Area: EducationWe are a private language school with around 30 employees. We actively participate in workaway and normally have 1-2 workawayers working with us at all times. At the moment we are intensively looking for a teacher of English (aged 23 and older) who would be able and willing to work with both kids and adults of all levels and who could stay for 3-6 months with us. A perfect candidate, if willing, could as well stay for a longer period. If you are natively English, American or Australian, love teaching and a good laugh, are relaxed and independent, can communicate with very different people and do little moaning, then do contact us.
Area: MallorcaWelcome to our small finca in the centre of the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. We have approx 4 acres, on which we predominantly grow almonds and figs. We also have a few carob trees, and a variety of citrus trees. Having lived here for 8 years we are still in the midst of reforming and enlarging the original house which is about 100 years old. There is never a shortage of tasks that need to be done, even though we have had professional help with most of the building. We have realised that we need some help around the place if I am to stop going grey! As hubby (Bob) works full time (we have a marine engineering business) and I (Pat) do contract work on events that often takes me abroad to pay the bills, some of the tasks on the ever increasing list are slipping the net. You need to like dogs (we currently have 4 boisterous hounds) and cats (4 plus 5 kittens at the moment!); plus 2 pigs and 4 sheep - and we need to fence off more areas and build appropriate shelters for them. Apart from the regular tasks around the finca and house we also have a large number of boats and numerous classic Land Rovers in various stages of being dismantled or as restoration projects. Basically if you have common sense, a mature attitude and a willingness to help then please contact us. We are about 2km from Sineu, which has very easy train access to Palma and occasional buses to other local villages, and has a multitude of bars, shops and restaurants, post office, medical centre, and one the island’s largest markets every Wednesday. We are not listed as organic but do not use any chemicals on the land and endeavour to be as eco and environmentally friendly as possible in all that we do. Our electricity is by solar power, with generator back up for those occasion times that the sun does not shine. Yes - it does rain here, thankfully, as that helps fill our underground water tank, with tanker top ups in the summer. We do have wifi (use of computer can be arranged for keeping in touch with friends and family). We can be flexible with days and hours (in the summer ideally work is done early morning and late afternoon/evening to avoid the heat) but do ask that at least one weekend day is worked so that help can be given to us with any of the heavier, multi-handed, or bulkier tasks. We are both English, and Pat speaks some Spanish. Please do not hesitate to contact us for a chat if you would like more information.
Area: Komruka Region, Ostritsa - BulgariaHi, Rose and Lance here, an English couple from Manchester, we have an old hunting lodge, in a secluded location, just inside a large forest, which we are renovating, about 75% done inside. We are totally off grid, water by a spring, and electric by solar panels and wind turbines. We require some help with general maintenance, gardening, chopping of wood, house keeping, keeping the drive clean and clear (its a mile long !!) anything and everything really. There are double and single rooms available, we are smokers and social drinkers, and have a dog. Fishing and hunting all near, great walks, rock climbing, etc internet by a dongle. Any questions, just ask. Also, some workawayer's have also stayed with us in Manchester whilst on there travels.
Area: Washington StateWe are a family of 5 living in Seattle on the west coast (Washington State). Hector, the husband, is from Mexico and Krisanne, the wife grew up in Minnesota, USA. We have three boys ages 6, 4 and 1. Seattle is a beautiful city on the Puget Sound (Pacific Ocean is not far away). We have mountains, water (many beaches) and natural beauty all around. Our home is in North Seattle (about 7 miles from downtown) and it is easy to get around on the bus. We have a yard and garden. Both Hector and Krisanne are self-employed. Krisanne works from home and is a Real Estate agent and Hector has a small concrete finishing business, for which Krisanne does the scheduling and bookkeeping. We are a busy family and the boys enjoy playing soccer, climbing trees and being active. Seattle has many different neighborhoods to explore. It has arts, culture and nature. The ferries run to the San Juan islands for weekend trips or just hang out in one of many local coffee shops. We are a laid back family and love to share experiences with travelers. We love to travel ourselves, but with three small children we are staying put for the time being. We are currently looking for a single person to have an exchange with. We hope the person will feel comfortable exploring the city independently. We will be happy to show some areas of Seattle, but we have had a few work-awayers and it is difficult with the three kids going to the tourist sites. I will help you plan good places to see/visit, depending on your interests. There are also websites with many activities for different interests, for which you can inquire and it is a good way to meet new people.
Area: San Rafael, province MendozaWe are a French, German-American couple, with two girls of 3 and 6 years old. The property has 13 hectares, which include a vineyard with fine grapes, olive trees and a plum orchard. This year's projects include putting in more fine grapes and the accompanying hail netting, building a corral for the horses, finalizing the building of our new barn, and extending the irrigation system. Part of our group also includes 3 dogs, a cat, chickens, and horses (which can be taken for rides). They are all very friendly. We are non-smokers, but you are welcome to smoke outside.