Area: Horgarsveit (7 km. from Akureyri)Our guesthouse and tourist service is a family business. We put our lives and souls in it. Óli, Dísa and our girls, Klara, Katrín and Sunneva, will offer you a warm welcome. We have 27 rooms, restaurant in the summer and a horse rental, so this is a busy place, and lot to do all day long. Óli is a tourism specialist from the University of Iceland with a strong interest in horses. He has taken on various jobs related to land and people and Icelandic nature. Dísa is a graphic designer from Akureyri Art School (Myndlistaskólinn á Akureyri). She is a great idea builder and interested in everything related to design, gardening and cooking. Klara is an athletic 19 year old girl who has been around horses since she was born. The last few summers she has been working around horses, riding tours and riding school. She is particularly talented in her approach to both horses and kids. Katrín is 13 years old, born on February 29, 2000, so only twice has she had the chance to celebrate her real birthday. Katrín helps with everything around the “farm”. Sunneva is 11 years old and enjoys nothing better than the countryside. She‘s a very industrious and clever girl and she will show you to your room, if you are lucky.
Area: MalopolskaMyself: Born in Pakistan 16 Dec 1968, first degree Agriculture, Pakistan MSc Forestry, Bangor, North Wales, followed by teachers' training (PGCE). Taught on the Isle of Wight for 6 years, 1 year in Spain and 7 years in Poland. I have a small farm 3 ha, 54 km north of Krakow. These days I teach in a private school in Krakow only once a week, to earn some money to be to survive. I want to establish a small garden center business on the farm. Plan to plant about 2000 christmas trees this autumn (2013). I want to continue developing my orchard, herbs and bee hives.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonRussell, my husband and myself are in our 50's and took early retirement in 2010. It was then we bought our present home a beautiful bourgeois house dating back to the 14th century in the centre of the a lovely wine producing village called Azille. The house is full of character and tradition and is one of the most important properties in the village being 600sqaure metres. When we began our renovations we were put under a lot of pressure by the Marie to maintain as much of the charm and tradition of the property. We now have almost finished the hard bit. We have completed work that now gives the house some beautiful outside space with swimming pool and a lovely interior including billiard room and ensuite bedrooms. We were not strangers to this area for we had a holiday villa only 40 minutes from Azille where we spent all our holidays since 2004. I was a nurse before retiring and Russell a Chef we are both fit and young at heart. We love our home and our 2 dogs and 3 cats. Our daughter and her family live close by which is a bonus for us. Our son is a yachtmaster and travels the world sailing yachts for his various clients.
Area: Western AustraliaMy name is Hayley. We are a Christian family living in the coastal city of Geraldton in Western Australia. Our family consists of myself and my husband and our three young children, one who is almost 4, a two and a half year old and 8 month old. I should also mention we have two small dogs who are also part of the family! We have lived in Geraldton since 2006 and love the beach lifestyle.
Area: NairobiMy name is Bush, I'm an administrator and a volunteer with community based organizations. My mission is to help boost community based projects through short films/documentaries online presence,currently i am studying community development and i always willing to help in improving the life standards of the poor,encouraging the HIV+ as well as identifying talents,equipping them with skills and network,. Any work away joining my mission would have a chance to make a difference in the community as well as to an individual,.. Future projects:A short film of the Kenyan Slums(focusing on the spread of Hiv, unemployment and poverty) :Wood carving(how the youth can learn and earn themselves a living) :Empowering the youth in the slums,teaching them media techniques & computers Any volunteer who would like to be part of the mission are appreciated,and I would ask them to be accompanied by any equipment's associated with photography, film & documentary if they have them,.Skills and will is highly appreciated ..let them be free to ask anything,.