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Area: UzesWe live 4km away from the center of Uzes. I'm a carpenter's wife who likes gardening We live in a little paradise and I'm looking for help to do it better again. We have having been living there for nearly 30 years and it's like 3 houses there now. We rent a gite's in summer (so all must be clean and without dust and spiders in june) You must be confident with animals as we have a dog and 2 cats I like to gardening a lot and we have strawberries, rasperries, asparagus... somebody must climb on a stepladder to cut all the wisteria going under the blows of the roof and attach maitresses branches in the tonnell ...... I hope you'll not consider that coming with me to the market on wednesday or friday morning to buy organic food for everybody is work I'll try to help you as much I can I never forget the word exchange !!! If you believe you could like to stay a little with us you can contact me
Area: Elche,Valencian CommunityHello. We are Sharon and Jason; an early 40s British couple who have decided to settle in Spain after spending a year travelling around Europe in a battered motorhome. During that year we did approximately 12 workaway assignments and loved it, having fabulous experiences and meeting wonderful people along the way. So now it’s our turn to be hosts! We have recently bought an old Spanish house that requires a lot of work (the whole property was empty for about two years). We have been busy painting and fixing up the main house, but as I (Sharon) sometimes commutes to the UK for work, and Jason works 4 days a week in Spain, progress will inevitably start to slow down. This is why we’d like some help from the friendly world of workaway! We have 2 large orchards, mostly consisting of oranges. These need to be tidied up and bought back to their beautiful best after not having been looked after or watered for a while. We also have an old shoe factory on site that we are hoping to convert into a 3/ 4 bedroom annex to rent out. This is a massive project in itself. We would also hope that you wouldn't mind helping out with household tasks if necessary. As we are both so busy, any assistance with preparing food, clearing up afterwards would be much appreciated. Our spare time is limited so people who are self sufficient would be a great asset! We are based just outside Elche in Alicante, in an area called Daimes. There isn’t much to do, so our home would probably appeal more to those who prefer peace and quiet and who have their own transport (rumour has it that there are buses, but these do seem to be few and far between!). Couples might be best, unless you’re an independent soul who can entertain yourself (though you of course would be more than welcome to hang out with us should you want to). In return we can offer you a bedroom in the main house, though please realise that things are a bit rustic (we have a nice hot water supply now, but only Spanish tv). However, we do have a good wi-fi connection. We work hard and do long hours, but do enjoy some nice food and cheap red wine in the evenings! If the nights are still warm enough we sit outside watching the stars, the storms, the fireworks, or the antics of our pretty dumb but lovely adopted dogs Linda and Jako! We also have 4 chickens and a cockerel, so you may even get some fresh eggs every now and again! Even though the house is a bit off the beaten track, if you have your own vehicle it’s only 10 minutes to the nearest beach or Dolores, 5 minute drive to the outskirts of Elche, less than that to La Hoya, or 25 minutes to Alicante town. There are even some bars / restaurants within 20 minutes or so walking distance. So if you think that you’d like to join us in our attempts to get our home and land sorted, please get in touch. We’d try and make your stay as enjoyable as possible and give you varied tasks (though this will obviously depend on what’s being done at the time!). In return we’d ask that you work 5 hours a day / 5 day week. We look forward to hearing from you. Sharon and Jason
Area: SicilyHello, We are looking for a nice girl who is good with kids, this is the most important thing, that want to become part of our family.we live in Sicily in a fantastic place pretty close to the sea ,18 km far.the wether here is so nice that you can swim from april to november. I think we are friendly, My name is Simone i'm 41 years old and my wife's name is Paola,she is 37 years old. Our little son Federico is 4 years old in april , he has a great smile and our daughter Viola is 8 years old. I'm a photographer and my wife is a book conservator. We have also a dog and 2 cats that live outside.
