Be part of our family and live on a hilltop among untouched forests, streams, waterfalls, and mountains in Fourtou, France



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    (If you know how to program in java script or create an application ... then please come quickly,)

    Oscar and I enjoy life on a hilltop situated in among untouched forests, streams, waterfalls and mountains. Half the time he's with his lovely mummy in the local village. Our very friendly goats, dog and our cats are all free and part of the family. We even have the neighbor's cows and a huge bull staying with us at present. We are looking for a happy person who would like to join us for a while and play with and help with my 9 year old son's reading and writing.
    We live in a large medieval, very romantic and extremely drafty stone farmhouse with 4 open fireplaces, just like out of a medieval tale. We like to live life deciding each moment what we would like to do next.
    He's not at school by the way. Very happy and open, truthful and bursting for fun, contact and laughter. I defend myself from him leaping on me by threatening to tickle him!
    Be prepared to use the local hot springs to wash, a hitch hiking distance away, or to heat water on the fire and stand in a bowl. You have your own half of the house with its own kitchen, bedroom and sitting room.
    We love creating art, enjoying visits, exchanging stories and ideas, dreams and experiences.
    My personal passion involves a website to help us save our blue planet.

    My dream visitor would be good at java script and be happy to help refine the website I have created in preparation of launching. If you know how to program in java script or create an application ... then please come quickly,

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    Learn how to make your own house with things you find. Learn to be creative with what you have and be positive.
    I built my house myself, cutting down trees for the beams and dragging them through the forest and rebuilding the old stone walls.

  • Help


    Playing with my 9 year old boy who's great. Making chapatis and making the fire. Cooking tasty meals, spending time with our animals, plants and flowers and marveling at life and the Universe.
    Help is welcomed to cut and collect firewood, simple dry stone walling.
    Come join us in discovering every day, full of surprises and inspiration, loving nature and every creature on our miraculous Earth.
    Your first challenge is getting firewood and tending your own fireplace.
    Especially now in winter! Our style of living is simple and very, very rustic.
    We are very happy to receive families with children.
    Irving and Oscar and his mummy, Juliane, 3 kms away.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a big house with plenty of guest beds, a communal room with it's own fire place and it's own kitchen.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    2 hours help a day
    plenty of guest beds available
    basic vegetarian food supply

    Our home is easily accesible via hitch-hiking from our closest town Couiza

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    2 hours

5 years ago while married to Juliane
Local Sunday market drum circle
Come inspire Oscar to count and read and write, please!
A hitch away at Rennes les Bains 24/7
My room where you are welcome just like this wonderful recent visitor
My best friends who are free as the wind and also love staying round the house
A recent photo with a super visitor whom Oscar loved to play with a lot.
I am so lucky to have found this medieval hamlet taken back by nature. Come share.
At the Sunday market 3 years ago -Shatzi Juliane Oscar Me and Georgie .
Guest area, with fireplace, kitchen and old stone sink in the corner.
Stone arches I built to look original. Sometimes goats come in to say hello and see if there's anything to pinch.
Come help finish the roof. The beams are up, now the chevrons, volige and tiles.
This is where you might sleep.

Host ref number: 15922179514d