Help an Irish farming family of off-grid musicians in Languedoc Roussillon, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    Irish musicians living on our organic smallholding in the south of france. We have meadow and forest land that needs constant tending, A great organic/biodamic veg garden and have planted many fruit and nut trees, and some botanicals...We have a few hens and sheep ....2 types of rare ooiobreeds; Soay and Cameroons! We love it up here, no neighbours but lots of wild animals and big old chestnut trees. We are totally off grid here so have our own electricity, and water. So there are lots of things to be done each day, walls to be built, wood to be cut, garden work, farmwork etc..... There is a great village market each week throughout the year which has live music, food etc. There is a micro brewery in the village and a bar open twice weekly. Cathar Castles to be seen, fantastic gorges, rivers etc

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They could learn about animal care ( sheep, hens, poultry, cats), land managment, organic and biodynamic farming principles, off grid living, survival living, identifying plants, trees, animals etc, about Irish and scottish culture, learn to play an instrument or sing, about diffenent diets and ways of eating, basket making, etc etc etc ...there is so much...

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Hauling, cutting, splitting and stacking firewood, work in the veg garden and with the fruit trees, pruning fruit trees, collecting/harvesting nuts and fruit, mowing the meadows, clearing land, fencing, forest care, road upkeep, clearing and digging drains by hand, caring for the sheep, caring for the hens, building stone walls, sheep pen, sheds etc. painting, outhouse digging and help with our french language skills; watering young trees, veg garden and plants. housework ....and anything else that arises.
    ****ALERT***** at the moment my life is in transition, due to a death in the family and my being Ill the place has fallen to pieces so no I am back fit an healthy and putting the farm back together again , so I desperately need people who can do proper animal fencing, plumbing, fix generator, help restore or change the solar system, Basic builder, a painter is and a strimmer. If you can do any of this I will be enternally grateful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Depending on whats going on either a comfortable place in the House, Tipee or Tent......or you can be a tree dweller using a hammock .... other options are to bring your own small type camper . tent etc. I am open to any idea really.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Due to our organic principles we prefer if you only use pure shampoos, deodorants etc, no aerosols, no chemicals , no perfume, no aftershaves, and no tabacco users.
    Due to our eco principles we ask that mobile phones are not produced/visable in the house. As it is there is currently no reception in the house.
    We live remotely so there is no town life or a bright nightlife nearby. There is no public transport either. We have bicycles which can be borrowed and the village is not that far. There is a cafe nearby.
    Our village has a lovely evening market which is mainly organic products and hosts a wine merchant and a micro brewery bar, the beer is made in the village and the wine nearby. The bar opens twice weekly and is a great place to meet people. Closest village to us has petrol pumps a small shop and lovely affordable bar/restaurant.
    *️️️We are sorry but we cannot accept people with pets/dogs.
    *️*️*️*️*️We are particularly interested in hosting people during springtime and and autumn, we prefer last minute requests :)

  • 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

    small campervans are suitable, motor homes are not very suitable due to access but smaller ones are possible upon discussion. No waste dump available.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours , 5 days a week




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