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Area: ScotlandHello, I am an Antique Restorer and live in a large house with garden. It is a five minute walk to the city centre of Dundee. We have a home which is often busy with children playing and friends and musicians visiting. I love music and love to see my favourite bands and musicians on a weekly basis. My husband made guitars and there are always instruments in the house. We have three grown up daughters, one who lives here and the others visit regularly. We have a lovely friendly brown labrador dog.
Area: ChiapasWe have two backpacker hostels in San Cristobal de las Casas. The newest has only one month of open doors. The idea when we opened 8 years ago was to create a multicultural place in San Cristobal. We welcome people from all over the world and are always happy about new visitors. You will be living in one of the hostels, the first one. It is a beautiful house of three levels with great common areas, big full packed kitchen and green roof with vegetable garden with a fantastic view of the surrounding mountains. We have 5 private rooms and 1 dormitory. The hostel has an ideal location at the historic and cultural center of San Cristobal de las Casas. We want to give the guests the feeling being at home. We are open minded and it is a quiet and relaxed place where people connect fast.
Area: Provence Alpes AzurHi there, We need help from hard working, forward thinking, proactive, social individuals who are experienced in at least one of the following ....manual labour, hospitality, gardening, plumbing, electrics, cookery and catering, washing and ironing, etc. Our volunteers are expected to be motivated and work hard 30 hours per week at the Chateau and in return will receive board and lodging in a fun and fabulous setting. The luxury Chateau that is operated by ourselves is 5 kilometres along the coast from the town of le Lavandou which is 35 minutes by car from St Tropez and 40 minutes from Toulon. We are nestled in the village of Cavaliere and are only 900 metres from the beach- reputably some of the best in France (St Clair beach was voted 2012 number 1). This area is one of the least developed coastlines with breathtaking hiking and cycling routes. It is noted to be one of the principle areas for the artists who founded the neo-impressionist movement. The property has been restored by us to it's original splendor having been empty for 20 years. The Chateau is rented out to clients during the summer and we are developing and living in the adjacent buildings in the grounds of the Chateau and in the process of creating an Art Centre amongst other things. Gail is herself an artist and is expert in specialist decorating techniques. There is ample opportunity to practice and learn French within the area. It is our intention to have a minimum of 2 volunteers at any one time and maybe more. Longer terms are also possible depending on performance. If you think you are the type of person that fits the above, is hard working and would like to help with work like this, please get in touch. PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NOT LIVING IN THE CHATEAU. ACCOMODATION is simple but comfortable with individual bedrooms usually. We look forward to hearing from you. Bye for now Meyrick and Gail
Area: Champagne ArdenneHello! We are a french family linving in the Ardennes, near Belgium. We have 3 kids, Louis 21, who just left home to start a job, Julia 19, finishing school this year and the little one Edouard, 10. Four years ago we bought a very old farm, 7 km away from our house, in a small (very small!) village. It has several buildings and a piece of land and a little vegetable garden. We started to rebuild one of the houses and we opened a gîte. We still have a lot to do, so we would be very pleased to welcome somebody who can help in building, specialy cutting stones, carpentry, making concrete and electricity etc... You can also help with the gardening, cleaning the gîte to welcome tourists, playing with our son Edouard etc... We live in an old house in a village, both working, we are looking for someone to share our family life and to give a hand at home for everydy work. We also have a big garden where there is always a lot to do! We offer a nice bedroom in our family house, with a big bed and private bathroom. We enjoy evening talking with a glass of wine and we will be very happy to make you visit our beautifull Ardennes! But you must know that we are in a small village, with no bus to go to town... (but we can drive you sometimes!) If you like countryside, you should be verry happy with us!
Area: MunsterThanks, we are now boked for 2014. We are a family of three living in a beautiful rural location in Co. Tipperary. Oliver and Oisín work full time and I (Tracy) work part time in adult education but am free for three months of the summer. This is when the garden is my priority and we have a large vegetable garden and poly tunnel. We produce our own food to grow and also sell at the weekly farmers market and our honesty stall at the front gate. We live happily with our dog, two cats, two ducks and four hens. Our aim is to become more self sufficient and earn an income from our garden and house. This is where we need your help. We have built a self catering apartment for holiday lets and everything is only half done. Half of the tiling, half of the wooden flooring, half of the painting, half of the kitchen presses, half of the plumbing. We need help to finish this and hope you have some of these skills. Once the tiling/painting/flooring is finished I can start decorating and we can then get a website and market the apartment. Can you help us with any of these tasks? We are now looking for help in August and we will have a French volunteer staying then to help with the garden as well. If this suits please contact me. We do ask that all volunteers have their own insurance before they stay with us.