Hello my Name is Max I grow up in a little farm in Limousin, a really green and wild place of France with my mum, my stepfather and my sisters.
We had a great garden, worked the earth with horses, cut our wood for the winter, built and restored part of our house and barn, drink water from the local source and try to live with the less impact on I environment.
My mum has a Shiastu degree and used to work with it, in plus of all the farm work, a really active woman! But In 2005 our lifes took a big change has my mum had a really bad horse accident, she is now handicap.
Today each of us is trying to make his own live without living my Mum alone.
She is still really really active and such a strong woman who make the most of her day even if it’s hard for her! She can take care of her self and live on her own, we have in plus two neighbours that came to help her during the week. She love having people around to share her knowledge on gardening (alternative, permaculture, etc.) /horse/health etc and enjoy having company.
She is English and would teach you or help improve your English if you wish so.
We are looking for travellers that want to get close to nature and learn alternative way of living.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
My Mum would be more than glade to teach you gardening, English, or even so Shiastu, you will learn from the people helping my mum that are both really good at gardening and wood work.
But just by living in our village you will learn a lot has it’s a little community of people trying to live an other way and where everyone is helping his neighbour. Don’t be shy and go towards people with a smile.
We require people who are patient and willing to spent time with my Mum outside, to be gardening, building horse fence, helping with the house and the wood. We also got a trailer (chariots/roulette) that burnt this winter that need to be rebuilt.
You don’t need to be especially skilled just to be motivated and patient ☺️.
This host offers a language exchange
i am interested in learning Spanish, and i can teach English and speak French too
You will have your room in the house, the drytoilettes and bathroom are in the house to be shared. If you want a little more independence there is some caravan in our big field next to the house that just need a little clean up.
For the food you can spend time cooking with my mum, she love’s it and would love learning new meals.
There is a lot of hike around the house on your free time to discovert the country side.
My Mum can’t drive so if you’ve got a car there is everything at 20min from home. If you really need to go to town, there is always a neighbours going at one point.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have a pretty fast and reliable internet connection, you are welcome to find a place that suits you for your work. There are spare rooms in the house and there is a caravan if you prefer :)
I have a field right next to my house and you are welcome to park there
just contact me with the details and we will see what we can do
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week