Area: Midi-PyrénéesNous vivons dans une grande maison dans le village de Mauressac près de Auterive, à 35 km de Toulouse. La gare est à 4 kms. Nous, c'est à dire: Cathy (51 ans), Joël (51 ans), Laura (17 ans), nos autres enfants ne vivent pas avec nous. Nous sommes famille d'accueil et il y a donc toujours des adolescents à la maison. Nous avons besoin d'aide pour terminer les travaux de notre maison et pour s'occuper de notre jardin. Nous ne parlons pas bien l'anglais et pouvons vous aider dans votre pratique du français - si nous pouvons apprendre l'anglais en même temps, ce serait super. Nous pouvons accueillir une personne seule, un couple ou deux ami(e)s qui voyagent ensemble, et pourquoi pas des personnes avec un enfant. ------------------ We live in a big, modern house in Mauressac, 35 kms South of Toulouse. There is a railway station 4 kms away in Auterive. We, that is: Cathy (51), Joël (51) and Laura (17). We are a foster family for teenagers, so there are always other young people in the house. We need help to finish our house: painting, especially doors and shutters, cooking and also gardening. Our English is not good at all, so we can help you with practising your French - and maybe you can help us learn English, especially the teenagers. We can host a single Workawayer or a couple (or two friends). Please write to us in French, if possible. We can have your e-mail translated, but it will take longer.
Area:We are a private child centre with the English language department where children learn English through "play". This means we stage different plays in English and in September 2014 we're launching a new project - Board Games Club - where children will play popular conversational board games using English. We welcome volunteers from all over the world for the academic year from September 2014 till June 2015. You can stay as long as you wish.
Area: AquitaineLooking for assistance from 18th August for two weeks. We have a beautiful watermill situated on the banks of the River Dronne, in the Dordogne, surrounded by 20 acres of land. We need extra hands to maintain the garden, potager, forest and buildings. Single male or couple. Simon and I moved to France from South Africa in 2003. It took four years to complete the renovations to the watermill. We have transformed it into a luxury, well-being retreat : there are 3 apartments which we rent out to guests plus the Mill house has been transformed into our own house.
Area: AlgarveWe are a little family with two kids (5 and 6) and would love some help developing and maintaining our little retreat place in the countryside between Alvor and Monchique. We offer retreats to clear the mind from stressful belief systems for individuals and small groups.... We live in a sustainable way and eat as much as possible the delicious fruit and vegetables from our organic garden. Our houses have solar and wood heating and are built without toxic materials. We have a beautiful meditation house for Yoga, Chi Kung , Tai Chi and Za Zen and other meditative practises, which you can also use. If you have and open mind and integrity you are welcome to be here with us. We think that an open exchange based on honesty and generosity is enriching for all . Children and animals are also welcome here.
Area: Algarve (Monchique)Our property/house is in the Algarve, in the mountains ,the Serra de Monchique, not near the coast. We are a german couple, I am a veterinarian and animal protector, my husband is an artist, electrician, porcelane painter. We are living in a house in the mountains,we make oecological gardening and composting and we are building a house from clay. Our place is in the middle of the nature, a very quiet place, with wild animals as frogs, birds, foxes and wild pigs around. We live in an oecological way, using only natural products and no chemical stuff. We are living here with 4 dogs, 3 cats, a Kakadoo and 2 chicken. The ocean is not so far away and we can offer a car to go there for relaxing on the beach or to go for activities like surfing. We sometimes go there for fishing. The mountains are good for walking in the middle of nowhere. We have a small and a bigger village about 5-10 km away from our house and some bigger cities around 30 km away. We like to have here people living close together with us as members of the family, as friends. Hakuna Matata