Area: Sachsen-Anhalt / Saxony-AnhaltHowever, the healing castle Closes during the winter from end of October till April 2015. APPLY NOW FOR 2015!!! Before applying for this internship, be SURE you will take your committment both physically and mentally seriously. Also, please do not apply if you are waiting for other Workaways because we cannot deal with everyone changing their minds. Please read our website, healingcastle.com, before asking questions because they will be probably answered there. We accept long-term volunteers for a hotel-management internship for about 6 months between April and November 2015. We are also accepting Intern-volunteers special for gardening, herbs, wild fruits and natural medicines until the beginning of november (no less than 3 months). After the Internship is finished you will recieve a certification of completion. (If you are coming from a country which requires a visa, please contact the castle before beginning the visa application process.) *********************************************** We are situated in a nice rural area and see our task here in assisting each other to understand and apply a holistic health concept. We incorporate yoga in our daily lives (ex. bhakti yoga), as well as meditation, there are free therapy possibilities, free crystalbed-use, and free long-term accommodation. We have one cat and we cook vegetarian. We will not cater for other diets or allergies. We'd like to welcome allrounder, creatives and make-it-worker with a passion for everyday's little adventures. We want you to enjoy your stay here, just remember it is a WORKING holiday. We have realized that we must teach standard talents and skills up to our expectations. This is a center that teaches valuable life lessons which will help you throughout your life. This is SOCIAL COMPETENCE. There are schools that teach SOCIAL COMPETENCE and we teach this for free in our lifestyle.
Area: Bruce Peninsula, Ontario CanadaOur small home and cabins are "off grid" with energy from a modest solar system only. That means, of course, we must monitor our electrical use carefully, and internet access is limited . Two gentle dogs share our space. Each summer we offer a simple retreat for people who need to restore themselves physically and spiritually in a natural setting. We are not doing this for profit, but because we see the need. If you come to our 100 acres your creativity, as well as your labour, will help us make it happen. We are in a beautiful setting on the Bruce Peninsula, alongside the Bruce Trail , near caves, 1.5 kms from the pristine waters of Georgian Bay and 8 km from a village ( For an idea of our geography google Bruce Peninsula National Park or Niagara escarpment) Our property is a beautiful rolling 100 acres (40 hectares) of white pine and hardwood forests. There are also several acres of wild apple trees and two open fields for vegetables and fruit cultivation. It is a biosphere area where you can stargaze as you sit around the camp fire. It is a "dark sky" area with no suburban lights interfering with the full majesty of stars ( You can get an idea of our land and Workaway projects by looking at the pictures of...BUILding the GAZEBO( It took a lot of sanding, which allowed plenty of time for good conversations, lots of laughter, much lemonade and snacks and, of course, a great team of Workawayers !!!.) painting the bunkie, picking peas, gathering herbs and making sure the camp fire stays lit
Area: AndaluciaI am looking for someone for mid September / October. I only take single work awayers, no couples or friends traveling together please. At the moment there is still some bramble clearance that needs doing, painting inside and outside of the house and mixing of concrete so I can finish rendering the wall. Someone with carpentry skills would be good as I have a door that needs fitting. Horse riding is available for someone who is a very experienced rider. Echo hasn't been ridden since last November and hadn't done much before that. He is very stuborn! Days off would need to be taken mid week so you can cover for me looking after the animals when I am away at weekends compeating with the dogs. I expect you to work 25 hours a week in return for full board and accomadation in my guest appartment. If you have a problem with being told what to do by a woman please don't apply!!! I live on a small holding 2 1/2 km from the traditional Andalucian village of Riogordo, with my 2 dogs, 2 horses, 7 peacocks and 2 chickens. I have 2 1/2 acres of land set at the bottom of the valley with a river running through it and lots of orange trees. I had a bad fall off one of the horses and it has left me struggling with all that needs doing round here. I am English and an artist, writer and dog trainer. I take my inspiration from the animals and the surounding countryside. It is a truly magical and special place here, far from the hustle and bustle of the city I used to live in. A place to be inspired, batteries recharged and some where to get in touch which your spiritual side. The river is full of trout, frogs and turtles and has herons nesting near by that come down to fish. The trees are full of oranges, lemons and pomegranites. Nothing beats picking an orange straight from the tree and eating it!
