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Area: MarcheWe (Graham and Saranne) live here with our two daughters who go to school just across the valley in Colmurano. We live in this area of Italy mainly because of its similarities to Graham's home country of Ireland; from the landscape to the outlook of the local people. We love everything that Le Marche and its people represent: the Marchigiani are hard-working yet have a relaxed approach to life, a deep-rooted sense of tradition and a strong community spirit. Above all, they are warm and friendly people who love a story over a glass or two!! We are currently looking for people to help with the following: Planting our natural swimming pond Building outdoor steps and fencing Preparing veggie plots An art project with a caravan! General land maintenance Pruning olive trees Harvesting wood Some indoor work/maintenance/help around the house (usually only in bad weather) If you're interested - send us a message. Here's some more about us...... We moved here to take advantage of the beautiful peace and quiet that both this house and the surrounding area offers and to provide our children with a safe and yet also challenging place to grow up. It was our dream and it is now a wonderful reality. That's not to say it isn't hard work - it is a farmhouse after all! We spend most of our free time from our careers tending to the land and the house. (Graham works for the local wineries and Saranne's career is divided between a love of theatre, writing and being a full-time mum.) Our olive trees, veggie patches and vines need constant care and, of course, when the time comes to harvest it is all hands on deck! September is time for grapes, October/November is olive harvest and the veggie patch supplies us with delicious produce all year round which naturally means we are also planting most of the year to ensure a steady flow of food. Then there's making jams and preserves to make use of all the fruits growing on our land - figs, persimmon, pears, apples, elderberries, blackberries, walnuts, almonds, peaches to name just a few of a wide variety! There are many ways to describe our interests and passions in life – but no specifics quite fit. We share a deep interest in wine, theatre, history and culture, slowfood and the wonders and adventures of the outdoors and that’s why we live here as they are all in abundance in this area of Le Marche. It's funny - we love living life on the slow side but there's always so much to do!
Area: HerediaWe are promoters of Language for global and social relevancy. We teach in a relaxed environment through social media, day to day living experience, and topical discussions. Our methods are not typical of the average class room experience, and our style is eclectic.
Area: LaplandWe are a small group of settlers living on a farm in the middle of the forest in Lapland, surrounded by a rich wildlife including bears and wolves. There is also a lot of good fishing lakes near the farm. We try to live as much as possible of what the land has to offer. We garden, gather wild plants, fish, keep animals and build log houses. At the moment we have rabbits, hens and guinea pigs, soon we also planning to get bees and goats. We also do a lot of handcraft such as wood carving and hide tanning. The farm is quit big and there is room for more people living here permantly. We dont have any electricity or running water. We search for more people joining our community.
Area: San JoséOur hostel is farely new, we started in January 2012, and its been so amayssing quite difficult to explain, the best experience, its quiete a blessing really we love what we do and enjoy every send of it!!! we have had staff members from around the globe: UK, Italia, Spain, Cuba, Trinidad y Tobago, Canary Islands, Argentina etc and they have all left so much here, we all learn together and grow quite a lot, its crazzy how working in a hostel makes you feel like traveling, which is my passion for sure...so we invite you to come and visit so we can meet you and see if we could exchange work together... Our goal is to have a super clean hostel, with an amaysing customer service, great vibe, chill, not a party hostel at all, mostly older people like 24 up where you can have life changing conversations and go out party but relax, i dont know if you understand but i mean chill...my mom and I started the hostel but my younger sister works here, and we have actually become quite a big family since everyone that has worked here is family now, so i guess this is important for us, we believe that if you do things with love and passion and enjoy your work you will be happy quite happy so this is like a hobbie, it doesnt feel like work all the time, sometimes it does, but mostly we just love doing it!!!
Area: KentuckyWe farm organically, mostly with horses. Live sort of self-sufficient lifestyle in off grid home, but have farm office with Internet access. Contact us for the link to our youtube farm/music video where you can see farm and meet us. It's different now with the children growing /going and we lost my wife in 2010. now only one child still on farm and they are now away at times now for school/work. Too short handed to continue as normal, but trying 'work exchange' for some extra hands while scaling down. Located in beautiful central Kentucky, one hour north of 'MUSIC CITY USA' (Nashville, TN). Lots of lakes, rivers and world's largest cave system. Mammoth Cave National Park. Also Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which is America most visited Park and is an easy drive. You can check them both out on line. We're not commercially farming now, just growing and preserving much of our own food and for our animals. We breed, raise and train border collies for herding. All of our animals have free run of pastures, except the Border collies we are training. Unless fully trained, if left unsupervised herding dogs will find and possibly harm livestock. So we need help exercising and caring for the dogs since they stay in pens. We also need help caring for the goats, sheep, cows and horses. We also have our own milk cow and sometimes milk goats. We make our own yogurt, can our own food ect. Have four horses for farming and occasional riding. Wild turkeys and deer and peacocks commonly seen. We heat and cook with woodstoves. Sometime we work hard; sometimes we do not. Summer days in growing season can be long and hard, but rainy days help balance it out. We normally take some time off for fun things. That said, life is pretty satisfying just like we are living, so it's not a 'need to get away' thing, we just like to go kayaking and other things too. Feel free to ask anything you wish to determine if interested in visiting and helping us. We enjoy working/interacting with others including those different culturally and spiritually. We've had visitors/helpers from several foreign countries and around the states; through a different work exchange It has been a great two-way experience so far. If you wish, we are glad to supply you with reviews from our guest since it was through another organization. Be wise...be thankful, JCK & Family