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Help us with our olive garden and enjoy a cultural exchange in Aix en Provence, France

  • Frankreich
  • Bisher 148 mal gespeichert
  • Letzte Aktivität: 28 Sept. 2023



 Geforderte Mindest-Aufenthaltsdauer:  mindestens 2 Wochen



  • Beschreibung


    Welcome !
    Before you start reading, let me tell you that we are currently looking to welcome one or two helpers to assist with the olive recolt, which starts mid October 2023. Please contact if you're interested in using a secateur (manual or electric), in Aix en Provence, as well as gathering the branches, piling and maybe even burning them ! What fun !

    Hi, I'm a Canadian, from Vancouver, living in Aix en Provence for the last 30 years. We have a large property with olive trees and always need assistance with that ! You'll have your own private bedroom/bathroom (share wc), have lots of room and lots of free time to explore the area. If there is more than one workawayer, you'll share the bathroom with him/her...

    We welcomeworkawayers to help with the tree maintenance, trimming/recolting/fertilizing, digging out wild baby olive trees and replanting them, etc. The vegetable gardens start up in March and planting starts in April; activities include rototilling, sowing, watering, weeding. Retrieving wood from the forest, chopping, piling, is an all-year affair.

    We'd like to fix up the caravane so that we may welcome a woofer or workawayer in it.
    Inside the house you'll find our two daughters, 23 years old, in need of help with Italian; we can offer French and English in exchange.

    We offer 3 simple meals per day (breakfast consists of bread or toasts, jam/butter/cheese/fruit/yogurt, coffee, tea), lunch could be sandwiches, pasta), while the main meal is shared with the family and could be just about anything. Please do not ask for things we do not consume ourselves, bacon & eggs for breakfast, caviar for lunch, steak and shrimp for dinner, soy milk, bio chocolate, beer, .....these things you can purchase when we go shopping.

    We are a carnivores but enjoy eating pulses, fruits and vegys of course. I buy organic when I can, but not always. If you have special eating needs we will try to accommodate you, We eat simply, nothing fancy on our plates !

    We highly appreciate your help ! The 5 hours a day of assistance is truly precious; it's a shame when time is wasted on continuous breaks, looking at the phone, returning to the house for gloves, water, hat, sunglasses.....you know what I mean :) The other 2 days of the week are yours to enjoy how you wish.

    We have a larger property in Nyons in the Drôme where you'd be welcome as well; the Domaine de Chausan is the large red building in the photos.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Betreuung von Tieren
    Mithilfe auf einem Bauernhof
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet
  • UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    UNO-Ziele für nachhaltige Entwicklung, die dieser Gastgeber verfolgt

    Keine Armut
    Kein Hunger
    Gesundheit und Wohlergehen
    Hochwertige Bildung
    Sauberes Wasser und Sanitärversorgung
    Bezahlbare und saubere Energie
    Menschenwürdige Arbeit und Wirtschaftswachstum
    Industrie, Innovation und Infrastruktur
    Weniger Ungleichheiten
    Nachhaltige Städte und Gemeinden
    Nachhaltige Konsum- und Produktionsmuster sicherstellen
    Maßnahmen zum Klimaschutz
    Leben unter Wasser
    Leben an Land
    Frieden, Gerechtigkeit und starke Institutionen
    Partnerschaften zur Erreichung der Ziele
  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    We live in a rural environment but we're only a short drive (5 minutes) from the centre of Aix where you can enjoy the city life, attend exhibitions, visit museums, colorful markets, etc. Working with olive trees will bring you knowledge of this particular type of agriculture. We have bee hives on our property, owned by a local bee keeper; if you're interested in that we can get ask David to tell you all about his job (he keeps his bees on our land in exchange for a few jars of honey per year).Our family is bilingual English/French and happy to communicate in either language. I teach English in Aix to children and adults. We have a 3 year-old dog of mixed race, and a year-old cat.

  • Arbeit


    Outside help would be maintaining the olive trees, trimming, watering, weeding; cutting grass, tidying up, digging, raking and filling up the holes the dogs have made !
    Inside help would be assistance house cleaning, painting if we get around to it !

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Französisch: Fließend
    Italienisch: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    My husband Benoit speaks Italian very well, along with some Provençale. He is a history fanatic, can spend the night in discussion. The girls are perfectly bilingual English/French, while my mother tongue is English and I get by with French.

  • Unterkunft


    We live on the ground floor of a large house. The upstairs is completely independant; one of the rooms is rented; the other two bedrooms are for workaways ! You are welcome (and kind of expected), to eat your evening meal with our family during the week; for breakfast and lunch you are on your own (though your food is provided).
    We I'd appreciate your help and suggestions with meals. However if you prefer buying and preparing your own food upstairs that's possible too.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The bus passes in front of the house; you'll be in Aix en Provence in 15 minutes; from there the world is your oyster, going to Marseille, côte d'azur......

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    We have no problems with wifi !

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    We have plenty of room for any size camper.

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    No problem with well-behaved pets. We have a dog ourselves.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 721996678331

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