Learn about eco-construction and small fruits farming whilst helping us with these in Montredon-Labessonnié, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are Tatiana (30), Awen (2), Yuna (3 months) and Bob (38).
    We'd like to transform our place on the long-term to be able to organize workshops at our place and receive groups for workshops and other activities.
    We arrived in the Tarn department in January 2016. Since we've been replanting small fruits for Tatiana's agricultural activity. We sell Sorbets on local markets, special (eco) events & Festivals.
    We finished most of the construction work on the house.

    Tatiana has an agricultural project with (mostly) small fruits for fresh sale on the market and transformation into Sorbets. Tatiana finished a 2-year teacher training program 2 years ago in BMC (Body Mind Centering).
    Bob is a carpenter (not active on exterior building sites for the moment) and former yurt-constructor. He has a commercial activity with an online shop, and he is doing a 4-year yoga teacher training in Ashtanga Yoga .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can learn more about (eco-) construction, small fruits, farming, delicious desserts Tatiana makes, Bob does Ashtanga-Yoga and will be happy to share a yoga session, if he isn't to busy.
    Our schedule is quite dense at the moment with 2 kids and both of us with a professional activity.
    We met each other in the Dance culture : Contact-Improvisation & Balfolk. We don't get to do a lot of dance since we have a family and a farm, but it's in our roots and we love to do a little Bal from time to time.
    Tatiana took up Contact Improvisation Ateliers again recently.
    Bob was a yurt-constructor before and will be happy to share his knowledge and information on materials & techniques.
    Bob speaks Dutch, English, French and a bit of Spanish. Tatiana speaks French and is kind of shy with English.

  • Help


    Program for the coming months (season spring / summer 2019)

    Construction : Tadelakt bathroom (Italian shower & Bathtub) - Sauna construction - Furniture - Maybe renovation small yurt - Making new concrete floor for northern terrace

    Farm : Weeding - Strawberry & Raspberry picking - Transformation sorbets - Maintenance farm

    Babysitter option : August

    Families welcome.
    We cannot guarantee that there will be construction work all the time. Contact us for planning.
    We appreciate flexibility from Workawayers who come for construction, to do some farm work also.

    We can more easily respect demands for Farm work only. Because there will be quite a lot.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have the ground floor level of the house for kitchen and dining room. Accommodation for our guests is in a small yurt, roulotte or caravane

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in a region with lots of nice walking trails. We are 10 minutes away from the GR36. A couple of times a month we have a spectacular view on the Pyrénées. We have amazing sunsets. We are 1,5 hours drive from Toulouse, 40 minutes from Albi and 30 minutes from Castres. If needed we can come and pick you up in Albi or Castres.
    We eat and grow ecological food. We like natural building, simple living, dancing, yoga. We share cleaning and other tasks and appreciate when people have a natural tendency to participate in every day tasks...

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 551437897131