Join a family of 4 in the haute Pyrenees

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    NOTE : please note that if you contact us and we reply, if we have not heard from you in 7 days then we will delete the request. This is due to the enormous number of applications we get..


    We are an english family of 4 undertaking the great renovation game here in the haute pyrenees. We have 2 daughters (both completely bilingual)both characters!We are animal crackers and have a few of everything ( or so it seems) including 6 dogs of varying ages and stages! We also foster puppies from the local refuge, which can be fun, noisy and messy!!!

    There is loads of work here for the expert or the beginner and in exchange we can offer accommodation in a new wood cabin with a woodburner, a seperate bathroom and with a view of the pyrenees.

    We are mainly English speaking.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Help

    Help

    All sorts of help including collecting and cutting wood, land maintainance, help with potager, fencing, lime plastering, building, .....the list goes on and on.....generally anything and everything that may crop up on a smallholding.... this has involved bottle feeding a couple of lambs and nursing orphan chicks and ducklings back to health!!!
    You have to be able to work independantly, and be self motivated

    The main focus of work for this year will be building work. This will range from digging footings, limecrete mixing, bricklaying, concreting, painting, lime plaster work on columbage house. If you have stamina and want a challenge then this might be just what you are looking for. There will also be the usual maintainance jobs around the place.

    With our previous workaways we have lime plastered the outside eating barn and cleared the plants and weeds around the pond, which was a job and a
    half!We have built walls, and wooden cabins, done fencing, repaired buildings and most recently completely rebuilt a 7m section of our roof, from the beams to the tiles. We have built more beds in the potager, dug holes upon holes upon holes and generally had a great time.

    We expect you to be part of our family and after the working day is done, if you love to cook then we would love you to help out with that or if not we would expect that you help clear or set for dinner.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french and english

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A wood cabin in the orchard with proper beds!!! And the use of all the facilities in an adjoining wooden shower block.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This area of France is rural farm land. Beautiful and interesting! We Are an hour from the ski resorts and mountain sports including climbing , parascending, walking and mountain biking. Plus we are on the tour de France route so each year it passes very close to our village. We have a lovely international community in our village. There is a swimming lake within a few minutes drive or 20 min cycle away and a pool in the local town which is always clean!!!!
    Toulouse, Pau, and Tarbes are all within an hour from us, and Barcelona is a train ride away too.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    25








































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