All sorts of help needed in beautiful part of the world, Montbrun Bocage, Midi Pyrenees, France

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France

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    17/05/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    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.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day 5 days a week

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