Area:I am a 64-year-old retired teacher living in south west Turkey with 65-year-old partner. We have a house with pool and garden. We built the house in 2004 extending an old mud brick house to create the two-storey, 3 bedroomed place we now have. We are both British but I also have Turkish nationality. My partner Chris was a gardener and has created a lovely garden here but he can no longer keep up with the maintenance hence our need for help. We are non-smokers (but that is quite recent) and have two cats.
Area: Toowoomba on the Great Dividing Range, Queensland**We have a place for someone to stay from April 26 until about May 10** We live about 30 minutes north of Toowoomba, two hours west of Brisbane on 80 acres. It's a new place and there is lots of work to do, so we just need help in the house to free us up to get out and do the landscaping, fencing etc (which you can help us with if you prefer to be outdoors). Barb works as a lecturer at the Uni in Toowoomba full time and is also doing a PhD and Dave is away with work most of the time, so it's hard getting through the list of things we want to do! We have two teenage daughters, Ellyn 18 and Meg 15, although Ellyn has just left to go overseas. Because we are a household of girls much of the time, we are looking for a female Workawayer, but a couple of girls would also be OK. We would consider a mixed couple, but ONLY if the fellow comes from a farm back home or has excellent farm experience. We have two horses that Barb needs help with. If you are well trained to the German training scale and have competed/trained at level 3/elementary or above, you will be able to ride one of the horses as well as lungeing and bush riding. If you do not have so much experience, you can lunge the horses and help us look after them. Neither are quiet enough yet under saddle for anyone but a really experienced rider. (I don't have a horse or time to teach people to ride - sorry). If you have a driver's licence and are confident driving in Australia would be a bonus, but not necessary. We have access to beautiful riding and bushwalking country as our house is surrounded by bush with lots of wild animals and birds. Much of the work we will give you will be horse, house or garden related while I work or study and then on weekends we will tackle bigger jobs. There is plenty of time to go bushwalking with the dogs or ride the bikes and explore the area. You will each work about four hours a day, and we do expect people who can do a good job of what ever they do - Barb should have been a German, she is quite a perfectionist, especially when it comes to cleaning stables. However, if you read our references, you will also see she is pretty easy going! You can also take a car exploring if you are comfortable driving, or you can catch a bus into town to shop, go to the movies or look around. We've put down that we will take one girl, but two is OK if you are happy doing some outdoor stuff or bigger jobs by yourselves like clearing sticks, checking fences and weeding. No boys unless they are exceptional horsemen OR have grown up on a farm or have worked on one. Some of the jobs our past Workawayers have done for us include: mowing, weeding, painting, cleaning out the shed, cleaning vehicles, working and grooming horses, clearing paddocks, exercising the dogs, cleaning in the house, planting our vegetable garden, cooking, cleaning stables, cleaning horse gear. Hope to hear from you soon!
Area: South West France, LotThere is an opening for a couple travelling together in November/December for 1 month or longer. Pruning, chopping trees, garden work, and some little projects around the house. Also childcare and general housework is asked of. You are welcome to join our family for a minimum of 1 month with an option of staying longer if we both agree on it. Help in and around the house and with the children is highly appreciated. And some help outside with the garden. Enjoy a stay in the South of France: We´re looking a couple traveling together, who would like to enjoy a stay in the french countryside. Living the french dream. A little information about us; we are a family of five, Marlies and Bart (the responsible ones) Mathis, a ten year old, tri-lingual, boy and our twins of 5 years old Josephine and Arthur. Both Bart and I have travelled extensively on Cruise liners as our professions and so we have (we are told) excellent English and an ability to communicate at all levels, with any nationality. The work will involve taking care of the childeren, play, occasionally an easy meal and general housework. And some outside work on better weather days, in garden, and woodlands. Because of the nature of our profession we have a tendency to be efficient and someone with excellent organisational skills would probably blend very well into the family. We like a clean and tidy environment and the twins certainly stretch our ability to maintain this, so patience is a virtue in this case. A great sense of fun would be an asset with the little and a sense of adventure for exploring the surrounding area and all it has to offer.
Area: CameroonLAST MINUTE WORKAWAY OPENINGS ONLY FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2014 Welcome to Village Adventure Volunteering Join our Global Team Summer 2014 -Village Adventure and Volunteering Help pilot the introduction of health education, education, appropriate models of fuel-efficient stoves, solar energy, rainwater harvesting, composting toilets, homestead garden demonstration and the construction of the first Traditional Royal Heritage Eco-Bamboo Lodge to expand livelihood opportunities for the village people while promoting cultural heritage tourism.
Area: PeloponneseI have a small olive grove and some traditional village properties in a stunning location with amazing views over the Messinian gulf. Situated just 10min by road from the nearest beach and small fishing village and 25 min from Kalamata. I need help with all aspects of gardening depending on the time of year and occasionally some land clearance. I have a major landscape project I would love to tackle with the right help. Primary work at the moment is final stages of a renovation project along with maintenance , painting , carpentry and general building work. I have local people working with me sometimes and there is plenty of opportunity to learn some Greek. I am a native English speaker struggling with Greek but as a trained EFL (English as a foreign language) teacher I could help English learners of any nationality.