We are three "girls" (aged 43, 15 and 13) living our dream of a down to earth life in contact with nature. We only just started three years ago so there is still a whole lot to do.
All three of us are open minded and like to meet new friends and learn new skills. Still getting used to the heat in summer here - we lived in Switzerland for a long time (the girls were born there). This year seems to make it easy for us: exceptionally cool for around here.
We look forward to meet new people and also to get help and support for the works around here. Working together is so much more fun.
Help with Computers / internet
A lot of gardening, from setting up a garden to building hugelculture, etc.
Then, if you have special skills / experience we could need some support in our newly build house (still not finished). all inside works such as plastering, painting, floor laying, etc
However, in summer it is mostly about care of the surroundings and gardening.
Care includes removing of the long, dry gras that is a danger (fire). Collecting wood from the hills (still there from the last cutting down of the shrubs). Removing the brushes that overgrow the hills and sometimes seeding new plants in their place.
Help with building different things: shower and bath house, carport-like structures for shade
Help in donkey-training, tend to the horses.
The (unfinished!) wood house at the lake or a tent.
The silence here is beautiful and unbroken - especially at night. The night sky is spectacular and you can immerse yourself in nature. We had three lakes made, all of which are full and wonderful to swim in (however, they are very young and the water is still full of clay particles - a great skin treatment).
You can take hikes. Now and then we drive out to the city or the sea. You are welcome to join us on these trips.
There is not much action going on around here that many young gals and guys like to have.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two