Help us on our small farm near Toulouse, France



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    We are a French English couple in our sixties. We have 3 children and a grand child.
    Nigel is a farmer and also a musicien, and Renée used to be a chef in her own restaurant.
    We have a very small farm ( 3600 meters carre) and we are developing a model of small farm on which a family could live on.
    Nigel is now retired and grows vegetable just for the family.
    we will need help tiding up around the house and organizing the new garden
    help is very varied.
    We are both very interesting in learning italien langage so if you are from this country you are more than welcome.....

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Help


    Now Nigel is retired and relaxed in his new life.
    I, Renée will need help in reorganizing the house, moving furniture, a bit of painting maybe plastering....and also cleaning the garden.
    We have been welcoming people for the last 7 years .

    Nigel was the farmer and I, Renée, am the cook. We love to share our experience, and we ask for three and a half hours help a day, generally in the morning, from Monday to Friday

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in the small cabin which can lodge up to three helpers. It is an ecological construction made of straw bales and clay plastering with a kitchen and shower. We share the meals for lunch during the week and you will be independent for breakfast, evening meals and all weekends.
    We will provide you with the food, of course.
    We have a natural swimming pool and compost toilets

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are a 20 min train journey from Toulouse, and I often take the volunteers to the nearby market of Muret on a Saturday morning
    Nigel is a musician and a good singer, he knows all the Beatlles songs!
    We are both retired, but we have a very strong social life with lots of young people around us
    We love to share all of what we have learned in growing vegetables , building the house (we live in a Eco house we have built with volunteers)
    In general people are very pleased to share two weeks with us and they easily become friends....

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Young volunteers who helped with the pool
Place du Capitol Toulouse
Newly-planted leeks
The orchard seen from the house terrace
The terrace of the helpers' cabin
Water lilies of the swimming pool

Host ref number: 262865948727