Area: Baden-WürttembergWe are a family with a big ornemental garden, vegetable garden, chicken, bees, cats and a dog. We live in a beautiful region next to the Black Forest, not far from Freiburg, Basel (CH) and Strasbourg (FR). Closed by, nice middle-age towns are easily reachable with our bikes. I am gardener and my husband is landscape-gardener. We have three children, two of them are already studying. We can provide advice and formation in organic gardening. We speak german, a little english and french.
Area: old Petra bedouin villge of little petraשלום *********************************halo******************************* سلام *********************please be honest by your arrival tim************************ Regardless of your religion or color or background, I invite you to know about my Bedouin life and culture. You are most welcome to exchange the experience between me and you in this small life. I am always looking for good company,respectful honest smiling people , and you would be more than welcome to help out on any of the safari tours if i have tourist,and you can help me in my website at internet and write for me emails, help in my small garden if you can ,and chinning the room and the kitchen .because there are some time stay tourist in my home,you can live my simple life and eat and drink from what i cook and drink. With my guests (work away ) I love to share stories of our Traditions and customs, teach people how to make a pressure cooker fire in the desert, how to follow the stars, which woods to use for heat and which for cooking, our traditional music, food, hospitality and much more. Bedouin lore is in my blood, in Bedouin way of life , hospitality is everything to a bedouin, it is big school to survive anywhere in the world , Iam now living in a Bedouin village of small petra, in UNSCO site of old petra,but still Iam used to stay in the desert and the mountains. Iam a flexible person simple I can read between the wards some times, and I like talk to my gust, about Bedouin old Traditions life.Bedouins are very kind people, and if you are not sure about that, come and see for yourself, to see the traditions and customs clutter realty of Bedouin in jordan.I'm easy going, open minded, and I love to meet new people and to know other cultures. from all over the world and to share stories about our Bedouin life and what the difference is between past and present. For me, there is a real important meaning to the life of Bedouin. How we live and survive in the desert, from ancient times to today. How and what we eat and drink. How we use herbs as medicine for sickness and health. How we keep our food contained for a long time. How we shepherd the camels and goats in the desert and mountains. How we welcome our guests. How and what are the roles of people in our culture. How we protect ourselves and what is the Bedouin law with the consequences of anyone who commits offense..
Area: AquitaineWe are a friendly, laid back scottish family who have lived in france since 2001. We are in our first year with workaway and its been a fantastic experience so far. We've had helpers every week since the start of March and we are just blown away by their enthusiasm and kindness so far. We own a small hotel, currently under renovation (by us) and there's a lot of work to be done. You need to be fit and strong and prepared to work hard and be flexible depending on what we need help with that day, could be anything from sanding banisters to washing up to helping take stuff to the dump. We live in Riberac, a small but vibrant market town approx 1 and a half hours from Bordeaux. There are bars and restaurants and cafes, a small library and many small shops in town and 4 larger supermarkets on the outskirts. On fridays Riberac has the largest market in the Dordogne and the whole place is buzzing then with street music and artisans selling their produce, everything from ceramics to hand made cheeses. There are many outsdoor music festivals in Aquitaine in the summer, it's a great place for young people, extremely safe and very chilled.Bergerac airport is 50 minutes drive and the capital city of the region is 30 mins by car or bus and is a stunning small city with a medieval quarter and lots to see and do. Bordeaux is fantastic and has loads of night life, shops and everything a culture vulture could ask for. We have lots of sun in summer and a few spectacular thunder storms in august! We are surrounded by beautiful countryside with a large swimming lake nearby which is really popular with locals. Sounds lovely...it is! we are very sociable and I cook for a living so the food is great (so I'm told) vegetarians very welcome but we do not eat solely organic and can't cater for fussy eaters or allergies, sorry. We have 4 kids, all young adults and some or all of them live here depending on time of year and circumstances. we have a large extremely friendly dog called Hamish. We do not smoke but don't mind if you smoke in the garden. We have a good mix of french and non friend friends and live in a quiet street in the center of town, so practicing your french will be easy. Music is our passion and the area has some good festivals and music nights/open mic nights. This is a really sociable place and there are some amazing people here, lots of artists and musicians. There are a lot of English people in this area, especially in the summer but we are not keen on the whole expat thing and try to avoid it as much as possible. we love having friends over for dinner but not every night, it's a sociable household but not over the top. we think we are quite nice. We are looking for easy going people who don't mind hard work, we are relaxed about the times you work and we will work with you where possible. We love meeting people of all nationalities and try our very best to make you feel at home right from the start. We hope to have 3 rooms ready this summer to do bed and breakfast, we have achieved a lot in the last 2 weeks with our great workaway helpers, if you want to be part of this great project get in touch, We look forward to hearing from you. We need your help!
Area: LimousinPLEASE LOOK AT OUR CALENDER BEFORE APPLYING..CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED FOR 2013... English-born Susie has always led an adventurous life, running her own businesses and living recently in Morocco for seven years. She moved to France in 2009 and immediately renovated a classic old three-storey house in the village of Grand Bourg, about 20 minutes by car from La Souterraine and Gueret in northern Limousin, with public transport available to both towns. The village has basic shopping, banking and postal services within a couple of minutes' walk of Susie's home, and the regional capital, Limoges, is about an hour's drive away to the south-west. Attached to the house was a former butchery which Susie has now converted into her latest enterprise: an English tea shop
Area: SkinnskattebergAre you eager and willing to learn new things and enjoy doing practical things? We are looking for motivated volunteers with a great work attitude. Warm welcome to our B&B and conference, starting point for your workaway adventures. Our B&B is located in the middle of a small village overlooking a lake with a lot off outdoor possibilities like hiking, biking, fishing and swimming. In 2009 we converted the old school – originally built in 1880 - into a modern and cosy B&B with 6 rooms. Nature and quietness awaits you in the wonderful surroundings. In our B&B with a warm atmosphere and personal attention we try to work according to ecotourism principles. We serve and use as much as possible locally produced food and products. During the season we have apples and raspberries from our own garden. If you plan to come in the autumn we will guide you to the best mushroom and berrie spots in the ecopark. We help you to have a great time. Joyce & Marnix and Nino (our dog)