Area: North Yorkshire, UKBEFORE RESPONDING PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR! We need someone to keep our small house clean and small garden tidy, help to prepare meals (vegan only) and take Paddy, the friendly greyhound/labrador cross, for extra walks. There is an opportunity to help with horses too if you're interested but only when everything else has been done. This is a very rural area in lower Swaledale several miles from a station and more than a mile from a bus stop and only 3 buses a day so opportunities for socializing are limited but it's wonderful walking country and you may take part in all our social activities (history talks, theatre, classical music concerts etc.) and borrow one of our bikes or play the piano. Maximum stay two weeks, ONE PERSON ONLY simply because there's not enough work to keep two people busy. Non-smokers only. BEFORE RESPONDING PLEASE CHECK THE CALENDAR!
Area: Toowoomba QueenslandHi I'm a Mum with 2 grown up beautiful children who have left home. I have a beautiful 18 acre farm with 8 horses 2 dogs and 2 cats. I breed/exercise and compete horses. I live 12 mins out of Toowoomba- 120 000 people
Area: AlentejoDear volunteer :) Come join us planting our herbal gardens and installing the bee hives to supply all kinds of medicine that nature can provide. Our hosting period goes from February through October with a minimum stay of 2 weeks, so a good deal of activity and learning can be shared. During summer time and due to the hot weather in the Alentejo region, we generally work in shifts of early morning and late afternoon. SEASON 2014 OFFICIALY OPEN!!! Next vacancies start in march :)
Area: Mosoj Llajta, nr Sucre, Bolivia, South AmericaEd and June have created Sky Hacienda, using stones from the land and earth to make adobe bricks, in the beautiful countryside 20 minutes from Sucre, Bolivia. The land measures 10.5 acres and has 360 degree views of the Andean mountains. If you are interested in getting out of the polluted cities of South America you will love staying at our place. Check out our photo album below. The main building, the Roundhouse, is an intimate hotel that was officially opened on 1st September, 2012. The UK Independent newspaper wrote in March 2013 "Sucre, the official capital, has the prettiest centre, with sparkling white colonial buildings. Its manageable altitude and cultural spots make for fine sightseeing, and there's a rare hip hotel nearby – Sky Hacienda.." When our business is generating regular income we intend to contribute to those less fortunate than ourselves who are living in Bolivia. We have set up an NGO and registered charity which is aimed at improving prospects principally for young people and children in local communities, through education and training. We enjoy all year round temperatures of around 23C although it feels warmer in the high altitude sun. Nights are cooler, but only cold in June, July and August. Our pets are a siamese cat and 2 adopted rescue dogs. We have 7 hens and a rooster, 2 ewes, a ram and a 3 month old lamb.
Area: Tamil Nadu, IndiaOur main project is the reforestation of 70 acres of severely eroded land. We are working to re-create the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest indigenous to our area. This forest type is found only in Southern India and Sri Lanka and provides a rare biological richness due to its very high species abundance (over 1000 species of trees, shrubbery and liana). The Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest is now close to total extinction as only 0.01% survives. This is a last moment effort to keep this very rich and beautiful Forest on earth. As part of our reforestation effort we are also working on water conservation and soil management. We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable toiletries, and compost toilets.