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 !
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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...
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Come on over and join the fun !
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week