We are Dalila (French), Pete (English), Emilie (8 1/2 years old) and Sidney (5 1/2 years old). Our place is an old chateau set in 29 acres of meadow, in the Pyrenees mountains, 1h30 south of Toulouse.
We'd love you to help us with:
- Splitting wood for heating next winter
- Tidying up the vegetable patch (weeding, turning soil, etc...)
- Clearing up the barn
- Painting windows.
Looking for practical and hard-working people, who enjoy physical work and being outdoors. You should be fairly independent and comfortable around children as our kids will love interacting with you!
We've finished renovating the interior of the chateau in 2009, and with sustainability in mind, installed solar panels for hot water, photovoltaic panels for electricity, rain water collection, composting. We're using our own wood for cooking and heating in the winter; and eating fruits and vegetables from our garden in the summer months.
As well as working from home in IT, we're running a holiday rental cottage, in the outbuilding near the chateau.
We offer food & accommodation, in fantastic surroundings, in exchange for 26 hours help per week. The bedrooms are spacious, each with their own bathroom/washroom. The food is home-cooked with local produces. As you'll live as part of our family, we expect you to participate in the daily light cleaning and washing up.
We have wi-fi, free international phone calls, can lend you a laptop and offer bicycles to get around.
We are situated in a hamlet 10 minutes away from St Girons, the main local town, which has many shops, cafes and a great traditional farmer's market every Saturday.
In your spare time, you can enjoy the outdoor activities nearby (mountain walks, bike rides, gliding, climbing, caves, etc); check out the local antique shops, cheese shops etc or venture for a day out in Toulouse (direct bus from St Girons).
We hope to meet you very soon,
English, Francais, a little German
2 double bedrooms in the Château, each with a bathroom/washroom
Direct bus from Toulouse train-station to St Girons, our local town.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
26 hours per week
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