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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 opportunitiesGardeningCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseGeneral Maintenance
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.
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.
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We have one large double bedroom in the house which would be available if we have no other guests.
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
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Space for parking camper vans
We have plenty of room to park a Camper van, no limitation.
Can possibly accept pets
Small obedient dogs.
How many Workawayers can stay?
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