Area: Fethiye - Turkey:*:> Share my Food Forest Life Dream close your eyes . and get lost in a forest . start swimming in the perfect ecosystem of the forest ocean . imagine that this is a forest where there is no human interference ; nobody is ploughing the land , no fertiliser or pesticide , no weeding . all the plants , trees , birds , animals , and the weeds live together healthfully and in peace . all plants grow together ; no plant calls any other plant a weed or unwanted plant . if we can elude our prejudice and stop seeing some plants as weeds then we can see how the so-called weed can be beneficial to the plant growing just next to it and to the ecosystem . all kind of plants , all kind of animals , and all kind of human beings , without excluding any species , all this diversity is great richness in our perfect ecosystem . take a forest ecosystem as a perfect guide to design and create your own food forest life . how easy is it to share life in our own forest ecosystem that we design , sharing the life as companion plants ? how easy is it to weave and live infinite invisible connections in our very complicated life as a forest ecosystem . how easy is it to strip or file our ego and prejudice ? If you can beleive in the perfectness of the nature and forest ecosystem and if you can manage to create an ecosystem where you can share the life without any measures , any prejudice , any weighing machines , then you feel the very perfectness of the life , the only truth . share the life . do not try to get as much as you desire from the nature ; accept thankfully as much as the nature is ready to give you . I am not looking for volunteering workers . I am looking for friends to share my Food Forest Life dream ; learning from each others experiences , we design the life together , expand our horizons together , use our skills in a productive way , and contribute to the nature as much as we can . Life is a very complicated perfect great joke :: if you have some sense of humour , full of energy to work and full of energy to enjoy the life at the same time ready to practice or learn such a life ::: you are more than welcome . *** We work , prepare our breakfast , lunch , and dinner together . There is no management , there is no manager , no workers here :: we are all equal . Working hours :: I do not have scheduled hours . When we have some work to do , we work ; little or very late , we work . we water our trees , harvest products , design our field . As the Permaculture suggests , we try to design our life so intelligently in order to save some time and have more leisure to enjoy the life and the nature . When we like to have free time or free day , we have it . I hate to limit the life in hours . I hate the measures , calculations , accounts , weighing machines , unjust scales ; I have broken all of them ; I try to hear the beautiful voice of the natural order . The perfect nature does not have weighing machines . I do not smoke . You do not smoke . We do not smoke . With all my respect and love , smoking friends , I do really care about your health . As Permaculture suggests , problem is solution ; if there is a problem , then , definitely there is a positive solution . We talk about solving all kinds of problems positively , but we do not smoke . *** I do prefer you stay at least one week . It is a good idea to have some good field shoes . Having good shoes , then we can set off , searching for life , searching for ourself , searching for the road to the nature . Your participation may include : * Experience Permaculture and Natural way of Farming * Cooking * General Maintanence * Building * Maintaining vegetable gardens * Animal Care If you feel Labour in your hands and Love in your heart , then , there is certainly something that you can share . * Language :: Turkish , English , Spanish , and some French , very little German . Never mind all these languages ! Whatever language you speak , forget it , we try to speak the Language of Nature as our common language here . Be submissive to the Nature . Be in love with Nature . Listen to the Nature. Speak and listen to the Language of Nature . ====*=====*==== When you are here , you have the opportunity to visit ::: * Fethiye . * Oludeniz Beach , that is our world-famous beautiful beach , 15 km away from Fethiye . * On the way to Oludeniz Beach , we have Ghost Village – Kayakoy - , largely abandoned after a population exchange agreement signed by the Turkish and Greek governments in 1923 . Today Kayakoy village serves as a museum and is a historical monument . Around 500 houses remain as ruins and are under the protection of the Turkish government , including two Greek Orthodox Churches , which remain the most important sights of the ghost town . * Saklikent , it is a wanderful gorge of more than 20 km long . * Many antique Lycian cities , like Cadianda , Xanthos , Letoon and Tlos . Enjoy sharing Organic Intelligent Life . Labour in your hands , love in your heart :: welcome to share . We have 2 ptojects - dreams , that we have started to weave in 2 different farms . The Prickly Pear and to be started soon , My Lycian Garden . you will be sharing our life in both dreams . in south-west corner of Turkey , in Fethiye , a very lucky area with a generous sunshine , fertility , and beautiful scenery , I have chosen an arid and infertile land contrary to the rich lands of Fethiye to start and create a Food Forest . I have started to plant olive trees , roses with prickly pears , fruit and non-fruit trees , perennial and annual plants , evergreen and deciduous trees . the heart of my forest is not prejudice , wide open to all flowers and weeds , with or without thorns . I am trying to create a simple , primitive , sustainable life , experiment Permaculture and Natural Farming principles , as the philosophy of Natural Farming enlightens my way . our 6-hectare-farm , We 45 km away from Fethiye . we are in a very early stage of our farm , don’t expect too much , so , being a new farm , we have lots of things to do . therefore , we need your different ideas , visions , perspectives and your participation . you can be part of weaving the dreams and reality . * we all stay in a simple house, all sleep together in a large room with seperators , kind of semi private rooms with a private bathroom . ** you may stay alone in a room or share with a friend . *** I stay at the farm few days a week . the rest of the week , you may be staying alone or with few other friends . You may be the only person staying at the farm for few days or there may be some other friends .. **** until April 2014 , we were staying in our small hotel in the city of Fethiye and we were visiting our farm daily . so , read the beautiful feedbacks written before April 2014 from my beautiful friends accordingly . before April 2014 we had a comfortable life , after April 2014 , we are living at our farm with primitive conditions , at the very heart of the nature . If you dare to experience sharing such a Food Forest Life Dream , nothing else but just a dream :: you are more than welcome . *** Ali KISLAK
Area: Coimbra and CenterWe need urgently someone for a long-term staying, starting around 1st January!! Please if you want a nice and warm place to stay and to help during the winter, contact us!! Since we bought this farm 24 years ago we only used and provided biological products and plantations. We are Father and Son; Andreas, 59 years old. Andreas is an engineer that has always a lot of ideas and solutions in his mind, he is dedicated to nature, permaculture and biological food. Lucas, 23 years old, studied programming, is now dedicated to do all kind of farm works. Apart of the farm work, Lucas teach traditional world dances with his girlfriend Rafa that used to help often at the farm.