Spring & Summer Positions with an International Family! in Aubrac, France



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  • Description


    Hello! We live in a beautiful, peaceful, pure setting with our family of 5 persons - French dad, American mom, three children ages 11, 3 and 1, and our furry family members. We homeschool, grow fruits and veggies, love to play games, read and make creative art projects!

    We are in the start-up of a very large eco project... one day our hangar will be used for growing fruit trees year around, our empty land will be an edible forest and playground, and we will host an edible schoolyard... for now, mother is working on financing aspect of the project and introducing it locally, and father is working fulltime to learn roofing.

    We are also a yoga teacher (mother) and photographer (father) and have a big atelier full of woodworking tools, a one year old garden, and lots of small projects here and there in our home and land, as well as some bigger projects (turn the hangar into a greenhouse by replacing one wall and the roof, build a new stone roof eventually over our grange and home, transform grange into an event space, add some four-legged friends to our family like a pony and horse, and some goats or sheep for milk).

    We are looking for one or two people to join us in February and March to help set up the garden and glamping, and to assist a little with children and house while mom is busy doing some administration for the project. We would also like volunteers at other times, although the accommodation will be different. For this period, February and March are essential!

    We are offering the independent gite-studio (kitchen, shower, toilet, double bed, wifi or ethernet connection) for accommodation for this period, and a well-stocked pantry of organic ingredients plus many shared meals.

    It's a peaceful old farm with a nicely finished large family home, rolling hills, lots of wildlife, beautiful flowers will come in spring, abundant water flowing all around, house furnished by nephriatic (underground lake), on the plateau of Aubrac in the north Aveyron department. Use of a car might be possible, and shared rides are definitely a possibility. You can also bring animals, if you like (we have a female dog and three young cats). We welcome families, children, and caravans / people traveling with campers.

    Some work is physical - gardening, setting up glamping tents, use of a karcher, mowing the land sometimes (just a path between house and camping), moving wood with wheel barrow, and some work is more 'soft' - cleaning indoors, cooking, helping with the children doing art, language, math, etc.

    Please contact us with your details! We can welcome you soon and would love to have you join us until early April!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are happy to share what we know about sustainability, gardening, householding, languages, culture, politics, health, cooking & art!

    Our children are fun, intelligent, creative people who most people with an open heart get a lot of joy from sharing time and space with!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    please see the description above.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak English, French, Dutch & Spanish. Our household language is English, so a basic understanding is necessary.

  • Accommodation


    Independent studio (gite) or outdoors we have a caravan available if you prefer, and parking for your camper.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can provide transportation to the nearest train station or bus (Espalion, Rodez, Laguiole, Saint Come d'olt, Saint Geniez d'olt)!

    There is a lot to discover in the area where we live - outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking, parasailing, swimming, markets, chateaus, wine tastings, abbeys, the pilgrim route Santiago de compostela, churches, art events, horse riding, live music, etc. It is a really nice vibe in the local villages!

  • 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 unlimited wi-if access in the house and Ethernet if you prefer to plug-in. We turn off wi-fi for sleeping hours.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Lots of space here for campers! We also have a caravan you can use, as well as a tent, and access to communal indoor spaces like lounge, kitchen, shower & toilet. It is not rustic!

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Dogs are welcome provided they are friendly & well socialized. We have a young Australian Shepherd and three cats under one year old.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 15 hours per person per week.

Host ref number: 158937387459