Volunteer in a beautiful, tranquil area of the Dordogne, France



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    I am living in the Dordogne ( Riberac area) in a beautiful place,
    all surrounded by nature; tranquillité hardly ever
    disturbed by noises, animals and engines not being
    my own.
    A workawayer who wants to see a lot of France should not miss the Departement 24, if interested in art and architecture in general or the romanesque churches with domes of the Périgord, interested in nature in general or in wild orchids in particular ..............
    This cradle of mankind is worth visiting.
    Short term stays possible. Conditions and work to be discussed
    according to season and needs and your capabilities and interests.
    but mainly,
    I would like to find someone, possibly a pre-retired man, who would like to find out, what life in Dordogne is like, and who would stay for quite a while ...
    if you do think of moving to the Dordogne and find your dream here, staying here for a while, will surely help you to take your decision.
    My first workawayer left me after spending 11 months here
    till he got his retirement pension and now wants to live closer to the Mediterranian and in a town that has more cultural and artistical possibilities.
    Thank you Berry. It was a great time we spent together.
    My second left me, having spent here about a year and a half with little intervals to see his family. He came here to learn French and German and do a TEFL language training course. He got a job with a real estate agency, where I think his language skills will help him a lot.
    Since Mai 2016, my third workaway was with me …. with little breaks to see friends in Holland. He left September 2018 and possibly will not come back as a workaway but as a tourist. Thank you Alfred, for the fantastic work you have done here.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As mentioned above, it is a beautiful place far away from noises and neighbours, surrounded by nature. The kingfisher and heron might inspire you to go on a foto-safari or try to catch the fish in the pond yourself. Travellers will certainly benefit from language learning. Here English, French and German is spoken to a high standard. Even the pets are trilingual :) (apart from the geese). Travellers will learn about woodwork, fencing, looking after a horse and donkey, gardening, photography , painting, making firewood for the winter, learn about machinery and tractors, renewable energy, eco-construction .... and ... much more or if they are an expert in ??? they are welcome to improve the host's capabilities.

  • Help


    In return for a bed and food I am looking for a person
    who would always be able to detect work on the 10ha
    property with its animals: the horse, donkey, geese, ;
    the pets, dog and cat, the woods and meadows or garden,
    or the renovation and building projects or reparation needs,
    not to forget winter fuel and general maintenance or the
    laborious work connected to kitchen and food.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    single bedroom in the main house

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    couple of hours a day

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