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Hi! We are a family of mixed origins (German and French) living all together (three generation) in this beautiful place in the south of France. It is a rather big place, but not a commercial farm that needs a lot of work for it to stay as beautiful as it is!
There are horses, cats, dogs and bees, even fish in our pond/natural swimming pool and also several vegetable gardens and orchards that need to be taken care of. If like us you are fond of nature, animals and outdoors, get in touch! We'd be happy to host you ;)
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
We speak German and French and we would be happy to help you improve those languages.
Besides, you can learn a lot about living on a farm: growing vegetables, gardening, making firewood, cooking, making preserves, caring for bees (honey harvest end of June), making apple juice (August - October)...
We are looking for volunteers who could help us with the maintenance of our vegetable gardens and surroundings and doing some woodwork. Sometimes we also need some help in and around the house. We especially appreciate persons who have already some experience working in- and outside and are good with their hands.
If you have some experience with horses, you'll help us by training colts and refresh the olds ponies.
Especially in July and August : we'll need help on a bigger project in our small forest : We'll have to fell some trees on the track of a new fence. In August and September, we are harvesting fruit and prepearing preserves.
German, French, some Spanish, English
If you are travelling with a tent, there is plenty of space where you could set it up. Otherwise we can lend you one. For bad weather days we have space in our attic (one room for boys and girls). Additionally, at some times we have a guest room for you to use.
Eventually, we would like our workawayers to take part in the cooking if they wish to share our meals, but feel free to organise your food yourself if you prefer not to share ours. Volunteers have their own fridge.
If you like hiking or other outdoor activities, you can find anything you like at 15 min to 2h ride from our place. We are close to the Pyrenees and they are gorgeous! Please note though that our place is rather remote and public transportation is not coming to us. We have some bikes we can lend and we'd be happy to take you for a hike or a drink/concert!
Next railway stations : Carbonne, Foix, Toulouse
Next airport : Toulouse
Next bus stop : Massabrac on line 58 from Toulouse' railway station "Matabiau" to St Ybars:
Also, hitch hiking works very well in Ariège.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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