Colin, ex stockbroker, Amanda (half French) language teacher and entrepreneur, moved back to the Gers to an old farmhouse near Jegun. End of track situation amongst rolling hills. 3.5 hectares. 2 dogs, 2cats, chickens, 4 horses - Camargue, Arab ,Lippizaner horse and 'BugBug' the Shetland
We run the main house with 2 B&B bedrooms and the other end of the long farmhouse is an independent 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday home. Need help with small decorating jobs in house, outside lots of clearing of scrub etc and some chainsawing. Plus tidying up huge old barns. It's a peaceful situation with fabulous views of Pyrenees (1.5 hours away) . We have a swimming pool that's open May-Oct. . Experienced horse riders are welcome,we have a sand manege and fab rides up in the hills.
DIY and building projects
Help with Eco Projects
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
all about living in the Uk, living in France - I am a teacher with the Chambre de Commerce in English and am happy to exchange lessons. experienced horsewoman. Passionate about eco products.
We need someone/people good with woodwork and general maintenance- painting shutters, fixing barn, helping to tidy up grounds, fencing. Helping with trimming trees and pruning, veg garden.
If expert with horses, help always welcome, if a partner was accompanying then help in house with decorating, sewing and..Still haven't done a website! so help & input welcome.
Have a project of running courses on how to become more ecological with cleaning house and more. Any enthusiast in this field/subject is welcome.
comfortable bedroom with ensuite bathroom in main house or if out of season I can offer the independent accomodation next door where there are 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. In which case would provide some food for own cooking. Upmarket accommodation rented out in the summer.
Auch 17 mins by car buses available in Jegun (7 mins away by car) . Toulouse is 1 hour by car, trains from Auch. We can take volunteers to bus stop/train station. Jegun is a friendly village with a bar ( is also an irish pub!), restaurant, Casino supermarket. Vic Fezensac is 15 minutes by car.
Ideal for country lovers, but for weekends lots of culture & city life in Auch & Toulouse if wanted. Beautiful for walking/cycling. Local chateaux etc for culture vultures. Little local concerts most weekends in villages.
We are very friendly, but equally respect that volunteers (and us) need 'me-time'. We are used to receiving foreign students for language courses and exchanging cultural ideas/cooking etc
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week