Area: Center (Loire Valley)We are in a beautiful French Chateau, both a private house and a chambre d'hôtes consisting of 5 guest suites. We initially need specific help in the early months of 2013 with waking up the house / Spring Cleaning (hoovering, polishing), gardening and window cleaning before we open up in the Spring. An interest in healthy living and vegetarian cooking would also be appreciated.
Area: SardiniaMy name is Antonio, I work in social jobs with handicap, using art (mainly theatre)... I live alone in a town of 1500 people, 10 km to the west coast Sardinia's beaches and all around is country sides and mountain (Montiferru Chains). My house is not at all a luxury house, is very simple but cozy, with basic stuffs. There is only my bedroom and a studio where I can host people (and kitchen, livingroom and toilet). Cold enough in winter time (I can offer some warm blankets). First of all, at my place I try to: -avoid wasting >>>food, paper, water, light -share mine and your supplies -host people older than 25 years who know how to live indipendents
Area: LeinsterWould you like to stay near the historic and beautiful sites of New Grange and the Hill of Tara, in County Meath, along with its rich history, there are beautiful gardens, walking trails, traditional music and dancing. The family are grown up but visit regularly; we have a dog and cat. You are offered your own room, broadband, and the usual household facilities, but no TV. This is a non smoking household. The house is 3 miles from the nearest bus but can do taxi runs a couple of times a week, quite happy to be a tour guide occasionally and will collect and deliver to Dublin Airport. We are trying to become more self-sufficient and are developing an organic vegetable garden, would like to compost more efficiently, build a chicken coop and keep the fruit bushes and trees in good shape, all of which need help. This would suit someone who likes gardening and has experience of pruning and general garden maintenance and who would like a pretty untamed garden to work with would be prefect. There is plenty to do and see in the area, from an nature/historical point of view but also we are only 40 minutes from Dublin city centre, which has something of interest for everyone. Check my calendar.
Area: Kyrenia, Northern Cyprus***We cannot make plans more than two months in advance at this time.*** Our Garden is located in Northern Cyprus. It's currently a nonprofit garden located in Girne (aka Kyrenia) that organically grows a wide variety of food plants ranging from kale to quinoa, corn to cabbages, etc. We have citrus and olive trees throughout the property. We also raise chickens, ducks, bunnies, and dogs. In the Spring, we'd like to start a few projects, including the following: -A large pond (which will include aquatic life & be used to grow water plants that add beauty/food sources) -A Mushroom Growing Area -Bee Keeping -More Integrated Composting Systems & Possibly Collection of Municipal Organic Waste and/or Recyclable Items. My name is RayChel & I am the person heading this project. We're looking for people to come to help us with everyday work in the Garden & help us develop our 2013 goals. This would mean that duties could change on a daily/weekly basis. Speaking/Reading English is priority. We are looking for to short-term and long-term Volunteers for immediate work at the Garden. Most Foreigners can stay up to 3 months without a visa, but the rules are different for Citizens of Specific Countries sometimes ranging from 15-30 days. We cannot make plans more than two months in advance at this time. We currently have 1 volunteer and three employees.
Area: Los Caños de Meca, Cadiz, Andalucia, South SpainWe are looking for a reliable and experienced person to help with the garden. We need someone who is good with animals and loves them. Please let us know at the top of your message your possible Arrival and departure dates & if you are flexible with these, and skype/ tel. numbers :-) We are located in the gorgeous Los Caños de Meca, opposite Tangiers, Morocco, 5 to 10 min walk to beautiful beaches, at the foot of a natural park situated within organic natural gardens by Cape Trafalgar , Cadiz province, on the Costa de la Luz, Andalucia, Spain. We rent out different kind of accommodation (including three totally thatched houses) for people on holidays, weekend breaks and longer stays also, and try to be as ecological as possible within certain limits. Sometimes we have more time to spend with volunteers than others. We are not a farm and we do not live on the land. Help required with: Organic Gardening and Landscaping, making fences, Sun shades, paths, maintenance of land and various dwellings some of which are totally thatched. Occasional building, help with thatching the thatched houses, painting etc. Particular skills sought: Flexible people that are well organized, communicative, and happy to help us plan tasks and jobs to be done, cooking, washing up, organize tasks, working times, brain storming ideas. Carpenters, builders, maintenance. People with experience with organic gardening, vegetable gardens, weeding, good eye for cleaning and organizing land, eco building/ compost toilet building. Well organized person to help declutter in general and computer decluttering. Computer work, File management, Web site writing and a good translator for text in English to Spanish and text in Spanish to English. Looking after cats and our dog Mojo. People who love animals. Sometimes to visit our horse and to take care out a few km. away. Looking for organically minded positive, responsible people, who also enjoy working independently without supervision. Preferably people who don´t drink regularly or take drugs and enjoy a tranquil natural living environment. We are: Karen (been here since 1987) born in Kortrijk, Belgium in 1963 (so speak Flemish/ Dutch and French) also English, German and Spanish, kzat Ivrit.. Çok as Türkçe... I lived in Belgium 13 years, 10 yrs in the UK including a couple of years as a student in Brockwood Park, Krishnamurti school, and since 1987 here in Los Caños de Meca. I am a Facilitator for The Work of Byron Katie, and presently studying to be a certified facilitator. Am very happy when I have time to exchange facilitations and do the Work :-) Juani also part of the team is from Vejer & has worked here with us since 6 years now. Speaks fluent Spanish and speaks English. Oliva has been working with us on and off for the last 18 years, now has been back over three years. Pepi from San Ambrosio behind the Natural Park has been here for a few years. We have many cats and a 14 year old doggy called Mojo, and a horse, Topaz in the natural park. Have a good look at our web site, which you can ask us for when you are a member, to have a clearer picture of what kind of place this is :-)