Organic medicinal and aromatic plants farm in Central Pyrenees Mountains

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France

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    27/02/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    We are based in The Pyrenees Mountains, on the border of France and Spain. Our interests and work revolve around plants and living in connection with nature. We harvest wild plants and cultivate organic plants, making extractions to use the medicinal properties of the plants in oils, balms, tinctures, soaps, and create mixes of infusions with the dried plants. At home we have permaculture gardens, chickens and donkeys.

    We have five children from 1 to 11 years old, who are all full of character!!!

    We provide you with a vegetarian diet, although you are welcome to provide yourself with meat if you need to.

    The working conditions can be physically difficult on steep slopes.

    We can accomodate in a caravan or in tents, depending if you prefer to be camp more in the mountain or in the village.

    Currently we are renovating our house which is next to our lands in the mountain. Meanwhile we live in a house in the next village down the valley.

    We look for people who can walk and harvest, as well as people who have energy and enjoy problem solving, creative thinking, independent motivation and travel experience.

    Looking forward to meet you
    Johanna, Benoit, and family
    La Montagne Magique

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can share a lot of information about medicinal plants, as well as the cultural experience of mountain living! We have travelled a lot, and can share from our own experiences of life and learning.

  • Help

    Help

    We would like help from people who can live and walk in the mountains, as it is essential for all aspects of the experience with us. We would also like help from people with experience and interest in growing organic gardens. We are interested to have help from people with a genuine interest in plant life and who are able, under instruction, to recognise, remember and harvest a range of different plants with a conscious energy. There might be times of making some building work depending on the skills of the volunteers. We are also interested in volunteers who enjoy being with children, and who even have teaching experience. There are so many different activities that we can enjoy having help with, also the activities are dependant on the weather, flowering season and necessity!!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Usually a cosy but simple caravan, with no accessories...!! Kitchen and bathroom are in the main house. Tents are handy if you have one... Giving you flexibility to camp in the mountains.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Pyrenees Moutains are full of amazing places to visit and trek. We are on the border of Spain and the Val d'Aran. Also close to the Vall de Boi on the Spanish side. We are situated in the bear mountains on the French side, where there are caves, hot springs and the GR10 trekking path.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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