Area: Rheinland-PfalzHey, we are a private show jumping stable in the south-west of Germany near the border to france. We are looking for help, especially over summer to help us on the farm. We have 90 horses and ponies and a lot of other pets like dogs, cats, minipig, rabbits,.... we are a young and funny team. If you like to meet new friends, meet us- see you!!
Area: Shepherd Island, Bocas del Toro, PanamaWe are full until March 2013. In March, we are accepting mature volunteers to work here for a minimum of 3 weeks sanding and painting our houses. We plan to build a small eco house This house will be for caretakers, volunteers, hostelers. It will have an outdoor kitchen. Please apply if you have experience only. We have a small resort which my husband, Jack, and I run together. It is a small Caribbean Island Resort and beautiful Nature Retreat with jungle hiking trails, a colorful coral reef, mangrove estuaries, a palm fringed small, secluded, and private manmade white sand beach, and sand bar rimmed salt water swimming lagoon in a private cove. We grow a lot of our own fruits and are a cacao plantation. We have a never ending need for maintenance and are looking for hard working volunteers to help us improve and keep it up. We have a beautiful location here at StarfishReef. Most other information can be found on our website-name above. Internet access is restricted to your own unlocked phone and service via Mas Movil or Claro.
Area: British ColumbiaI am a retired and need some help on my place for the summer. I am well travelled in Europe, Africa, North America, Australia and SE Asia. I am healthy, friendly, quiet and enjoy the company of young people. My house is located in Mitchell Bay on Malcolm Island between North Vancouver Island and the mainland. There is good kyaking in the summer, lots of Killer whales and good salmon fishing. My two sons are musicians, but they live in the city. Sometimes they come to visit. Guests are welcome to stay in my house or camp outside.
Area: TuscanyHello! We are George, Ava and Aron (6 years old). Ava and Aron come from Germany and I (George) come from the UK. I have been maintaining this rural ex-farmhouse in this beautiful national park here in Tuscany since 2006. Together with friends and occasional visiting family members we manage a small veggi garden and take care of the property - Casalino. Soon we will get chickens too. Casalino is in an incredible part of Tuscany which is considered the "Hidden Tuscany'. In contrast to the rolling hills, vine yards and the olive groves of classic Tuscany, here it is much wilder and mountainous and we are surrounded by lush forests. This old farmhouse is situated in an area in the north-east of Tuscany called the Casentino, close to the border of Emilia Romagna, in Italy. The house literally in the middle of the woods and is perched on the side of Mount Montopoli and overlooks the stunning view of the Valle Santa. It lies within the national park of Monte Falterona and Campigna. The many footpaths leading through woods, fields and rivers covering the mountains makes it a pleasure to explore the environment. Being so submersed in wilderness away from civilization, it very much creates a feeling of retreat or escape from day to day ´normal´ life. Reached by an old stone road only accessible on foot and by a 4x4 vehicle. We invite you to come and stay with us between these dates... from end of March to end of June (there could be the possibility to go into end of June/beginning July but we're not sure yet) We are vegetarian.
Area: TarnI am an English woman named Jo, and with the help of 2 dogs, 2 cats, 5 chickens and a digger named Doris, I am renovating a beautiful old farmhouse in the Tarn, south west France to make a space for yoga retreats. The original farmhouse dates back to 1666, and is surrounded by 50 acres of meadows, farmland and woodlands, a big lake and what I think is the best view in the world! The house is situated in a valley below the 13th century fortified Bastide town of Cordes sur Ciel. The surrounding area is steeped in history and it is only a short trip to some lovely local towns and villages, such as Albi, Gaillac and St Antionin. Together Cordes, Albi and Gaillac make up the Golden Triangle, which is one of the prettiest areas of the Tarn, with its vineyards and white stone houses. The train to Toulouse only takes an hour, and the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coastlines are also just a few hours away. When I moved here, the farmhouse, buildings and land was in a state of complete disrepair, and although there is still a lot of work to do, parts of it are starting to take shape! The work is varied, with plenty of gardening, landscaping, strimming, building, bricklaying, plastering and general renovation work to do. I am offering stays of 2 weeks or more, for up to 4 to 5 people. Please let me know if you require any more details and are interested in coming to help on the project. In general, I ask my helpers to work about 30 hours a week, plus some cooking/help in the kitchen in exchange for delicious, predominantly vegetarian meals, prepared with fresh fruit and veg from the garden. The accommodation is varied, room in the house, white canvas bell tents and regular tents overlooking the lake. In addition to work, there are also plenty of fun things to do nearby such as: Horse Riding Paragliding Walking, (the GR 36, a walk which starts at the English Channel and finishes at the Med passes through the Bonbousquet land) Swimming and fishing in the Bonbousquet lake An open air swimming pool, 10 minute walk Cycling Cross country cycling Kayaking on the Aveyron, from St Antonin 1/2 hour Golf in Albi There is also a plethora of local markets, summer fetes, Bric a brac markets and music festivals.