We would love to welcome 'workawayers' on our farm outside of Toulouse.

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France

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    11/01/2021

 
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  • Description

    Description

    Hello, We are Gemma and Nemo and with our 3 children we are an English/Belgian/French family that have a small organic vegetable farm situated in the beautiful Lauragais region, just 20km South-East of Toulouse. We would love to welcome 'workawayers' on our farm.

    We grow a wide diversity of vegetables, herbs and flowers that are sold in vegetable boxes in a local consumer group (CSA). We have beehives, chickens, and a couple of pigs too.

    We are passionate cooks and love to eat from the garden. We are also in the process of restoring our farm using ecological restoration methods.

    We have a mixture of languages spoken at home: French, Dutch and English (mostly), so if you want to practice any of the above come and stay and you can immerse yourself!

    Although our farm is located in the heart of beautiful rolling hills, Toulouse is just 30 mins away by bus (with a bus-stop right outside our house with a direct line to the centre of Toulouse). So the beautiful ‘pink-city’ is on our door-step to explore at ease.

    We can pick up at the airport in Toulouse

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Although we would love people to come that are interested in helping in the garden (planting, weeding etc) and participating in the chores of running a small organic farm, there are also lots of general upkeep jobs to do around the farm (fencing, wood cutting, hedge clearing…).

    Also enthusiasts of ecological restoration are most welcome; we have plans to rebuild the roof of the original standalone farm bread oven (woodwork, adobe masonry…).

    We ask for 25 hours work per week and provide 3 meals per day with plenty of food and comfortable accommodation.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A large comfortable summer dormitory (6 m x 5 m) with various beds/furniture. I call it a summer dorm as it a quite rustic - it is the first floor of the old stable, it is not insulated and is open a bit to the elements (it has a roof and walls but the openings have shutters but no glass!) . It is perfect in summer but other times of the year you need to be a bit resilient to the cold!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're not vegetarian but we often cook vegetarian meals with the vegetables that we produce and our own eggs.

  • 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

  • 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


Host ref number: 242296428724