Area: GaliciaI am Spanish born, married to an English man. We are a retired couple living in Spain for most of the year. We have an old restored country house and a large garden and greenhouse that I can no longer cope with on my own. At the moment I am restoring some old wooden furniture and would also appreciate anyone with some experience of this,or someone w illing to help me.
Area: British ColumbiaCurrently we need help immediately....for harvesting in the garden, making firewood, feeding animals, may be butchering and much more... We live very remote in the wilderness, 2 hours from the next town (Canada, BC) – you must love nature, wilderness, stillness and farm work to come here. Gravel road, NO public transit, no traffic. A town trip to Burns Lake means a whole day (200 km) trip, therefore pickup /return dates need to be discussed and planned. We live right on a large Lake (320 km) with a spectacular view over the lake with some islands and the mostly snow covered mountains in the distance. The sunsets over the lake are stunning. You can watch the beaver on the beach or the breeding Bald Eagle pair from the house, the Ospreys' nest is to view in walking distance. There is Moose, White-tailed and Mule Deer as well as bears (black bears and grizzlies sometimes),wolves, lynx and cougars in our area. We have two small kids who are eager to learn good things from you- if it is language, music, sports, building etc.. They would love to see and play with other „workawayer“ kids here as well. We do homeschooling and the kids like exciting projects. We have sheep (ca. 30 Icelandic and Rideau-Arcott), which we milk some in the summer. We make joghurt and quark and other cheese (depending on time we have). We do butcher our animals. Other animals include 9 Lamas, and 3 guardian dogs (no pets, not to be petted!!) for protection of sheep (as well as farm and family), chickens, 3 cats, as well as 3 horses (only for experienced people) and a pony as well as 3 miniature horses. Our pony needs training! We have a large vegetable garden as well as a potato and garlic field. We started large permaculture hillbeds. Apart from garden work , there is making firewood in the forest to do, may be some fence building, etc.. Depending on possibilities we might have a bed/room in a simple old (and not fancy nor luxury) guest house available, or you sleep on a small loft in our small house but you can also sleep in a shed or your tent. We have to share one small bathroom with several people, but an outhouse and the lake (no saop) are avilable too. So far we had good experiences with many volunteers. They were eager, self-motivated, independently and involved themselves and we had a lot of fun – we loved also sometimes being cooked for ....Yummy. With two small homeschooled kids sharing everything and one person doing most of the farmwork, we are happy to have company and help in all areas. We live as self-sufficient and simple as possible (our house is small and simple, no luxury) and do this as a lifestyle out of our conviction, we buy as little as possible. Therefore food is simple and we eat what we have, we avoid sugar and eat very little sweets (health reasons), if you need that (SWEET STUFF), bring it yourself, but please not for or in front of our kids. We eat meat (mostly our own lamb or Lama). To us, organic farming is the best way to live healthy and care for mother earth. Thus our „agricultural“ animals grow as organic as possible too. We like to share our beautiful place with new friends. We like to meet people with similar interests in organic farming, permaculture, self sufficent life style, as well as in connectedness and awareness. We always can learn from each other and need reminders. In the winter it is possible to do cross country skiing, snow shoeing, ice fishing (to get a fishing license is your responsibility), sledging, sometimes horse back riding etc..Our vision is to find some likeminded homeschooling families or teacher? to live here with us longterm. If you want to stay with us, minimum stay would be a month, town is quite far (100 km) and picking up means a lot of effort, time, money and organization for us. There is no public transportation out here!!! References would be great . You need be able to work by yourself also, because with homeschooling and other work (desk and kitchen) indoors, we only can be outside usually in the afternoon. We expect you to keep your living quarters (house) nice, clean and tidy, help with cooking/dishwashes beside of farm chores. Please NO SMOKERS (and NO DOPErs/no drugs). We look forward to meet you and hope to all have a great time again. PS: We do not have WIFI and Internet access is limited. No cell phone access.