Hello, we are a big bouncy family of six, we have plenty of fun learning and enjoying our beloved home and setting with workaways. Lots of music and stories to share.
* * Currently looking during May and June, July and August ( can be 2 weeks at a time or more) Child minding and generally hanging around with us helping disperse the family chore load whilst we host French families and teach English with craft workshops ( July and August)
This will be a fantastic opportunity for a French person who wishes to practise / improve their English.
There will of course be lots of other projects going on as ever.
- land management ( pruning, cuttings, strimming)
- goat and donkey care and re-fencing fields.
- construction of chicken coop and run
- wood stacking, cutting, loading
- development of veggie garden / composting/ planning
- painting and decorating
- cleaning, organising, clearing out barns, daily house care and cooking.
As you can see there will be something to fit all!
Do get in touch if you are interested in coming to stay with us
We have a wide and exciting range of roles for our workaways.
Creating our kids language camps, developing the atelier for craft workshops and creating our forest school. LANDSCAPING, VEGETABLES, ANIMALS, DESIGN, RENOVATION, BUILDING PROJECTS ... and the list continues........
We offer a peaceful setting for workaways to learn and be involved in this evolving project: everyone will have a skill that can be utilised and we tailor projects to the workaways involved.
We are in an isolated location ( 10 minutes by car to the closest village). We don't go out everyday, so this might not suit everyone. We have 12 hectare of beautiful land ( woodland and field) which allows workaways to find their own space where needed.
There are many parts to the project: You could be involved in
Preparation of the atelier for artisan workshops: kids crafting, learning English for children based on nature and creating,
and leather making workshops.
Maintaining health and well being of the donkeys.
Reclaiming and building furniture
Treating wood/ oiling etc
Preparing for guests, interior ideas and design
Anyone with experience please help us with
More complicated carpentry
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
Workaways could learn a great deal about the land and nature here... and learn with us.
Along with artisan trades and creating imaginative space for guests.
Although we are English speaking we are happy to speak french if you wish to learn this language. Workaways will be able to explore this beautiful part of the dordogne. We have bikes galore and the roads are wonderful for those who wish to explore. Hautefort is 10 minutes by car: with restaurants and shops.
We're looking for workaways who want to experience this wonderful project with us. We are learning from ground zero in terms of the land and farming so we'd love you to learn it all with us.
We are currenlty working on making kid style camp, crafting workshops.... this will involve design, inspiration, both inside and outside.
We have 12 hectares of land, much of which is forest but there is a gorgeous courtyard that needs much pruning and inspiration. The vegetable garden is a constant and its always great to have help with it.
We'll serve all meals Monday-Friday : ( lunch can be flexible) We will leave your weekends free for you to explore. However we are very flexible, so we can mix these days and time up, some days doing less, or more... etc..
We recommend no less than 1 week and to see how it goes from there.. Singles or couples.
This host offers a language exchange
We'd love to host French speakers who we can teach / or build on their English language.
You will have your own bedroom and use to a number of bathrooms.
We have wi-fi throughout the house.
The house is heated, central heating, and stoves, and open fires but it is old and drafty so for those who can be a bit hardy please.
If you have your own car: then thats great: there is lots to explore. We will also involve you in our movements: visiting friends and interesting places.
Hautefort chateaux town
Excideuil : farmers market
Surrounded by rivers, lakes forests to explore.
Pre-historic caves, discoveries.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
This host can provide space for campervans.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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