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We are a young family of 4: Jake and Aleth, Remi (4) and Lucy (2), and have recently purchased a small property. Our main objective is to turn our 8 acres into a productive space based on permaculture principles to try and achieve a certain level of self sufficiency. We have 1 little dog, 20 sheep, meat chicken, laying chickens, 2 pigs, a hive of bees and fish in the dams. Jake also has a woodworking business (tree milling / furniture making).
Baby-sitting / garde d’enfant
Entretien / Bricolage
Cuisine / courses
Aide à la ferme
Aide à la maison
Aide avec les animaux
Aide avec les langues
Jake knows lots about wood and could teach you to recognise different trees and their characteristics/qualities, as well as uses for building/furniture making. Also a keen hunter, he can take you for walks to try and spot some wildlife. Aleth is French and speaks French to the kids, and also plays the violin. We have both travelled in the past and have been well looked after by people on the way, so we are happy to return the favour!
We currently have 75 meat chickens free ranging on our property, and them and the pigs need feeding daily. We are cleaning up prunings and fallen branches and lighting big bonefires, fencing, planting new fruit trees, and preparing for a workshop extension so jake can buy new machines to work with wood.
Double bed in cosy renovated garage (separate building from the house).
Can pick up from Albury train station.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week