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Area: Washington StateUPDATE: At the moment we are not accepting any more volunteers due to varying reasons. The biggest reason being too little time to give to the volunteer program, almost no time at all in fact! Which is no fun for anyone. Thanks all who came to help and sorry to the people that wrote looking to stay. We [My father and I] own a beef farm in the middle of Washington State. The business is young and there is lots to do! We are looking for volunteers to come stay during the summer months and possibly the winter in exchange for help with general animal care and visual marketing of our small local farm. Work can vary from general upkeep of the property, animal care, art projects, landscaping, clearing out and organizing a barn/shed, restoring boats, creating a bountiful garden, basic house duties, cooking meals, helping out at the weekly farmers market, as well as helping create an artistic side building out of recycled materials. Any help is appreciated without a strict or rigorous work schedule, just a few hours some days. You would be located in a recreational mecca in the middle of the Cascade mountain range. Hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, mountain biking, kayaking, boating, etc. There are two towns within 4 miles of the farm, easy access to the touristy bits by car, bike, walking, or even using an inner tube to float on the river. As well there is a strong local vibe among the community. The last 60 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail is within easy driving access. An absolutely beautiful place to come explore! There is one extra bedroom to sleep in, although if you are interested in embracing the fresh mountain air, sleeping outside is also an option- the summer nights are definitely warm enough and we live in a wonderful place to see the stars. Occupants of the house are: Andrew-15 years old Amber-21 Wayne- 57 - Retired wildfire firefighter Various animals- cocker spaniel, pig, chickens, cats, sheep, turkeys, ..cows What we can teach you: Local-ism, Wayne speaks Guitar pretty fluently and could teach you a thing or two, Italian cooking, organic farming, beautiful spots around the local area We have books, bikes, boats, and brown hair Come join our family for a bit!
Area: Yukon TerritoryI'm Stephen and I host guests for company and fun. We do amazing roadtrips in Yukon, Alaska and Arctic Circle. Mountain hikes, canoeing, biking and crazy things like night swim in the hot springs, tenting in the snow and Northern Light watching too! Located in the warm part of Yukon, full of spectacular mountain scenery and gold rush history. This is an area of a dozen large lakes and tourist sites like Skagway Alaska, where all of the major cruise ships dock. I am not a business and because of the type of work I ask, really just chores, you do NOT need a Work Visa or limit your stay at my rustic home. My property is a short walk away from the massive Tagish Lake, 100 kms long! Quiet mountainous country with small town friendliness. Tagish is centrally located from Whitehorse, Skagway and Atlin. Tagish has a community hall, library and summer restaurant. It is a 70 minute drive to Whitehorse, which I do frequently. I am building a new house and fixing up the present building into a workshop and a future hostel, so the accommodations are temporary and very primitive. Almost a bush camp, but this is part of the adventure! :D While my main job is to work on my property and build a house, I like to spend time exploring and learning the Klondike Goldrush history. Depending upon the season, activities could include day or overnight hikes on mountain trails, biking, canoeing or just roadtripping around. In the winter, popular adventures are tenting in the snow, late night swims in the hot springs, Northern Light watching or challenging the warm springs. Sorry, this is not easy urban living, but that is why my place is so popular. You should like wilderness adventures and sleeping in a tent! Only the brave and/or crazy should apply! :D I am not a business, but a private home, I find that it is best hosting one or two guests at a time. This is more affordable for me and it means I can offer better adventures and roadtrips, and more of them. It is very difficult to schedule guests and I try to avoid an empty house, so guests usually overlap, but you could be the only guest during your stay.
Area: TuscanyAt moment I'm traveling....back at the end of October....thank you! ***Please read my full profile before you apply & please, do only contact me if you believe you would be suited to my lifestyle *** My name is Nicla, a well traveled Italian living in beautiful Montepulciano. With the help of volunteers over the last 5yrs, I have managed to reclaim a beautiful parcel of land here in Montepulciano. It has been hard work & it continues to be hard work but the results have been life changing (for me and for returning volunteers!) I'm now maintaining the property and trying to be as self sufficient as possible. There is very little that I need to buy to consume now. As I am vegetarian, most of my Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners come from my own vegetable garden. I like to experiment in the garden. I'm currently trying to grow peanuts, okra, lemongrass, sesame seeds and passion fruit. I've had success with soya beans, chickpeas and of course gorgeous tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, lettuce & much much more. If the veges aren't eaten fresh, I make pickles and jams, vinegars, body oil out of them. I don't like waste. I like to recycle as much as possible, I keep water use to a minimum, reuse items & use my creativity to create things out of items you would otherwise throw away. I even use the rotten fruit that has fallen from the trees to make vinegar for cleaning. I've learnt many tricks and recipes from helpers/volunteers over the past 5yrs. I love exchanging ideas with people from all walks of life. I've done a lot of travel myself and have a keen interest in different cultures. I'm looking for people who are genuinely interested in a sustainable living, low-waste, vegetarian lifestyle. I would be especially keen to hear from people who have an interest/knowledge in Raw Food, Meditation and Yoga. I am also keen to practice my French. That said, anyone with a genuine interest in all of the above would be very welcome here. I would prefer non-smokers and those who are comfortable with light alcohol consumption. Also, if you would like to eat meat, you are free to purchase your own and cook it in your kitchen. No problem. *** Stays of minimum 2 weeks. I will consider longer stays after the initial 2 weeks. In fact, I'm actually looking for longer term helpers. A single, a couple preferred. ****
Area: ScotlandPLEASE TAKE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT TAKING ON ANY VOLUNTEERS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR 2014. ******Thank you for your interest, but if you email you may not get a reply***** We are a small croft by Kentra bay on the Ardnamurchan Peninsular in the Western Scottish Highlands. We are an English family: Mum, Dad, two small boys aged 4 and 2. We have 2 Highland cows, 13 Hebridean/Soay sheep, 5 pigs, 8 ducks, 6 hens and a cockerel, 2 cats and a dog. The pig and sheep numbers do vary. We are looking for volunteers to help us develop our many short and long term projects. At present we require help with drainage, tree planting, fencing, feeding the animals, making a chicken run and and hen house and lots of other varied and sometimes dirty jobs! We think we are quite quirky and a bit different. We are absolutely not a typical Scottish croft, there is no twee cottage with roses around the door. We have mud and midges in abundance and piles of stuff galore, we like to collect and reclaim and recycle, our favourite places are the scrapyard and the recycling dump! We like to make everything ourselves from what we accumulate, for example our shelves are made from scaffold planks and my greenhouse from old bus shelter perspex. We plan to build a house one day with all our stuff as at the moment we live in a shed.
Area: British ColumbiaOur 164-acre ranch is located halfway between the Pacific Coast and the Rocky Mountains, right on a beautiful wilderness lake in the Nicola Valley. We lie in the heart of British Columbia’s big Ranching country and are surrounded by vast forests, rolling hills and boundless prairies where beavers, bears, moose and pumas still roam. The Ranch is a former 5* hotel which has been privatized and is now home to a small selection of private Residencies. Our international Ranch Residents and their guests enjoy the use of the facilities of the Ranch and the services provided, such as horseback riding, boating, fishing, restaurant/bar, accommodations, maintenance, etc.