We are a retired but very active English couple who moved to France over 5 years ago to live in a more spacious and tranquil environment with our horses. Our home is an old natural stone house in a lovely part of SW France. The property is set in its own valley surrounded by small paddocks where we keep our 5 horses and the valley sides are covered in fairly dense woodland. There is a spring and a stream which runs straight right down centre of the land to a pond which is host to a variety of wildlife, frogs, fish, the occasional coypu and a variety of birds.
The whole area is lovely place for people who like to walk and cycle. There are lot of 'rural chemins' criss crossing each other where you can walk virtually free of traffic. From these chemins you can spot wild deer and wild boar and during the spring and early summer, wherever you walk there is an abundance of wild flowers to see.
Betreuung von Tieren
They will be able to learn more about what is involved in managing and maintaining a small holding in rural France and gain a lot a practical skills as well. A mutual support in improving language skills for both host and workaway.
In spring and summer we need help with general field maintenace and manual labour with building maintenance and minor building projects. Also fencing and tree and scrub clearing.
Autumn help would involve felling and clearing old and damaged trees and tidying up the filds and ditches for winter.
English and a little French
Self contained 2 bedroom annex with kitchenette, bathroom with shower and toilet. Separate access to outside.
This is a lovely quiet place which does not have a bus service. The nearest town is 6km away where there is a market, bank, doctors surgery and supermarket and a few other small market town facilities. The community is a very self contained community which organises quite a few local activities. The area is a haven for walkers and cyclists and we do have 2 bycycles availabe for workaways to use. We have several walking trails leading away directly from our home.
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Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
mehr als zwei
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week