Come and help with a variety of tasks at our place in the picturesque village of Faux-la-Montagne, France



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    Do you want a work away holiday with your own private accommodation and views over looking a beautiful lake? Well look no further! Situated in the picturesque village of Faux-la-Montagne in the parc naturel régional de millevaches, just 6km from Lac de Vassiviere, We are currently converting a water mill and outbuildings to provide gites offering quality accommodation, restoring a retired trout farm, and re planting a forest.

    We are an English family who moved to France 2 years ago as we fell in love with what we like to call our own mini paradise. The Moulin is set in 39 acres; with its own private lake, pretty rivers and streams cascading between ancient mill ruins. We are a Fun loving family who care for animals/nature, we love's the outdoors and we are looking for like minded people to come and stay and help us with our endeavour.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope that having a volunteering experience with us, we can pass on the knowledge gained and mistakes made from this type of project. We have met some amazing people living and working in and for the national park. Tourists from all over the globe visiting in our Gites have come as visitors and left as friends and we hope we can also have this experience with our work away volunteers.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Every type of volunteer would be welcome as we have a verity of tasks/projects to undergo. For the outdoor type's We will be needing help clearing the rivers, lake and walkways from trees/branches and debris also re planting a forest so as long as your willing that's all that we ask! However we also need help with some building works which is varying from building renovation to constructing a new outdoor fire pit and BBQ to enjoy this summer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We have just finished re vamping a cute Cabin next to our lake with amazing views for our worthy work away volunteers. Its has all the normal household amenities, 2 bedrooms, shower, toilet, open plan living room with a new fully equipped kitchen and heating. It has everything you need to enjoy the work away experience but still gives you independence and privacy.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Faux la Montagne is situated just 6km from Lac de Vassivere which has 7 swimming beaches and during the summer months the surrounding area comes to life with pop up snack bars and typical French markets. We often finish our working day by 3pm and head to the beach to soak up the atmosphere or take our canoe out and find our own private beach to enjoy the afternoon sun.

  • 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

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