Area: Thire : vendee regionHey there, hard worker! We need easy-going hard-working workawayers to help us with a good sized on taking. Stephanie is from the USA, and Scotty is from England. We found France to the answer to our prayers, and now we need help to keep this dream going. We are renting a small holiday apartment building that needs tons of TLC. It sits on about one acre. Thire is a very quiet and laid back village with a pizza bar that opens only for dinner. There are beaches within an hour's drive. There are always bicycles to pedal around Thire, or up to St Hermine which is only 3-4 KM away.
Area: CharenteWe are a young German-Italian couple who now nearly four years ago moved onto an old farm in South-West France. Our dream: we want to be self-sufficient and run a small riding stable for classical dressage. We chose the farm, because it is secluded and sourrounded by 30 hectars of meadows and woods, close to the lovely ancient town of Angouleme (10 min.), a cycle ride to the charente river for canoing, swimming and fishing, 1 hour from the sea and of course it is right next to the Cognac region! It is beautiful, but a lot of work ... (the extent of which we did not realise when setting out): in the 4 years, with the help from many volunteers, family and friends, we have turned most of the main house into a cozy home using natural building materials such as hemp and clay, made our own hay to get our horses through winter, fenced the fields, planted some hedges and trees, cut down a whole invasive bamboo forest, made our own fire wood, did a lot of weeding of toxic plants by hand and tried to integrate as much as possible into the small nearby village... Our stable is now open (we are the first in this region of France to offer this modern stabling concept) and we are gathering forces for the next project stage, which involves renovating the guest house.... Do you see yourself helping with the building? Volunteers will be accomodated in a double room in the main house and food is provided. You would be working 5 hours work per day, 5 days per week. Weekends are off.... (However you are expected to help with cleaning the house and cooking outside those working hours!) If you are interested write us an Email
Area: OntarioWe are a family of 3, healthy and non smokers living in Uxbridge, Ontario. I'm a fulltime farmer with a 2 acre market garden and pasture raised animals. We have a small CSA, and farm gate sales. We attend the Uxbridge Farmers market on Sundays. We prepare food from all of Canada's food guide, we eat healthy meals and snacks. We have a family milking cow, but not currently milking. We grow most of our vegetables, and raise our meat. What we don't raise, we purchase from local farmers when we can. Please join us if you want to be part of a family and make a difference.
Area: New York StateIt all started with an opportunity for vacant land along Detroit and Peckham Street. We view vacant space, and houses as a canvas for grounded wisdom of home repair, and food production, as well as creative expression. We are poor, in a poor city in a poor neighborhood, but strive to enjoy our abundance with others. There's no shortage of sunlight in the summer, so we are generally working on projects in the area every day. The farm has many daily responsibilities, including conversing with neighbors, *watering, weeding, transplanting, seeding and fertilizing. We salvage building materials, and our materials garage can be used for small building projects such as a gazebo, park benches and a treehouse. We would like to get some hands together for a EarthShip-style wall building. There are no shortages of canvases for the aspiring muralist, and plenty of house paint to get started. There are several buildings being rehabbed for people involved with the farm, and in the near future would like to establish a community land trust for houses, some commercial space, and for maintaining vacant land. Your help would be appreciated. We appreciate a mix of creative and building activities in our own work days, and hope you can enjoy the same. You will have a good opportunity to get a feel for the different shades of the rust belt, and have easy access to the rest of the city. We have several bikes for use, cook daily, and have a place to stay, or get away, which ever you please.
Area: Veliko TurnovoI recently moved into a property that is being renovated over time. I have sadly found myself separated & on my own, so I need help as my hands have become badly weakened by arthritis & CTS, as well as having a bad back which means I struggle with physical tasks. I would love to swap accommodation & good food for some help. I can introduce you to a local villager who would love to teach you the Bulgarian language, if you like & you will have plenty of opportunity to sample the local brews. I am pretty laid back & love to socialise over food. I have just had my first Workawayers who have been a real blessing to me and my house, helping to turn it into a home. It is cosy by the fire & lovely in the spring/summer as it is on the edge of the village with great views. There is much to see & visit here.