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.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
We have two bedrooms in the house which would be available if we have no other guests, and we have a very comfortable caravan which has two double beds. We also have a yurt if needed or preferred. All meals and showers etc. would be taken in the house.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families