Some wood-related projects, share our family & outside life , South West France

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  • Description

    Description

    Stays usually last at least 2-3 weeks: kids need time and feel sad when you leave:-)


    We're a family of four persons: Nathalie, William,our son Jonas (6 years old) and Adela (2year and half ).

    We live on the country side, not far from a city (Dax). We live a small wooden house with a quite wild garden around. We also have a nice dog and a cat.

    No screen at home, or almost :-)

    We try to live simply and having an healthy way of life: wood stove, less meat, various diets.

    William works at Dax which is a ten minutes drive from home.

    Nathalie takes care of Jonas and Adela, spending time at home, outside in the country side and at some other activities with kids all along the week.

    Our son Jonas is educated following the principles of unschooling: no need of a school to learn life. He likes playing music, putting on shows (improvisation). He likes reading books.

    On week end, we spend time outdoor, hiking or gardening. We also attend a group to share ideas & help one another: permaculture gardening, renovating our houses with natural materials...

    We're at less than an hour from the seaside and there are many quiet places where to go around. People who love nature will enjoy the area.

    William speaks English well, Nathalie a bit less.


    Feel free to ask question, we don't bite :-) .

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • 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

    We'll share our way of life. We think that, without being very special, we do live in a different way even if, at first glance, we're coming from urban families.

    Also, we've a lot to learn, This may be interesting for people who are trying to find THEIR own way.
    We're said to be open minded and easy going.

    We are interested by topics such as education and personnal development. You probably have a different point of view, and that's why who would like to meet you.

    We can offer:

    - sewing and knitting (beginner or advanced),
    - beekeeping,
    - preparing meals, Nathalie is a good cook (traditionnal French food and vegetarian)
    - wood work,
    - gardening

    - William can teach basic skills in (amercan) boxing.


    That's why someone with skills into wood working/ carpentry will be specially welcome


    - alternative education, homeschooling,
    - conscious living

  • Help

    Help

    Most importantly, we're strongly looking for people who wish to take part in our family life.

    we are currently finishing building a wood cabin.Help and skills appreciated: wood panels, window frames to put in place, some sanding (with power tools), inside finish.


    But also, help with everyday household tasks (help us tidying the rooms, washing the dishes, preparing food) ...as all other members of the family :-)

    Skills in gardening (and grafting fruit trees), maintaining the vegetable patch are welcome.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    we have small room (9m2) with a brand new convertible couch. Also, our garden is great if you prefer to put a tent (from june to september). Bird songs will welcome you all along the day, along with Jonas' songs too.

    W'll lend you a laptop and will turn on wifi if you need.

    Bike is also available.

    it is possible to go at the city every day.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We're neither vegan nor vegetarian but we don't eat meat every week. We can comply with your needs.

    Twice we had the opportunity to welcome globe trotters, it was a great experience and we're glad to renew such meeting.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We have a very sociable dog. Our cat is wild enough we cannot accept cats. Thank you.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 hours per day, 2 days off

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