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Area: BuriramI'm a French man married to a Thai woman and living with her and our 2 children in the deep countryside of Isan Thailand, close to Nang Rong city. I love working with my hands but badly I'm very busy on another project on my computer so the other things I want to do for our garden/house/neighbours are going very slowly. Also I've been and i'm still a very active CouchSurfing member, hosted more than 800 travellers in Paris and some in here too. I love hosting and meeting different people, and if these people can help me a little bit while I provide them living accommodation that's a plus ;-)
Area: San José, Costa RicaThe Finca is a local family owned organic farm of about 135 acres located in La Ribera near San Isidro del General. We are a Costa Rican family of six (Guillermo and Luz and 4 children) To generate income to keep the farm going we grow coffee, bananas, plantains, coconuts, star fruit,and other fruits. We also grow vegetables in Luz's organic gardens. We have composting as well as worm composting. We sell organic fruits, vegetables and eggs from our 400 chickens at the local farmers market.
Area: Languedoc RoussillonWe are an Anglo/French couple in our early 50's with a 15 year old son. Irena and Bernard and our son Christophe. We enjoy people visiting from all over the world. This is a wonderful exchange and appreciate workers that can give their best, work hard and also enjoy what they are doing and have some fun and good exchanges at the same time. We enjoy sharing ideas and being a contribution to each other in some way. We run a B & B, plus Gites, on 7 acres of land in a beautiful part of south of France, in Le Gard. We do organic gardening, growing all kinds of veggies from tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, beans, to salads and often need help, in the garden, planting, weeding, keeping it tidy. We also have lots of soft fruits, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries etc. so in season we need help with picking soft fruits, making jam. We need help and to maintain the grounds, bringing in cut (Autumn) wood, storing it, clearing the overgrown areas, watering the garden, weeding etc. We are particularly keen on someone that can assist us with updating our web site, ie add a calendar and links to face book, etc... and help to create a facebook page and keep it updated. Anyone who is good at sorting out paperwork, we are having a big clear out. When we have guests we need help with cleaning rooms, making beds and serving up breakfast and clearing up afterwards. We also have a donkey, our pet dog Djoulou who loves being taken for long walks, and 3 cats. We take all our meals together except breakfast, as Bernard works outside as well and gets up really early. Anyone who can use a strimmer, would also be much appreciated and who has some knowledge of painting and decorating and plastering would also be a great asset. I have recently stopped tour guiding work and traveling all around the world and have trained as a Yoga teacher. We appreciate anyone one who has some kind of skill, including being organised, and working as a team or on your own, so that the work we need doing can be done effectively, with some fun, enjoyment and great memories along the way.
Area: VictoriaWe have a new puppy in the house, and a toddler to look after. We are a young family with a relatively new farm, within walking distance along a bicycle path to the Tallangatta township, and a supermarket & other facilities. Our property consists of a hilly & picturesque 150 acres overlooking Lake Hume made up of grazing land , bushland & spring-fed dams. Livestock includes a traditional Belted Galloway stud cattle, Wiltshire Horn sheep & rare poultry breeds. Trial vegetable gardens & fruit orchards are also underway. Work includes working with livestock, planting, growing, maintenance of fruit trees & vegetable garden, general farm chores, building projects. Meat-based mixed diet, meals will be with family of 5 (includes 4 children aged 1-12), so basically you will become a member of our family.
Area: CataloniaWe are looking for assistance in housekeeping, gardening and general maintenance. The organic vegetable garden needs true physical work, we like active people who enjoy working to achieve a good result. We have started with perma-culture. We are Maria and Mathieu living in Miravet - Spain for 14 years in a country house on 1,5 ha. We live as independent as possible regarding energy, water and food and our life is based on holistic principles. Mathieu was active as an interim manager till July 2012 and Maria is still active as a psychologist. We both spent a lot of time on developing an independant healthy life by using natural resources for energy(solar panels), our own water supply and growing our own organic food. We now started to find and plant authentic seeds. We are looking for people down to earth, hands on, who love physical work, with a positive attitude towards life. As we live in nature we do not invite people who sleep out late in the morning, we prefer early-risers. In the weekends there are common things to do, because there are a lot of animals who need food, care and cleaning, in which we all cooperate in the morning, starting at 10.00 so that at 12.00 o'clock the work is finished and food is prepared. This gives and the host and the WAW a more free weekend. From both sides food will be provided in the weekends. What is REALLY IMPORTANT is that we are developing a more and more sustainable life, living as green as possible and that the WAW is interested to live in such a system. This means a responsible use and consumption of electricity and water, such as: - Electricity and computers off, when you are not there - Water from taps and shower as short as possible - When washing, always taking care that there is full machine. - No waist of food and energy The creative part of life like decorating, is Maria, Mathieu is in his creative flow when he is in the kitchen baking and cooking. There is a separate villa and a cottage on the property available for holiday rental.We have regularly guests staying at this place from all over the world. We have a rather international group of friends and we meet each other on a regular basis to have nice diners, creative activities good discussions. One of our friends is playing gitar and we all sing together. Another friend is a professional singer. The most important thing is the friendship, cheerfullness and the mutual development.