Area: Perugia - Umbria - ItalyWe are a family of four, Claudia (38) Michele (38) Gabriele (13) Matteo(9) we have a country house near Perugia (Umbria) we would like to know new people and share experiences on our farm. We're looking for responsible and indipendent persons, I would like to have persons smart with no necessity to be controlled for every work done. We are interested for minimum 15 days but longer period are welcome. We need mostly work like cleaning, preparing food, cultivating an organic garden and taking care of ours animals(3 goats, chickens, and 2 dogs). We need help for 4/5 hours per day, one day free per week. Our house is 20 km from the center of Perugia, we have a beautiful house(for me) with 5.500 meters of ground. If you want to go to Perugia, I go there every day for work, then you can come with me. Or if you prefer you can take a local train (800 mt from our home) that goes in the center.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe are a family of three, Stephen, Ioana and Lydia, slowly building a sanctuary on the side of a mountain in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, between the villages of Bugarach and Bezu. The main house is now very comfortable, with six bedrooms, a movement studio and meditation room, and a wonderful orchard under development and a variety of outside spaces growing apace. We are looking for 2 or 3 people to come, work, and enjoy living here with us for a week at a time (no single workawayers please). We have our hands pretty full looking after our 20 month old daughter at the moment, however we are an architect and philosopher by training and inclination and can be guaranteed to engage all who come here in pretty direct conversation. if you appreciate some quiet in you life we will be happy to share it with you.
Area: Zabuże -western part of Poland/Zachełmie in Karkonoskie Mountains/Dom Nasutów in Eastern Poland/Hotel Stary Młyn in Świętkorzyskie MountainsOur place is an English language immersion programme, enabling language and cultural exchange between native English speakers and Polish participants. All you have to do is come here, relax and converse in English with the Polish participants on a variety of interesting topics. You have 3 different programmes to choose from: – programme based on one-on-one discussions - similar to the standard, only catered to a younger demographic, from the ages of thirteen to eighteen. This is perfect for university students or recent graduates, preferably with an interest in teaching. –based more on two-on-one and three-on-one sessions programme for people who are interested in teaching in future. Successful participation in this programme in addition to another programme entitles you to a complimentary TEFL voucher (for an Advanced 140-Hour Online TEFL Qualification). We offer: • Free accommodation and food for six action-packed days. • A free tour (lunch included) of Warsaw or Wroclaw (depending on which location you leave from) • Free transportation from Warsaw/Wroclaw to the venue. • An invaluable experience with native Polish people. • The opportunity to get a TEFL, IELTS voucher , teaching experience, a diploma, and a reference letter for future employers*** ***after succefully completing two programmes
Area: Kona Side of Big Island, HawaiiPLEASE CHECK THE CALENDER FOR OPEN DATES! A Macadamia Farm on the Best Island of Hawaii! 7 acre mac/coffee gentleman’s farm walk to public trans, beach, city of refuge, cabins with hot public water, wifi, neat & quiet. The work week is a flexible 26 hours. Check out the neighborhood…. Honaunau, HI 96726 The goal of this farm is to maintain, grow and harvest 276 trees. Mac Nuts are hardy, easy to pick and forgiving. The farm survives on what is picked every day/week/month. Basically is pays the bills. Although one can live on mac nuts and coffee, we as people love other foods, thus the basics of business. Close things to walk to here: The Kings Trails @ City of Refuge where you can walk to Ho'okena Beach State Park and spend the nite! This is a hitch hike island and plenty of camping. Snorkel/swim/canoe at 2step (city of refuge) (we have canoes!) Captain Cook Monument trail and swim, snorkel, hike, dive... The Painted Church and cemetary--take a book and chill. Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park - relax under the trees and watch the dolphins; whale season is Jan-May We offer a rare opportunity for people to share their knowledge and efforts with others from a variety of backgrounds. It relies on trust, respect and some work. Hosts welcome willing volunteers onto their property to help get work done with the intention of sharing knowledge and meeting new people while growing food for local communities. We are a farm, family and working home business and this venue is important to us! It is our home, business and life style..We share, care and work MORNINGS when it is cool and comfy. If your not a neat/clean/morning person, please look onwards.. Being a host is to; • provide a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment • participate in organic or sustainable activities; family/farm life • have projects and tasks that you could use help with, not all farming by the way! It's a home with animals first, then the plants and lastly humans! They can not survive with us! • share knowledge and daily life with volunteers - teach farm living and business; from the roots up! It's not just desks out there! Swear. One-half day's work on a farm by a volunteer is exchanged for food and accommodation; yes, we have cabins, outside HOT showers & an outdoor kitchen, wifi and chickens. If your allergic to nuts, please check out other farms, yes, I had a volunteer join us who was allergic to nuts or was it........ work in general.......--can you imagine!*^*#$%^&, and I got a inquiry from a gal who is afraid of chickens since childhood! does my profile spell out stuff??? anyways, we are fun here and I LOVE MY CHICKENS. We offer a 26 hour work week per person (an hour of "just stuff" when your walking around the place) The first day will be general housekeeping---we supply linens, kitchen stuff and snorkel/chairs/beach…..and the start of each day under the banana trees with a pit stop or two. Projects include a chameleon sanctuary for injured little guys and a new chicken coop.…the kitty garden....easy, yet fun projects, and trimming, trimming, weeding, weeding, clearing and blowing of the leaves! Can't pick nuts if the leaves are in the way, we blow them to the middle and then mow them in. Simple and humanity in one roll. Our ultimate goal is to trim the sides of the property –which is laden with coffee---and coffee is our secondary farm product and I just planted vanilla. Checkout the website for a photo of the trees—that’s the main of the farm----six acres- 276 trees standing in a row like soldiers—neat, pretty weed free and ready to bust with nuts. And yes, we grow nuts all year round here! The small refrigerator will be stocked with general stuff (rices/pasta/top ramen/veggies and we share whatever we have on the farm and since we buy in bulk, there’s never a shortage of paper!…. You will be responsible for most of your own cooking (and some of you I will have to teach camping four star!) and share a few meals with us (a lot of salads and fish). We do not waste food here; there is a goat that loves leftover avo's and greens. We go to Kona town usually twice per week, or you can take the $2 bus anywhere on the island. We attend local functions, take local classes, go to the ALOHA THEATER once a month (very cute) and you are always invited and have a wonderful group of friends and neighbors. We do community service as much as possible and this farm is a big proponent of such! We have friends that are long timers and you are always welcome to spend the day with them learning/helping and have a great meal with some really interesting people. If a good farm hand is in the neighborhood—there is always extra work for them to be hired! Oct/Nov/Dec is gets busy here—and there’s always a shortage of farm help—especially coffee season! since global warming did a job on drought this year, we think are heavy harvest will be in December/January – two months later than in the past. We have pickers who come in and you’re welcome to join them for extra cash. We go to the farmers market in Keauhou every Wed/Saturday/Sunday and do other events/festivals and you are always welcome to attend with us. We volunteer for Lava Man and Iron Man,so we get to see those bodies first hand!
Area: GaliciaSteve is a 63 years young single English guy who has lived on a small farm in lush green Galicia since 2002. He was lucky to have a fabulous life of fun and variety, but hard work enabled him to retire early and live the good life of a peasant,with a few luxuries! He dabbles in self sufficiency, but is not an extremist,essentials like coffeee and whisky are much easier to buy than to produce, after all! Over the years there have been goats, horses, rabbits and pigs, but 2013 sees about 40 sheep, poultry, cats and a dog called Widget. Most of the food is home produced, including a variety of vegetables. Work obviously varies with the time of year. It can include planting, tending and harvesting crops; water management; poultry management/feeding, hunting for eggs and plucking roosters; haymaking and storing; bottle feeding of lambs, and shepherding; Walking Widget in the local scenic hills and vallies; house cleaning and renovation; land clearing; firewood production and storing; mushroom and fruit picking; wine and cider making,- and drinking! Those who want the experience can get involved in humane meat production,but no-one is forced to do work they do not want. And every day, there is sheep shit shovelling........ There is normally satellite internet and UK TV, and some wicked card playing! There are NOT bars and discos anywhere near. But Steve does treat workawayers to a restaurant meal once a week.