Help us in our historical site/ educational farm and discover the beautiful Pyrénées

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    A fantastic site, a crazy project, animals in every corner and two eccentrics in search of an improbable conversion. Here's what you'll find in the middle of the ruins of a medieval castle and its outbuildings.
    We left Britanny to the Hautes-Pyrénées four years ago, to begin this life project as ambitious as exciting. With our garden and animals, we try to develop an educational farm, as well as a association to save the ruins of the castel!

    Located 450m above sea level in the Pyrenean foothills, our little corner of paradise requires numerous works of all kinds to regain its former glory and to adapt to future projects: land clearing and building, logging, preservation of stone walls, development of livestock buildings and places of life ... in short, a work of many lives that we began for the rest of both ours.
    There's no luxury, no excessive mechanization, limited means, but a warm welcome and plenty of goodwill.

    The work is at an early stage, so you will have plenty of possibilites to use your skills and have a nice time.
    We welcome you all year, French by birth, we are talking an English and a Spanish rather average, but associated with our posturing, we will understand each other without problems.
    The basic work hours will be about 4h a day, 5 days a week. Of course it is not forbidden to work more :)).
    For your time off, we have 2 mountain bikes that you can use whenever you want. The sourroundings are full of activities (walks, mountains, caves, ski, ...) and we will make you discover the surroundings.

    You will be a part of the family and you will leave and eat with us. Our house is not very luxury as it is not renovated for now!
    Those who wish can camp, we can lend a tent.

    To come it is very easy: train, plane, car. We can even pick you up at Tarbes or at Lannemezan if you want.

    We hope to see you soon,
    Contact us by email if you want more details, or by phone but we are not very comfortable on the phone. :)
    Jean-François et Marie-Anne

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Art project
    Other

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will leave with us in our every-day life. We love to talk and make you discover the area (small villages, nature, markets,...).

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening (permaculture, eco-growth,...), animal care, wood and construction work,... and all kind of outdoor jobs.

    To go further with our project, we would need people who are used to the outdoor and physical jobs.
    Also engin mechanical and building skills would be very welcome :)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, english, spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In-house, tents, old campervan.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.



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