Looking for some help finishing my eco build on a hillside in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon countryside, France.

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    Hello! My name is Isabelle.

    I have a large eco-house and terrain to run and develop.

    (français plus bas)

    The location is isolated on the side of a hill in the beautiful Languedoc-Roussillon countryside.

    The house is large and comfortable, with a beautiful view onto the valley. In the distance you can sometimes see the Pyrenees. The house has no running water so this means the toilet is outside. The climate is very mild all year round and hot in summer. I collect rainwater for drinking and use a natural well to water my vegetable garden.

    I use a generator for electricity but this is limited. I can turn it on once every few days to recharge mobile phones. Since there is no electricity there is also no internet. But you can get phone reception. The rooms have a wood stove for heating.

    My life here is very calm, detached from modern distraction. Time passes slowly and You are always in touch with nature and the weather. It is a great place to recover your forces and breathe deeply.

    Here we always eat well, and I enjoy cooking with good natural ingredients when I have guests. I would also like to learn from you and the food of your culture if you like cooking.

    I have two cats and one dog, and several chickens for eggs. I enjoy playing chess and listening to the radio.

    **** FRANÇAIS

    My first language is French! I am most comfortable speaking in French.

    If you want to come here to improve your French, you are welcome. I have lived in South America, so I also speak Spanish. I speak a little bit of English (a friend wrote this description !!)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Help with Eco project

  • Help


    *** The work ***

    I need help with several jobs which require specialist skills.

    – Laying tiles in the bathroom floor and on the walls.

    – Install a shower and sink. The plumbing and pipes are all ready, I just need someone who knows how to attach them to install the sanitary items.

    – Create a composting toilet (dry toilet).

    –Set up a small sanitisaition network for wastewater.

    – Chop and carry wood. Since my source of heating is wood, I always need help carrying wood back up to the house from the property.

    – Carpentry/joinery. I want to build and set up some shelves for my books.

    – Help in the garden. Clearing weeds and bushes

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Français, Espagnol, English

  • Accommodation


    I can offer you a private double room with a large comfortable bed and beautiful view of the valley. It has a private bathroom with sink and shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I propose we work according to your strengths and knowledge, and if you want to learn about architecture and eco-building I can teach you some things. Here we take things slowly, at a good pace. I propose around 5 hours work per day.

    I am flexible about how long you stay. Contact me to arrange the length of your stay.

  • 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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Here you will benefit from the clean air, the beautiful land and spiritual peace. Good food and good work in a relaxed atmosphere.

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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