Area: AlbertaWe are stewards of the land. It is not our place to wring every possible dollar out of the dirt, but rather gently coax a living from the crystallized sunlight that is a tree. We are a family-run tree farm located southwest of Edmonton Alberta. Most of the outdoor work is done by Sherwood. Most of the indoor work is done by Laura. We order trees each Spring as seedlings or small trees, sell some, transplant the rest into pots for sale as older trees. The summer is a steady round of weeding, watering, mowing, selling, and transplanting as trees outgrow their pots. In addition each summer usually has an infra-structure project -- plumbing a new pot yard, setting up the greenhouse. By September, tree sales are winding down as the weather turns colder. We get ourselves ready for the following Spring (are there places ready for pots? Do we have enough pots? What trees do we want to order?) and then take the Winter off. We would like to have a small vegetable garden as well, but time never seems to stretch to that. Automation isn't big here. Much of the work is done by hand. Mowing is done with one of two zero-turn riding mowers, or with a bush mower pulled by a tractor. I prefer to work with people whenever possible. Much of tree work is fairly dull. I like workers who are reasonably articulate, and who can converse on many topics. While I'm not good with foreign languages, we are both good at helping people understand the nuances of English. If your goal is to move from competent to idiomatic English, we can give you a hand. Weather here in is relatively cool: Highs are mostly in the upper 20's, only rarely getting above 30. Humidity is rare, making for pleasant working conditions. June is our heaviest rainfall month, but thundershowers are common through most of the summer. Right now (July), my godson is working here. Next time slot opens August 6th.
Area: KantoMy father became a farmer with 60 years old. He lives in a big-, old house in the countryside like 'My Neighbor Totoro' with a lovely dackshund names 'chico'. His old school friends help him working in the leek field. I - Maki - am living in Berlin as an artist, so that I cannot stay and help my father any more.
Area: ApuliaCaution, read the profile and write only if truly interested. I'm Luigi, a 52 year old Italian .I am a doctor and have a graduate in Dietetics and Nutrition, freelancer and I take care of essentially with the Medicine Homeopathic ,herbal remedies and Bach flowers. My wife (53 years old) is a teacher in a school and we have a 18 year old son. I have 4 beautiful apartments in country in the south of Italy-Puglia Taranto and near Brindisi Airport (50 km) and 7 km from the sea Jonio.I am a musician (drummer- I play jazz music). We live in Manduria to 5 km from the house in country. I am a freelancer and I can organize free time as I want. The work to be done to my houses are mostly painting work of two gates and a small stair works to cut grass with professional equipment. I provide all the necessary equipment and clothing. There is everything kitchenette. double bed, TV, bathroom, air conditioning etc ... I with my family live to 5 km from the country house, but I'll stay with you all day. We will do the shopping together but you have to cook and eat alone, sometimes we will be happy to invite you to lunch with us. You have to move with the bike and sometimes I can pick you up in my car . Let me know right away if it's okay and when you think you are in Italy. I need help right away.You can stay until the end of June. The apartments are for rent especially in the months of July and August. I looking for volunteers some time 7-10 or 15 days (or more) especially in the months May, June , ending August and September to do jobs such as painting of doors and gates , care of chickens (I have 15 chickens) and gardening work, collection of almonds, however, not work hard. Working hours are very flexible, can take you to make short trips to visit Puglia. The Puglia is one of the most beautiful regions of southern Italy, full of beautiful beaches, history, castles, caves, great wine and cuisine . Visit us to believe, but most nice people and higher hospitality. I offer accommodation and meals in the apartment with own bathroom and kitchen corner. Excellent Italian cuisine. I want to meet nice people and with patience. I'm a simple person very adaptable and sympathetic. We live in Manduria in Puglia one of the most beautiful regions of Italy. A Manduria there are a few pubs, restaurants and pizzerias and you live very peacefully. We are a quiet family who live with natural rhythms of work and not very stressful. In our country house you live well, and you can move with the bike or I can sometimes I can bring myself with my car. If this kind of life you do not like, you have to look for another job. We'd love to stay with us ... IMPORTANT:The workawayer (honest, capable, willing and kind) who chooses to spend some time with us and is happy, it may also decide to stay longer in Italy and in our company and grow our farm in return for a amount of money to be determined at the time of choice . Internet free and unlimited. Important: workawayer try to insert in a stable manner, or for prolonged periods of time in a project of a small agriturism for the next year. Luigi Forgiveness for English is not perfect.
Area: NebraskaI own a water drilling company in the sand hills of Nebraska where my wife and I have raised 5 children on our ranch of cattle and quarter horses. We enjoy riding horses for our past time. Almost every night, you can find my youngest son of 15 practicing for an upcoming rodeo. Our house is 15 miles away from a town of 9,000 people called Alliance. Alliance is located 4 hours from Denver, Colorado and 3 hrs from Rapid City, SD. My family enjoys water skiing, snow skiing, dancing, and partaking in local small town festivals. There are multiple popular tourist locations and activities in this area; Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse monument, Jailhouse Bluffs, Chimney Rock, Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Skiing Resorts, bicycling/hiking trails, rafting and canoeing, hunting, fishing, and horse backing.
Area: Figueira da Foz, SoureTermas da Azenha is a little village on its own, and it´s old already. There are 7 buildings, the old thermal baths being the centre. I live here with my two sons, our ages: 51, 20 & 18. Most of the time there are volunteers and guests around. What I do: receive guests in summer, so than it is all about cleaning, cooking, making a nice atmosphere. The rest of the year I´m (re)building or doing maintenance work. Than it´s all about sanding, painting, tiling and mosaicing. I try to have some people at the same time, so you´ll have company. In your free time, you can watch films, read books, talk to the donkeys or play with the cats, go to the beach, visit some cities in the neighbourhood, game with my sons or do whatever you like to do. Everything is decorated in a special way. It is an art-project ~ a lot of mosaics and wallpaintings around. Like to be creative? For this winter, I am looking specially for people who like to help with mosaics. If you have any experience, or if you are really creative, please respond! A small "warning": there will not be so many people around, so it´s nice if you like to do things on your own, or with a few others. It´s perfect for people who want to have a time-out to think about their past and/or future. Hope to see you! Sunny greetings, Ellen Lanser