Hi, my name is Dorian I'm 52 years old, dual national, half french and half English. I teach Tai Chi Chuan 3 days a week in Toulouse, South West France, where I have been living for the past 26 years.
In march 2014 I acquired a house in the mountains, the previous owners called it a chalet... but it's not made of wood, it could also be called a "Grange" because they were originally used to keep animals and hay during the winter.
The house faces a local (mystical) mountain called the "Cagire" and is a 10 minute drive from the lovely mountain town called Aspet in the French Pyrenees. The nearest town with a train station is called Saint Gaudens situated 15 Km away from Aspet.
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Volunteers would be asked to help with clearing the land of brambles, moving wood piles, helping to make a pond, landscaping, cleaning the house, making eco dry toilets, installing showers, gardening, landscaping, helping to find eco-friendly solutions for electricity and self sustainable living.
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The house has a big upstairs room with beautiful wooden roof which can be used as a dormitory-shared space to sleep and already has 7 mattresses, otherwise you can camp outside on the land next to the house or lower down on the land in a sheltered area. the ground floor has a large communal room with cooking facilities, large dining area with table that can seat 8 people, and a hugh fire place !
I am happy to consider most types of request and will always answer your emails, however if you come to stay with me you have to be of the self sufficient type. I do enjoy receiving guests, shopping and cooking and making you feel at home, but I also like to get stuck into my work and can some times be a little over concentrated on my projects. I teach Tai Chi and am used to dealing with and communicating with people and groups, Spending time teaching in means that I also enjoy having my own space and quiet time, therefore Ì am not always extremely chatty when I work....
The house has running water but no electricity or phone, therefore no internet access, which is a fun thing if you want to test your ability to be away from the "networking world" !!!
I am happy to cook to cater for most needs, i enjoy mediterranean food and also like spices, indian and north african cuisine. I am happy to cook vegetarian food. At certain times I might need to leave the house for the day to work, volunteers will be required to fend for them selves and do there own cooking, fear not ingredients will be provided.
There are many wonderful walks and places to explore in the local area, but you must also be aware that Aspet the nearest town with a café is 6 km away, which means an hour and a half away to walk. I hope to get some bicycles soon but don't have any just yet. If you don't like the idea of being isolated in the mountains then this might not be the best location for you...
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5 hours is a good way to go, hours can be flexible to allow for exploration of the area