Area: CaliforniaI just moved to a 223 acre ranch in the foothills of the Sierras 30 minutes outside of Yosemite National Park. This property is beautiful. It has a barn, an apartment over the barn, horse corals, studio with private bath, a main house with swimming pool, a private small lake, year round stream, huge pastures. Currently there are cattle (3), 21 guinea meets, a horse, 2 goats, dogs and cat. I would like to begin an organic garden which would entail putting in a drip system on a timer, setting up the planting area, and a compost area. Later, I would like to get my goats into milk production so I can make cheese. I am new to this area (one month) and am not acquainted with the weather system for growing vegetables and fruit trees. I also could use someone to housesit and animal sit so I can visit my children who live by the coast.
Area: Costa de la LuzLooking for a couple. We own a house and cabins 5km from some of the best beaches in Europe. We´re looking for a practical couple or individual volunteers who would like to come and stay for a least a month in exchange for free accommodation. Its a great place to escape from the rat race for a while and enjoy the Spanish lifestyle as well as beach life. Great for walkers, surfers, bikers or people who just enjoy the countryside
Area: Lower NormandySituated on the peaceful Normandy collines countryside, and not so far from the sea, this old restored old farm and of about 10 acres is shared by many animals. We have horses, donkeys, goats,sheep,2 cows, dogs and cats, peacocks, chickens ducks and goose, fish.... and a kitchen garden! On the path to the Mont Saint Michel, we are a certified guest house and B&B that can accommodate horses. Opportunities to participate in different activities including construction of animals; wood shelters, fencing,finish off building all the inside of a studio for an handy person (plasterboarding and electric skills are welcome at that point!), gardening,cooking and caring for animals, internet web site administration... Animals interest and countryside life required for a true sharing! French, English and Spanish spoken. Situee dans le sud manche sur 4,2 Ha, proche d'une voie verte menant au Mont Saint Michel, ancienne ferme paysanne de caractere en developpement vers un accueil sur le theme des animaux et de l'activite equestre (labelisation gite equestre et B&B). Nous vivons sur site avec chevaux, ane, chevre, moutons,2 vaches, chiens, chats, lapins, paons, poules, oies, canards, poissons et potager. Possibilite de participer a differentes activites: debroussaillage, clotures, abris en bois, jardin d'agrement et potager,amelioration d'un site internet, amenagement interieur d'un studio pour l'accueil d'une personne a mobilite reduite (des savoirs faire en placoplatre et electricite actuellement le bienvenues!). Interet pour un style de vie a la campagne aupres des animaux pour un veritable partage ! Francais, anglais, espagnol parles.
Area: PyreneesLOOKING FOR HOUSESITTERS FOR BOTH WINTER SKI TRIP AT THE END OF JANUARY 2014 AND A SUMMER CAMPING TRIP JAN- 2-3 weeks stay either side of our holiday, ideally arriving around 11th Jan JUNE- ideally for 5 weeks (we would like to depart 3rd week of June and return 2nd week of July). In return for a few hours work and looking after our home and pets we offer food and a beautiful house and area to explore. You are welcome to extend your stay either side of these dates to suit for up to six weeks in total.Your own transport would be necessary for such a long period. We need couples with good DIY skills or happy to work outside on their own and with animals. We are a fun loving family of Matt, Becky, Edouard (7) and Henri (5) and Dusty (cocker spaniel) Heidi (labrodoodle) Bobby and Molly the cats and Pinky and Perky (the pigs) and a few chickens! We are looking for a bit of extra help to finish off those odd jobs and under take general gardening/landscaping and help with general projects. Whilst we have renovated our home over the last 9 years, our busy lifes are made easier with extra hands.
Area: CyprusI am a single guy, 52 years old who runs a small guest house, I also have a job with involves overseas travel. there is also casper the dog...I need a helper. My business is in a beautiful Cypriot Eco tourism village, 10 minutes from the sea and 20 minutes from the main towns of Limassol, and Nicosia. It would suit a student who is still studying, who can drive and likes a peacefull environment.