Help us with some building projects, gardening and dog-sitting in the beautiful foothills of the Pyrenees, France

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  • Description

    Description

    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 :).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    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.

  • Help

    Help

    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

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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.

  • 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.

    We also have bicycles for your convenience.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • 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 very reliable.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Ample of space to park your camper-van.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day (max 25 hours/week)

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