Come and share a pleasant way of life in the southwest of France (near Lautrec-Tarn) and cultural opportunities next to our home and let's imagine lots of projects about culture



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    ~~The association in charge of the bread festival are looking for volunteers from Aug.12th to Aug.18th 2019 (setting up the site, decorating the village, helping with the garlic soup, animating a writing workshop, etc.). The bread festival takes place every year in Lautrec on Aug.15th and attracts many tourists.

    If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!


    Here, musicians, poets and gardeners are welcome.

    Hello, I'm Mary in the south west of France.
    I live in Tarn, near a beautiful village, Lautrec.
    I'm 73 and I still work as an "assistante familiale" (I welcome children home).
    We live in a big house in the country surrounded by a garden, fields, a little pond and a little brook.

    We*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ organize concerts at home, in a large pleasant room : our aim is to include culture in our way of life in various fields (songs, poetry, theatre, plastic arts...), to help artists and to allow children I welcome to discover and share with open-minded people.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ I say "we" because what I'm talking about can only be built with others.

    If the cultural part is predominant here, cultivating the soil seems as well a noble and poetical activity. Every day, we all face the couch grass bravely (ha ha ha !) in order to have a beautiful kitchen garden next Spring. The cat keeps us company and the birds sing for us at a reasonable distance.

    P.S. Among my numerous passions, singing poetry is dear to me. It would be extraordinary to host somebody who could improvise on the piano! We could combine our skills and maybe even go on a little local tour!!! Last minute: this dream has come true!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Charity work
    Art project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our project is obvious for what concerns cultural aspects : the "icing on the cake", the extraordinary luck we have is to live near an amazing place : a café-bookshop which organizes all year round concerts, plays, circus, little festivals, philosophical meetings, artists' "residences". Quality guaranteed !

    I started welcoming workawayers in July 2016 and, today, I am always as enthusiastic about meeting all these travellers, often different but whose common aim is to share very human adventures.

  • Help


    Gardening for sure, a bit masonry eventually, some cooking and housework (sharing the family-life), taking part in cultural projects (artists' stays at home, welcoming or visiting lonely old people to talk and/or read with them, organizing writing workshops, planning parties about music, poetry and friendship and a lot of other projects we could decide together).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French - English

  • Accommodation


    Enough bedrooms for 6 persons in our house, two bathrooms for all, a very big living-room with a fireplace, a kitchen to share, a music-room, big libraries, a big garden, a swimming-pool, etc.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

The view of our house accros the field of Sunflowers.
The front door
The pool in which we take dips when it is too hot.
The roses in our garden.
Our cat with her three kittens- two blacks and one fluffy ginger!
The pigeon tower, which now lodges two beautiful owls and their family.
The view from your room window
The living-room at New Year's Eve
My big house

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