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

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France

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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 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.

  • 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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