Help with gardening, maintenance and animal care in Briatexte, France



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    Over 9 years we are living here. It was a very neglected old farm. Since then, we are working to give life that old house , the facilities and the garden , and the whole estate of 3 hectares. Our original idea , which is still active and present , is to enable people to live in a natural environment, for little money or exchange for labor or resources. We are lovers and admirers of natural and healthy cultivation vegetables and fruits, also gardening as well as the renovation of the house respecting the principles of healthy living space.
    We divided our activities in several categories:
    Personal development through the practice of meditation and yoga in the first place as well as therapeutic work with active water, semi-precious stones and plants - and this is what we can offer to you to see , learn and practice;
    The another field of activity is gardening through the principles of permaculture (and biodinamism) - we are growing vegetables and some fruit and we maintain a complete garden with same principle - welcome to learn how to make a garden.
    The third part of our activity is renting space - the rooms in the house , room for meditation, yoga and similar activities, than Yourte.
    We have some animals: dog, cats , a donkey , chickens... maybe more soon.
    Well, permanently on the farm living three of us , two adults (35 and 40) and a child (8 years old) , and then depends on the period , from one to ten different people. We are French Serbian houses, so we speak French Serbo Croatian , English, Spanish , a little Russian...
    We are also en Associations so we organize from time to time events on the topics of permaculture , personal and spiritual development , environment protection, weekly group meditation, yoga courses, gatherings of people and associations.

    Well, for the month of July and August, we are looking for few persons(2 or 3) for the hoskeeping, who would be able to stay in our place and take care of the garden, regularly watered, harvested and preserved fruits, and take care of a dog, several cats, a donkey and some chickens, collect eggs and to feed them. During this period we will be away from the farm.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • 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
  • Help


    We are connected to this network , because we would like to give us some help in planting and maintaining gardens with vegetables and garden in general, animal care and repair and re / construction of various existing buildings , walls, paths, roofs and fences for animals. So we are searching for the people who like nature, work in the garden on natural, organic way, also like people who are handyman.
    Well principal work is: Feeding animals , collecting eggs , grooming donky, cleaning , walking with animals...
    Jobs in the garden: planting seeds for seedlings, preparing the substrate for planting , cleaning the soil , planting , installing tutors for climbing plants , the organization of compost , etc.
    In connection with masterpieces , should make a back door to the garden , build a small wall around roses , make a grand entrance to the pen for a donkey , make a small path to youtr , etc.
    For now would be the main activities.
    As to the time spent working , we propose to start 4 hours 5 days a week with possible changing and supplements from our side and from your.
    Time work may be assigned to 2 hours in the morning and 2h afternoon . There are some jobs that require more than two hours , and then suggest to accumulate time for afternoon work . Normally begin around 10 am and finish by noon ,after the afternoon meal and from 14h to 16h or from 18h to 20h depends on the type of work we continue with actions.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Croatian: Fluent
    Serbian: Fluent
    Russian: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We offer actually 4 types of accommodation , smaller rooms in the house , camper, Yourt or you can place a tent in the yard. Depending on length of stay and your wishes , we can arrange that accommodation you prefer. As for the food it is of course provided - so, a meal at noon is cooked , dinner depends on how , when and breakfast can be French, sweet , fruit and savory or stronger and more abundant, depends on the schedule for the day...
    The house (all accommodation in fact) is non-smoking.
    I suggest daily participation in the maintenance of order in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the countryside so at home you can read , resting participate with us in our lives , surf the net, listen to music , walking, creating what more you want ...., we are on 4 km from the nearest village (Post , store , restaurant , pharmacy, media library ...) and from the nearest town (cinema , cultural and social events , shops , markets, pharmacy, media library.....) To both can be reached by bike that we have or by car,of course. Except for the two nearest , there are several towns at a distance of 10-30 km which can be reached by bus . Then there are Albi and Toulouse as larger cities to which arrives or by bus or train . If you want to stay in the countryside at 5 minutes walking distance is the river , has a beautiful landscape for walking or go on swimming pool.

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    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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 161719778673