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Area: NeuquénThis is a "beach lake mountain bar" in a small village, with many activities: Bar, kitesurfing school, kayak, trekking, mountainbike, incredible landscape, sunset, full moon party... peace n' fun!!!
Area: ScotlandHi. We are James and Caroline and we live and work on a small privately owned estate near Perth, together with Caroline's brother Tim and his family. Tim runs everything outside and you will be working alongside him. There are about 120 acres here which includes garden, parkland and woodland and we are looking for help with the outside work on the estate. This might involve helping in the huge walled garden where we have flower borders, rose beds, historic orchards and a vegetable garden. In recent years the garden has suffered from weather and lack of manpower and we are working towards seeing it in a much improved state by the summer. We grow a wide variety of vegetables for everyone on the estate. We use companion planting and our own compost and comfrey fertilizer. We also need help with clearing and maintaining trees and woodland - we have alot of bonfires! Last winter we undertook a huge project to renovate a large old cattle barn and create a wedding and events venue. The venue launched in June 2014 and we are now very very busy running weddings on most weekends and other events, from music, to theatre, to conferences during the week. Work in the grounds is done very much with the events in mind in terms of presenting the grounds in a suitable condition. Volunteers live in a two bedroomed flat in the main house. The system we have developed with our volunteers, and which seems to work well for everyone, is that you eat dinner with us in the main house from Tuesday to Thursday and we then give you an allowance for food from Friday to Monday. This gives everyone freedom to come and go at weekends and gives everyone a bit of flexibility and privacy as well as having the opportunity to chat and get to know everyone over dinner three times a week. We have horses, dogs, sheep, chickens and a cat and three children, two away at uni and one still at school. While Tim looks after things outside, we are busy running a linens company, supplying Scottish linen to interior designers for curtains and soft furnishings, as well as the weddings business and the Inchyra Arts Club which puts on a programme of music and arts events through the year. It's a busy place! What we are looking for is volunteers who are enthusiastic and keen to muck in. It is worth saying that it is important that you have good English to make the most of staying here - it is a very busy place and it's difficult if you can't understand instructions.
Area: Midi PyreneesWe're a bilingual, non-smoking, very friendly English/French family living very close to the centre of Toulouse. We have three children - two boys and a girl aged 10, 9 and 6 and a kitten called Tickle :) I run a small school teaching English to English-speaking children, and also teach business English to French students. My husband works for Airbus. We tend to speak mostly English at home, though the children always speak French with their dad. This is by no means a fully French environment and would probably not suit someone whose priority was to improve their French!
Area: EnglandI live with in a lovely little town called Bruton in the county of Somerset. We are 2.5 hours from London, 2 from Devon and Bath , 1 from Bristol and Exeter.Glastonbury is really close. FANTASTIC transport links including coach, train and bus :) Cosmo goes to a Steiner school close by and there are many alternative minded people here and it is a close knit and supportive community. There are many weekend festivals in the local area over summer. Its a very quiet area so don't expect LOADS to do but if you like hanging in quiet pubs and meeting lovely people with beautiful souls, walking in nature and seeing British rural life with an alternative twist then this is the place :) Our home would suit someone who is self sufficient and loves countryside. If you like to jump on a train and go on adventures, jump on a trampoline or talk Birds of Prey with a 7 year old around the fire then come visit. We love it here and are happy to share our home and our community with anyone who comes to stay :) I cook a hot meal in the evenings and generally expect Workawayers to get their own lunch and breakfast unless I am cooking anyway (i provide all your basic food needs). It is important that you have a reasonable level of English so that you can understand my son :) I ask for 4 ish hours a day depending on what the work is. I am unable to cater for complicated dietary needs. I can provide vegetarian or vegan food but it has proved complicated to cater for raw food diets (that said i am happy to provide money towards you providing your own raw food diet. Wheat free and dairy free are ok. I feel I need to mention that I get many many applicants every week and it is virtually impossible for me to answer them . If I take a month off from workaway generally I get back to it and have 100 / 150 messages to answer ...I'd love to answer every one but I can't ...I don't have the time and I have a life to live ! So apologies in advance for a lack of reply. Please don't take it personally .
Area: Cranbrook, Kent EnglandWe are a family of 4. Mum, Dad, 14 and 10 year old. 2 dogs and 2 guinea pigs. We are looking for help to decorate our new home. Anyone with building experience would be most most welcome. We would like a partition wall put up in a bedroom. Painting and or gardening would also be great. We would love someone to come and stay in May 2014