Help a couple with a small farm in La Creuse, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    This is a small farm 15km from Gueret. We grow vegetables and keep poultry and donkeys. We farm according to permaculture principles. We have a woodland area that we are actively managing - harvesting wood for heating, cooking and building. We are in the process of training two of our donkeys in this work. We would welcome Workawayers to help with growing food and helping in the woods. We are a retired english couple who have lived in France for the past five years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    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
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a beautiful area in France with many interesting cultural centres to visit. During the spring and summer there are many village festivals. We are actively involved with a local folk music and dancing association and attend many local bals that visitors would be welcome to attend.
    We have knowledge of working and walking with donkeys and workawayers would be able to join in with those experiences.

  • Help


    Vegetable growing, harvesting and processing. Helping in the woods - clearing, replanting and building with green wood.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have built a shepherd's hut in a woodland near to the house which accommodates a couple. It is completely autonomous with electricity, cooking facilities and hot shower. There is a dry toilet next to it.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Creuse is renowned for its peaceful, unspoilt countryside, dramatic landscapes and breathtaking views with water everywhere.
    We have a small lake full of carp - which visitors would be welcome to fish in.
    It’s landscapes have been celebrated by artists such as Monet and Renoir and have parts known as George Sand country (after the author).
    The Royal tapestry town of Aubusson () is worth a visit, as is La Souterraine, a lively market town whose medieval ramparts still stand today. Throughout the Creuse you’ll also see many fine examples of romanesque churches.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 574823453595