Join our international forest family and help us with everyday tasks in Landes, France




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    We are a English/ South African Family living in the forest of Landes. I (Sarah) am English, Wayne (my husband) is South African, and our two homeschooled daughters, Flo (5) and Harlee (1). We love outdoor activities and water sports especially. We haved started a organic garden and we are busy with a house renovation. Our property is in the forest with a lake, and is about 20 mins from the beach at contis.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers who visit our house could enjoy the forest and all our property has to offer. We have a stunning lake for water activities and also enjoying nature. I also love to cook so there is always plenty of food! We speak english and french, and my husband speaks Afrikaans. We can offer a friendly homely environment, for people who enjoy nature and the outdoors.

  • Help


    We are looking for some help with the property and the renovation project. We are looking for people to help with multiple tasks some of which include to sand and paint, walls and beams in the house, DIY. Or help in the garden, digging and weeding. We are also open to other home schooled families, so the children could play together. We would like to improve our french and or learn new languages.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    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 have a double bedroom available in our house for the work aways to stay. It would suit a couple, or small family with a small child. This has a shared bathroom, lounge and kitchen. Or you could park a van or pitch a tent. You would be able to choose where to park or pitch your tent, we have 5 hectares of land. We can supply bedding and towels.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are 20 mins from the beach. There is a Music and Dance studio at our neighbours house. Also we are near a small airport for sky diving.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a huge amount of space for you to choose a shady spot with your own space.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Open to pets, we have a dog, cat, 2 pigs, chickens and a duck.

  • 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

Host ref number: 478228841869