Help restore an old French Farmhouse. Midi Pyrenees, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    I've been hosting since 2012 and so far have met a wonderful group of people through workaway. Lately however, I haven't been hosting due to work commitments mostly in the US, but I hope to be able to offer some limited time in the coming year. My project is to restore an old french farm house using original materials or recreating the original materials whenever possible. I can teach you about lime, wood working, clay and lime plaster, and stone work. The next project I'll be focusing on is to restore the ancient tile floor in the original kitchen. The handmade tiles need to be set in a lime mortar, it's a bit tricky because each tile is a different size and thickness! I'm also an artist and teach a pre-industrial method of metal casting. Many people who come also do music, drawing, or other types of art and I've lots of space for that. If you'd like to come I suggest that you consider coming for a week and we see how it goes, if we all like each other at the end of the week then usually you are welcome to stay longer although sometimes, depending on my schedule, I have to leave for work.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I'm also an artist and teach a pre-industrial method of metal casting. Many people who come also do music, drawing, or other types of art and I've lots of space for that.

  • Help

    Help

    I don't have time to shop and cook for everyone so if you are interested in coming please understand that you will be expected to help with the cooking, shopping and cleaning on a daily basis.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    my first language is English but I speak French too.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Own room in house with shared facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are three airports not far away, Toulouse-Blagnac, Pau and Lourdes. The nearest train station is Lannemezan. Many people use the covoiturage website.
    There is broadband here at the house.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week

Cherry blossom
bronze furnace warming up
The yurt




Host ref number: 112998161863