Area: Isla San Cristóbal, Bocas del ToroGreetings! We have a couple of little lagoon front jungle huts and a jungle house on a piece of land (60 acres) on the beautiful Isla San Cristóbal in the Bocas del Toro area of Panama. We are about a 30 minute ride by boat from the town of Bocas away from all the tourist madness! :) There are loads of things to do and see here including; Kayaking, snorkeling in the clear water, feeding our fish family, coconut hunting, jungle hikes, paddle boarding (SUP), and the list goes on!! We like to attract the adventurous, eco-friendly souls that seek a unique experience in a wild and off the grid environment :) and help us out with our permaculture project.
Area: EnglandWe have four holiday lets in an acre of award winning gardens located above Pelistry Bay on St Marys, the largest of the Isles of Scilly. We pride ourselves on running an environmentally aware business and have a Gold award from the Green Tourist Business Scheme. (2007 and 2011) We could do with some more help around the place from people who share our vision of maintaining and developing a sustainable and sustaining business/way of living. Ideally, we are looking for a couple or friends who can commit for a month or longer throughout the year. I have lived abroad and travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and Africa and have several years experience as a family host for English language schools. I am committed to providing a positive experience for workawayers and can offer English lessons if required.
Area: Maine40 acres (20 open fields, 10 woodlot, 10 pastured) located in Belgrade on the shore of Great Pond. 15 minutes from Farmington, Waterville, and Augusta. A working family farm on busy Rt. 27, with newly constructed farm stand, large barn, and 170 year-old farmhouse. We are a stone’s throw away from swimming, fishing and hiking. Ice cream shop and general store are a easy bike ride. Located in a quiet, diverse community with young folks in the summer. The library and community center is a easy bike ride from the farm, we have extensive hiking opportunities. My children and I farm one diversified farm of 3 acres in vegetable production, including a hoop house for tomato production and a hoop house for winter veggies. We have a team of haflingers (horses) and oxen that we are using on our farm. We keep bees, turkeys for fall slaughter, meat birds for October slaughter, laying hens year round, Romney sheep for wool, we spin and knit for three markets. We keep free range pigs for pork and tilling May-November. We have a family Jersey cow for dairy products. Our CSA of 60 members, our farmstand with commercial kitchen to preserve our harvest and sale. We go to the farmers’ markets. We are working on forestry management practices. This will be a year of bringing in the local school for us to work with students on farming with the final plan of them planting their own family garden.
Area: Baden-WürttembergOur family has a small winery in southern Germany, next to the Black Forrest. We have three children in the age of 15, 17 and 19. Our oldest daughter studies in another city and spends only some weekends here. We are a open-minded people, who love to meet new people from all over the world and we are looking forward to get a little bit help for all the work we have with the vineyards, the big, old yard and the house. We prefer if you'll stay with us for three weeks at least.
Area: Gironde. ( Dordogne boarder)Our 37 hectare farm & Vineyard is located on the boarder of three departments (Dordogne, Gironde & Lot et Garonne) We have 11 hectares of vines, Merlot, Cab Sav, Cab Franc, Semillon & Muscadelle which are all in the Bordeaux AOC and we are also in the process of restoring an old Farmhouse and Barn. We are a fully certified Organic Vineyard with EcoCert. We are David & Amanda (mid 40s), Florence 8 & Martha 9. We arrived here in February 2010 and its fair to say that there has never been a dull moment since! The rest of the residents consist of two horses, a few hens, five cats and Buffy the dog. Accommodation is in a five birth caravan or you can bring your own tent. We can offer workers a variety of experiences here ranging from all aspects of vineyard work, land management, restoration projects, building work, painting, organic and Biodynamic veg production, gardening, poly tunnel growing, managing the horses and even the odd spot of child minding. There is always a project on the go! We also welcome tourists here and provide wine tasting, vineyard lunches and tours so good communication skills are essential if you want to get involved with this bit of the business. We welcome workawayers who are non-smokers and who want to get stuck into some hard work. You must also be prepared to do a few household chores at the end of the day too ie help with the dishes ;-] We find that our environment seems to suit couples and people travelling in pairs really well although we may consider individuals if they are happy to share accommodation. In return we will make sure you enjoy yourself, get you involved with whatever is going on locally and share good food & wine and offer you the chance to experience this wonderful place. Check out our workaway feedback.