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Come and learn about Southern France lifestyle and help me with decoration and gardening in La Bastide de Serou. France

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  • Last activity: 5 Oct 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    I am a single middle-aged man with 2 teen boys visiting periodically, experimenting with my newly built house interior and exterior design and off-grid technologies (but house is now connected to all services)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    learn lifestyle of Southern France, the French language (also English and some Slavic languages, Japanese exchange too), learn together with me decoration and gardening. And let's play tennis any free moment - the courts are just next door.

    I offer language exchange as a language professional and enthusiast speaking English, French, Slavic languages (Ukrainian, Russian, Serbian, Croatian, Lithuanian) and Japanese which I am forgetting and need urgent practice J . There is also rich cultural exchange in our village including French with international experience, German, Russian, Chinese, Dutch, UK and other nationals (Greek, Japanese, etc.). Places to visit are Chateau de Foix (The Foix Castle), stunning caves like Grotte de Mas d’Azil, The Underground river Labouich… A horse riding school is just next door.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Help me fitting out my new house in a regional park Ariege-Pyrenees in Southern France, including interior design and gardening. I am also a language professional looking for various language exchange opportunities (European, Japanese). A bit of household help also appreciated.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Russian: Fluent
    Ukrainian: Fluent
    Lithuanian: Intermediate
    Japanese: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am interested in improving my French, remembering my Japanese, and sharing my passion about English and the Slavic languages

  • Accommodation


    a private room in a private house in a 1000-habitant village with convenience stores, restaurants and a pharmacy, a library, etc.

    Foods in this pristine part of France are marvelous including homemade cheeses, home grown meats and poultry, local wines. All this is available in the village of stay.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Bicycle is available, there are concerts in the village or all amenities including a castle and a beautiful swimming pool and spa in Foix 09000 accessible by a 1-euro bus

  • 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

    fast ADSL wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 432799772226