Care for small farmyard animals and help grow veggies in Midi Pyrenees, France

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France

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    19/10/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a bachelor, 71 years old, landscape gardener, living in the south-west of France on the edge of a pretty town, Cahors, of 20,000 inhabitants. My land is pleasant, on the riverside, planted with many trees of different species. I would like to receive a person from abroad, (preferably learning or speaking a little the french language), to have some help in the garden and in the home, and to learn more about other countries as I intend to go travelling sometime soon. I practice Tai Chi and I feed mainly on products from my garden.

    Homme célibataire 71 ans, paysagiste, vivant en bordure d'une jolie ville de 20 000 habitants, Cahors, au Sud-Ouest de la France dans un cadre naturel agréable boisé en bordure d'une rivière. Souhaiterais recevoir une personne étrangère, (de préférence apprenant ou connaissant un peu la langue française), pour avoir un peu d'aide dans le jardin et la maison, et pour mieux connaître d'autres pays et envisager de les visiter, je pratique le Taï Chi et je me nourris principalement des produits de mon jardin.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The traveller can learn how to care for small farmyard animals, how to grow a vegetable garden and cook its produce, how to make different jams. Also, practice the french language; learn about the local customs and the french way of life. There will be visits of this beautiful area and it's historical patrimony: castles, cathedrals and medieval villages.

    Le voyageur pourra apprendre des animaux de basse-cour, à faire un jardin potager et à cuisiner ses produits, faire des confitures. A mieux connaître la langue française, les habitudes occidentales et en particulier les usages et le savoir vivre français. Visiter ma belle région et son patrimoine historique ; châteaux, cathédrales, et villages médiévaux...

  • Help

    Help

    I would like some help with the gardening: watering, tying up, weeding. With tidying the house, sorting books and papers after a move, etc. We can exchange cooking ways and each learn of the other's culture.

    M'aider à jardiner ; arroser, attacher, désherber. A ranger ma maison, trier livres et papiers d'un déménagement, etc. Échanger des pratiques culinaires, apprendre de nos cultures réciproques.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house, 130 sq m, is all at ground level, with a large garden all around, and the traveller will have her own bedroom. I will provide all meals for the traveller who stays with me. The vegetables and eggs come from my own very natural production, and i buy meat and fish of very good, fresh quality.


    Dans une maison de 130 m², de plain pied,entouré d'un jardin, le voyageur aura une chambre personnelle. Le voyageur sera approvisionné en nourriture, d'abord avec les légumes et les œufs de ma production naturelle et l'achat de viande et poissons de qualité.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It will be possible to use buses or a bicycle to get around. Free time for the volunteer according to the weather; and there will be activities together, with discussions, cultural exchange and outings in the evenings, if wished.
    I practice Tai Chi, From time to time I like to cook, with also traditional dishes, cakes, jams. I was very interested in history, cabal, astrology, discussions, cultural exchanges, also visiting my region. Indeed I have always been well received on my travels and I am happy to do the same for my visitors.

    Possibilités de circuler en bus, bicyclette. Liberté suivant le temps, et à discuter pour le volontaire, activité ensemble,
    Je pratique le Taï Chi, De temps en temps j’aime bien cuisiner, avec aussi des plats traditionnels, des gâteaux, des confitures. Je me suis beaucoup intéressé à l’Histoire, à la cabale, à l’astrologie, discussions, échanges culturels, aussi visiter ma région. En effet J’ai toujours été bien reçu lors de mes voyages et je suis heureux de faire de même.

  • 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?

    One

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    Hours expected

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


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