Help us on our small farm near Toulouse, France



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    We are a French English couple in our seventies. This year, we are sharing the farm with a nice couple, cedric (French) and Francisco (Chilian), who are new farmers.
    We have 3 children and 4 grand children.
    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 economically live on.
    Cedric and Francisco are now growing the vegetables and are selling them through an AMAP (sustenable basket system)
    Nigel is now retired and just grows the baby plants.
    We will need help tiding up around the house and organizing the new garden. Also, we need somebody in summer looking after the kids when the parents (our daughter Joanna) is working making Lebanon food for her association.
    Help is very varied.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    With us there is a multitude of exchanges like cooking courses, music courses (guitars), showing eco construction and in learning how to grow vegetables...
    I am always ready to show my surrounding as villages or cities (Toulouse.) .

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

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    Hours expected

    4 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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Host ref number: 262865948727