Join us and learn about organic farming in the French Pyrenees, France




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    Hello everyone !

    We are a enthousiastic Dutch family with 7 happy young homeschooled children.

    Our house, which is alongside a beautifull river with natural swimming pools , is some 10 km away from the nearest village. There are 60 hectares of land stretching way up into the wild mountains.
    We have many animals; horses, donkeys, chickens, cats, dogs, rabbits .....
    We make organic bread and jams, and live a life of simplicity.

    We like to share our life and work with enthousiastic people willing to be involved and to share.
    People who want to experience a completely different way of life. Far away from society.
    We enjoy the cultural exchange !!

    We have a very small organic fruit farm, a very small camping a la Ferme and some Gîtes for rent in july and August, a big vegetable garden, lots of land to maintain, wood to cut, animals to take care of, an old big mas to restaurate,
    and many many dreams.....
    We appreciate some help with renovation projects, helping in the fields, and taking care of the animals!
    Socialising and education with our children (aged 1-7-8-10-13-15-15 ) is appreciated by all of us.
    They are easy going and really apreciate your presence !

    We have communal meals.

    We are looking forward to meet you !!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will stay with a Dutch family with 7 children, on a fantastic isolated spot in the Pyrenean mountains. During a part of the year you will meet other people from all different parts ot the world

  • Help


    We always really appreciate help with the land, fruit pruning and harvesting and strimming and weeding in the vegetable garden. Its great if you can work with a chainsaw, or strimming machine.... Maintenance, building and technical help is always really welcome. assistance in teaching our children, playing a musical instrument together with them is very welcome......
    We give priority to long term volunteers with a minimum of one month.


  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Caravans and tents in the summer. In the winter in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The farm is situated in a wild mountainous valley so spare time can be spent walking, swimming and enjoying the nature.
    You might get a hike to a string of nice villages in the valley. Ceret is a beautiful market place well worth a visit especially on saterdays.

    We can pick people up in Amélie les Bains, our nearest village, which can be arrived at by train (to Perpignan) and then bus.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    we ask helping people to be involved and flexibel - free time in consultation (maximum 25 hours a week)

Our Mas in wintertime, and "Roc" our mountain horse, always willing to go for a ride in the mountains .
making a drain for mountain water.
Help to take care of our horses, donkeys, chikkens, rabbits, dogs, cats and sweet wild pig.
help to prune our trees !
In the middle of nature, in the mountains, alongside a river, surrounded by forest. A amazing beautiful place !
Our family. You can make beautiful walks !
Getting hay for a wintersupply for our horses, and donkeys.
Who want to help us with strimming work on our fruitfields ?
Planting new strawberrys on one of our fruit fields, who wants to help ?
Construction and rebuilding work , who wants to help ?
Our Six wonderfull homeschoold children !!
Our old Mas alongside a beautifull river.

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