Help us with the springtime work in the beautiful south French countryside



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We're a dutch couple (71 & 54) living in a beautiful area of France since 2001. We own a property of 1,5 ha with an organic vegetable garden and orchard, a big farmhouse and a holiday cottage. We have 4 horses/ponies, cats and chickens.
    On our property we organize workshops and retreats with equine assisted coaching, yoga and therapy, for small groups of dutch or french people. Outside these weeks, we rent out the holiday cottage.
    Although we're dutch, we are quite well integrated in the community, a tiny village in the south west of France.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a pleasant place to enjoy the good life of the Gascony, a quiet region where there is fortunately no mass tourism. You can still find many authentic villages around here as well as enjoying wonderful views over the foothills of the Pyrenees.
    For those who enjoy tranquility and space, nature and hiking as well as visiting authentic villages, markets, festivals or local museums, you will find this a charming and unique place to visit. And all this in a southern atmosphere with friendly locals and a nice climate.
    The horses/ponies play a big role in my life, they're my colleagues in the equine assisted coaching! You can learn from them and the way they respond to you. We go out walking with the horses and you can also join me in my morning yoga sessions.

  • Help


    The work will mainly be outdoor maintenance of the property, animal care and maintenance & housework of the farmhouse and "gîte". In the springtime that is: starting up the vegetable garden, cleaning hedges in de meadows, cutting dead trees, repairing fences, organic meadow maintenance.
    If you have building skills we might start a new project: creating a nice yoga space in the attic.
    Housesitting can occur.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    We'd like to host a couple, a pair of friends or a small family and propose that you have your private space in the well-equipped and spacious holiday cottage. There are two bedrooms with each two beds. You take care of your breakfast and dinner yourselves and you join us for the hot meal (mostly at noon, 1 PM). We ask you to help us 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We can fetch you at the airport (Toulouse Blagnac) or at a local bus or train station.
    But if you want to do some local sight seeing in this area, you really need a car!

  • 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

    We have a decent wifi connection.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a huge open barn under which you can park your vehicle. There's electricity, an outdoor kitchen and access to private sanitary.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Your dog might have a great time here, and he's welcome to stay. But only if he doesn't chase our cats and free range chickens!

  • 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: 442297728555