Area: Valencian CommunityI am a mature semi-retired professional women, who enjoys life, likes going out, keep-fit, dancing, dining out, walking. I am a journalist/communications director by profession and I am contributing editor of a website about healthy aging. I have also previously worked as an English teacher. I speak fluent English and French and am struggling with the Spanish language. I live in a small resort on the Costa Blanca in Spain about ten minutes walk from the sea. There is also a national parc only minutes walk from the house. The resort has many restaurants and cafes, three supermarkets and several small boutiques. There is a market on Sunday mornings. My home is in a small gated estate with 16 other houses. There is a shared garden and swimming pool. I am looking for someone who can help with housework and cooking and who can help me improve my Spanish in return for board and lodging and the opportunity to practice English.
Area: Zagora MhamidThis Farm and garden is situated in the southern part of Morocco near the Sahara desert. Together with my wife and son we've been managing this beautiful property for the past 4 years. The work here involves mainly of caring for the palm trees so they can produce the date fruits. After the harvested fruit season, dates are picked from the trees to be eaten and also sold locally. Occasionally there are also some animals on the farm like sheep, goats donkeys and camels.These animals graze in our own areas. Volunteers should expect to work around 15 hrs a week. A short visit to the nearby desert is possible at times enabling us to revive our energy by resting in tranquility.And even a ride on the camel in the early morning can also do the trick! Back at the farm the facilities include toilets,Internet, kitchen, and bedrooms. While we provide free accomodation, we ask our helpers to share some food expenses with us. Or else they can buy and cook their own meals. Please feel free to contact us with any queries and any more info you might need..we're here to help you and gladly host you..
Area: CuzcoThis is a small, nice juice-bar/café in the historic city center of Cusco, Peru, just 5 minutes from the Plaza de Armas. We prepare only fresh juices and food, including lunches. Besides the juice bar we run a hostel, which is a great meeting spot for travelers to get to know each other and exchange travel information. The hostel is frequented by couchsurfers, since it is a very economic alternative to the big hostels in the city.
Area: NorthlandMy home is an adobe earth house in the middle of Honeymoon Valley surrounded by bush. We used local clay and built it ourselves. We planted many fruit trees, timber and fire wood trees and native plants. Visitors stay in the house. I have a Bedford house bus to sleep in but it currently needs a new roof and fixing. There are painting, building and maintenance jobs all year round. Children are welcome as I have plenty of toys from my grand children. There are no shops close to my house, no TV (except for watching DVDs), no WIFI. We swim in the Oruru river and we can do beautiful walks right out from the door. My place suits mature, independent people with interests in creative landscaping, organic gardening, compost making, building, woodwork, international cuisine, baking, music (you can use my piano & guitar), movies, reading, languages, education and the arts. I have chickens, and my very friendly dog Buddy, sometimes friends bring over their horses and cows to graze my paddocks. I work at the local school teaching Drama, Dance, French, German, History. Great neighbours and community, but at the same time my place is very quiet and relaxed.
Area: AucklandWe are a couple with no kids. I do furniture restorations and repairs. My partner, Margaret, is a manager in a English language school. We live in Weymouth by the Sea , South Auckland. 10-15 minutes south of the Airport. We live in close proximity to the Honua Ranges and South Head of the Manukau Harbour. We cook at home most times and you will be welcome to join us. We like cooking but don't pretend to be "Foodies or Connoisseurs". For breakfast and lunch you will need to fend for yourself. Although we are carnivorous we do not eat any Pork product at home. We can provide you with evening meals when we are at home and cooking. It will be good if you can assist and help clean after. On the weekends we do entertain a bit with people coming over the weekend for a meal or BBQ's Absolutely no smoking in the house. We do like Art but do not pretend to know much about it. We have a black cat called Chewie. You can go fishing from the end of the garden when the tide is high. Swim in the harbour and if you can sail, you can take the dingie out.