Come help us renovate our old farmhouse in the Midi-Pyrenees, France

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France

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    21/07/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there!

    We had a huge year last year!. Despite the car accident at the beginning of the year that saw all the family in intensive care for January with thanks to friends and family local and worldwide we managed to do a huge amount of work at the house.

    We've got loads of continual work going on. Mainly we'll be working on the ground floor and doing the finishing touches to the first floor.

    We're looking for people that are good all a-rounders. That can think on there feet and not afraid of a little bit of everything.

    We've got some carpentry, tiling, painting, gardening and general barn clearing perhaps with some demolition going on this year.

    If this any of this sounds like you want to put your energy into then please read on.

    We do real people, not ego's. We do fun, but we work hard too.

    This is our home not a business. If you come you'll be one of us. Treated no different. We don't know what hours so don't ask. But we are not slave drivers. We will not be sitting back and watching you work . You will be part of the team.

    If you fancy coming and helping out get in touch.

    Our nearest town is Saint Girons which is famous throughout the Pyrenees for it's Saturday market.

    We are well travelled folk ourselves however becoming pregnant with our number 2 we decided to buy this beautiful farmhouse and settle down. We chose here purely for the lifestyle. Rich in food, rich in health and rich in beauty.

    We have a good mixture of local and international friends and we are a bilingual family.

    Life here in the hamlet is pretty special. Although our neighbours are a lot older (and were born here in the hamlet, literally) they have welcomed us with open arms and accepted us as one of their own and have been teaching us their ways.

    The area that we live in is for folk that love the outdoors. We are 1hr 30 mins direct south of Toulouse, 3hrs to either coast (Biarittz on the Atlantic and Perpignan on the Med) 4hrs to Barcelona. Andorra is just a short hop and a skip too.

    Our nearest ski resort, Guzet, is 45 mins drive away.

    Get in contact if you like what you read.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    What you will see and learn here is how we live and enjoy life.

  • Help

    Help

    Work can take on any form literally from childcare (minimal) to working on the roof, to working in the garden to feeding the chickens.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Our newly renovated (thank you helpers) and insulated VW Van has a double bed and stunning views. We need help to build the dry toliet and outside shower for this area which will be your personal space. Or if you prefer we do have a double bedroom in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cap de Sour

  • 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

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Max 25 hours per week. This is our home not an office. You will be expected to help us out. Yes some days might be longer than others and we can't tell you that the hours worked will be consecutive. But of course you will get fun days too!

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