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Area: Sunshine Coast, British ColumbiaWe are a 23 acre, water access only eco retreat on Nelson Island, in the mouth of Jervis Inlet on the Sunshine Coast. Our place includes a 3 acre private island and one of the only pebble beaches in the area with warm shallow swimming waters, deep water moorage and comfortable camping spots. We provide affordable, eco-friendly accommodations and a laid back vibe, for visitors to experience and the natural beauty and wilderness of the Sunshine Coast. We are completely off-grid and are trying to encourage sustainable eco-tourism. We harvest solar, wind and rainwater to provide our power and water supply. Over the past 18 months, we've constructed the main lodge, which is a 1,500 square foot wood framed Yurt with a communal kitchen / living area and some accommodations. We will also be erecting prospector tents, and a large tepee and regular 2/3 person tents to provide additional accommodations for paying guests and volunteers. With the help of our amazing volunteers, we've been able to get so much done, including cutting trails, composting toilets, drift wood stair ways and furniture, and the start of our veggie garden. We've still got lots to do before we open, including building decks and platforms, trails and access stairs, finishing carpentry work and we always need wood splitting for the fire. We're also building a website and have various art / gardening projects on the go. We are looking for volunteers who can stay for two weeks or longer, and a minimum of 25 hours a week in exchange for great food and lodging. We tend to have family style meals, and are keen to share cooking duties, so bring your "signature dish" with you.
Area: Rangárþing eystraWe are farmers in south Iceland with a mixed farm - cows, sheep and horses, - we like to have help at the farm doing all shorts of farm work in different weather and year-conditions to do farming! - We are family of 5 - Husband and wife at 40s with oldest kid 18, 15 and 13 - two boys and youngest child a dotter. - Our farm is adjusting to organic - The wife on the farm is with disability to work - therefor the husband needs more help and helpers follow him, at his farm work (outside work - stablework) - We have had volunteer people in our house for over 15 years! - We gladly except your help - if you are intressted!? 07.03.14 = Pleace notice our demand, are after having had problems with volunteer workers in our house - ... with time and scedule - that people read and know the times - and the rutine work we set up - and that they try to understand that we are working with nature, - so when the nature calls = like calf birth or rain/snow when we plan something that needs dry hours - ... or if like this message is written over = an tradic death in the family and our time gets suddenly destracket by things that can´t be changed - though we like to have them differnet -... please we try - and please know sometimes you need to put yourselfs in other persons shue´s - (there I am (SÆUNN) mentioning my disability to hold heavy things, open bottles and things that need two hands, - simple cleaning of the house takes me 4 times longer then healthy person is able to do it) - and...well - this is a new demand - ... to all candidats to our farm at volunteer work - ... bring understanding, patience and try to learn the icelandic way - it might not be your way in normal day but it is our way and you come to our house! - Having said this... - it is said for a reason, - for things were understood and - ... we try to do our best to welcome you - that is a promiss - ... but to feel welcome you also have to chip in! :) OK? Also it is not a house to come to if you are a smoker and it is not a house to come to if you don´t eat all - or it will be difficult! - Let us know about your alergies - for your own sake!
Area: WaikatoAfter spending many years travelling myself I am now settled here with my 10yr old son nearby (here in the weekends). My place gets it's name from our 1000 odd stuffed Monkey and Gorilla collection which is scattered around the entertainment shed (table tennis, pool, big screen etc). Most of it has been built and modified by traveling helpers over the last four years. We have a few animals (changes occasional) and hence eat very well (veges included). I also have a rental van business which I'm getting off the ground. Basically lots of things to do (I sometimes organise budget caving and skiing trips for everyone) and I also help those that are interested, to find paid work around the area. So if you're looking for a very relaxed environment and can relate to all warps of life....then come visit us. Cheers
Area: SardiniaWe run a Cultural Art Association with the aim to encourage an experiential approached to art in its various forms. We are setting the studio/workshop in Sardinia.
Area: YablanitsaWe run a small guest house with activity holidays in Bulgaria about 1 hour from Sofia. Here in the mountainous interior of exotic Bulgaria you can enjoy off-road mountain biking and hiking through some of the most unspoiled natural surroundings left in Europe. We are preparing for guests now, so lots of painting, basic DIY, some outdoor projects, lots of gardening and dog-walking. Particularly looking for creative people, or people great with computers or with strong practical skills. Have to like dogs, enjoy hard work at times, enjoy the peaceful mountains and needing to be responsible sometimes!