Discover the joy of the French countryside in Foissac, France

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  • Last activity: 09/01/2023



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    Hi, my name is Julia and I have just moved from Australia to France. I have purchased a petit chateau on 15 acres with many outbuildings, a woodland, old walled gardens and a grotto that fills a seasonal lake.

    My background is in interior design and art, so I want to create a beautiful artistic, creative space, where people can come, relax and create.

    The property is a combination of the main house, needing renovation, a one bedroom cottage, a studio, a small barn to renovate into a 2 bedroom cottage and a huge barn ideal for creative workshops and functions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The joy of the French countryside while making new friends and working together on a project. I am happy to share and pass on all my knowledge as an interior designer, as we work together to create beautiful artistic spaces, in the house and in the gardens.

    The property is located between Figeac, and Villefranche-de-Rouergue, being only a 20 minute drive away and both with train stations. Villeneuve and Cajarc are only 10 minutes away. There are so many wonderful villages and towns in the area with great local markets and historical sites to visit.

  • Help


    I will have several different projects that I need help with, such as gardening, general tidying of the woodland, and general maintenance work around the property.

    You need to be an enthusiastic, happy, positive person who enjoys getting in and helping.

    I have a background in art and design and I intend to use all me skills in creating beautiful spaces in my buildings and gardens. I am happy to share and pass on my knowledge in design.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation available will either be a room in the main house, or if a couple would like to come and help, the use of the one bedroom cottage.

    I would like 5 hours of work a day, 5 day per week.

    A well stocked kitchen to help yourself to for breakfast and lunch and we all come together for dinner.

    workaways are to provide their own wine and alchol.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are situated 15 minutes from Figeac and 15 minutes from Villefranche-de-Rouergue in Aveyron (Department 12).

    Rodez is just 45 minutes away.

    There are several amazing historical sites and places of interest within a one hour's drive in all directions.

  • 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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 572246796586

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