Someone great once said, “Life repeats itself mindlessly – unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel".. be the change..
You can already see that you need to have an open mind to know us. The mind is like a parachute, it doesn't work if it's closed!
Please note that if you are, in any way, homophobic, religious, racist or have any preconceived prejudice or ideas about life, dreams and love, you will be the exception to our happy rule & you will not be welcome here, so have a nice life and please do not contact us.
We ideally would like you to stay at least a month or two, if not longer.. ..
WHAT WE OFFER YOU.
We can offer an amazing environment, for you, that you will not find anywhere else, one in which you can grow and develop, explore and part of that sharing is mastering communication and languages and grow in your own life, while you immerse yourself in your chosen target language all while being part of a difference.
it goes without saying that the quality of spoken English language here is exceptional, think Mary Poppins, and Peter Pan, and we are lucky to have an esteemed professor of English as one of our close friends, he enthrals everybody with his vernacular, he also speaks beautiful French... like louis 14th.. so you're in for a treat.
Language, sharing and communication is just one of the many passions that drive us . .
Barry, ( a Leo with Scorpio ascendant ), is very passionate about life, and equally so about languages. Barry has spent the past 15 years helping and fixing the lives of successful people and celebrities in crisis, and finding solutions to problems, and from this, the desire to grow and make a larger, lasting, difference was born. We continue to strive with this ethos everyday, and in fact, it is the basis of daily life here.
I believe in people, more than they believe in themselves.. and when you see in yourself, what I see you in you, you'll be able to change your journey, and make a difference to your own life and in turn to the world.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Staring from the pretence that firstly, drop the idea of becoming someone, because you are already a masterpiece. You cannot be improved. :)
I would say it's not about learning, it's about unlearning... It is about deprogramming yourself rather than filling your head with more programming, isn't it?...This mantra is applied to everything here, from yoga to gardening, and especially language learning. It's not easy, but it IS simple, and it's definitely worth it. Be part of the adventure, make a difference and be the change.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We welcome help in all forms to this adventure which is more and more communal and brilliant, and for us, part of that means sharing the responsibilities.
-In addition to the daily and general jobs, we have little dogs, Chihuahuas, a few chickens and a lot of trees, land and outside space and garden to maintain & we also have occasional puppies, and some help with these, will be expected too. We also have some parrots.
We are about change and growth. We are transforming this base into a communal place from where we can continue to make a difference, so we have many tasks like painting, gardening, light building, cleaning, maintenance and even preparing meals, anything that is shared with joy and kindness will be of an advantage.
We also are blessed that an Socialite Artist, and icon from NYNY, has chosen to reside here with us, and she constantly makes her wild and wonderful art creations, so we require some help and assistance with these.
You will have a very comfortable double room, there is also a few living rooms, a television room and a barn and outbuildings, for storage. There are a few Bathrooms. There are washing and drying facilities too are shared.
Internet is unlimited and television and radio are available in various languages.
French and English, Italian and Spanish are generally spoken during meal times, which tend to be communal, inclusive and rather European.
Although we have communal interests in England, and in America, we are based in South West France.
It is said about the South West France that there are many 'famous sights' that you might associate with this area, including Lascaux caves, Marqueyssac gardens, medieval Sarlat, castles such as Chateau Castelnaud and the prehistoric caves in the Vezere Valley.
We would say it is the places that you visit outside these 'hot-spots' that will stay longest in your memory - the scenery, the peace, the coffee in a small café, the picnic next to a stream.
The area is exceptionally beautiful in the same way as the Cotswolds or Tuscany are beautiful - the way it simply makes you want to stay forever enjoying the quiet, the countryside, the scenery...
Some of the other best known highlights include the gouffre de Padirac caves and canoeing the Dordogne, with the most popular towns and villages including Bergerac, Brantome, Excideuil, La Roque-Gageac, Le Bugue, Riberac and Rocamadour.
The Dordogne Valley usually refers to the path followed by the river, and is towards the south of the department where it travels from east to west, passing through Bergerac and many of the other popular villages. The more northerly half of the department is quite a way from the river - but tourism in the department certainly doesn't start and end with the river - be sure to venture north and south a little to discover the quiet but equally beautiful regions a little more hidden from the public gaze...
I would say that for us, home isn't a place, and here it's not really a question of learning much. On the contrary. It’s a question of UNLEARNING much!
Also, for you language lovers, there is no strong dialect spoken here, so it will help to keep your English pure.
Lastly, If you like French language and culture, you will be spoiled, the quality of the language provided in the house is second to none, as we are passionate about language, life and growth in general, and we understand how learning can be a, at times, challenging passion, whilst we do not profess to speaking all the Latin Languages, (yet ), but we do understand them so you will feel comfortable and welcome here, as there are no barriers that may otherwise get in the way with progress.
We have additional interests in America and around Europe and over the UK, so help with these projects, and greater travel, may also be possible.
Suntem o familie foarte primitoare, fluenti in limbile franceza, romana, italiana si bine inteles engleza. Daca doriti sa va imbunatatiti cunostintele de limba engleza si sa profitati de o atmosfera optimista, casa noastra este cel mai bun loc pentru dumneavoastra. Munca dumneavoastra va fi rasplatita nu numai cu ospitalitatea noastra, dar si cu sfaturi practice, in caz ca doriti sa va stabiliti in Anglia mai tirziu.
Avem contacte in Nottingham, Londra si Liverpool; pentru cei care dovedesc ca sunt motivati si muncitori, putem sa va recomandam viitorilor angajatori. Daca sunteti interesti in oferta noastra, va rog sa ne contactati.
-Vous vous trouverez heureux ici. Ainsi, vous progresserez rapidement et, simplement, vous serez capable de parler anglais avec un minimum d’effort. Vous pourrez donc considérer que même après quelques heures de votre temps, votre façon de penser et votre anglais seront tout à fait plus que compréhensibles.
Ed una voce poco fa ... L'italiano è un aspetto emotivo di questa storia della mia vita, profondamente radicata in un capitolo meraviglioso tanto ricco quanto edificante .. I Mentre parliamo italiano colloquiale, questo la aiuterà a rimanere qui, tuttavia, accogliamo con favore l'opportunità di avanzare le nostre capacità, quindi se parli fluentemente questo bellissimo linguaggio, non vediamo l'ora di parlare con lei ...
Realmente extraño hablar español, mi español nunca ha sido totalmente perfecto, pero con alguna práctica conversacional, estoy seguro de que puede ser tan radiante como los otros idiomas que se hablan aquí. Si hablas español, podrías estar interesado en hablar inglés muy bien, con poco esfuerzo. ¡Puedo ayudarte con esto, ya que tengo un método único! ¡Tenga un día estupendo, y espero escucharte!
Many thanks for reading our profile, we look forward to hearing from you..
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 (a few hours per day.. but not constant.. spread out. :))