Area: San Juan del Sur.IMPORTANT: This project published here is personal. However, at this moment i don´t have all materials to start to build in the grandmother´s farm close from niquinihomo, for that reason, i won´t start to build at this moment, maybe at end of september 2014. However, i need 1 or 2 volunteers to help me to build a cob oven in a property close from san juan del sur as of july 2014. A canadian is the own, and he lives in canada and i will be the person responsible for the project. The property are 4 acres south of San Juan del sur and are starting a small surf camp and need some extra structures, like an outdoor composting toilet room, and a oven. ABOUT ME: My name is Douglas Sánchez. I am a nicaraguan guy. My age is 28 years old. I am bachelor in architecture. We live in Masatepe. (I and my parents). Currently, I am an university teacher. I teach Autocad Software, drawing technical and others subjects. I love nature and is for that reason I am very interested in natural building, because it allows lessen the environmental impact. I don't have master in sustainable architecture or experience in eco- construction but I have researched a lot on internet about alternative construction techniques as earthbag, cob, adobe, earthship,rammed earth, etc, and I find this very interesting and I think is necessary to create an earthbag structure and learn in the construction process. It dome will be used as a shelter in the future. I need to invest myself as an architect and I think that the Bio- Construction is a good way to start to experiment and explore by myself different techniques of auto-construction especially with earth. Is for that reason that I want to create an Earthbag Dome, but I need some volunteers to help me with the construction. Really, I am interested in develop various projects and start to experience with earth building. ABOUT GRANDMOTHER' S FARM:( SEPTEMBER) My grandmother is the property owner. The property is located close Niquinohomo town. This is accessible to the road Catarina- Masatepe and it has about 2.10 hectare. In the property there is a small house, where sleep the caretaker. Also, we have a woodfire cooking and a latrine There is electricity and drinking water.
Area: We are situated in Byrne Valley, Richmond, Kwazulu Natal. A very beautiful, serene and picturesque area with natural grasslands, indigenous forest and a small village of mainly retired people. There are beautiful walks we would be happy to show you and a horse for horse rides.We are a family of four living on a twenty hectare Organic Farm. Our aim is to be as self-sufficient as possible and farm in a morally responsible manner. We have +/- twenty cows which we milk, eat and use as fertilisors; four breeding pigs; in-numeral chickens for eggs, meat and as de-tickers; a flock of geese. The herd of goats is for land-clearing and milk; the horse, mule and donkey for grazing rotation. Our three dogs besides being pets are for breeding. We also have a few hives of bees for honey. We grow our own vegetables in our large vegetable garden. We have two children, who are home schooled, so volunteers who enjoy children are especially welcome.
Area: Wilderness, Garden RouteMy name is Lyndsay (32) with my husband Stephan (30) and our two children Jazper (3) & Tabby (1) we run a riding stables, it is a trail business taking clients into the mountain forest on horse back. We also breed on a small scale with the beautiful black Friesian horses Our days are filled with kids, dogs, horses, vegetable gardening and tourists. Our area the Garden Route is very well known for it's natural beauty with abundant fauna and flora and seasonal tourists. We are looking for volunteers to come join in and be apart of our business and family for a period of 2 months or more at a time On your days and afternoons off you can either chill on the farm or go hiking, beaching, shopping, eating or whatever you like.
Area: Algarve (Monchique)Our property/house is in the Algarve, in the mountains ,the Serra de Monchique, not near the coast. We are a german couple, I am a veterinarian and animal protector, my husband is an artist, electrician, porcelane painter. We are living in a house in the mountains,we make oecological gardening and composting and we are building a house from clay. Our place is in the middle of the nature, a very quiet place, with wild animals as frogs, birds, foxes and wild pigs around. We live in an oecological way, using only natural products and no chemical stuff. We are living here with 4 dogs, 3 cats, a Kakadoo and 2 chicken. The ocean is not so far away and we can offer a car to go there for relaxing on the beach or to go for activities like surfing. We sometimes go there for fishing. The mountains are good for walking in the middle of nowhere. We have a small and a bigger village about 5-10 km away from our house and some bigger cities around 30 km away. We like to have here people living close together with us as members of the family, as friends. Hakuna Matata
Area: British ColumbiaWe are a community farm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. We teach about sustainable living! We have large community gardens, cows, goats, chickens and bees. We also run a beautiful cafe/restaurant in Courtenay (15 minutes away). We welcome short term (2 weeks) or long term (1 - 3 months) guests who wish to learn and support the following: 1. Sustainable Community Living in a spiritual environment 2. Sustainable Agriculture 3. Sustainable Cottage Industry (esp. food processing) We take our inspiration from the teachings of Yahshua the Messiah. Members of the community are Messianic believers. Our community gathers every morning and evening (before breakfast and supper) to talk about the things we are learning and how it relates to our life together. We work together and eat our meals together; we have a very social life. Saturdays we do not work, but we do something together like go to the beach or the water falls to walk or swim. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.