Help us renovate our farmhouse, learn from experts and enjoy of nature in Chastreix, France

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  • Description

    Description

    In 2017 we decided to change our life, quit city life and move to the country with the aim of a more slow and quality lifestyle, pushed also by a strong desire for closeness to nature!
    By the end of 2018 we had find the perfect place to live our dream, and after having faced many challenges, our project finally became true when in March 2019 we moved in to our farmhouse of the 1800's in the heart of Auvergne, one of the most well preserved regions of France!

    We are bilingual family of four: Meryt (39 Mexican) and Yohan (35 French) with our two daughters Lucía (6) and Luna (1-1/2). Lucia was born in Barcelona, where Yohan and I lived for many years. Aside Spain, we have travelled internationally quite a lot and we love discovering new places, new people and new cultures. At the same time we have adapted magnificaly to our new rural life which we love! Here in Auvergne, we have met incredible people and already created collaborative and friendly links with other amaizing families!

    Luna was born in Auvergne and she loves nature and animals, specially our little cat, Figgy who became part of the family the same year :-)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Besides of acquiring knowledge and learning techniques for home renovations and the pleasure of working with your own hands, our workawayer will profit of being hosted in amaizing conditions!

    Settled in the middle of nature, sourranded by forest and plains in the mountains of Auverge, one of the most well preserved areas of France, workawayer wanting to experience the quite, yet fulfilling, life in a rural environment, will definitely enjoy this experience!

    Our property is usually a tourist destination for hikers, mountain bikers, skiers and nature lovers, we have two accommodations but those will be closed during the renovation works, allowing us to live there during the renovation and host our workawayer. So, during your free time you will really feel like you are in a vacation!

    Last but not least, mutlicultural enviroment with a mexican, french who both speak good English, you will be practicing your language skills and learn about other cultures,

  • Help

    Help

    We are renovating our family house entirerly with the help of our neighboor, friends and artisans. We need help to assist with all renovation projects, from floor to ceiling. The help will be very physical (digging, removing debris, carrying material, etc) therefore it requires someone in good shape and who is skilled :-) We think of someone who enjoys teamwork, who is passionate of renovating, DIY's and who likes learning from others.

    It will be ideal that the person has already some level of French to be able to communicate in the sourrandings/community. In the family we can also communicate in Spanish or English.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in one of our lodges, equiped with its own toilet, kitchen and living room, which allows complete independancy and privacy for you when needed. We offer the food but we might not be able to cook for you all the time, we will make it work togheter...
    We have wi-fi and a huge garden. November its a very rainy weather though, and morning and evenings are usually quite fresh. The only heating system is a wood stove!
    Our house is quite isolated, in a rural environment with the closest village being 4km far with not public transports accesible around just to 12,5km far. We have a bike that you can use and we can drive you aroud as much as we can.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In the heart of Auvergne, in the Puy-De-Dome (center of France) the Massif du Sancy is a volcanic treasure which offers an incredible variety of landscapes and astonishing activities. His incredible relief presents: sharp crests, steep slopes, enclose and wild valleys, but also nice bends, quiet plateaus for summer pastures and calm crater lakes. The Puy de Sancy, the highest French volcano and Massif Central’s summit, is reachable by hiking from our place.

    The cities and villages of the land are also witnesses of the French History with heritage of different periods as Gallo-Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, and Belle Époque. With a climate a bit harsh and a fertile nature this volcano land is the ferment of agricultural tradition and pastoral landscape that we can taste in every local produce: gastronomy, farming activities, local and handicraft producers.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a decent WI_FI conection

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

The hpuse during winter time
View of the west side of the house, with its garden
Host ref number: 111228558213