We are two couples, French and English who run a spiritual and energetic retreat space exploring new ways of living and education in rural Ariége, Midi-Pyrénées. This region is part of Occitanie. We are South of Toulouse in the foothills of the magnificent Pyrenees. The South facing property set in 6 hectares of garden and woodland. We are exploring ways of Co-Living and co-creating in this peaceful hamlet just over 1 km from the village of Artigat. In the Summer we have a number of guests and often have visitors throughout the year.
The house and property are shared with cats and dogs.
This environment is not suitable for smokers or users recreational drugs other than moderate consumption of alcohol.
Gardening, carpentry assistance. Ability to work independently. 5 hours work 5 days a week in exchange for accommodation and lodging. A driving licence is an advantage but not essential. We have some elements of building work depending on your skills.
Learning French and or English in this bi-lingual, multi-cultural household. The peace and quiet of being in the countryside and nature. Developing independence and understanding the basis of exchange. The opportunity to appreciate another culture.
French and English
Either a room in the house or a self contained room in a tent in the garden (yard). The food we eat is vegetarian, mainly French cuisine and meals are shared. Preparation of food, cooking and household chores, ie cleaning of shared areas is shared and maintaining one's own living space is expected and is not part of the exchange of 5 hours work per day in return for board and lodging including food. Any special dietary needs may not be included.
A stunningly beautiful part of France, equidistant from the Aude Valley (with Rennes-le-Château) and Lourdes. The Medieval City of Carcassonne is an hour and a half away. Just 20 minutes distant is La Grotte du Mas D'Azil, where a river has formed a tunnel through a mountain...
The nearest public transport is the bus in Artigat, 1km.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week