Area: HessenI am an American but have lived only in Germany. Presently I live in an attractive apartment in Wiesbaden, an elegant and safe city center with good transportation 40 km southwest of Frankfurt. The main train station is five minutes away. I live with a roommate who only stays a few days during the week. My landlord couple .. in their 80's .. live on the ground floor and have a problem with men going in and out of my third floor apartment. But women are okay for them. They seem a little worried and too old to understand otherwise. They feel more comfortable with women, so therefore I ask only accept requests from single women. Therefore no men or couples. Thank you for your understanding. I would like to host and cook for you, show you around and teach you a little about Germany if you like. In exchange I am thankful for any kind of help you can offer.
Area: QuebecHi! We are Alain and Rémi. We own a beautiful 1932 log home on a mountaintop near the touristic village of Montebello, Quebec. The home was built by the same architects and craftsmen who constructed Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, the largest log building in the world. The village is located between Montreal and Ottawa, and is only 50 minutes to Mont-Tremblant. There are also daily buses traveling to Ottawa and Montreal. The Omega Park (a safari-like zoo of Canadian wildlife) is only a few minutes drive from our place. And at walking distance from our property, you'll find the Papineau Manor, a National Historic Site (near the Chateau Montebello), where lived one of the last Lords (Seigneur) of New France. We have 3 purebred Siberian huskies, who sleep in their private cabin and play in their gated playground. We are easy going, enjoy nature and like meeting people from around the world. We also own a tourist attraction business, which provides mystery safaris on an electric ATVs.
Area: Midi PyreneesHello! We are a family of four, living in an old mill house on top of a hill in the countryside. We are renovating our house and also have about 100 ares of land to maintain with a kitchen garden, fruit trees, and a pond. That, plus our jobs and our two kids who are aged 5 and 7. So we are pretty busy and enjoy having people around to help us, and also to share different cultures and experiences. We like sports, arts and crafts, music, cooking and we like to eat well! You are welcome if you would like to share our activites and want to make new acquaintances. Fluent English and French spoken + a little Spanish.
Area: Poitou CharentesHi! We are the Bowles family - and have a smallholding in the Charente department of France? We have a 4 bed farmhouse, 14ha (34 acres) of land and a variety of animals from our pet dogs, cats, horses and ponies, to our farm animals - including milking goats, rabbits, chickens and ducks. We are a family of 4 (Dad - Craig, Mum - Sara, Son - Alex 12 and Daughter - Amy 4), and are expats from the United Kingdom. Our ultimate aim is to lead as "Green" and self sufficient a lifestyle as possible. We run a few small business selling Diatomaceous Earth, ex army clothing and equipment, running team building and specialist adventure holidays and I (Sara) am an artist and sell my work. There is a comfortable spare bedroom with a double bed for guests. This year we are also hoping to start work on the gite to accommodate paying guests in the future. The main projects we need help with are restoration of our old barns and the gite, creation of an entertainment area with outdoor kitchen including a pizza oven and BBQ pit - so the work here includes everything from building work, to re-pointing, plumbing, electrics, roofing etc. The smallholding in general takes a great deal of looking after, clearing, tidying, organising, strimming, grass cutting, fencing and so on - it is all quite physical manual labour. We are really looking for helpers who have a good set of skills to offer, or people who are professionals in building, plumbing, roofing, electrics etc. so if you enjoy working hard and seeing worth while end results, then this could be the place for you. We don't take on any workawayers during the winter months October to end of March.
Area: Ribatejo, 4 km. south of SantaremHi, thanks for looking at our profile! We look for volunteers again from now on for help with the horses and ponies. We need help for taking care of the horses and ponies; feeding and cleaning the stables and paddocks and some (re)construction. We need to repair and finish the kitchen, and maintanance of the fences, stables and fields. Electricity is OK and we have WiFi and TV, but for the rest 'low' confort in the beginning... the house is under reconstruction, but nice temperatures, sometimes hot summer, also during the sunny winter no frost (only some colder nights!!!) We want to prepare in the future the "Mini Pony Parc", an educational project for children with our mini ponies! We have now 7 adult Lusitano horses (plus 2 foals and 2 yearlings), 8 mini ponies, 5 chicken, 4 cats (Russian Blue) with 1 kitten and 1 dog (Rafeiro do Alentejo, Portugese breed gardian dog). Spring is in the air and sometimes we have nice sunshine yet after a very wet winter...