Come help us renovate our old farmhouse in the Midi-Pyrenees

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there!

    We're back after a pause on receiving helpers.

    We always have work to do here. I'm spending a lot of time in the garden at the moment getting it ready for planting up.

    After the new roof and now installation we're working on the inside of the house first floor and 2nd floor. Hemp and lyme with thermal cell walls. Painting etc.

    On the outside of the house we're going to be re-pointing so need to clean all the lovely old stones and getting the old render out.

    If this any of this sounds like you want to put your energy into then please read on.

    We do real people, not ego's. We do fun, but we work hard too.

    This is our home not a business. If you come you'll be one of us. Treated no different. We don't know what hours so don't ask. But we are not slave drivers. We will not be sitting back and watching you work . You will be part of the team.

    If you fancy coming and helping out get in touch.

    Our nearest town is Saint Girons which is famous throughout the Pyrenees for it's Saturday market.

    We are well travelled folk ourselves however becoming pregnant with our number 2 we decided to buy this beautiful farmhouse and settle down. We chose here purely for the lifestyle. Rich in food, rich in health and rich in beauty.

    We have a good mixture of local and international friends and we are a bilingual family.

    Life here in the hamlet is pretty special. Although our neighbours are a lot older (and were born here in the hamlet, literally) they have welcomed us with open arms and accepted us as one of their own and have been teaching us their ways.

    We would always welcome some help around the house and there is a never ending list of jobs big and small to do on the property ranging from gardening, landscaping, building, barn clearance etc.

    The area that we live in is for folk that love the outdoors. We are 1hr 30 mins direct south of Toulouse, 3hrs to either coast (Biarittz on the Atlantic and Perpignan on the Med) 4hrs to Barcelona. Andorra is just a short hop and a skip too.

    Our nearest ski resort, Guzet, is 45 mins drive away.

    Get in contact if you like what you read.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    What you will see and learn here is how we live and enjoy life.

  • Help

    Help

    Work can take on any form literally from childcare (minimal) to working on the roof, to working in the garden to feeding the chickens.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French and a little Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our newly renovated (thank you helpers) and insulated VW Van has a double bed and stunning views. We need help to build the dry toliet and outside shower for this area which will be your personal space. Or if you prefer we do have a double bedroom in the house.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Max 25 hours per week. This is our home not an office. You will be expected to help us out. Yes some days might be longer than others and we can't tell you that the hours worked will be consecutive. But of course you will get fun days too!









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