Area: Nelson & BaysDavid and Gill have both travelled widely in the past, but have lived here for over 25 years. They both work part time, David works in various roles from marketing, landscaping or driving plus many voluntary hours for community projects from bike trails, footpaths and coastal planting projects. Gill now works as a part time midwife in the local community. Their children have all grown up and left home and they have plenty of space for visitors in their 5 bedroom home. On our 5 acre property we have 2 self contained holiday cottages. Gill and David are now developing a home orchard and needing help during the busy spring and summer season.
Area: EpirusWe are a small family living a simple life on our organic self sufficient farm on mainland Greece in a beautiful region called Epirus (or Ipiros). Our farm lies just outside the town Arta near the Amvrakikos Gulf and about 40 km from the Ionian coast . The area around Arta has long been known as the orange growing centre of Greece. Lush orange groves can be found all over the place. Our land was covered with dark green orange trees as well until the demand of Greek oranges declined dramatically and a severe frost caused a lot of damage to the trees in our area. Today we cultivate about 2-3 ha of land where we grow a large variety of fruit trees besides oranges, some with more and some with less success. One of our aims is to experiment, to try out new things and to find out what suits this area best. We now have well known fruits like apples, peaches, grapes and pears as well as exotic plants like assimina, passion fruit or feijoa and tropicals like banana and guava in our large greenhouse. Besides fruit trees there is a number of olive trees and walnut trees growing on our farm. Our main aim is to be self sufficient as much as possible and to reduce the amount of money we spent for every day life.
Area: FrutillarFrutillar is a 10.000 hab. town in south Chile at the Llanquihue largest lake (largest lake in chile) with 840 km2. Frutillar is internationally know because of is focus in classic art (classic music, ballet, jass, etc). A new 20MMU$ theater was built for this purpose, which is a awesome infrastructure for small town. Our Hostel is in the family farm 2 kms away from the town. We receive tourist in December- February. Our customers are 90% families with kids.
Area: Castlemaine, VictoriaWe welcome workawayers into our family, enjoying the friendship and cultural exchange that comes from having travellers stay in our home. We make an effort to introduce our visitors to the beautiful countryside and historic gold rush town where we live. Castlemaine is home to a vibrant community with a rich arts and music scene, friendly cafes serving good coffee and a diverse range of people striving and innovating for a more sustainable future. Our house is a short walk or ride from the centre of Castlemaine in one direction and national park in the other. Melbourne is a pleasant one and a half hour train trip from Castlemaine station. We are small, happy family with two kids (aged 3 and 5). We love sharing good food, good company and ideas. We want our home to reflect our values. We work towards reducing our environmental footprint by growing some of our own food and making our house more sustainable. We work and study in the fields of ecology and economics.
Area:We are a Guatemalan couple who headed a clothing optional hostel located between Guatemala City and Antigua. Somos una pareja guatemalteca que dirigimos una ropas opcional hostal situado entre la ciudad de Guatemala y la Antigua.