Area: Western CapeWe have recently retired to this stunning mountain retreat. Our vision is to build a series of Eco-campsites where people from the cities can come to get away from it all. Summer nights are especially beautiful with little light pollution to diminish the splendour of the Southern Milky Way. We have two largish telescopes which we will be setting up so those with an interest in Astronomy can experience and learn. Recently a fire swept the area, opening up what was thick "Fynbos" bush, exposing the rock structure and making a number of natural campsites obvious. We want to take advantage of this natural clearing and build informal shower and toilet facilities using the available natural materials. We really need some keen volunteer help to participate in this rewarding project, as two retired folk just cannot keep up with all the schemes they can't help inventing! Wildlife in the area includes Baboons, small Buck, Mongoose, Porcupine, Francolin and Guinea Fowl, Black Eagle and Gymnogene. There have even been a few sitings of Aardwolf, Lynx and Leopard recently. For those with an interest in botany, this coming winter and spring rainy season (April through October) will be fascinating, as many interesting species make their way through the burnt earth to pioneer the new undergrowth. You may even be able to identify a new hitherto unnamed variety!
Area: MunsterWe are made up of two friendly grown ups two very friendly children and three overly friendly large dogs. We live about two miles outside the Georgian town Of Doneraile . There is a large historic house, Doneraile Court set in a beautiful parkland. This offers wonderful walks swans and deer. Doneraile is about 30 miles from Cork city and there is a bus daily.
Area: AncashWe are a family owned hostel, Los Pinos Lodge.We have just opened a backpacker`s hostel next to Los Pinos overlooking the cordillera blanca.Caraz is a charming town just an hour from Huaraz.From Caraz treks as the santa Cruz,Laguna Paron.Canon del Pato,Laguna 69 are all easy access.I am a certified guide around the Ancash region.
Area: Province of GranadaStop Press: We especially need some more people between the 20th April and 3rd of May We are an English couple who have lived in Spain for over 20 years. We are in our late 40's. Our business is on-line so we can work anywhere as long as we have an internet connexion. We spend our time between Granada, the coast and our cortijo in the mountains. We are mainly interested in some help up in the mountain house. We have 30 000 m2 with about 100 olive trees, 100 almonds almost all the fruit trees you can think of, a vegetable plot, about 5 springs, solar powered electricity, solar water heating. 10 X 5m swimming pool. It is 1200 metres high, The nearest village is 5km up a non asphalt road. We have no children.
Area: Lower NormandyLooking for help with the renovations. Carpenter, Electrics or Plumbing. I have renovated 2 of the barns and now need help for the main house. I am doing the renovations on the house to run a holiday center for special needs children, adolescents or adults. This will be run as a charity and we would appreciate any help. I was a teacher of special needs children in England and have a B.Ed in Special needs. If you are interested in helping I would love to accommodate you. I speak excellent French some Spanish, a minute amount of German but I am very interested in languages and other cultures. We provide breakfast and 2 home cooked meals a day. Wifi available. Hours flexible We are in the middle of the d-day battle areas with many historic and interesting places to see. Also Bungy jumping down the road, adventure areas, Historic and cultural areas so much to see. I am a very patient person. I enjoy having other people around. We have hosted students from A.F.S when our children were younger and still keep in touch now. Looking forward to meeting new people who may be able to help us out to.