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Help a family with gardening, repairs and construction on a small organic farm in Pays Basque, France

  • France
  • Favourited 269 times
  • Last activity: 02/02/2023




  • Description


    We are a small organic farm in the beautiful village in Pays Basque, France. We are located in the mountain region of Ispura, near the town of St. Jean Pied de Port (about 20 minutes from the farm by foot ). It is a quaint and calm small village, about 50 km from the sea. The biggest cities near us are Bayonne and Biarritz.

    Our farm is run by me (Doudou) and my wife Marie Jeanne. We started this farm 20 years ago. We grow vegetables such as cucumber, tomato, salad, chilly and few other types for summer, and during the winter we have salad, cabbage, spinach, leeks, and small pears. We also have apple and few sheep. We practice organic agriculture and we sell our products directly to local markets around our area. We make also apple juice from our own apple.

    In our normal day, we start to work at 8am. Work in the garden includes harvesting, watering, weeding, planting and preparing products for the market. We have a petite sieste after lunch, and we continue a little after the break. Helpers can also help us to cook in our kitchen if they are interested.

    We offer accomodation to our helper in our house. We also provide food three times a day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Helpers will be provided with their own room. We have two spare bedroom in our house. Our house is also shared by gentle dogs and a nice cat.

    Our main language is French, Basque and Spanish. We speak also English. We also welcome helpers to help us practice all the languages.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    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

    Travellers will learn how to garden in a biological way, to know the Basque country, its culture, mountain landscapes.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    -little construction from time to time
    -home improvement (electricity,repairing utensils)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Basque: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    2 bedroom, a common kitchen and bathroom. helpers will be staying in our own house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    - St Jean Pied de Port is a beautiful city on the Compostelle way. This nearest town is accessible by train and bus.
    - We favour to host helpers during the spring and summer season. (February to September).

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours maximum per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 368431879289

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