Join our family of animal lovers on a beautiful farm. Photographers, horse rider, handy person welcome in Provence, France

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  • Last activity: 4 Jun 2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    /!\ UPDATE /!\

    Hello dear workawayers !

    My name is Marie-Pauline (call me Marie), and my boyfriend is Anton.
    We are 28 & 32 years old. He's an optician, I'm a horsewoman, horse trainer and teacher.

    We live in Provence (south east of France, between Avignon and Marseille), the most beautiful part of France, in a huge farm next to a small village. My mother, grand-parents, mother in law, cousins are all living on the farm.
    We have 5 dogs on the property. 4 amazing horses (only mares).

    My place is really quiet and peacefull, surrounded by Nature, vineyard, forest...

    We are very easy going people, open-minded, big travelers that have a lot of stories to share !
    We like to hang out, visit new places, watch movies, go skateboarding with friends, go out for a beer, play pool, hike in the hills, take the dogs out, ride the horses...

    I speak fluently English but my family doesn't (and most of French people unfortunately). That’s why for a better stay, it would be amazing that you speak a little french...
    I'm really eager to learn new language like Portuguese, Russian... and improve my Spanish!

    Help needed :

    - Helping in the house (basic cleaning)
    - Help in the kitchen (I really would like to learn cooking)
    - Feed the horses / mucking out / excercise them (only if you're a good rider) / cleaning horse gear, stables...
    - building or repare fences

    We are looking for someone for 1 week with a possibility to make it longer if it's okay for you and us !

    If you are an outdoor and handy person that loves animals, that's the place for you !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    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

    Provence has a lot of traditions, cultural life and awesome sites to visit. We are just right between Avignon (very famous for the bridge and the Pope's Palace), Aix-en-Provence (lovely typical southern city) and of course the Great Marseille where you can enjoy the sea, the Old port and so many monuments that I could show you. All of this is less than one hour by car. Camargue area is also not so far. The French Riviera is just 2hours driving.

    Closer to my place, you have so many little amazing villages. In spring and summer, that's the "Bulls and horses" season. No I'm not talking about Corridas. My region is really special for the bulls shows, we play with them in the street, and the local cowboys make some great demonstration with the cattle. That is really fun and interesting to see (and no animal is hurt). It's also Feria's period and it's definitly something to do here.

    My father has a huge sailing boat in Marseille that we use for day trip the bay, you will maybe have the opportunity to go sailing also but it depends on the weather.

    We will try to show you our place as much as we can and drive you where you want go for day trips or whatever.

    You won't get bored !

  • Help


    - Daily house cleaning / cooking
    - Taking care of horses
    - Building / fixing fences
    - Art project (photography)

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: 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


    Big traditional house with your own room, toilets and bathroom. We'll provide the towels and bedsheets.
    A kitchen where you can cook whenever you want. As I said, we are not really good for cooking, we can provide basic food but feel free to teach us some of your great cooking skills, we'll be so happy about it !
    Of course, you'll have a good wifi connection, tv...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are very friendly, quite relax, easy going and not stressed but we don't want lazy people.
    You need to be independent (we won't be always there) and proactive.
    You will have plenty of time to enjoy the country and our place. We are very flexible on the working hours.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 488574366738

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