Beautify the land with us and help with organic garden and/or childcare in Saint Loup Lamairé, France



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    Hi :) We are Paul, Rebecca, our 3 year old, 2 dogs (Titi and Melek) and 8 chickens. We live in the countryside on about 5,700 m2 of land. We are working on house improvements (painting, refinishing the ceiling to reveal the old beams, exterior house painting, etc.) as well as preparing and tending to the garden, chickens, dogs, and small child.

    The area is truly lovely - green, calm. The Thouet River runs near the house in the valley below. Saint Loup Lamairé is 3 km away and walkable through the fields and woods. Parthenay is about 18 minutes away by car and Poitiers about 50 minutes.

    Our dream is to slowly develop the place into a space for sharing with neighbors from near and far, travelers, and other open-minded folk. There are several structures on the property we'd love to eventually convert into rooms, common spaces, etc. In short, tons of ideas - just need the time, resources, and elf hands to realize them :)

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Hilfe bei Ökoprojekten
    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Babysitten und Kinderbetreuung
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Paul is French, Rebecca is American, our daughter is both. On weekends, we'd be happy to have you join us for walks or whatever outings we take (family/friends' homes, garage sales, gardens, workshops, etc.) We can teach you how to make bread, a good crepe or pancake, play basic amateur guitar, piano, or didgeridoo, or do alternating language days depending on your native language and desire to exchange.

    Paul tends to two bee hives and has extra bee gear so you could accompany him if that interests you.

    There are plenty of lovely walks nearby in the beautiful countryside. St Loup was voted 'most charming village of Deux-Sevres' in 2016 and often hosts small concerts, exhibitions, festivals. There is a weekly farmer's market in Airvault (10 minutes by car) on Saturdays. We have a kayak you could potentially use.

    We prefer no heavy, heavy drinking or smoking. Moderate is fine as long as you respect the family rhythm and young child's sleep.

    Respect, good communication, self-respect and respect of others is key. When writing us, we ask you to include a few sentences describing your relationship with volunteer work and the word COMPOST to make sure you've read this far.

  • Projekte mit Kindern

    Projekte mit Kindern

    Dieses Projekt schließt möglicherweise den Umgang mit Kindern ein. Mehr Informationen findest du in unseren Verhaltensregeln und Tipps hier.

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    We're really looking for people with specific DIY/artisan skills already in place, love helping out with children, or who are enthusiastic about a good day's activity outside.

    As of summer/fall 2022, some ideas for workawayer projects are:

    -help with our daughter / babysitting / preparing meals (i.e. taking walks with her, doing little art projects, etc while we work on projects outside nearby)
    -making a pallet bench and designing an inviting space outside by the stream (with rustic decorations, plants, rocks, etc) so that hikers and passersby can sit for a moment
    -design and build a box for a seed exchange
    -handpainting signs to label trees, provide explanations
    -preparing garden, seeding, weeding
    - design aromatic herb spiral garden as often seen in permaculture projects
    -sanding beams in living room, installing insulation
    -chipping or sanding exterior walls/refinishing them
    -helping build a bread oven and outside structure to accomodate it
    -other creative projects to beautify and personalize the space

    We could potentially host couples, families, or other situations - it depends on the time of year and proposal. With good communication, much is possible!

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Spanisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I am perfecting my French and can help you perfect your English or teach you basic to intermediate Spanish. I am also interested in learning German but have basically no level. Paul is a native French speaker and also speaks pretty decent English and Spanish.

  • Unterkunft


    You'd have your own bedroom on the second floor. There are two shared bathrooms (one with a bathtub and toilet, the other just a toilet). You'd share meals with us and we'd do the cooking unless you have skills :D We don't eat much meat (once a week, twice maximu) but you're welcome to prepare your own in our kitchen at your own cost should your body require more than what we provide in daily meals.

    During the warmer months you are welcome to camp outside as well.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    We have a bike you can use to get to Saint Loup or Airvault and you can hitch a ride with us when we go into Parthenay, Poitiers, or elsewhere. Public transport is... sparse.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have plenty of space about 200 m from the house where you could park (no electricity or water but maybe we could envision a compost toilet at the least). Campers in tents are also welcome.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Yes.... we have two dogs, one of which is a male who is not always welcoming to other male dogs. So.. we could give it a try but be aware of this caveat.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    mehr als zwei

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    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 244459974197