Help needed in garden in medieval village, Aveyron, SW France



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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 Spring 2020 are to improve the veggie garden and begin 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).

    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    yoga, meditation, mindfulness, Alexander Technique, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, permaculture, preserve making.

  • Help


    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.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Room in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    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.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Can host digital nomads

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    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day 5 days a week

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