Area: Midi PyreneesChris and Maggie live in a large house which was renovated a few years ago. We just outside the village of Varen, about 100 kms north of Toulouse. Chris is semi-retired, having worked in UK TV and radio as a drama writer and producer and subsequently as an internet consultant, providing advice to the creative industries on how to manage content online. Maggie is an artist and part time teacher of English and French. We have both traveled extensively in Europe and the rest of the world. Nowadays we still spend a certain amount of time travelling, occasionally working away from home, but otherwise occupy ourselves with gardening, tinkering with this and that, reading. Maggie works in her studio and I have a work room in the house. The house is surrounded by its own land, with gardens, woodland and a river for swimming and canoeing. There is a railway nearby with direct trains to Toulouse. We are both sociable people, taking great enjoyment from cooking and eating, good conversation. we keep up with friends throughout the world using the internet and we both have a wide range of interests.
Area: QuebecWe are located in a beautiful village in Québec, Canada (Sainte-Thècle). We have 3 children, two boys : Elouann (7 years) and Damien (5 years) and one girl : Rose-Alice (3 years). If you like children and if you want to learn how to speak french, we think our familly is the perfect place! It's our second experience with Workaway. We had an excellent first experience last summer. We are looking for someone resourceful and that want to come a few months in our familly.
Area: Tamil Nadu, IndiaOur main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth. As part of our reforestation effort we are also working on water conservation and soil management. We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets.
Area: MunsterCome and help out in Waterford City. We are a family of five living in Waterford City on the South East coast of Ireland. We are Lorna and Keith and we have three daughters aged 2, 4 and 6 years. The girls are lively and fun and enjoy art, dance, music, sports and playing outdoors. Our home is in Waterford city centre which is a very historic and beautiful city with good transport links to the rest of the country. There is plenty to do in the area , there are theatres, galleries, museums, a cinema, libraries and parks within walking distance of our home. I am working part time so I am looking for someone who loves children and who will join in with our family life and enjoys cooking and cleaning too! We don't have any pets.
Area: AndaluciaWe are a Spanish family of three, with one daughter who is 5 years old, and one dog. We live on a beautiful beach called El Palmar, 5 km from the Natural Park of La Breña. On the Costa de la Luz It is a great place to do walks in the park,and you can enjoy many activities (horseriding, surfing,cycling...)