Help us on our eco building projects and speaking English with our kids in Midi Pyrenees, Southwest France



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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    Hello dear workawayers,
    We are a family of 5. My name is Marion and with my husband Mara and we are raising 3 adorable children - Nino 13 y/o, Mila 10 y/o and Mawel 1 y/o. We are presently renewing an old farm in the little village of Rieux Volvestre in the south of France, 60km South of Toulouse.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our level of English is very basic so as commented above, our primary exchange will be linguistic.
    Our diet is organic. We're renewing our house in an eco-friendly way. We are very concerned about environment.
    I am also ready to help our workawayer to improve his/her French.
    Plus as I'm a former circus teacher I can provide circus material.
    Our farm is surrounded by organic fields. The place is really calm. Our next neighbour is 800m away. But we are still close to the shops that are located in the village.
    Our way of life is really easy-going. We are very sociable. We like inviting our friends because we like sharing good moments with them. If you like calmness, nature, fruit trees harvesting, fresh air, you will be served. Oh and I forgot to mention that we have an awesome swimming pool in the garden.
    In terms of tourist places around, you can visit Toulouse and its museums, the Pyrenees and its fantastic hiking paths and ski resorts, the mediteranean sea and resorts, the Atlantic Ocean, the middle age city of Carcassonne, the city of Albi and Corde sur Ciel plus many other incredible untouched little villages, Lourdes, Bordeaux, local markets and their colours and flavours.

  • Help


    We would like our workawayer be a native English speaker so he/she speaks in English to our kids. Then we are expecting him/her to help us cook by preparing more or less 4 or 5 meals a week knowing that in one week there are 14 meals. And why not from time to time, make us discover specialities from your country. Most of our diet in vegetarian but we eat meat from time to time so feel free to cook what you want.
    We also would like him/her to taken care of baby Mawel.
    The rest of the time our workawayer will help us on other tasks like for example : gardening, building, animal care (chickens, cats and Miss K our dog.)
    The total duration of your tasks will be more or less 6 hours a day from Monday to Saturday. All Sundays plus one Saturday a month are off.
    The duration of your stay is one month with possibility of more.

  • Languages spoken

    French: Fluent
    English: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will be accommodated in a mobile home just near by our house. The mobile home is just the bedroom. You will have access to the bathroom inside the house.
    Internet connection is high speed, illimited and free of charge. But the wifi doesn't reach the mobile home at the moment.
    The meals are taken together with the family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Public transport is not very well developed. The closest train station is Carbonne station 10km away. We can bring you there anytime by car.
    Any planning adjustments can be redefined.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 585133734134