Area: Brandenburg/BerlinWe are sisters charing our premisses. Houses and garden always need general maintenance and household care/cleaning for winter/spring and all seasons. The country side here is most beautifull. We live on the border of a small lake at a rural residential neighbourhood. A lot of activitys offers Berlin. Public transport in walking distance takes 1:15 hours to downtown Berlin. Bus times are few but perfect for day trips. Our neat little dog needs long walks. We love to share different culturel identities and food and a good sence of humor.
Area: CanadaWe are looking for volunteers to help out on a 10 acre working horse ranch and horse sanctuary. We operate horseback riding adventures in some of lower mainland's finest wilderness parks. In addition to the horse riding we operate Healing Horses Sanctuary - a horse rescue - and have a number of horses in our care on long term disability. We accept two kinds of volunteers: long-term means staying for at least two months and short-term is a minimum 2 week stay. Long-term volunteers can participate in trail guiding, with an excellent potential to becoming a fully trained riding guide. You must have 5 or more years horse riding experience to train as a guide. Assistant guides need 3 or more years. Those with an interest in the travel industry and/or social media can spend the summer working in marketing, office skills and updating our web and blog. Short-term volunteers help with general barn cleaning, driving vehicles (must have a license), grooming and tacking horses, prepping food, doing yard work, and many other smaller jobs! Besides room and food, there are horse riding trips (we try and get you on 1-2 trails per week) and staff excursions. We include you on any personal trips we do including training of horses and help you get out and explore the area. During the off-season we still do ride but not as often! We may have a student program running in the falls season that you can assist with. Volunteers at this time of year also help with office work, fence and building maintenance, blanket repairs, horse training, horse exercising, grooming and general equine health care. Our ranch is located in Maple Ridge BC, about 90 minutes from downtown Vancouver which is accessible by public transportation. Our ranch over looks Golden Ears Mountains. We are a short drive away from several lakes and parks with extensive outdoor activities available including canoeing/kayaking, hiking, cycling, etc. We are a short walk to public ammenities such as Starbucks, McDonalds, grocery shopping and a few minutes bus ride away from central Maple Ridge where you can access the public swimming pool, gym, library, shopping, etc. Experience driving a truck and trailer with an international driving license is a plus to assist with delivering hay and transporting horses. There is some heavy work required. Tasks could include working on fencing and shelters in addition to daily barn chores and horse maintenance. Also, we are in the process of developing a riding program for underprivaleged kids so if you have riding instructor experience this would be a definate asset. Some gardening, cooking and general house maintenace duties may also be required. Generally, anything to run a small ranch. We are very down to earth and easy going. The farm/ranch is a humble operation. We recently rented new facilities that need a lot of love and attention. But most importantly we love our horses, dogs and other animals. They are like family and they get the best of care and love. We welcome you to come and join us and experience the love and friendship of some of the most wonderful horses you will ever encounter.
Area: Osttirol/ Tirol /AustriaHello Friends, We are a family residing in the National Park "Hohe Tauern" in Matrei, Osttirol, Austria. We run a Bed and Breakfast in Matrei. Our family consists of my husband Andreas, our children Katja 13 y. Julian 11 years, Grandma Dorli, Grandpa Erich and our little dog Blacky, and me Karin. If you want to spend some time with us, send us an Email. In your freetime you can ski, snow sledding e.t.c. in winter. In the summer you can go swimming, cycling, hiking and much more. We also have Internet access at home.
Area: TuscanyWe are a family of three: Chiara (44), Claudio (44) and Leonardo (5). We are living in the countryside south Pistoia since this february: we wanted to change life! We renovate an old house using natural materials and there's still a lot of work to do; we use solar energy to produce electricity and warm water, we collect rain water and so on. But we are very interested not to produce waste, to save energy and to live in harmony with nature and in peace with people around. We have a little piece of land and we want to start growing vegetables and fruits. Leonardo is not going to school because we decide to do homeschooling. We are vegetarian. From the place we live is very easy to go to Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Pistoia, Vinci, and the Tirreno sea.
Area: Geelong, Great Ocean Road, Cape OtwayWe have a campsite and rental cabins located near Cape Otway in an area of magnificent forests, spectacular coastline, beaches and secluded bays. It is sheltered among tall manna gums far away from the wearing noise of towns and traffic. You'll hear Kookaburras, Rosellas, Magpies, Blue Wrens, Robins and the carolling Shrike-Thrush.