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Area: ColoradoUpdate: As my Calendar indicates, I am set for volunteers at this time, and am now shifting my personal focus for a while. Perhaps I will do some workaway volunteering myself. Thank you for your interest -- and thank you to my wonderful workawayers. Blessings on your travel adventures! I left a small, hip, progressive city about five years ago and resettled in a tiny rural town (pop. around 55 people) in cattle country in southeastern Colorado. Here, I live among down-to-earth ranchers, people whose families have been here for generations, and a few forward-thinking folks long on ideas for sustainability but short on time to bring them into reality. Our town has no gas pump, no store, no cafe, no bank, no doctor, and those types of services are a 100-mile round trip away. What we do have is priceless! Waking up to birdsong. Mornings that are sometimes so quiet you feel as though the world has stopped spinning. Views of a vast, ever-changing sky and a wide horizon. A small school where students of all ages come together like family. A church. A post office. The whistle of the train in the still of the night. And neighbors who generally live and let live. As the owner of three properties in various stages of rehabilitation and transformation, I'm inviting you to bring your skills, passions, spirit, music, art, and love of simple, country living to my community. This is the kind of place where your ideas, experience, and talents in the areas of sustainable/alternative living, building, gardening, and community can really make a difference. And who knows? You might find that the quiet pace of rural living agrees with you and you'll decide to stay longer than you first imagined. Now that I have communicated with about 20 workawayers and have hosted four of them (with two more on the way), it seems important to reinforce a few things. First, I am not yet growing any food and could still use help with some knowledgable folks who can help me plan and initiate a workable scenario for this drought-challenged, windy area. Also, because I do not have animals or crops, there are not mandatory chores on a regular schedule. Volunteers who are most comfortable with that type of very structured work environment may get restless here. In addition, regardless of changing laws in Colorado, I ask all volunteers to honor the culture of my community -- which is not aligned with marijuana use or other recreational substance. Ditto for my own home and other properties, which are smoke-free, drug-free, and largely pet-free. Just thought I'd make that as clear upfront as I can. Thanks for your understanding and respect.
Area: Prince Edward IslandIf you have skills to share, Please contact us! We are a super friendly family of 4, living on the beautiful Prince Edward Island. We are surrounded with beauty and beaches. There is so much to do on PEI. Fantastic seafood, boating, fishing, hiking trails, pubs, and the friendliest people ever! We own a small farm and love to explore the island and all it has to offer. We can offer you meals and lodging in exchange for help around the farm and our home. We would also love to show you around the Island and give you a taste of Island culture. We are located between the 2 only cities on the island and have no problem providing you transportation.
Area: Lower SaxonyMy wife and I run a small Bicycle Pension with restaurant directly on the Elbe. Meine Frau und ich betreiben eine kleine Radlerpension mit Gastronomie direkt an der Elbe. On our land (5 acres), we grow fruits and vegetables organically certified. This year we have created a wine box. Auf unserem Land (5 ha) bauen wir Obst und Gemüse biozertifiziert an. Dieses Jahr haben wir ein Weinfeld angelegt.
Area: LombardyCaselle Landi is a very small village located about 70 km southeast of Milan. About 1.700 people live there immersed in the nature. Every summer an English summer camp for kids from 6/14 years old is organized by the Town Council. If you want to experience the italian way of life, please come and volunteer with us! People in the village are used to receive foreigners and love cooking for visitors!
Area: MallorcaHi - due to some workawayers amending their dates of travel we now have availability from September 24 - mid October (and possibly later..). If you can help us out please do contact us... Many thanks Welcome to our small finca in the centre of the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. We have approx 4 acres, on which we predominantly grow almonds and figs. We also have a few carob trees, and a variety of citrus trees. Having lived here for 8 years we are still in the midst of reforming and enlarging the original house which is about 100 years old. There is never a shortage of tasks that need to be done, even though we have had professional help with most of the building. We have realised that we need some help around the place if I am to stop going grey! As hubby (Bob) works full time (we have a marine engineering business) and I (Pat) do contract work on events that often takes me abroad to pay the bills, some of the tasks on the ever increasing list are slipping the net. You need to love dogs (we currently have 5 boisterous hounds) and cats (7 at the moment!); plus 2 pigs, chickens and 4 sheep - and we need to fence off more areas and build appropriate shelters for them. Apart from the regular tasks around the finca and house we also have a large number of boats and some classic Land Rovers in various stages of being dismantled or as restoration projects. Basically if you have common sense, a mature attitude and a willingness to help then please contact us. We are about 2km from Sineu, which has very easy train access to Palma and occasional buses to other local villages, and has a multitude of bars, shops and restaurants, post office, medical centre, and one the island’s largest markets every Wednesday. We are not listed as organic but do not use any chemicals on the land and endeavour to be as Eco and environmentally friendly as possible in all that we do. Our electricity is by solar power, with generator back up for those occasion times that the sun does not shine. Yes - it does rain here, thankfully, as that helps fill our underground water tank, with tanker top ups in the summer. We do have WiFi, though the signal can sometimes be poor. We can be flexible with days and hours (in the summer ideally work is done early morning and late afternoon/evening to avoid the heat) but do ask that at least one weekend day is worked so that help can be given to us with any of the heavier, multi-handed, or bulkier tasks. We are both English, and Pat speaks some Spanish. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat if you would like more information.