Area: Provence Alpes AzurUPDATED February 2014: We are on for April 2014 and need one or two more volunteers! We are building a mixed, enthusiastic and creative team of Workawayers for a month of painting, masonry, renovation, gardening and general refreshing of a large house for the month of April. We're especially interested in people with handyman, painting and other building trades experience or gardening skills and others to help with cooking and/or housekeeping for the team, but the most important thing is enthusiasm and good spirits. We are relaxed and easygoing and expect that with enough hands the work will be light. For your work you will be generously fed, watered and housed in one of the house's many rooms (including double rooms should you come as a couple). As there will be a team of us, it will be a great opportunity to meet other people, gain new perspectives, practice another language or simply enjoy the company and surroundings of the beautiful Var. The local village has basic amenities including small shops, a bar, restaurant, boulangerie, library and post office. There are also tennis courts nearby and a football pitch for the sport enthusiast. ONE THING TO NOTE: Public transportation is rather limited, and it is not always easy to come and go. There are one or two buses per day, to bigger towns, but it is not a place to come and go frequently. We can try to help arrange rides when possible or excursions, but please understand that this is somewhat isolated if you are used to cities. The property is a large house in Provence, France (sleeps 6-10) that over the long term we are converting into an artist retreat and getaway. The location is quiet and out of the way, ideal for writers, artists, composers, etc. who would enjoy being off the beaten path. We have a large vegetable garden and fruit and nut trees that provide all sorts of good food in season, and the town is in the heart of wine country. The project is in it's early stages and we're very open to finding a way to fit the right people into the plan over the longer term so we'd be very happy to build relationships.
Area: BaselWe are a big family with four lively children at the age of 7/5/5/3 and a Cat called Jonny We live in a small village called Reigoldswil near the city of Basel. Our house is builded next to the grandparents house and has a big garden beside. In our spare time we like to be with the children, go to the forest or in a park. We are looking for interesting exchange with friendly people from other countries. You should be open minded, specially for children. There is always a lot to do on our family ;-). We prefer native english speaking volunteers. Come and visit us in switzerland one of the most lovely places all over the world!
Area: Leinster 1 hr South of DublinHi there workawayers. We have three small children and we would like someone who can get going at anything from playing with the children to some cooking to some housework...everything and anything that goes on here really. I am at home full-time but am studying too. Its part time and a lot of the course is delivered on line. We live in the heart of Co. Kildare on a dairy farm. We are on the bus route between Dublin and Waterford...just an hour to Dublin so its easy to go for day trips from here. There is a pub down the road and a shop and a little post office...we have wifi. .. We have a bike here too with lots of quiet country roads around. We have been hosting since last June and it's proven to be a great experience. We have meet great people who shared in our lives. Chat soon people...
Area: QueenslandWe are a middle aged couple with Children that have left home and are empty nesters. We are business owners and are looking for people that will help us with the house hold duties and house sit and look after our pets when we are away. They will not have to do to much it will most probably be a holiday. We are happy to show them the sights when time permits. The main issue is that they love pets and are honest. We are a very easy going couple and welcome anyone that wants to experience a relaxed and laid back holiday. We are looking for someone to look after our pets and home for the month of September if you can help please let us know. We are also happy to have anyone at anytime as well.
Area: CataloniaI have lived on my finca/almond farm for 8 years after leaving uk in 2004 - i live on my own, with my 3 dogs and 2 cats - it is fairly remote with no nearby neighbours and an 8km jouney into mora d'ebre for all shops/bars etc. I have three married daughters in the uk and five grandchildren who I try to visit as often as funds allow this is a mountainous region with stunning views and walks and the biggest skies iI have ever seen!