Help needed for building projects in the beautiful foothills of the French Pyrenees, France



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    Hello, we are Georgina & Stephan, an international couple that spends parts of the summer in our renovated Casa located in the foothills of the beautiful Pyrenees, between Toulouse and Tarbes. We are of Mexican and German origin but have lived and worked for many years in the USA and England. Georgina is a multidisciplinary entrepreneur, nature lover, coaching clients and has her passion project: a line of gourmet spices. Stephan worked over 25 years in Investment banking, loves reading books and his new interests are nutrition and history. We enjoy traveling, reuniting with our adult children, family and friends as much as possible. We also live and travel with our 2 companions "Galán" (German Shepherd -Labrador) rescued in USA and "Roco" (Golden Retriever - Border Collie) rescued in México, who, of course are also with us in France :).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We offer English, Spanish and German language practice to anyone staying with us.
    Georgina is a creative cook who incorporates flavors and ingredients from beautiful Mexico in fusion with the wonders in the local farmers market.
    This is a beautiful area in the Pyrenees where you can get away from it all, relax, take in good mountain air.
    It's great for hikers as there are streams, forests and wildlife to discover.
    Nistos Ski Station is a half day trip to enjoy the sunsets. Grottes de Gargas. Lourdes, the major Catholic pilgrimage site, is less than 1 hour away and sites like Gavarnie, Lac d'Oô.
    Also, a couple of stops of the Camino de Santiago, passes through the area.

  • Help


    We appreciate travelers with some experience in building projects.

    After July our main objective goes back to finish our kitchen project, finish a garage and build a wall.

    - New kitchen project: outside insulation, inside plastering, flooring and painting
    - Building a simple wall (8 meters long, 2.5 meters high)

    - Rainy days: painting inside, general housekeeping.
    - Fire wood cutting.
    - Gardening which means mainly weeding and grass trimming
    - Language teaching practice, especially German or French language for Georgina
    - Occasional dog-sitting for our wonderful dogs Galan & Roco

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are interested in improving our French language skills and can offer in return English, German or Spanish lessons.

  • Accommodation


    We have just finished 2 bedrooms in the attic.
    We also have the possibility of a generous tent in the big garden with access to bathroom, kitchen, etc.

    Ideally you have your own camper van :).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As the location is quite rural a means of transport might be helpful. But if you are lacking transport, we are more than happy to pick you up from the train station in Montréjeau or Saint Gaudens.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our WiFi connection is fast and reliable.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Ample of space to park your camper-van.

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)

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