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Help care for our 40 alpacas in the countryside of Manot, France

  • France
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  • Last activity: 10/12/2022




  • Description


    Ginny and I live here on the farm. Ginny does not have brilliant health and I am retired, but working more now than I have ever done. We have 40 alpacas in about 6 hectares of land. Our business is breeding and selling these animals. Help for us, is help with the animals and the things they need for their well-being
    We also have two lively Springer Spaniels, a rescue boxer, a Bichon Frize and three cats. So animal lovers only!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
  • 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
  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Looking after the alpacas is the primary job - feed and care. Other jobs relate either to improving accommodation (fencing, barns etc) for them, or maintenance of existing facilities. Some housework would be appreciated and help with cooking the evening meal also.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We have two bedrooms, one en-suite and the other with a bathroom down the corridor. There is a TV in one. Both beds are double beds

    Kitchen and sitting room are downstairs and shared with us. Kitchen is fully equipped and can be used by all.

    Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    it is important for helpers to understand that looking after animals is not a time limited job - they need care 7 days a week and whilst we are happy to do this (after all that is why we have these lovely alpacas) we look for helpers that wish to learn about these animals - understanding them, training them and learning to spot any problems. But we do expect help, from time to time, with maintenance and improvements and some household chores.
    If helpers have a clean driving licence, then we will be prepared to lend our car. There are two bikes here for helpers' use. But we are in the middle of the countryside, so there is not much going on locally. We are happy to do some transport from time to time and helpers will be treated like the family.

  • 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

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

Host ref number: 568761547958

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