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

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France

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    Last activity

    26/02/2020

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    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.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in 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

    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

    Languages spoken

    english, french

  • Accommodation

    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.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4 hours a day 5 days a week

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