We are an Irish Family of 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...We have a few hens and sheep ....2 types of rare breeds; 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, water, telephone and internet! So there are lots of things to be done each day, walls to be built, wood to be cut etc..... There is a great village market each week through the year which we often play music in the warm months, Cathar Castles to be seen, fantastic gorges, rivers etc
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
They could learn about animal care ( sheep, hens, poultry), land managment, organic and biodynamic farming principles, off grid living, survival living, identifying plants, trees, animals etc, about Irish and scottish culture, history of anything, learn to play an instrument or sing, about diffenent diets and ways of eating, basket making, etc etc etc ...there is so much...
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.
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.
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 there is no mobile phone usage allowed; there is a house phone which can be used and good internet.
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.
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 prefer last minute requests :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours , 5 days a week