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

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  • Description

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    ------WE ARE ASWELL LOOKING FOR LONG TERM HELPERS, TO SHARE OUR PLACE AND LIVE WITH ------
    ------ON A STABLE LONG TERM BASIS :) ------

    Hello everyone !

    We are a enthousiastic Dutch vegetarian ecological 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, goats.....
    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.
    Our day rythm is ruled by weather, enthousiasm, mood,.. and work is more popping up than planned, so we're not counting hours (and weekdays don't exist here).
    People who want to experience a completely different way of life, far away from society are very welcome!
    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..... (The work that's needed to be done is depending on the seasons.. ;) )
    We appreciate some help with renovation projects, helping in the fields, and taking care of the animals!
    Socialising and education with our children (aged 3-9-10-12-15-17-17).
    They are easy going and really apreciate your presence !

    We have communal meals.

    We are looking forward to meet you !!



    WE ARE ASWELL LOOKING FOR LONG TERM HELPERS, TO SHARE OUR PLACE AND LIVE WITH
    ON A STABLE LONG TERM BASIS! :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    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......In the summer (july, august) we have 15 nice familys comming for holiday to our place, helping us to provide a great communual athmosfere for them is very welcome!
    We give priority to long term volunteers with a minimum of one month.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    French: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Attic 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)

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