Join an international couple and experience organic farming in Saint Nauphary, 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 (4 years old) and Monah (8 months). Next is three cats, three (adorable) pigs, a 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 and over the years, forever evolving with the contributions of all the wonderful volunteers we have coming by..

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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...

  • 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 spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Guests on the farm stay in their own private caravan, altought toilet and shower facilities are shared. Three meals are provided. Lunch and dinner is a shared communal meal while breakfast 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 acccept pets

    Can possibly acccept 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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