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Hi - We've lived in Aveyron since 2001 but have recently moved house so need help establishing a garden. I am a yoga & Alexander Technique teacher who runs yoga & mindfulness retreats. I garden organically and am also interested in permaculture. We are vegetarian and eat mainly organic.
We live on the edge of a beautiful medieval village overlooking the Aveyron river gorge with south facing views over the forest. It's a great area for hiking, cycling, canoeing, rock climbing and horse riding. Helpers are welcome to join in weekly yoga class.
Plans for 2019 are to establish a veggie garden and a permaculture forest garden. Possibly also to turn a stone hut into a summer dwelling with solar shower and compost toilet (if any helpers have building skills). Help with website, mail chimp and social media/marketing would also be appreciated.
Autumn garden work includes pruning trees & shrubs, picking apples, chopping & stacking firewood.
We've hosted helpers for many years and it's been a great mutual experience. What I'm really offering is a refuge where you can reconnect with yourself whilst being surrounded by beautiful nature, eating healthily and hopefully becoming more mindful - which I believe is the key to health and happiness.
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Alexander Technique, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, permaculture, preserve making.
Help in the garden - weeding, planting, landscaping, pruning, firewood etc.
Help with new website and publicity via social media etc.
Help building a compost toilet.
Room in our house.
We ask for a 2 week minimum with an option to stay longer.
Our village is classed as "one of the most beautiful villages in France" and has a train station. Only 1 hr 30 mins from Toulouse. Fantastic area for hiking.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4 hours a day 5 days a week