Volunteer in South west France

  • France
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  • Last activity: 09/01/2023



 Min stay requested: 1 week or less



  • Description


    We are Mo and David. We moved to this very beautiful part of South West France in November 2007 after 15 years running a Retreat Centre near Canterbury Kent. We are both artists, David has many skills and has a brilliant woodworking workshop. He is also fully skilled in building and maintenance. David and Mo built a kiln last summer and Mo is returning to making ceramics just for fun, after a long absence. Volunteers would be welcome to use the pottery and art studios in their spare time.
    We live 15 minutes from a small town in a rural area, so if you like a quiet life this is the perfect place.
    We have about four and half hectars (about 12 acres) of land, which consists of woodland and meadows, a rose garden surrounds the house, we also have a thriving organic vegetable garden.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We would be pleased to teach some wood working skills in our well equipped workshop, we also have a pottery workshop and gas kiln, we are happy to teach clay work, throwing etc.

  • Help


    General gardening, grass cutting, hedge trimming, rose pruning, looking after the vegi garden.
    Various building projects this spring. Help with preparing meals and clearing up.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: 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


    We have one large double bedroom in the house which would be available if we have no other guests.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would like to have volunteers who have had a little experience in gardening and the use of gardening equipment, i.e. strimmers, hedge cutters, etc. We would like maximum of two people at a time, and we would suggest a one week stay to start with. If we are happy together we would like to make some longer stays. Time off can be spent in the Woodworking and/or Pottery Workshops. This is a very rural part of France, one and half hours from Pyrenees mountains, and two hours from Biarritz. There are many walks from the house, and we have bi-cycles to lend the workawayer.

  • 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

    We have plenty of room to park a Camper van, no limitation.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Small obedient dogs.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hrs

Host ref number: 2255276414b7

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