Jackie live in a Spanish villa on half an a hectare of land just a few km from Conil and the coast. We need help in the garden with organic vegetables, help caring for dogs & cats and occasional help with B&B guests. There´s plenty of space, a swimming pool and the beach is quite close by bike. Accommodation is in a self-contained wooden cabin in the garden with own kitchen & shower / toilet. Bikes and surfboards available for use.
Area: PatagoniaHello, We are Robert and Cecilia, live in a Villa in El Bolson, Patagonia, Argentina. A Forest 3 hectares with 300 ms of coastline between Rio Virgin Mountain landscapes. We are dedicated to Eco Tourism and do activities as: Organic vegetable garden and Greenhouse - Building Natural - Dry Bath - Shower Solar - Carpinteria Rustica - Hola, Somos Rober y Cecilia, Vivimos en una Finca en El Bolson, Patagonia , Republica Argentina. Es un Bosque de 3 has con 300 ms de costa de Rio Virgen entre paisajes de Montañas. Nos dedicamos al Eco Turismo y hacemos Actividades como : Huerta Organica e Invernadero - Construcciones Naturales - Baño Seco - Ducha Solar - Carpinteria Rustica -