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Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe live on a pretty farm in a beautiful area of rural France, close to the Pyrenees and about an hour from the Med. The Domaine is a haven for wild life and has an abundance of fig, plum and walnut trees. We are creating a lovely place for holidays and retreats from the bustle of life and welcome help creating a vegetable garden, managing the grounds, some DIY, and some housekeeping. There may be cooking - jam making, fruit bottling, help with meals and events. We can offer you independent accommodation in a lovely place, close to one the prettiest market towns in France and a chance to experience life in rural France.
Area: Gers, Midi-Pyrenees, in the country side between Tarbes and Auch(100km west from Toulouse)We are looking for volunteers 2 weeks at the time; as from October 2014 til- beginning December 2014 some painting, general maintenance/ construction/carpentry, and generally prepping for our next season needs to be done . We, Charles (USA) and Caroline (NL) have moved to South West France in 2005 for a better quality of life. Our businesses are located in a beautifully restored old farm house in Gascogne style (wooden beams with chaux). Caroline runs the Bed & Breakfast and self catering apartment and Charles has an acupuncture practice. He gives workshops in Tai-Chi Chuan and Zen Shiatsu. Most of the guests are from England, Holland or Belgium and some from France.
Area: CataloniaHi there! We are a family of 4. I'm Marta (34) a primary teacher and Ignasi (34) who works in a factory. We have two lovely sons, Oriol (5) and Nil (2'5). We live in a house in a quiet neighborhood in Cassà de la Selva (12km from Girona). During summer we like to go to the beach (20 km) and to the swimming-pool. We enjoy our free days walking around the town, riding our bikes, playing with the children in the park... We don't smoke at home, so we wouldn't like any smokers.
Area: LombardyCiao! We are a family, always happy, with no time to relax!We love travelling, inviting friends... We are 5 people: I, Elisabetta, my husband Luca and our three kids: Lucia (6), Stefano (almost 5) and Anna (3 1/2). We live in our apartment in Milano in Città Studi (university area). I work part-time in a kindergarten and my husband in an engineering company (he's abroad now for his work for a long period). Our kids are funny and love play together. Lucia is a little “fish” and she loves swimming both in swimming pool than in the sea. Stefano is a calm boy and he likes a lot the bicycle. Anna is always happy and try to make all things her brother and sister are doing, she loves playing with dolls.
Area: Lower SaxonyWe are living in the countryside, a beautiful area in Germany with lots of hills, called the Weserbergland and near the "Ratcatcher" town Hamlin. We have three supermarkets and a few other facilities in the village, but there are no bars or any night life. It is great if you like nature! Our house is in the center of this small town, close to the church and is about 350 years old. We are still renovating parts of it, but we do have a fast internet connection (WiFi) which you are welcome to use. We have a nice garden attached where the children can play and we also want to start growing our own vegetables there. We are both working from home and. Colin is a teacher for historical martial arts, such as sword fighting, Sandra is doing projects for kids in the field of Living History, project weeks for schools and so on, together we are publishing books and DVDs. There is always something going on! Colin is English and Sandra is German, so we speak both languages at home and our boys do as well. We are very open people and have had quite a few guests and friends from all over the world in our house to stay and we are looking forward to you!