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Area: Champagne ArdennesI am French, I am already 58 years old! oh my God! time flies, but get on very well with people of all ages as far as they are easygoing and open. I live in Champagne, but close to Burgundy in a very nice, quite isolated countryside. The village has around 50 people: it is at 35 kms from Langres , one hour driving from Dijon and one hour and half from Troyes.. There is no other way to come apart from hitchiking from the nearest town. Of course, I will pick up workawayers at the train station in Langres. This area is going to be a national park thanks to its beautiful forest. It is the ideal spot for nature and animal lovers and you can sometimes spot the fox in my garden . I need help in my old house for gardening and DIY . I know a little of DIY, havet tools but am not always self confident. Gardening means building little things to put compost or al ittle wall from old stones and mainly weeding as it is a new garden. DIY means mainly moving, cleaning and clearing things away. For example, I plan a big cleaning in the attic to make up a kind of tent so that it could become a spare room... to welcome workawayers ... . I love animals and I am vegetarian but quite flexible.. I have a cat. I like music and as soon as I can, my piano will be back to my house, I havent moved it in yet. I have some experience in this kind of exchange, and generally speaking, quite enjoyed it. I expect nice hosts who know how to share time and space. I like cooking but will expect a fair share in house chores such as washing up and cleaning ... and of course cooking.
Area: Hawaii (Oahu)Backpackers Come to Hawaii and volunteer in a community of surfers, artists, musicians, and world changers. We are a diverse group made up of people who believe in using their talents to give back to the community. We are surfers giving back. We are located 20 minutes from the North Shore, home of the World's Premier Surfing Competition. If you work hard, want to help others and love being part of an active, thriving community then this is the place for you. Come join our world changers as we use our talents to benefit humanity. For more information, please email me a summary of your work history and the exact dates you want to volunteer. **** I try to respond to every inquiry, however if for some reason, I don't respond in 6 days that means that there is no availability******. Reviews: "I didn't know what to expect when i came here. But i'm not disappointed at all. I'm having a great time. You have lots of occasion to go surfing or to go on outreaches (feeding the hungry is an amazing experience). I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for adventure. You won't leave the same as you arrived!!" -Pierre H. (France) "If you are looking for beautiful beaches, meet really good people, and you don't mind to do really hard work helping the community, definitely this is a great option. I have been here for almost two months and I really enjoyed it". -Juan A. (Argentina) "I met so many great people. They took me on adventures during weekends, like camping, surfing and they really made me feel welcomed. It is such an amazing place to come to- you will step out of your comfort zone, make new friends and volunteer for an organization that is making a change in the community and people's lives. My stay here definitely made a changed my life and the way I see things". -Lena V. (Germany) "From the moment I arrived I was welcomed with open arms. The work we have done has been rewarding and moving - especially the Feeding the Hungry program. Being in Hawaii is a dream come true in itself and to share it with some amazing people doing something worthwhile makes it all the better. I'm really looking forward to the remainder of my stay and so far can't recommend it enough! -Emily, (Australia) "One of the main reasons I love volunteering here is that its focus is on people, and selfless acts of service. Thank you" —Andy K. (Australia) “This place is an awesome place. It is extremely rewarding. I can't do anything else but to recommend you to send in your application. Expect to help people, have lots of fun and to grow as a person! Don't expect to have lazy days because it is not vacation.com” —Simon D. (Sweden) “Hawaii is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, hiking adventures, surfing (of course), snorkeling, swimming with turtles, idyllic waterfalls, insane sunsets and Rainbows. It was so cool to be part of an organization that are pushing the boundaries and also keeping things relevant within the surf/skate culture. It changed my life. But be warned, you won't want to leave.” —Leah J. (England) “This has been a life changing experience for me. I am so thankful to be living here and experiencing so many rad people!” —Spencer K. (Canada) “I was able to experience Hawaii and the beauty of the island, but more than that I was able to "give back" to the community. The volunteer work we do in Honolulu is really tangible. No other place like it!” —Gisele P. (South Africa) "It has been so cool to meet and work with dynamic people from all over the world, serving the people of Hawaii. The community here is made up of people who can both work together and have fun together. -Carolyn C. (USA)
Area: GraubündenHello We are a multicultural team (India and Switzerland) and family building up an guesthouse in the mountains with Ayurvedic theraphy - the buildings used to belong to an association and we saved it for the mountain village (was supposed to be closed and not open to the public anymore). Now we have to renovate it slowly (we appreciate also somebody who knows to fix little things, and build up the guesthouse (an hostel). The guesthouse has international guests. We also have an restaurant offering delicious Swiss and Indian Food. Great place to discover nature, but also retreat if you simply want to relax enjoying the power of mountains. Activities: snowshoing, skiing, sledging, Paragliding, mountain-biking, hiking, rock-climbing and and and and
Area: Essaouira ProvinceI am a 46 year old Scot and my wife, 37, is from Argentina. I am a jack of all trades and have been many things in life, from soldier to TV presenter and met my love in Ibiza where she had settled temporarily. We were both big travellers before meeting one another and still are, although there's less time for such things now. We just got back from walking with a camel through Xinjiang and then with donkeys through Kyrgyzstan. For some years now we've been building the Serai in Morocco with our fisherman and farmer neighbours. We have used cement only in the frame and on the roof. Otherwise we use only rocks, old bricks, earth and lime. We teach ourselves how to do things from books and the internet then we teach the guys and another bit is built. It's a fantastic building, sitting against a forested hillside 800m from the beach, and has a bright future as a permaculture research centre. We have now teamed up with the two communities we live between and are about to begin a fantastic project to regenerate their farmlands and the forest behind, to build a sustainable future for them and to learn, by trial and error, what works in such a semi arid landscape, before taking these lessons all over North Africa. We will be using permaculture, holistically managed grazing, agro-ecology and aqua-ponics. The permaculture project with will be starting next year (2014). For the moment, from mid-November, we are looking for people to help with building the house/centre, internet promotion of the permaculture project. We hope you can join us.
Area: Eyjafjördur, North of IcelandWe are retired farmers with a small buisness on our farm. We rent out rooms in our home and have renovated two old farm houses into gallery/museum and farmhouse boutique/café. We work in Akureyri part time but work on our buisness mostly during the summer. The household is two adults and one cat, there are no animals on our farm. The lady of the house is a vegetarian and works with oils and aromatherapy and other alternetive medicine. She speaks basic English but keen to learn more. The husband is a carpenter/driver and does all the handy work on the farm, he only speaks Icelandic.