Area: Maella, AragonThe place is in a remote secluded and beautiful valley in Aragon, Spain. Near to the Catalonian border. There is nature all around. So ar we have seen Deer, wild Boar many tracks. Lots of huge golden eagles overhead also great trials for walking and hiking. We have just recently finished (mostly) renovating the old stone Casa into a fully functioning little house. A place which we also use during the day as a communal place for eating, washing and socializing. It is completely off grid, we have our own water/power/internet and sewage solutions. However they are limited in usage. The new projects we have underway involve building earth houses from sand bags filled with packed earth and recycled materials. We have 2 under construction at present. We regularly visit the local tip, to collect wood and materials to recycle. We are looking for people to help with the earth house, general tasks and preparing land for veg/ herb garden, (We don't have our own vegetables yet), Landscaping, tree pruning. Building furniture from recycled wood. We looking for people with enthusiasm and some skills to help us. Creativity and new ideas are always welcomed, come down and add your own touch. Some of our last volunteers built a cave house! Come stay for a little while or if you like it here stay for longer. We are also looking for some long term members to create a small community which is as self-sufficient as possible. Anyone who wishes to join us in this way should be able to support themselves whilst we get the community resources together and become more developed and are able to share our produce with each other. In exchange we will provide you with an area of land where you will be able to build your own eco-friendly living space. The place is very remote and isolated so this is for the adventurers out there, who want to enjoy nature as nature intended. We don't mind if you enjoy naturism, its a natural thing to enjoy. We are smoking friendly to, but please be careful with the cigarette ends. As for day to day living, we generally work in the mornings, giving you free time to enjoy in the later part of the day. There aren't many rules here, we believe that people should have this freedom, all we ask for is 4 hours a day, 6 days a week depending on on going projects and time of the year. Basic food is supplied so you can help yourself, mostly we try to use fresh fruit, veg and pulses. We can provide a tent/caravan (if not in use) and food. Camp beneath the stars with no light pollution, plenty of time for relaxing and exploring the countryside and mountains, national parks are not far away and make great hiking breaks... Thanks for looking and hope to hear from you. Craig, Tim and Nicola
Area: Lower NormandyHi, I'm living most of my time in Normandy where I bought a little farm. (the rest of the time, I live in Paris). I'd like to animate this place by hosting travellers, artists, that could help me renewing the place, or giving it a new soul.
Area: British ColumbiaOur mountain cabins are a brand new, start up camp nestled in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We want to give our guests an experience AWAY from the hustle and bustle of the cities and main tourists attractions. A place where they can relax around a campfire or at Sunset Point and just enjoy nature. We encourage guests to turn off their cell phones and electronic toys and get outside!
Area: Rhone AlpsMy husband and I are Brits who run a high-end chambre d’hotes (B&B) / ski chalet in the pretty alpine village of Les Houches, just 8km from Chamonix Mont Blanc in the French Alps. We are looking for a non-smoking couple aged over 23 with no dietary requirements to help with the day-to-day running of the chalet in Summer 2014. In Summer, we have a variety of guests: walkers doing the Tour du Mont Blanc, climbers on courses for Mont-Blanc ascents, self-catered families, and are looking for a couple to help during the months of June, July, August and September. You must be willing and able to commit to 4 weeks and have no special dietary requirements. In summer, sometimes we are just B&B, other times we provide evening meals for our guests... and when we have self-catered guests, we basically leave them to it, apart from a mid-week clean/towel change. so there is a fair bit of variety. You should have the following skills and qualities: non smokers, high end chambermaid experience or waiting experience, have initiative, be dynamic, be sociable and outgoing yet also be discrete when appropriate. You should have excellent attention to detail, be scrupulously honest, efficient, able to work hard both on your own and as part of a team. A couple with moderate OCD with an abject hatred of dust and grime, who take pride in leaving everything cleaner than when you found it, who also love to weed and mow, would be our ideal candidates! Excellent English is a necessary at the chalet as most of our guests are anglophones, whilst anyone seeking to improve their French would be better off in a less metropolitan area of France as 50% of the people who live in Chamonix are not French, and even the locals seek to improve their English... Why would you want to come to the amazingly beautiful valley of Chamonix, where you can enjoy walking, hiking, climbing, paragliding, etc, etc? Well... Chamonix is world-renowned for its stunning scenery of mountains, glaciers and alpine pastures lands. We are just a few minutes walk from our nearest climbing wall, fishing lake, and tennis courts. Plus there are magnificent walking and hiking trails, and mountain biking routes past our door! In addition, you can enjoy rock-climbing, paragliding, golf, rafting, via ferrata, canyoning, glacial walking, swimming, and museums… Helen is a keen walker and runner, and Leighton enjoys paragliding. We both enjoy climbing and via ferrata and are both passionate about cooking - Helen was a top three finalist in the Times chalet chef competition in 2010.
Area: Canary IslandsHello. I live alone with my little darling daughter Aziza who is 16 months. We live 5 minutes walk from the beach in the laid back surfer town of El Medano, Tenerife. Aziza and I came here from the UK one year ago, and have a wonderful community and a wonderful life here. However, I am by trade a yoga and pilates teacher and a massage therapist, and the fact is that as a single mum I just don't get more than the odd moment to do any exercise. While it could be said that motherhood itself is one big transcendence trip in a deeply yogic sense, I really would appreciate a bit of time on my actual yoga mat. Moreover I need some focussed time to gear up for a return to work by redoing my website etc. I feel a bit stuck and paralysed, and really need a few hours to myself to be able to move ahead with my projects.