Help out a community in South West France growing organic vegetables and working with horses.

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  • Description

    Description

    A family with a community life-style in SW France ( Dordogne ), 2 minutes walk away from the beautiful river Dronne, one of the cleanest rivers in France. The people who are at the property on a permanent basis are Erick, his oldest daughter and her boyfriend. Erick's other daughter lives abroad so she's rarely here but comes and goes during holidays. We've got two horses and chickens, as well as cats and dogs, but we're preparing to get a few more animals; namely ducks and maybe eventually a pig.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Help

    Help

    Basically, we need a lot of help volunteering in the organic garden and the greenhouse, we also share the daily chores (especially when there are a lot of us!), however there is always a lot of different stuff that needs doing depending on the season: collecting and chopping wood, restoring buildings, making fences etc.
    Helpers who can ride and deal with a draft horse and/or a young horse would be welcome.
    Erick and his daughter are both French so you will definitely have the opportunity to improve your french!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, German

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A stone house for the family with one little emergency bedroom.
    A dormitory with two double bedrooms and a single one. We also have a dry toilet and we use water from the well on the property.
    We bake fresh bread in the outdoor clay oven.
    We also have a a lot of books in our library with a variety of books including french, english, german and spanish novels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    One on the main things we want to focus on in 2017 is restoring some of the buildings and stuctures on the property as well as potentialy building a few more, so anyone with experience or even just enthousiasme in this area will be especially welcome.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    25 hours maximum


Host ref number: 5437188124ca

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