Hi , we are Tiphaine and Stephanie, a couple of french women in their thirties with a 5 years girl named Lou.
After knowing this place for a long time, we have settled 5 years ago in the beautiful countryside of Castelnau Montratier (Lot) and bought an old farm we have renovated. We love animals and nature : we have a vizsla dog, a horse and a shetland pony.
Stephanie's project is based on saffron culture and permaculture. Tiphaine works from a home-office.
Only Tiphaine speaks English fluently. English courses as conversation would be appreciated for Stephanie.
We are open minded, easy to meet, joyful, interested in culture exchanges and like to learn from each other
We are looking for general help with the animals, the garden, the woods, in and around the house : but it is mostly outdoor works !
Hoping to meet you...
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
It would be nice if you are interested in the French culture, the landscape and the French language as part of the French way of life.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
There is a variety of tasks such as : (it depends on the weather and season)
- help with the horses : feeding, piking up manure, riding (if you like it), cleaning the stable,
- help with the saffron cuture: planting bulbs, weeding, picking flowers
- DIY: painting, sanding, building
- gardening: clearing and cutting the wood, brushcutting, grass cutting, watering, create a permaculture garden
- babysitting :
- language practice : english conversation
we share the house cleaning task (cooking, washing...)
We expect you to work 5 hours a day, 5days a week.
the work might be physical. we are looking for a energetic, self motivated, practical and quickly learning person, who likes to work ! You should easily adapt to new surroundings and love to work outdoors in all weathers (whether rain or hot). Most of the jobs you have to do on your own, some of the volunteer work is done in the team. so it is better to host a couple or two friends.
if you have any abilities or experience in gardening and permaculture it's a good add !
We make available for you a confortable bedroom with WiFi and your own bathroom.
There is not much public transportation. it is better if a have your own car. We have bikes available to explore the area. There are some lovely places to go on walks. We can take you to and from our nearest town and you are welcome to join us on trips to other towns when possible.
We gladly take you to see some beautiful and historic places in the area, hiking, horse riding.
It is very quite and calm. To be happy here you must love nature. If you look for peace and tranquility, if you like to walk or bike, and if you enjoy to be with animals, it could be a good place for you.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.