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Area: OregonWe are a family of 4 (including 2 adult children) living in Portland, Oregon in an 1884 Victorian house that we restored ourselves. We've taken on a new challenge saving and restoring an 1890 Victorian cottage. We love Portland and the Pacific Northwest and try to enjoy it all - the people, the places, the events. We absolutely love living here. Among the things we like to do are hiking, cycling (short to century), canoeing, fly fishing, going to festivals in big and little towns, taking in movies and plays, touring gardens, hanging out in the hammock, gardening, being part of the distilled spirits scene. And, of course, we like old house restoration. We also love to travel and to meet people from around the world. In the last 3 years we've hosted over 80 people. We've had such a good time with all these surfers. A number of surfers have told us about their experiences with Workaway. We decided that being a Workaway host would be another good way of opening up our home and connecting with other travelers in an even deeper way. So, here we are as new to Workaway.
Area: San Benito Peten GuatemalaWe opened November 2011. Our first year we provided 6,820 kilometers of bicycle tours, 512 hours of English classes, planted 360 trees and 242 organic veggie gardens, raised 36 chickens and 5 goats, brought hundreds of participants from 28 different countries into our Partner Communities, benefiting 1500 families and dozens of locally-owned small businesses. During our first year, we removed more than a ton of garbage from our Partner Communities, opened two new Community Centers, provided the first non-profit ecotourism trips to Tikal, El Mirador and, of course, our secret spots all around Lake Peten Itza. With the support of our Partner Communities and hundreds of participants, our first year was a success. We are a cooperative of Guatemalan women, a registered Guatemalan non-profit and a pending 501(c)3 --- an association of family, friends and neighbors who serve their community and nature. Every cent that enters our programs and projects goes directly to communities, programs and projects that cultivate good things. Yes, we accept male participants too :) - someone asked, once.
Area: Bavariahi we are a couple with two little kids a dog and two turtels. also our grandma ist sometimes at our home. we live near the forest in a small village with only 60 inhabitans. there a two houses - one big one where we are living in with a new part and an old "cottage". It´s a old house with a little garden.
Area: FloridaWe have a small apartment complex (7 units) . Indian Rocks Beach is a small beach community west of Tampa, Florida, in the middle of the state...about 1 1/2 hour west of Orlando. The atmosphere of this town is fairly easy going, not many high rises...friendly people. St. Petersburg is close - Dali museum, Fine Arts and History museum...Clearwater Beach is a bus ride away...There is a trolley that goes up and down the "barrier islands"-$2 each way. We live on the property that we manage which is on the inter coastal. We are empty nesters...although nieces and nephews (from 26-14) visit a lot. My husband and I have 3 poodles, Tzcha Tzcha, Lil Bit and Choo Oui that are a little spoiled :), but very friendly. We need some general household help and maintenance help with the properties...averaging 4-5 hours per day per workawayer!! We love to cook, eat healthy and enjoy fresh foods. We have traveled extensively, lived in Portugal, Spain and Greece, South Africa and now enjoy walking, hiking, yoga, swimming, cooking and eating... You will see what it is like to live in a smallish beach tourist town...the beaches are sugar white and the gulf of mexico always warm. We could also use some help with internet marketing, social media, and general marketing rental properties...
Area: Valdivia, Región de Los RíosI'm zoologist, working in wildlife conservation, especially with endangered species such as some South American aquatic mammals. I live in a 3-hectare plot on the hillside overlooking the Bay of Corral, several rivers and the sea. The plot is located in the town of Niebla, 18 km from the city of Valdivia. My family currently lives in Spain where my children are doing college. I worked many years in an NGO dedicated to the conservation of nature and now I trate, and now I try to combine my work in wildlife conservation proyects and the farm work. I get volunteers who are interested in knowing the work on a small farm with traditional techniques and also to assist in conservation of wildlife. Prefer volunteers to be at least a month to teach the job, know the culture and show other places in southern Chile where I do my conservation projects.