Hello, we are Georgina & Stephan, an international couple that spends the summers 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, 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 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 :).
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
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We offer English, Spanish and German language practice to anyone staying with us.
Georgina also teaches Pilates and is the most wonderful and creative cook who incorporates flavors and ingredients from around the world.
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 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.
We appreciate travelers with experience in: building & some handyman experience, language teaching, gardening
- New kitchen project: reinforcing roof beams, re-roof, inside plastering, tiling and painting
- Building a garden wall (13 meters long, 2.5 meters high)
- Rainy days: painting inside, general housekeeping.
- Creating an outdoors kitchen/pit/.
- Gardening general
- Language teaching practice project, especially German language for Georgina
- Occasional dog-sitting for our wonderful Galan & Roco
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Occasionally sharing room. If the guest house is occupied, we have the possibility of generous tent in the big garden with access to bath room, kitchen, etc.
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.
We also have bicycles for your convenience.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Our WiFi connection is fast and very reliable.
Ample of space to park your camper-van.
5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)
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