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Area: LeinsterWe are a Country House Estate with a gardens – both recreational and production, and a golf course. We have two bars and 2 restaurants on site, and 29 guest bed rooms. We need helpers in the gardens , golf course and the House. We provide on site accommodation and meals , free internet access and free use of the facilities. Although we are rurally located we are less than 1 hour from Dublin and the airport. We are 3 miles from the village of Dunlavin ( pubs, shops, post office etc ) and 3 miles from the village of Grangecon. There is a great sense of community on site with up to 60 employs in high season, most of our employs live in the local villages with a few on site. We are looking for Work away’s with an interest in Cooking to help our Chef, also some work in the House for the 2014 Season. .
Area:We are a children's center in a small village South of Cairo on the Nile. It is a free service to the village that has high illiteracy. We have about 900 sqm of garden that we grow organically. About 70 children come to the center that serves as kindergarten and after school center for various activities. We can accommodate but are not self-sufficient in regards of food yet in our garden so we would like volunteers who could provide their own food. We encourage the children to teach each other. Language is not a problem for volunteers.
Area: Ovchi KladenetsWe are situated on the edge of the village 'Ovchi Kladenets'. Last year, which was our first full year here, we built an extension, had a wonderful harvest and had great times with the help of some fantastic volunteers. This year is all about the garden and producing enough food for not only ourselves and guests, but for our pigs, goats and chickens (all for which we keep for either meat, milk or eggs). We also keep bee's now and will be enjoying our own honey later this year. Our aim is to eventually be as self-sufficient as possible, growing and eating our own organic food. Living by 'the law of return' we give back to the ground what we take, thereby creating a harmonious balance between man and mud. We are very easy going, we enjoy working, listening to music and enjoy every new experience our change in lifestyle throws at us! There is no such thing as ‘cant’ or ‘it’s too hard’, we will have a go at anything. For our guests we have a two double rooms and a twin room. There is also the possibility of camping. Toilet and sink is outdoors, and we have a main kitchen and eating areas inside and out. We use only composting toilets (the law of return) and have an indoor shower for the cold times and an outdoor solar shower for the summer. All of our grey water goes onto the land to water various plants/trees (so no harsh chemicals are used here). We want our guests to feel comfortable and at home. We have limited internet (in the form of a USB dongle) which you can use for no more than half an hour a week to check emails on your own computer. Before we came here, we both lived in England. Baz did a lot of travelling all over the world for a few years before working in a bar and then a warehouse. I, Steff, have worked in bars and restaurants since I left school. As you can see this is a big exciting change into the world of veg and animals, and we are loving every minute. You can see photos and blogs of what we are doing on facebook, and even see the reviews from our guest book, search for 'Frog Shadow Ltd'. A bit of village info……there is no ATM here and you can buy cigarettes in the village but not tobacco or rolling products (the house is no smoking and an ashtray MUST be used). There are shops where you can buy shower products, beer and other various items if you need them (we dont provide these things). While here you will be working in the garden (weeding, planting, digging, harvesting, etc.....), helping with the animals (mucking out, feeding, etc....), making preserves (jam, jarring fruit and veg, making wine, rakia, cider, syrups etc...), helping with minor repairs, general cleaning and tidying, preparing animals for the freezer (at the right time of year). We would not ask you to do anything we haven't done ourselves, and if you dont feel comfortable doing a particular task just let us know. Working days are 5 out of 7, and we expect volunteers to clean up after themselves and help with the cooking and washing up at weekends (including cleaning volunteer accommodation). Because we live on a farm and mice can be a problem when encouraged, we ask that no food is left lying around in the house (including volunteer rooms). Hours of work vary every day depending on the weather and what needs doing, so one day we might work 4/5 hours, another we might work 9/10. Generally whoever cooks, cooks for everyone and we take it in turns on the washing up. We are looking for happy, energetic people with a willingness to learn and join in with our lifestyle. If you love animals and working outdoors (in all weather), dont mind the flies and are up for just about anything......we would love to have you. We look forward to meeting some of you soon, and to those we don't.......happy travels! Peace and Love Steff and Baz :D
Area: HawaiiI am semi retired bookkeeper who has a small goat farm of small goats. I am looking for someone to help with general farm work but have some building projects (goat sheds and milking stands) that need to be done. I live near the volcano and am centrally located between hot ponds, snorkeling ponds, waterfalls and the few beaches. You should rent a car but if you don't I will provide rides to town twice a week. This is a rural location and buses are infrequent and far away (2 miles from me). If you don't know the Big Island of Hawaii (Eastside) I STRONGLY Suggest you google it as it is not the Hawaii of post cards...NO BIG sandy beaches and it rains hard (this IS a rain forest)but when the sun comes out it magnificent.
Area: New South WalesWe need experienced horse riders that can exercise and train our show jumping and cross country horses. You must love riding, be fit and able to work with young horses unassisted. There is also an opportunity to attend shows. You must be able to ride up to 80cm. You will help with gardening, painting, cooking and housework. A family run vineyard and horse stud located in the beautiful Hunter Valley just 1hr north west of Sydney, where we train Haflinger horses and grow Sangiovese-Brunello grapes. Our property is 220 acres with about 20 Haflinger horses. We are family of three Paul, Sharon and daughter, Stephanie (18) who speak English and a bit of German. When you're not working there is plenty to do. The historic Wollombi village is located close by, Yengo National Park, the renowned Hunter Valley Vineyards and plenty of trails and walking tracks. We can also take you to the beach, shopping on the central coast or into Sydney for day trips. It would be great if you had your own car, and could travel around the area as you please.