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Area: Siem Reap City.My name is Sokhom and I live with my wife and child in a small village just outside of Siem Reap City, the city of the Ancient Empire. I have lived here all of my life and have a thorough understanding of the people, and more importantly the children, within the city. I run a free local school with my wife that teaches both English and Japanese to any local children that wish to attend, we rely largely on volunteers who wish to help us teach as it is full time work for just my wife and me. The English lessons run from 8.30-10.00a.m., 2.30-4:00p.m. and 5:00-6.00p.m. We also have a Japanese class from 10:00-11:00a.m and 4:00-5:00p.m. All classes from Monday to Friday all year round. The classes are basic English spelling, grammar and punctuation. We require volunteers who speak either English or Japanese. We only require 3 hours of teaching per day, there may be other activities you can volunteer your time in between this, but mostly you are free to explore the city or temples, we are located roughly half way between both so are at a perfect location. I am happy to help you out with any local knowledge you may need and you are free to come with us to the local market and any other local festivities that may be on. If you need anymore information do not hesitate to contact me, I will be happy to answer any inquires. Other than that I look forward to meeting you.
Area: Sichuan provinceHi ,My name is Linzhao ,a college student who always like enjoying his summer and winter holiday time on farm ,this farm which belongs to our big family and mainly runs by my uncle ,it's located in mianyang city,sichuan province,China. We raise pigs and some fish and plant grapes ,while which are not the only things we do,we also do a lot of work on restoring the local ecological environment,because we beleive that humanity and nature to be in harmony is the key to realize the sustainable development of both agriculture and the human society . It's a tough job to do,but it's vital and meaningful to do so. we need more people to be award of that and join us to do the task together and make this land more beautiful. I'd say we are lucky that every year volunteers come from different parts of the world to volunteer on our family farm,to know what we are doing and get involved in our work which range from organic farming to woods protection. What's more, As more volunteers with different cultural backgrounds come to stay on the farm work and live together as a family makes cultures be exchanged and friendship be formed. So what exactly is the place of the farm? It would be a place that my family try our best to push it forward to be a place where people from cities can get close to nature and realise how important to respect nature and make friends with it. A window through which people from other countries could know more about this country from a different perspective .A place where cultures ,ideas and thoughts meet ! In order to do so,we try to find more time to interact with volunteers and also organize activities for cultures sharing. For the volunteers we host ,I highly agree with the opinion that"Workaway .info is NOT set up to provide cheap labor ". Yes ,we do not think the relationship between the volunteers and my family are employment and just farming offering and accommadation reture, we'd prefer to consider volunteers be a part of my family that we work and live together on the farm, and we hope to make volunteers feel to be part of our family. So do not hesitate to contact with me if you are interested in joining our family to meet and work with my families and great guys from all over the world in such peaceful corner of the world !
Area: Northern/Central MassachusettsI am 38 and live alone in my house that I own with my one cat, named Po. I work in the afternoons four days a week in the music business but I'm also a fine art photographer and I grow gourmet mushrooms too. My parents live close by and I'm close with them.
Area: WaikatoWe have a small hobby farm with vegetable gardens, orchards and farm animals. We are a couple with two young children. There is always something to do around the place, be it gardening or playing with children. Our property is walking distance to town and we have bicycles for use. We are close to Waitomo if you enjoy caving etc.
Area: IdahoWe are a Jewish am ha' aretz family on a small organic (non-certified) farmstead in the foothills of the Rocky mountains in north-central Idaho. We are near the Clearwater River and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. We have a large vegetable garden, a milk cow (Lily), pigeons, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and our most special crop, and the reason we live the simple life we do, is our children. Our goal is to raise our family in a healthy, country, close to the earth kind of way. Animals, gardening, baking, making cheese, herbal remedies, natural food preservation, bio-dynamic gardening methods....This takes so much time and effort, but it is so much fun. Having volunteers is wonderful for us. We love getting to know other cultures, sharing stories, experiment with new ideas and having the help has been an amazing blessing. Skills you could learn here, include fermenting dairy products, learning about fermenting breads, sourdough, milking the cow, baking in a cob oven, ethical poultry production and gardening, and different methods of making soils more fertile organically. We love to share our little town with those that visit. The Clearwater river is just a few minutes away. With fishing, swimming and boating. Also nearby is the Nez Perce Tribal Reservation, so exploring there can be fun as well. There is tons of wildlife to experience, deer, turkeys, elk, the occasional moose, black bears, cougars wolves, and plenty of other smaller creatures to enjoy. Stays of at least 1 or 2 weeks are suggested. If things work out well we are open to extended stays. We love community. We expect Workawayers to put in 5 to 6 hours of work a day and since we are Jewish each Sabbath (Saturday) is a day off. We try to leave plenty of time for fun. Transportation from Lewiston ID and Missoula MT areas may be possible. Languages spoken here are English, some Spanish, and a smattering of Hebrew. We are very family friendly and children are more than welcome, as we have a bunch of our own. We are able to accommodate vegetarian and gluten free diets.