Area: Baixo Alentejo, PortugalWe are running a smallholding in the Southern reaches of the Alentejo. It is a dry climate with poor soil and depopulation, in an relatively remote area of Ecological reserve. Our house consists of guest accommodation (self catering) and our rooms, fields for the horses and a barn. Our aim is to improve the area as much as possible and maintain the house and gardens to a high standard. We are also interested in eco-projects, such as using recycling and natural products to work the land.
Area: PerugiaHi Workaway people! Our activities will resume on October 10 with the olive harvest. It will work six hours a day, until the end of November. It will be a time of labor but also of celebration, we expect you write. During this time, all who want to partecipate can sleep and dine in our 18th century cottages. There will be of course the chance to participate to our trekking tours to discover characteristic of the area and our natural good food to taste. We are a cultural association working with the environment and tourism organizing trekking and tours in central Italy. We are located North of Perugia in Umbria Monte Tezio precisely, and we are developing a small childrens' educational park around our houses, which is already active as dining space and territorial info point. Please note that although the place where we live is fully immersed in nature, we are only 20 minutes drive away from Perugia centre. Ciao gente di workaway! Le nostre attività ricominceranno il 10 ottobre con la raccolta delle olive. Si lavorerà 6 ore il giorno, fino alla fine di Novembre. Sarà un momento di lavoro ma anche di festa, vi aspettiamo scriveteci. Siamo un' Associazione Culturale che opera nel campo dell'ambiente e del turismo nel nostro paese dal 2005. Organiziamo trekking e tours nel centro Italia. Viviamo in Umbria a nord di Perugia, precisamente a Monte Tezio e stiamo sviluppando un piccolo parco didattico adiacente alle nostre abitazioni, dove già sono attivi spazi per la ristorazione e un centro documentazione sul territorio. Nota bene: Nonostante viviamo completamente immersi nella natura, siamo a soli 20 minuti di auto dal centro di Perugia.
Area: Midi PyreneesWe are a fun loving sociable British family who run a boutique bed and breakfast establishment offering an award winning unique boutique holiday package to British speaking families with children on a weekly half board basis. Breakfast, evening meals, refreshments, babysitting, kids activity clubs and laundry are an example of what is included in the package. Our B&B attracts a clientele from a middle class professional background wanting a high quality of accommodation, child friendly facilities and heated pool in a location with many tourist attractions close at hand. We are a family run business and as hosts we are professional but also have a lot of fun with the guests and their children. We are very active and love running, gym, zumba, swimming and cycling and being outdoors. Our girls love piano, golf, swimming, drama and dancing.
Area: Abruzzo (Italy)We own an organic farm where the principal source of economic activity involves products made from the milk of donkeys, of which there are almost 100 on the farm. We organize recreational outings to various areas of client interest, often using some of our beloved donkeys for transportation purposes of tents, supplies and such. With their precious milk we produce many fine products such as biscuits, ice cream, specialty soaps, cosmetics etc.
Area: Southern ProvinceThis project is an international NGO in Zambia. The main venture of the organisation is a boarding school for blind and visually impaired children with and without multiple disabilities in the Southern Province of Zambia, close to Mazabuka town. It is the only school of this kind in whole Zambia. The project is the ambitious project of a young Austrian called Barbara, who is organising the school alone. The construction for the international boarding school has already started in 2009, anyway, it will still take some years, until everything is really complete according to the plans. Anyway, some of the main buildings got ready, so that the school could open in September 2011. At the moment there are around 20 pupils in all age groups, since the youngest boy, Jackson, is just 3 years old, and the oldest student, Nancy, is already 29 years old. The students are coming from all over Zambia and also some kids from South Africa would like to join the school. Almost all the kids have something in common: They did not get any proper education before joining, since there are no proper schools for them in Zambia. The school has, for example, a whole group of kids enrolled who came from a special unit at a public school, who spend over 10 years in this school without getting any single Mathematic lesson, taught by a teacher without teacher certificate. One girl was, for example, one term in a boarding school, where she did not bath the whole term, simply, because nobody assisted her. The girl is blind and also suffering from Cerebral Palsy, so she needs some assistance with some daily tasks. Two of the older girls are coming from villages, where they were only sitting at home before joining the school and some unruly boys were taking advantage of their blindness and raped them, so they have already children on their own.