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We are a Canadian Hungarian family of 2 adults and 2 boys (9 and 7), living in a renovated farmhouse on 2 hectares of rolling hills, 30 minutes from downtown Toulouse.
Julia has started a permaculture-based farm with a variety of fruit trees, and edible plants. There are some chickens, ducks and sheep as well.
We are on the route of Santiago de Compostella and run several gites on the property. We need your help in maintaining the gites, farming/gardening, and helping with the kids. Note: there is a possibility for taking French classes nearby, and we are happy to adjust to your schedule should you want to take them. We can also help to find local groups to pursue interests you may have outside the farm.
Note: Julia prefers to work with women. We have a dog, a black Labrador, very friendly.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We speak 3 languages at home and will be glad to work with you here or finding a course of study that will meet your needs. You can learn how to recognize and nurture different kinds of plants and trees. There are always landscaping and building renovation projects being planned and carried out. You will get a good feel for how a small hotel/gite operation is run. Finally, you can profit from the opportunities (music, sports, culture) L'Isle Jourdain and Toulouse offer.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
We need someone to help out during the day, evenings should all be free. We can provide lodging, meals, internet and will try to help make your stay productive.
Separate wing of main house with separate bathroom or separate house on property, depending on occupancy.
The train station and downtown L'Isle Jourdain are about 2 km from here, buses and trains leave for Toulouse throughout the day. The ocean is about 90 minutes away, the Pyrenees and Spain are about 2.5 hours off. We have a large pool on site, L'Isle Jourdain has a weekend market, stores, restaurants, a lake with world class wakeboarding, a tennis club...etc.. There are horseback riding facilities nearby. With two young boys, we need someone responsible and able to handle a bit of noise and stress.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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