Area: Toulouse, Haute Garonne, Southwest FranceAs of today (10th june 2013) we have no more space to host any new Workaway volunteers for this summer. Please get in touch if you want to visit from september onwards. Thanks and have a great summer! We are a family of 2, Marie (52) Child health- worker, Elliot (17) school and computer geek, plus Mambo the cat, living in a large 2 story town house in Toulouse with garden. We live about 20 minutes walk from the town center and have a guest room that looks out onto the garden plus a small separate bathroom on the ground floor so you have your own space, it's a non smoking household, and you can use the garden if you need to smoke. We tend to speak french most of the time, and would like people to stay first for a week and then take it further if we suit each other. Please get in touch if you want more information about us.
Area:We are a family of 6 trying to move from a busy city to a deeper and more enjoyable life in the countryside. I'm a software developer by profession and my wife is a translator and interpreter (English-Spanish-Slovak). I'm very interested in eco-building and permaculture. We live in the capital of Slovakia - Bratislava at this time. Few years back we realized we don't want to live in a city anymore and started a journey of finding a place to live closer to nature. Since we both can work from home and the kids are homeschooled, we could go literally anywhere. There were only two conditions - it had to be a beautiful place and there would have to be friends for us and our children. After some trials and errors and some time living abroad we returned home and found this beautiful spot in the White Carpathian countryside in western part of Slovakia. Fast forward to today, we're building a strawbale house on a hill with an amazing view. A handful of really nice neighbours is all we got and all we need.
Area: Auvergne, FranceWe are Marcel (39) and Nanja (33 years old). We are Dutch and we live in France for 3 years. Our son is two years old. We run a bed&breakfast in Auvergne and we are looking for help for the summer. The work will include cooking/serving meals for the guests, serving breakfast, cleaning rooms(together with us, the owners). Since we live in the countryside so it would be useful if you have a drivers license. We have a car you can use. We live in Espinasse, a little village in Auvergne region. The nearest big city is Clermont Ferrand, with its black cathedral and mediëval city centre. Near our location are rivers and lakes and a lot of forests.
Area: British ColumbiaI'm a single woman who has a 1/2 acre property (.20 hectares) that breeds mostly goats, but also ducks, I have1Blue Heeler/Border Collie x 2 Pugs 2 Boston Terriers. I also have a few chickens, a couple of parrots & 3 cats. I'm friendly & easy-going & am a non-smoker, non-drinker & no drugs & my children are grown up & have left home. I live very close to the bus stop (about a 5 minute ride to Langley) or you can easily go to Vancouver or to the beach on your day off . There is some shopping & a wave pool/gym within a 20 minute walk . I'm also close to the U.S. border if you want to do a day trip there. I work at the local (harness horse) racetrack, so you will have an opportunity to come to the races & meet some of the trainers & drivers. I have internet . The work can be heavy so you do have to fit !!
Area: LanguedocWe have a Gites complex comprising 6 cottages based in SW France, near Carcassonne, set in a beautiful and peaceful valley. There is plenty of entertainment and things to do on site, and there is a village a short distance away with a great bar/restaurant. There are also lots of things to see and explore in the surrounding area. Free internet access, and we have very friendly cats and dogs who love company!