We are a family of 5 people. Two of our children are students and live in Bordeaux and Paris. They regularly come to spend time at home and travel as much as possible. The youngest is 7 years old. We, the parents, are management researchers. We work to create responsible management methods that take care of the living (working people, animals, environment, etc.). We bought a very beautiful and very old house two years ago. We have almost finished the renovation with ecological materials. We only have some finishing touches left: a little interior painting (bathrooms; stairs and toilets); maintenance of the shutters; arranging the surroundings; emptying the rubble.
Our living environment is very pleasant: we live in the countryside, but 20 minutes from Bordeaux by train, 2 hours from the Pyrenees and 1 hour from the Ocean. In 2h30 we are in Paris by train. We speak English and a little Spanish and Russian and are curious about all cultures.
We have varied cultural activities and are very curious. Our most regular activities are music (piano and singing) and horse riding. We will be able to make you discover the Bordeaux region with its vineyards, but above all many local initiatives that respect living things (natural viticulture; donkey breeding, sanctuary for the protection of animals; AMAP...). There will also be opportunities to go to the ocean or to the mountains according to your desires.
We will also be able to share theoretical knowledge in management and occupational health, but this is not mandatory :)
We would like the volunteers to be able to give us a second wind to: paint the shutters and windows; fill a dumpster with the waste from the work; paint two bathrooms; a toilet; a stairwell. We will contribute to this outside of our working time.
You will have a private room and a bathroom. We will share the daily life that will be punctuated during the week by school and work and by our desires during the weekend.
We'll eat together. Food will be available to the person being cared for. We will pay attention to everyone's tastes or intolerances.
You will have a private room and a bathroom. The house is about 300 m2 and is very pleasant in all seasons. The garden measures 7500m2, 2/3 of which is in the orchard. It is bordered by a small stream.
We will share the daily life that will be punctuated during the week by school and work and by our desires during the weekend. (We regularly stay to work in our home office.)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.