Area: Valencian CommunityHola, we are Trixie and Allan. Next winter we are offering winter sun adventure holidays for all abilities. Our place is wheelchair friendly and now we want to open a hostel for backpackers and cyclists (Eco rates/tariffs) so still need builders. We are on the Via Verdi rout in El Raco Del Duc, Sierra LaSafor Valencia. Our house is named after 'the Window', the huge hole at the top of Mt La Safor, one and a half hrs from Valencia and Alicante airports. We're on the disused railway from the port of Gandia (vibrant city, medieval markets, theatre, cinema, concerts, great restaurants and bars, shopping center, train station... half an hour away from us), to Alcoy... 13 kms of unsurpassed, limestone crags, Moorish terraces, punctuated by five exciting tunnels hugging the Rio Serpis gorge to Lorcha We're in the Cirque de La Safor... a huge crater said to be an 'energy door' like 'Machu Piccu' We share our house with rental guests in the summer months; and famalies with a disabled or sick member then we live in the studio appartment below the main house. (You would stay there when we go away). It has a separate entrance, courtyard with trees and terraced organic gardens with fruit trees down to the river...great for wild swimming on summer. Occasionally, in the winter, Trixie likes to visit family and go back to UK leaving Allan, two dogs, three cats, a rabbit and a wood-burning stove... to fend for themselves in this beautiful place. Then she needs someone a 'stand-in' for her. Allan is also getting less able and it would be great to know we will be supported all winter by a great team of Workawayers. We need to renovate our under biild to make a 'refugio' for walkers, cyclists and of course pilgrims. Any volunteers gratefully welcome. There will also be general housework and garden maintainable and lots of paella parties and great walks in the mountains and swims in the pool and river. There will be conservation work keeping paths open on the river bank. Our house is eco-friendly (solar panels) and our organic terraces and trees could also do with a supporter! In winter you would be upstairs, with us, in the main house (four bedrooms, two bathrooms. Allan had a heart transplant 27 yrs ago and was a teacher and loved climbing, running, cycling, swimming, sailing and kayaking, theater and, after the transplant, worked as a volunteer with the less able in all of these. He's still a champion swimmer (in the Transplant Games) but he's now in need of support and companionship. Trixie ran a vegetarian whole-food restaurant and has worked with adults with learning and physical disabilities. She taught in a Steiner/Waldorf school. She sings, writes, draws, spins wool, knits (Fair Isle and Arran) and sews. She'd like to share skills and loves cooking, baking and making bread, walking, swimming in the river, meditation and yoga. Come and visit to see if you'd like to spend time with our remarkable family. Bienvenido to our wild river gorge and our home.
Area: Lower SaxonyThe project is a little three story city house build in 1920. It is located really closed to the main railwaystation. I try to renovate old style, one apartment still needs a complete renovation. Also I plan to put a green roof on top. I studied gardening architecture, so there is also a tiny garden with subtropical plants to be taken care of. Aditionally I raise a rare black chicken breed at a place nearby, so egg collectors and chicken raisers are also welcome.
Area: ApuliaA familiy run small holiday retreat , a restored ancient olive farm in Puglia. in the country but close to the sea (3 Kilometers) and the beautiful historic city of Ostuni (4Kilometers). A few years ago we built new comfortable guest accommodation where there was once animal stalls, created a pool and landscaped the gardens. We continue to pick the olives for our own use and have orange,lemon and almond trees. There are hens to provide eggs and a very small vegetable garden. This area of Southern Italy is a popular holiday destination for Italians, but is still unspoiled by International tourism. It has some wonderful ancient cities as well as some of the cleanest coastal waters in the Mediterranean.
Area: CenterHallo loving people. We are an enthusiastic open-minded Tantric yoga living community, who like to bring people together in a green, calm and inspiring environment. You are more then welcome at our Ecological Centre for personal development and conscience . In the summer season, July and August, we give Yoga and artcourse to dutch people. Only dutch speaking volunteers excepted then! The rest of the year this idyllic place is open for everyone who wants to participate in the project. We are halfway the renovation of a 150 years old watermill to a centre for personal development. upcomming pojects: - Installing solar heating panels/warm water system - Realizing water clearing system for the natural swimmingpools - Installing drinking water clearing instalation - Realizing 3 new questrooms and bathroom - Putting new oakfloor on the 2nd floor - Working in (vegetable) garden, creating alternative greenhouse, permaculture - Plastering on traitional way with sand-chawk mixture of the walls in the artstudio and bakery - Building a bridge over the river and more..... All as ecologically as possible. Both long and short stays are possible. We have still spaces free for workawayers from 3rd of march to 10th of may 3rd of june to 6th of july. A stay here is all about being who you are. Being alive, awake, concious, being present in the here and now. Putting as much love as possible in what you are doing. The tantra yoga lessons will let you experience total freedom. You experience yourselve as an unique human being, through a partner or through the group. In tantra yoga it is not about bodies touching bodies, but aboute buddhas meeting buddhas. We learn tuning in on the other/group from heart to heart. Your body is your outmost holy temple.in the tantric yoga group excercises you are going to make contact with another through for example massage, eye to eye contact, touching, hugging, sharing, loving, and as so experiencing oneness.In tantra yoga we activate our Kundalini (liveforce or sexuel energy), through the reunion of shiva (male) and shakti (female).2 times a week there is a tantric session (where it is always free to join or not join excercises).Once a week there is also a hatha yoga lesson (yoga postures and meditation). All meals are vegetarian and of course free. All lessons are free. On average we are with about ten to twelve volunteers. Do not forget that working on the buildings is not more than moving a pile of stone from one place to an other. What's really important is YOU who's doing it. WE HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON, WITH LOVE. Patricia,Wim and all the other volunteers.
Area: HawaiiProfessional artist living on pastoral, serene, private acreage with a house, guest cottage, and art studio. As quickly as the gardens produce new growth, I must quickly prepare artwork to send to numerous galleries or studio tours/sales.