We are an active retired couple, with a large dog, a cat and a large garden. We live in a small hamlet in the foothills of the french pyrenees, about an hour south east of toulouse. The nearest town, Mirepoix, is very pretty and there are plenty of artists and musicians around, and plenty of activities especially in the summer months. As well as the main garden we have a large field where we have planted fruit trees, and a vegetable plot, which require a lot of maintenance. Raffles, who is a sort of overgrown border collie, needs lots of walking. There are plenty of walks around, up on to the hills behind the village, with beautiful views over the mountains. We have a small swimming pool, and there is a lake about 25 minutes drive away. The house fairly big and comfortable.
Help around the house
We are english but speak french, so we can help you to learn these languages. We are in a mainly agricultural community, so you can learn about village life. You can learn about gardening, in a dry climate, about growing vegetables and looking after fruit trees. In this area there are lots of concerts, art exhibitions, and people setting up alternative lifestyles.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
I need help with walking the dog, and with general gardening, and a bit of housework.
You would have your own room at the top of the house, with a very comfortable double bed, and sole use of the bathroom next to the bedroom. There is a living room with piano and TV, and downstairs a large kitchen. We will provide your meals, but you can prepare your own if you prefer.
Use of a car might be available, and a bike. We are not smokers and ask all guests not to smoke.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week