Get stuck into rural life and sustainability near Pyrenees mountains, France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    Space available from March 21st on our farm immediately for a hardworking couple or friends.

    Independent accommodation is available in the cottage next to our house.

    We're slap bang in the middle of Madiran wine country, we're 1 1/2 hours from the Pyrenees mountains and the same from the stonking surf beaches of Hossegor and Biarritz.

    Please note our reply rate is REALLY BAD, because of the amount of applications we get from people who either don't like animals, or want to come for dates we are not advertising. Sorry, but we really cannot reply to you all.

    Please note, we cannot take families, with children.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Farmstay help

  • 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

    If you're interested in rural life, sustainability and permaculture then this is possibly the place to visit first, as we have been doing this for 15 years.

    Close to us are the Pyrenees mountains which is great if you like hiking and climbing, or just skiing and sight seeing. We're also not too far from Bayonne and Biarritz, great for surfers and sea lovers. If wine is your thing, we're situated deep in the heart of the Madiran wine region and you are welcome to take one of our bikes to go exploring locally. Further, feel free to take our wonderful dogs to our local river beach.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


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    A very warm welcome awaits in a unique setting in the grounds of what used to be a former monastery. We live in a 6 bedroomed farm house an hour north of the Pyrenees.

    We've been hosting helpers now for well over 9 years, and are always happy to welcome enthusiastic volunteers to assist us with a number of important and worth while projects.

    We're currently looking for an all round handy couple or friends, good with animals, to help clear land, gather wood, clear fencing, work outside preparing the garden.

    In return, we offer use of our gite (cottage), three meals a day, wifi,

    We're 1 hour 20 from the ski resorts, 1 hour 30 from Biarritz and the coast, and 2 hours from Toulouse.

    We have enjoyed hosting many helpers over the last 9 years, and they have kindly left great references - so please do check these out first!

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    This note is especially written to young people who are interested in helping. We have had a number of people who sadly have arrived with us having been to other hosts, they've arrived with us last minute and called us in desperation for help - the other hosts have been taking in people for a long time but have never had references left - one of our most recent helpers had to escape the host in the early hours of the morning. Our advice would be please ensure you contact hosts who have references, or who are in public areas. Obviously many hosts are new to Workaway and don't have references, but do please take the time to check them out, ask as many questions as you can think of and it's your right too to ask for references - after all - if you're staying with someone it's good to know you're safe and being treated properly.

    As a precaution, we ask to also see a copy of your passport on arrival,

    Please feel free to contact our previous guests to ask for a first hand opinion of our facilities and the type of help we ask of our guests, also please too contact any of our previous helpers ( friends) and ask them for a first hand account.

    MOST OF ALL... enjoy your travels ... you only live today once!!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is in the gite (cottage) onsite. We have one bedroom available with two single beds which can be pushed together for a couple.

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Variable max 25 hours a week

Host ref number: 15914195564a