Area: Mecklenburg-VorpommernWE are a nice:-) relativly young little family with two children (2 1/2 and 5 years).Last year we decided to move to the countryside. We try to live a natural life (relativly simple in comparison) in a cosy athmosphere. Our biggest luxury is healthy and good food. The house is located just in front of a lake in a little village in the middle of Mecklenburg. The next little town is situated 8 (Krakow am See) or next 20 km (Barlach-town Güstrow) from Reimershagen reachable by bike or bus. Mecklenburg is one of the nicest part in Germany because no industry, not dense settled with lot´s of nature reserves and a National parc. The Baltic sea has beautiful islands and beaches and wood. The landscape is a result of glacial activities. So we have lot´s of lakes, mires and still extraordinary beech wood. The house used to be a farmhouse with 4000 m2 gardenland. It is huge for us and so we start to create projects.
Area: PhatoA a small guesthouse in Southern Thailand. The guesthouse is set up to support the projects of a foundation for Thai children.. Aim of the gues thouse: to become self sustainable on food and income.
Area: Rivière-Rouge, QuebecMy name is Mars (yes, really). I am 28. I like to meet people and I enjoy working in the garden. I live a happy drug and alcohol free lifestyle. I have two very, very friendly dogs (Timousse and Tipite), four cats (two kittens), some chickens and lots of wildlife (including the occasional moose). There are always loons and beavers in the lake. Right now, we have very young chicks at home! I live on the edge of the lake 'lac de la haie' in the Upper Laurentians, 9 km of the closest town, Rivière-Rouge, and I grow organic fruit trees, vegetables and medicinal plants. I also keep bees. If you want to learn about gardening in the forest, permaculture and fruit trees, come here. Meet new people! In your spare time you can swim in the lake, go kayaking or rowing, horseback riding, and explore the local area. Sometimes I go to Montreal. There's also an aquaplane airport in the nearest town. I need people to care for the land. It's gardening time! The volunteer doesn't need to be physically strong, but it is better if you are in good shape as the work can be demanding . I want to have people who are interested in learning about everything – you don't need any special knowledge to come here, just an open mind. I do not accept the use of drugs and alcohol during your visit. This is a place to grow and learn. We are a team here - I am not your boss, and we will manage, plan and do everything as a team. You will not be asked to do anything I wouldn't do myself.Therefore it is important for me to have volunteers who give the best of themselves.The more you give, the more you receive! I need people who want to do an internship is not a cheap hostel here. I don't accept couple It's a great experience as you will learn how to manage a small scale farm and be an independent producer. -Now it is the maintenance and early harvest (July-August) -Harvest, opening new areas of planting and renovation etc.. (September-October) -Renovation, mechanical, firewood, etc. seedlings inside. (November to March) -Site preparation, planting, maintenance etc.. (April to June) Please make sure that you want to come before sending me an email, and give me a date when you would be coming. I would appreciate it if only people who are serious about coming here and want to learn message me. Welcome ! Thanks, Mars : Mon nom est Mars (oui, vraiment). J'ai 28 ans. J'aime rencontrer des gens et travailler dans le jardin. Je vis un mode de vie sans alcool ni drogue. J'ai deux chiens très, très sympathiques (Timousse et Tipite), quatre chats (deux chatons), quelques poules et beaucoup de faune (y compris l'orignal occasionnellement). il y a toujours des huards et des castors sur le lac. À l'heure actuelle, nous avons de très jeunes poussins à la maison. Je vie sur le bord du lac de la haie dans les Hautes Laurentides, dans la ville de Rivière-Rouge. Nous cultivons fruits, légumes et les plantes médicinales biologique. Nous avons aussi des abeilles. Si vous voulez en apprendre davantage sur le jardinage dans les forêts, la permaculture et d'arbres fruitiers, c'est votre place. Rencontrer de nouvelles personnes! Pendant vos temps libre, vous pouvez nager dans le lac, faire du kayak, l'équitation, et explorer la région. Parfois, nous