We are a Belgian couple, Herwig and Greet, with 2 children, Luna (9 years) and Stiene (7 years), living in a magical part of the south of France: ‘les corbières’ in a small village without amenities 30 minutes from Narbonne and the coast.
Seven years ago we left Belgium to start a few lovely, but time-consuming projects.
I am a physiotherapist in a village nearby. I love sport, in particular tennis and I love to cook. Herwig works for 6 months a year as a skipper on a tourist boat on the ‘canal du midi’, and is a very keen sailor. The other 6 months are spent looking after 100 olive trees and continuing the renovations of an old shepherd's house (Bergerie) plus our own house, which was originally a wine cellar.
Hello, my name is Susan and I am 57 years old, a college professor of English as a Second Language, and interested in improving my German. I live in southwest Arizona and teach on the border of Mexico. I am looking for someone to help me and also spend a few hours a week with my conversational German class. There are no children, no au pair or cooking duties! Yuma is a small city in the Sonoran Desert with fabulous fall, winter, and spring weather. Summers are plenty hot, but we go tubing on the Colorado River, swim in pools, drink Margaritas and have air conditioning. There is no humidity, so it is bearable!
Our farm is perched above the River Severn on its own hill between Gloucester and Tewkesbury, Cheltenham and Malvern. It carries a small certified but magically positioned camping and caravan site.
Husband and wife, Matthew and Christine (with seven year old daughter!) are renovating the gardens and outbuildings and will soon start accruing livestock.
We are a happy family living in a wonderful location we are keen to share.
Our 17thC stone farmhouse sits on a hilltop surrounded by 15 ha. of meadows and chestnut woodland. We are hidden in 'la France profonde' between the Dordogne and Lot rivers, yet within a few miles of world-famous beauty spots such as the castles on the river Dordogne, and the towns of Monpazier and Sarlat. Here, having done much of the necessary restoration work on the buildings, we can put our skills as conservationist/farmer and landscape architect to use.
Around the courtyard lie the farmhouse, a stone barn (where we can accommodate three couples) and a large studio/ office. We have extensive gardens and vegetable plots, used as open air classrooms for our garden workshops.
The nearest village, St Pompont, holds an excellent 'marche gourmand' every Saturday evening during the summer and there are many picturesque villages around us, tucked into the folds of the limestone hills.