Gardening, renovating and general tasks in the home in the Corbières, France

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  • Last activity: 3 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Hi we are an English family living in France. We live in an old hotel with over a hectare of land with river frontage. We love animals and have 2 dogs. We have holiday apartments in our property which we are renovating and plan to run a Garden courses. We are an open, easy-going, friendly family and enjoy sharing our home with others and meeting new people. We are vegetarian and grow a lot of our own food.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our helpers get the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills. Gary is a very experienced and knowledgeable horticulturalist and former lecturer in Horticulture. Nikki is a former IT trainer and runs her own online admin/proof reading business and is an author.
    We live in the Narbonaise en Mediterranee National Park in the beautiful Corbières, just 25 minutes from Narbonne and the mediterranean coast. We have 5 children, our eldest 3 sons are away studying, but visit regularly and our 2 youngest are still at home ( Luc 17 and Francesca 15). We are always busy but enjoy relaxing and socialising too. Many of our previous helpers have ended up staying between 3 to 9 months and becoming lifelong friends.

  • Help


    We need help with our own private garden, some renovations, and decorating. It is a large property so general help around the family home and garden is much appreciated. No special skills required just a willingness to help where necessary on a variety of different things. We would welcome enquiries from couples.
    We eat mainly vegetarian food and sometimes fish.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation is in a self contained ground floor apartment with a minimum of double bed, private bathroom and kitchen facilities.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a rural area so transport is advised. Nearest SNCF train station is Narbonne (25 mins), we are happy to drop off/pick up at the train station on days off. We are 1.5 hour drive from Toulouse and Montpelier and 1h drive to Spain.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of land to safely park a campervan.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day 5 days a week flexible to suit

Host ref number: 561144526599

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