Fun loving family need help in the Ariege Pyrennees, France

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    Description

    Bonjour, We are a fun loving family of Matt, Becky, Edouard (9) and Henri (7) and Dusty (cocker spaniel) Heidi (labrodoodle) Bobby and Molly the cats and Pinky and Perky (the pigs) and around 10 chickens!

    We could do with helpers to assist hard landscaping this year so any handy man/woman for helping construct a boulder rock wall and paving and exterior lime washing of the house would also be welcome.

    We are looking for a bit of extra help to finish off those odd jobs around the property and under take general projects or those happy to work in the veggie garden and with animals all year round. Whilst we have renovated our home over the last 10 years, our busy lifes are made easier with extra hands.

    Come and share our lovely home in the wild and stunning Ariege Pyrenees.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    All year round veggie plot assistance. Helping around the property with general DIY projects and lifestyle chores such as chopping fire wood and animal care including dog walking!
    Main jobs for 2015
    The garden really needs reshaping with boulder rock wall and exterior rendering/lime washing.
    We believe in work hard and play hard, so equal measures of fun to be experienced at Chez Thatcher!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and some French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own Attic double bedroom with private lounge and wc/hand basin , use of shared family bathroom or wetroom.
    Our house is fully gas centrally heated and has stove for added romantic warmth, so very warm even during the cool spells. Equally with big stone walls and shutters very cool during the summer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We ask for 25 hours a week in return for three meals a day and your own room with facilities. You can make up the hours as you wish, a few hours each day or full on days! We require a couple who can work on their own with guidance, as with two children under 10 and jobs we are not always about. Use of Internet, UK land lines telephone calls and mountain bikes to get around. We ask if we cook you wash up or vice versa.
    We would prefer a male/female couple ideally aged between 24 and 45ish happy to fit in with busy family.With two active boys the house is never quiet!
    We would prefer people with some DIY experience or gardening skills. Although we are happy to teach very practical people new building skills. We only except non smokers. We eat alot of what we grow and produce. We believe in a heathly varied diet including vegetarian, meat, fish, eggs and fruits.
    The area is rich in mountain scenery and great those who like to be out and about. It is also quite and tranquil and a great place to relax. Sporting activities throughout the year are nearby from skiing to rock climbing.
    Our village has its own shop and bar/restaurant so although rural not completely cut off. We would love to welcome you to be part of out family for a few memorable weeks.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours a day over a 5 day week (weekends off)


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