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Area: Rhone AlpsWe are an energetic British couple who have recently bought an old farmhouse which we are renovating in the beautiful Drome les Collines, situated in the middle of a renowned golf course and 2 klms from the river Rhone in noted vineyard country.We also own a chalet two hours drive away between the ski resort of La Clusaz and Annecy in Haute Savoie and divide our time between the two properties where there is always lots to do in both places for Workaways. We have lived over half our lives in France and have had a very successful property finding business in the French alps for 20 years. We have three children and three grandchildren all of whom live in the area.We are sporty, outgoing and have a couple of horses and two dogs. The situation of both our houses is idylic. In the ideal world you would have your own car. Most of the work is outdoors, clearing up the land, general maintenance, painting...
Area: RajasthanHi my name is Faruk, originally from a small desert village but now I live in Jaisalmer where I run a guesthouse with my brother and his wife. The property which consists of 8 guest bedrooms & restaurant is in a very central location and only a short walk from Jaisalmer fort. I had a very simple life in the dessert in a rural location and so decided to move to Jaisalmer to learn more and meet people from around the world. We opened the guesthouse in 2013 and enjoy looking after tourists & backpackers from across the globe. My family still live in the dessert on a farm where you can also work if you wish. We have a dessert camp nearby which we need help with also.
Area: Sydney, Northern BeachesWe are a semi retired couple, well traveled open minded. Our house is our sanctuary. Non smoking. We live close to the beach in one of the most beautiful surroundings. In your spare time you can do excursions by boat, bush walk, beach walk, swim, its all at our doorstep. Easy walk to touristy village and bus to the city. We prefer mature people with some life experience/skills. We can only accommodate one person - no couples.
Area: MallorcaHi everyone, September 2012 me and my boyfriend 35/45 took over a big finca with 15000m2 land in the middle of the island Mallorca we just loved the weather, the nature and the many long roads for professional cycling. Montuiri is a very traditional old village, we live 2 minutes outside the village, not many people know Mallorca like this and there are not many tourists here. If you go to coast places you'll find everything, restaurants, bars and a good night out, everything on a 25 minute distance by car. Sineu is not far from us where you can catch the train to the main town Palma. Our finca is very rural, the main house/finca we rent out to guests who come to visit Mallorca for a summer holiday or a guided cycle holiday. Next to the finca we have another house consisting out of three apartments and that's where we live. When we first saw this place we fell in love with the amazing views and the many possibilities and said at the same time "yes we want to live here!!" We agreed to take over the finca as it was at the time. We tried to do all the work ourselves but soon found out that it's a lot of work and it would be nice if we could get some help and company. We have so much space so why not ask people to come and live with us and help us around the house in return.
Area: GaspéPLEASE, TOTALLY READ THE FULL PROFILE BEFORE INQUIRING, THANK YOU! Hi, We own a small company picking and processing wild mushrooms and plants. We are located in Douglastown, 25km away from the town of Gaspé, between Gaspé and Percé. It is a wonderful place for nature lovers (sea and forest, Forillon National Park,...). We live in the middle of a 55 acres forest, in a home-made wooden house. In the forest, but only 4km away from a beautiful sandy beach... We are also running a self-sufficient farm with rabbits, poultry, geese, sheep, cows etc...as well as an organic vegetable garden. We make our bakery, dairy products, etc... This year, we will go on with the construction of our workshop. We are also planning the construction of a new barn. We have a wide range of work from cooking to woodworking. We will need help to pick plants and mushrooms, to prepare the land (clearing, cleaning,...) and the new workshop, packing products, working in the workshop, cooking, gardening... Workawayers work with us from monday to friday, 7am to 5pm. It is mainly outdoor work, no matter the weather, so please take good shoes and some waterproof clothes. If you don't like the outdoor, we are definitely not the place for you ! Week ends are free (except if, sometimes, we have unexpected works, or mushrooms and plants picking to do !) so you can visit the region. We keep our week ends to stay in family while you are discovering the nice places around. Workawayers sleep in a nice cedar shed, in three wooden beds (ground sheets and sleeping bags required). The shed is also equipped with a wood-heated shower and dry toilet. If the shed is occupied, wwoofers sleep in a tent on a platform. See pictures. We eat together, of course. Vegetarians and vegans are welcome but have to prepare their meals. Important point : to avoid inconvenience we cannot hold a spot for you until we have received a confirmation. If you have not contacted us with your confirmation three weeks before your arrival, we may have to give up this reservation to other inquiring Workawayers. The whole family speaks french (we come from Belgium), but I also speak english and spanish. There are a lot of different things to do, and the atmosphere is great when everybody enjoy the time we spend together. You must be in good health, open-minded, autonomous, reliable and willing to do different types of jobs. The main idea is that you share a week or two of our life, so you could also help preparing the meals and, of course, you eat with our family ! We run a self-sufficient farm and garden, and a foraging company. That means we work outside most of the time, and some of the work can be tough. Here are some stuff we heard from tourist-workawayers who came here (even after reading this profile...): ``I agree to pick outside but I am afraid of spiders'' (we forgot to spray an insecticide, sorry) `` I love your farm but I don't want to work with animals'' (usually you have animals in a barn) ``I don't want to be alone in the woods`` (this guy watched too many gore movies) ``I don't have waterproof clothes, can I stay inside ?`` (Well, no!) ``There are a lot of mosquitoes here, I am intolerant`` (What do you expect here in the forest ?) ``Can I stay in bed later tomorrow as we worked well ?`` (and have your breakfast in bed ?) ``I agree to do this work, but if I am paid`` (Find a job then !) `` You work too much`` (Maybe this girl never really worked seriously) ``I want to work 4 hours a day, and have my afternoon free to go to the beach`` (No joke !) Please, don't come if you are not ready to really share our life and project ! We need open-minded and autonomous people, not part-time working people looking only for free accomodation and food. We have to deal with such problems on a regular basis, and it takes a lot of energy...civil servant minded people just don't fit here. Thanks for visiting our page. Gérard and Catherine