Help at our renovated farm in the beautiful Ardeche, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a French-American couple with 4 kids (two grown daughters and two boys who live at home ages 19 and 10 1/2), 2 dogs, 2 cats and some horses. On our renovated farm, we run a small bed and breakfast and serve dinner to guests every night. We are also in the process of raising and training horses for riding and competition. At 1350 m altitude, when the workday is done, we go outside, take a deep breath of clean mountain air and gaze endlessly at the stars which illuminate the Ardeche sky.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Since we are a French/American couple, our Workawayers will not only be able to practice language skills in 2 languages, they will also share in family meals which include international cuisine. Sylvain has traveled the world and offers exciting stories of mountain climbing from Mt. McKinley in the USA to Mt. Fuji in Japan. While Antonietta has worked in the restaurant/hospitality industry for more than 20 years, her family background is well-rounded and you might experience a typical Italian meal along with delicious Asian delights.

  • Help

    Help

    NEW OPENING--IMMEDIATELY--OUR PLANNED WORKAWAYER HAD A CHANGE OF PLANS...LET US KNOW IF YOU'RE AVAILABLE AND WE CAN HAVE SOME GOOD TIMES WHILE WORKING TOGETHER!

    WE'RE LOOKING TO CONTINUE OUR SEASON WITH TRAVELING COUPLES WHO WOULD LIKE TO PLANT THEIR FEET FOR 3 WEEKS TO A MONTH AT A TIME, GET SOME GOOD MEALS AND MAKE SOME GOOD MEMORIES! NEXT OPENING IS FOR THE MONTH OF JULY...

    ALSO, WE'RE TAKING INQUIRIES FOR ERASMUS STUDENTS STARTING NOW. LET'S CREATE SOME AWESOME EXPERIENCES TOGETHER!! WE'RE READY TO HOST YOU!!

    We're looking for energetic individuals who have a passion for family, food, animals and intercultural discovery!! It's best if you can "go with the flow" because every day is different here--it's a farm and a B&B. Right from the start, we take you in as part of our family, so you must like kids, animals and tasty home cooked meals.

    During the Spring/Summer season, we mainly need help with cleaning/maintaining our guest accommodations and other related duties for our B&B guests. Other help would include helping with the horses, stacking wood and light household organizing projects.

    In addition, we would love to host someone who has experience with riding and caring for horses and who can sometimes work independently. Time management skills are a must in order to work smart and fast so that you can fully profit from all the cool surroundings and fun moments :)

    We suggest that you REALLY love nature, because here there are so many things to experience. Also, We also look for our Workawayers to at least speak conversational French in order to offer the maximum efforts to our guests. If you don't speak that well, that's okay--there are many opportunities to practice.

    This is a great opportunity to learn and share some hospitality skills. Antonietta has worked in the hospitality industry for many years and has a lot to offer to anyone who wants to learn. We can help you fulfill internship requirements and we are also registered to take Erasmus students. Have your coordinator contact us :)

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    english, french

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the winter/spring months, one of the private guest rooms will be available. However, occasionally if we have booked complete , we would make a space in the family part of the home (either a folding bed or the comfy couch). In the spring/summer season, we have accommodations in tents or the caravan--which will be mounted right on the property. Access to shower/restrooms will be provided :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a certified "BIO" farm and run the bed and breakfast within the guidelines of Gites de France. We reduce, reuse and recycle as often as possible and have a great respect for nature. We live 2.6 km from the village and about 35-40 mins from the nearest big town. This is a great opportunity for someone who likes wide open spaces and nature. You must REALLY, really love nature, or it's not for you :) Coming to share experiences with our family will be unique, but totally worthwhile.

    While we can not offer unlimited usage of internet (we are not properly equipped), there is an office of tourism about 8 km away and you are more than welcome to hang out there for cyber surfing in your time off. We have bicycles for you to use or we can drop you off whenever it is convenient. But this is a great opportunity to climb mountains and hike along little rivers hidden in the woods and valleys :)

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️We do our best to respond right away to your inquiries. We know how important it is, in order to plan the details of your travel, stay, etc. We also ask the same from you--if you tell us that you are coming and you change your mind, that's okay. Just please let us know as soon in advance as possible.

    IF YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOU PLAY!! You just have to bring it along. We have a guitar that you are welcome to use!!

  • 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

    (max 25 hours/5 days a week) every day is different, but balances out :)

Kulka making sure the garden is up to snuff ;)
William showing the guys around
A little pancake breakfast before getting started :)
Taking the local kiddos to the lake!!
Celeste's last day <3
Antje and King
William and Delta <3
La Ferme du Grand James












































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