Join our family home and farm in the countryside close to the French Alps, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello! we are 6 people (adults between 25 and 52 years old, and one child 6 years old), we all live in a big house in the country close to the French Alps, near Chasselay, Isère.

    Anne is a hiking guide and kinesiologist.
    Hugo is a electronics engineer and takes care of a few sheep - and his sheepdog Ottis
    Their dynamic son Florimond is living with us full time.
    Frederic is a sound engineer/film director who loves cooking and gardening. He is taking massage courses at the moment.
    Perrine is working around ecological education and is a singer/songwriter too.
    Benoit is a former industrial engineer looking for opportunities in agriculture. He is now living in the camper van he just built, beside the house.

    We have a few animals : 1 dog, 4 cats and many sheep. And also chickens for delicious eggs!

    We are not a commercial farm but we try to be self-sufficient for vegetables and, in the future, fruits 😃. That's a lot of work in the garden! We use the permaculture as much as possible and are always learning/experimenting new possibilities. We all have separate jobs/activities. In the evening we share meals and share the work in the garden, house maintenance and chores. So it's not a total community life, nor a mere shared-rent, it's something in between 😃

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a good place to hike in the hills, close to the mountains Vercors.
    We can exchange about hiking, kinesiology, organic gardening, breeding sheep, bicycle, building...

    It's far from town, but there is often someone to go to St Marcellin, or even sometimes Grenoble, and we can drive with you to the mountains for a hike together.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    All year long, we need help with organic gardening: we grow potatoes, zucchinis, carrots, tomatoes, beans, onions, cabbages, leeks, squashes, turnips, radishes, parsnip, ... DIY garden improvements and weeding is often necessary too. Of course, when time is ripe, there is harvesting of vegetables and fruits to do. We try to make preserves when too much food has to be harvested.

    The help in the garden is our main need, it may be tiring and it needs a little motivation to dirty your hands 😀

    Other kind of help:

    Help with the sheep and fencing for those motivated 😃

    Help for general maintenance of the house as well as help with daily cleaning,
    Even if you are not the cook of the day, it's nice to give some help for cooking,

    And sometimes, babysitting our son Florimond when we need to work. He is 6 years old. One of his big interests is music, so someone who could accompany him in some (really beginning) practice would be great. He begins to have an ear for English, and it's nice if he can develop language skills with you.

    Maybe 1-2 collective mornings of wood gathering and cutting for the fireplace.

    And if you have any special skills let us know!

    NB : from mid-spring to end summer, depending on the temperature, we prefer to work outside early in the morning and at the end of the afternoon

  • 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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a big home (on the picture) with 6 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. We have only 2 toilets... but a dry toilets are in the making... HELP needed for organising construction of these
    The workawayer will have his own room. Kitchens, bathrooms, salon are collective.
    For one who'd want to play music, we have a small electrical keyboard and a guitar.

    We like to cook good and organic food, mostly vegetarian, but not exclusively. We take turns in preparing the meals. We eat all together. We will offer the food to the workawayer. If she or he wants to cook, it will be welcome. We will be happy to learn new recipes!

    Workawayers are also expected to take part in usual little household chores like cleaning and cooking, like each housemate does. For us it seems natural.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Please note that we are near Chasselay in the Isère department (zip code 38470), NOT the Chasselay close to Lyon 😃

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have a really limited internet bandwidth.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have space for a camper van if necessary.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Please tell us if you have pets.

  • 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

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