Area: Pavones, Golfo DulceI'm a naturalized citizen of Costa Rica, living here since 1976. I have pioneered and homesteaded properties in the Golfo Dulce and Burica Peninsula. Now in the same self-built house since 1987. We live on a hillside above the beach with a wonderful garden and fruit orchard surrounding the house. The family is myself and my wife Lisa and our6 year old daughter, Luna. We have a forestry plantation established in 1994 and need help with child-care, gardening and general yard and house-work. No smoking. There is a world class surf break a few hundred yards from the house. Wi-fi available. Be prepared to get dirty and spend time in the garden.
Area: Veliko TarnovoWife Janice & I run a small Boarding Kennels and Cattery which is successful and now needing assistance in the form of ground maintenance (Lawn cutting (ride on mower) ground clearance of stone from latest fence project work dog walking and general help around the home and Kennels. Both Janice & I moved to Bulgaria from the UK some 5 years ago and the setting up of the Kennels was always our dream we are almost there now and your help can help us realise the dream . Thank you Charles & Janice
Area: Pipestone Valley - western Canada, SaskatchewanRustic seclusion/privacy, although only 16km off the TransCanada Highway (#1). Here at our farm we are striving toward self-sufficiency. We are wildcrafters who ‘live-off-the-land’- growing, hunting or gathering from the wild most of our food. COME to us if you are interested in learning more about self-sufficiency, wildcrafting or First Nation botanicals. Although we are as yet just striving toward self-sufficiency we have much knowledge to share - much learned by our mistakes- re solar heating, wood heat, animal husbandry, food growing and preserving. Although we ourselves are not First Nations Sietse's brother is a very interesting Native artist and we practice a Spirituality similar to the Old Ways. We REALLY need someone to help service our small engines such as roto-tillers and mowers.
Area: PiedmontWe are Marla and Fabrizio, an American and an Italian married couple, who run a small Bed and Breakfast, situated at 1,100 m, in the woods of the Cottian Alps. We are 6 km up from town and about 50 km from Turin city center. Although we have a lot of interests, the running and maintenance of our B&B, and all that entails, keeps us busy. We try to incorporate our interests into our work to keep things interesting. We have 2 cats that have adopted us. They are allowed in our private home, but not throughout the whole building as our guests could be allergic. Our whole home and public buildings and guest rooms are smoke free.We created an association, TEM, to promote ecological and sustainable tourism in our mountain community. We also promote local small businesses, artisans and organic producers through our cooking classes as well as homestyle meals with our guests.
Area: AquitaineHi, I am Tamsin from Brighton in the UK. I am 39 and moved to France this summer to set up a small retreat venue for yoga, holistic workshops and creative inspiration. Having a change of career from design to follow my heart and jump in at the deep end, speaking little French but with lots of enthusiasm to learn. I live here alone, so life is quiet and would suit helpers that are self-motivated, enjoy silence and happy to be by themselves as much as spend time with me. I can only accommodate one, possibly two people at a time as there is only ever enough work for this amount of helpers. The village is very quiet, situated between Bordeaux and Toulouse, set on a hill, surrounded by woodland. The house has been restored to offer three double/twin rooms, accommodating between 6 - 8 guests. I love to cook and teach classical hatha yoga and provide healthy vegetarian food and yoga classes.