Join an international couple and experience organic farming in Saint Nauphary, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are La Ferme à l'Envers.. the upside down farm!

    Our certified organic farm is 60km north of Toulouse and just 10km from the nearest city, Montauban.

    We are Katrina and Guillaume, an international couple (Canadian and French) and we are living our farm dream ! We have two daughters Kalie (5 years old) and Monah (20 months). Next is three cheeky cats, four (adorable) pigs, a big flock of hens, and a couple hectares of market gardens that keep us not only busy but highly entertained :)

    We produce a diverse range of veggies all year round. Come in the spring and enjoy the sugar snap peas, salads, and green garlic. Come in the summer, you get the bounty of tomatoes, eggplants and peppers. Come in the fall, experience our crisp greens and mountains of squash, carrots and potatoes !

    We employ one full time worker throughout the year and one part time worker during the busy season.

    The farm itself is a living entity, growing and changing with the seasons, evolving with the contributions of all the wonderful volunteers we have coming by..

    Hope to see you here !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    Travellers coming through can participate in any aspect of farm life. There's a lot to learn about organic agriculture, sustainability, permaculture, cooking, preserving food, French culture, english and french language, construction, animals...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Workawayers are welcome to take part in our daily life on the farm. Whether you prefer helping indoors or out in the fields; transforming seeds into food is delicious and satisfying work!

    Sharing knowledge, culture, stories and recipes creates meaningful interactions that make the farm come alive.

    Every summer we enjoy preserving our summer harvests and we are happy to share these valuables skills !

    We are also looking for individuals interested in helping out with our farm kids during July and August.

    Market is a great opportunity to connect with locals, practice your language skills and catch a ride into the city.

    The farm is 100% bilingual English and French, with Spanish and Finnish understood and spoken.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Guests on the farm stay in their own private caravan, with shared toilet and shower facilities. Three meals are provided. Lunch is a shared communal meal while breakfast and dinner is do-it-yourself style.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Workawayers are free on the weekends to explore countryside surroundings. Montauban is a small city 10km away and Toulouse (major big city) is just 40km south. There are several small pictoresque villages nearby.

    We can pick up from the train station in Montauban. We have bikes available for use!

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Come on over and join the fun !

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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




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