passons à Montréal. il y a aussi un aéroport d'hydravion dans la ville la plus proche. Nous avons besoin de personnes pour prendre soin de la terre. C'est le temps de jardiner! Vous n'avez pas besoin d'être forts physiquement, mais c'est mieux si vous êtes en forme car le travail peut être exigeant. Nous voulons avoir des gens qui sont intéressés à en apprendre au sujet de tout - vous n'avez pas besoin de connaissances particulières pour venir ici, juste un esprit ouvert. Nous n'acceptons pas l'utilisation de drogues et d'alcool au cours de votre visite. C'est un endroit pour grandir et apprendre. Nous sommes une équipe ici - je ne suis pas votre patron, et nous allons gérer, planifier et faire tout comme une équipe. Vous ne serez pas demandé de faire quelque chose que je ne ferais pas moi-même.Cependant, afin que nous prenions le temps nécessaire à enseigner ces différents domaines, il est important que le stagiaire donne aussi son maximum. Ici, la règle est simple, le plus on donne, le plus on reçoit.J'ai besoin de gens qui veulent faire un stage ce n'est pas une auberge bon marcher ici. Je n'accepte pas de couple C est formidable expérience , vous allez apprendre à gérer une exploitation agricole à petite échelle et être un producteur indépendant. Maintenant c'est l'entretien et le début des récoltes (juillet -aout) Récolte, ouverture de nouveaux endroits de plantation et rénovation etc. (sept -oct) Rénovation, mécanique, bois de chauffage, semis intérieur etc. (nov à mars) Préparation de terrain, plantation, entretien etc. (avril à juin) S'il vous plaît assurez-vous que vous voulez venir avant de m'envoyer un e-mail ou de me donner une date d'arrivée. Merci d avoir lu jusqu au bout Salutation mars
Area: Pays de la LoireWe are a family and we live on an island in the Loire valley, wich is beautiful and salvage. (there are two houses on a land of 5 kms longer) but it's also very near of the town center of Angers, wich is a middle town (and one hour from Nantes). (Actually, we move and change house on the 29th and 30th of december. We move by boat and we really need help on these days: 26,27,28,29,30,31 december 2013). Once you cross the river, you can find public transport on the river side to bring you to town center in 10 minutes.If you like canoeing, fishing and swimming in the river but you need sometimes go shopping and visiting, it's the place to be. If you want to see the castles of the Loire Valley, you can visit easily from our place. (We move only to the other side of the river in an other house, where we'll need help for restructuration). Summer time, we can cross the river by feet on the sand because water goes down, but during winter time, you have to cross by boat or Canoe. Our house is huge (you can have your own room) but not very confortable We warm up with a wood stove and the bathroom is very rudimentary). If you are affraid of spiders and flying insects, it's not the lace to stay.Winter time, we pass by boat (bark or Canoa) ( which can make you dependant sometimes)and during summer time, we pass by feet, on the sand. We have two child (5 and 12).We have cat, dog and chicks. We are both artists. My partner is a drumer I'm an artist. I make shows with pictures and actors and work with others as a comedian or graphist I can speak Italian because I used to live in Italy for two years. We have also exchanges with a musician family in Rajasthan in India for more than ten years and we made a travel there in family and we used to hospitate them at home many years because of the tours. So we know a few about this culture.My partner is very interrested by indian music and in general by world music. He likes to have exchanges as well on politicals topics, History. My partner is a smoker and I try not to smoke, so I'd prefer to hospitate no smokers.We used to be vegetarians but we are not any more.we don't eat much meat but it can happens.
Area:I am a 64-year-old retired teacher living in south west Turkey with 65-year-old partner. We have a house with pool and garden. We built the house in 2004 extending an old mud brick house to create the two-storey, 3 bedroomed place we now have. We are both British but I also have Turkish nationality. My partner Chris was a gardener and has created a lovely garden here but he can no longer keep up with the maintenance hence our need for help. We are non-smokers (but that is quite recent) and have two cats.