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Family of three, Mum (English) and two children, a 18yr old daughter and a 15yr old son (English/French) ,2 dogs, 1 cats, 4 goats, 2 geese and 4 ducks! We live in a small hameau (of 6 houses) that is just outside (within walking distance) of a lovely village that has a fab sunday market, masses of organic produce all local suppliers plus amazing food, lovely clothes/jewellery etc and there is always someone playing music! We have a large garden (7000m2) bordered by woodlands with mountain views. Very rural and beautiful multi-cultural/alternative area, really we have all nationalities here. Always lots of interesting things going on: concerts, theatre, yoga, tai chi, salsa, 5 rhythms dance etc.
The sea is a couple of hours away but there are some lovely lakes and the river to swim in close by, we also have an above ground pool (salt water) we put up in the summer. I have been teaching forest school at the local Steiner school for the last 9 years and creative English workshops around puppet making in Toulouse for the last 5 years. Presently setting up a Forest school association and starting to train Adults to teach FS. We have been here 11 years, before that we were travelling in a house truck for 8 months around France looking for the perfect place to be. It is here. I've been a big traveller and have spent most of my adult life (until kids came along and that slowed me down for a while) moving about around the UK plus alot of time in Spain, France and also Asia and South America - backpacking but also living in various trucks.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
I've had lots of different jobs: secretarial, photography, waitress, massage and reiki therapist, stained glass artist, art and craft workshops for children, restaurant owner, french teacher.... and now its Forest School! I enjoy being outside as much as possible, yoga ,running, space clearing, walking, creating, discovering, laughing, dancing, good music, good food (mostly vegetarian and alot of raw) and good company!
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I really would like some help with my polytunnel at the moment (it used to be a storage place and now needs to be moved and reinstated for plant growing. Also help with sorting out a pond, draining and building it up with rocks. Plus some general landscaping, veggie patch (permaculture and biodynamic), putting in paths, planting, cutting, strimming, chopping wood , mending fences, but sometimes in the house with repairs or painting. Building experience would be great as I have a shed that I would like to transform into a workshop/living space. . Looking after the animals, moving the goats, walking the dogs. Cooking. Taking /picking up my son if I am out at work. I have a small cabin I rent out so helping with the changeover. Creative stuff like mosiacs. Really there is always a whole heap of things and it is always varied.
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In a cosy vintage caravan in its own garden area, with compost toilet, outdoor kitchen and hot shower next to it. There is internet access in the house if you bring your own computer and wifi can be picked up when it is on.
Nearest train station is Carbonne. Very easy to hitch a lift locally. I can provide use of a bike. Lots of lovely walks, ski stations just over an hour away. Swimming in lakes and rivers, or in our above ground pool (salt water) in the summer.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
4-5 hours per day 5 days a week
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