Help us develop our botanical homestead in Gers, South-France

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  • Last activity: 18 Jul 2024

Availability

  2024 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Alex(37)(audiovisual engineer) and Caroline(36)(graphic designer), we live in a small village called Cravenceres in the beautiful Gers, South-France. Our small paradise of 3HA used to be a botanical garden for visitors. In the middle of the woods we live together with 2 dogs, 2 horses, 7 chickens and a cat. It is our dream to restore the garden en create a magical places to enjoy with others. We have a Gite that we renovated, started building a tiny house, we have a big vegetable garden and many fruit trees. Sustainability, connection and self-sufficiency are our main values.

    The Gers is small undiscovered gem in the south of France, there are not to many people here, but the markets and fesivals in summer are always busy. We are 2 hours away from Toulouse or Bordeaux, 1,5 hours from the mountains and the beach

    We are looking for people who can help us create our dream. Restoring the garden, helping out with the animals, the vegetable garden and building new outbuildings like a shed , a greenhouse, a compost toilet, outdoor shower and fencing . We love music and making it. We do recommend that you have a car or a license, since stores are a little drive away.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    There is room to visite local markets and festivals in the summer time. We like to be creative in arts and music. We speak dutch, english, little french. We would like to share a vegetarian meal and love to play some board/card games.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for people who can help us create our dream. Restoring the garden, helping out with the animals, the vegetable garden and building new outbuildings like a shed , a greenhouse, a compost toilet, outdoor shower and fencing . We love music and making it. We do recommend that you have a car or a license, since stores are a little drive away. We are also still learning and figuring things out but like to discover this together. Experience with horses and horse riding would be a plus. Work will be done together or seperatly as we both also have a job.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer our Gite, it is a 25m2 house in the woods. You will have your own kitchen and bathroom. It is set up for 2 people. There is a dubbel bed and a sleeping couch if needed. We will share lunch on the working days and occasionally a dinner.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Car or driving license is needed to go out or shopping.
    Must like animals
    Toulouse 2 hours drive
    Bordeaux 2 hours drive
    Pau / Tarbes / Lourdes 1 to 1,5 hours drive
    Mountains and beach 1,5 hours drive
    Summer activeties like markets and festivals
    Beautifull nature
    Marciac jazz in August 0,5 hour drive
    Swimmng lake at 15 min

  • 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 are flexible in working hours and can match with your needs.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We can have small vans under 2,5m high and not longer than +/-5m. No heavy vehicle

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    All pets if they will go well with others and not chaise them, no cats ours won't allow it.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week, 2 days off

Host ref number: 258477637292

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