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Area: MunsterNon-smoking family of 4, plus 1 who is married so longer lives at home!! We have house pets and a large garden. We live in a rural part of Co Cork and lead a very simple life. We are trying to develop a veg and fruit garden to be self-sufficient. We happy to take you to and from the bus route. We will take you to visit some local places if we have time. I am a qualified teacher and we are happy to help you with learning the English language, don't worry if you are very rusty we don't mind!! As the work is physical and outside you need to be comfortable bending, using simple garden tools, rake, spade, fork etc. We are happy to teach you but please this is not the place for you if physical outdoor work does not appeal to you. You WILL get dirty :) We share the living day to day tasks like preparing meals, washing up after dinner and light housework this is not a hotel!!!!
Area: Midi PyreneesWe are a happy and friendly Scottish couple, recently relocated to a beautiful and peaceful old French farmhouse near Condom in the Gers. We have horses, geese ducks, chickens, cats and dogs and a fair amount of land and wish to open a B&B as soon as we can get the bedrooms renovated. We are located directly on the route of the Chemin de St Jaques de Compostelle so the area is amazing for walking or riding in the stunning rolling countryside. We are 2hrs from Toulouse and Bordeaux. About an hour from the Pyrenees. Often called 'little Tuscany' this is typical Gascon countryside of rolling hills and farmland with sunflowers and lots of sunshine !
Area: EnglandI'm a home birth midwife and massage therapist living in Hampshire, UK (about an hour SW of London) with my home educated (gamer) son 11, his 2 rats, 2 cats and a friendly labrador called Romeo. We have an extra bedroom and enjoy having guests from other places. I'm originally from the USA and travel around the world catching babies when I'm not home in England. We have a wide variety of interests. I swim on a swim team. Elliot does Tae Kwondo, football and is massively into gaming. We both love animals, the cinema and enjoying life in general.
Area: Northlandwe are a busy motel/restaurant in the historic village of Waipu, 90 minutes north of Auckland and 30 minutes south of Whangarei - the Gateway to the North. I am recently widowed, and have owned the motel for 5 years. My family come to help some weekends, other than that I am running the business on my own (with the help of my little dog, Eva). I am now seeking suitable helpers for the spring/summer season, and specifically I need help with the grounds and with ongoing maintenance. I can send any interested person a list of what is specifically required. Some experience in this type of work would be a distinct advantage. And someone who can work unsupervised is essential. Also, you must speak English, otherwise communication becomes too difficult. I am happy to offer a workaway experience to interested persons in exchange for accommodation and meals. This could ideally suit couples, though singles will also be considered. Someone who can stay 3 - 4 weeks at a time will be ideal, longer if it works out. I prefer non-smokers, NZ has a non-smoking policy for all motel/hotels/restaurants etc. I also have a zero tolerance for drugs policy which applies to the length of your stay here. Using recreational drugs on or off the site will not be tolerated. During your free time you are able to discover the district, using the bicycles we have here for your use. There is no public transport in Waipu, just the inter city bus that comes thru 3 or 4 times a day. There are beautiful beaches to discover where you can relax and sunbathe or perhaps go surfing or fishing. We have Glow Worm Caves just 14km from the motel where you can go to see these fascinating creatures in their natural habitat. Piroa Falls is a short drive away, ideal for a picnic and a swim in fresh mountain water. And our own museum in the village tells the wonderful story of the Great Migration of the original settlers. My greatest criteria is reliability. Once you have accepted the offer to come and stay I expect you to follow through. I have had Workawayers let me down with only a few hours' notice which is not acceptable. Please give this consideration before you apply. You also need to have a pleasant, outgoing personality and have the ability to get on with people in general. You must be polite and courteous to other guests and other volunteers at all times.
Area: Pays de la LoireWe are an English and French couple living in 10 hectares (25acres) of unspoilt natural countryside. Our property is a protected site for birds and butterflies. Our lakes and woodland support a wide range of wildlife and we aim to upkeep this natural balance. The largest lake is one hectare (about 2.5 acres) and has been used as a fishing lake and a swimming lake. Our farmhouse is partially renovated (roof, 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs finished), although there is plenty left to do. We use a maximum of ecological materials (lime, hemp, straw, wood etc) and are aiming to complete further rooms downstairs sometime this year. We constantly maintain the grounds and organic vegetable garden. There are trees blown down in the storms to cut up, outlets to the lakes to survey, brambles to cut back, grass to cut, and of course chickens to feed and eggs to collect. Alongside our daily work we have other projects, such as renovating a lakeside observatory and building a floating island for our wild visiting ducks, building hedgehog shelters, and many more.