Area: New York StateI moved around a lot growing up while my father worked for the military. My husband and I have both traveled extensively throughout Europe and visited Africa when we were younger adults. Now as parents we have not been able to travel as much as we would have liked (though we were able to bring our children to France last year). I remember how kind people were always to me when I went from city to city and hope to be that same person to someone else. I have my own business as a writer/public relations and marketing consultant as well as author of two Adirondack Family Time guidebooks, featuring easy hikes and family activities in the Adirondack Park in northern New York. My husband is a math teacher in the public middle school (Jr High) as well as an outdoor expedition guide taking families hiking and camping in the six-million acre Adirondack Park. We are a non-smoking, dog-owning family. My children are 10 and 14 and we have a golden retriever puppy. She'll turn one in May. My children help around the house as well as with the guiding business, garden and projects. Our goals are to provide people with healthy activities as well as converting our 1800s house into a alternative energy B&B for people interested in hiking, nature and organic gardening. We love being able to introduce people to our area, going on picnics, listening to outdoor concerts, attending museum, art and theatre openings. We get up early and get our work done so we can enjoy the day. Meals are casual, but healthy. I am a vegetarian, but the rest of my family is not so we have a variety of options always available. Lunch is usually a picnic or sandwiches as we are out hiking, canoeing or sailing in the summer. Dinner is casual in the summer as we eat outside as much as possible. During the other months we eat together inside family style. We want someone to feel comfortable in our house. If you play an instrument, we have a piano and guitars here. My son plays trumpet and my daughter is learning the clarinet. When we purchased the property the 1/2-lot had been poisoned and unable to even grow grass. In the three years that we've been in our house, located in a small rural village, we now have planted apple trees, blueberry bushes, strawberries, raspberries and arctic kiwis plants to use on the table. We've planted milkweed to attract monarch butterflies and flowers for bees and birds. We tap maple trees in the spring to make our own maple syrup (an organic sweetener). We have a small organic garden as well as a natural swimming pool (filtered with plants.) We hope our 1800s house will become a place of education and relaxation for people that participate in our guided outdoor treks or as a destination for those interested in finding ways to convert their own house to passive solar or other energy efficient means. We know the Adirondacks (I wrote a book about it ;-) ) and get the most pleasure out making sure other people get to see how very special and unique our part of the world is. Thank you for reading!
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: New South WalesWe live on the beautiful Central Coast of NSW. A 15min drive from beaches, in a lovely valley. General duties would include lawn maintenance, planting, clearing, housework, cooking, painting, other odd jobs. We have chickens for free range eggs and are building a vegie patch. Guests will stay in either our rumpus room, a bedroom (during our son's university semester) or in a large tent in our yard. We provide linen and towels and all meals of course :) Guests usually work from 9 till lunch, have the afternoon off and then often help with cooking/clearing up at night. However this is flexible :) and may vary on different days. We can accommodate singles, couples and friends. Mostly it will be just our family here, however there may be other Workaway guests. We can pick up from our local station, Ourimbah. We love meeting people from other countries and sharing experiences.
Area: Rhône-AlpesWe are an English couple who own a campsite in the South Ardeche where we have been for 8 years. It is a small family orientated campsite, and we also take English school parities who are on activity holidays.
Area: Wieambilla (South of Chinchilla)We are seeking someone for some light duty outdoor work who would be willing to stay at least 1 month! We have started a new building technique that we would love some help with! Come and join our family in our eco-home and learn about the many wonders of the Australian bush! PLEASE READ ALL OF OUR PROFILE BEFORE SENDING US A MESSAGE....this way you are sure of what we offer!! PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE DO NOT LIVE NEAR A CITY. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR TRIPS TO THE CITY ON YOUR DAY OFF, THIS IS NOT THE PLACE TO BE. IT TAKES OVER 5HRS TO REACH THE CITY FROM OUR HOME!!! We live on a 250acre property south of Chinchilla (which is about 400km from Brisbane) with 3 of our children (aged 9, 2 and under 1). We are in the process of building an eco home, which has over 60 solar panels and 9 wind generators and is made using recycled shipping containers. Whether you want to stay one week, one month or six months, we welcome your help! AND WE ARE ABLE TO SIGN PAPERWORK FOR YOU TO GAIN YOUR SECOND YEAR VISA!!