Peaceful place in Auvergne. Help with small renovations around our home. France

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  • Description

    Description

    Olivier and me bought our house in 2016 and are since then renovating it. We live in the landscape side, in a small village with approximately 15 houses. The next village with shops is 4 km away.
    Olivier has 3 kids, but they stay most of the time in their mothers place, which is 3,5 hours away from us. They are with us on some weekends and during school holidays.
    We have a dog, cat, donkey, goat and 4 chicken.
    We try to be more and more eco-responsible and we love to share our place. We have a great view on the volcanos and there are a lot of hiking possibilities nearby.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    As I am Luxemburgish, I speak German and French as well. So if someone wants to practice these languages, there will be no problem.
    We share our whole knowledge and experience with the volunteers and maybe we can even learn some new skills together.
    We can show you around, give some cooking classes for Typical Auvergnat, Luxemburgish and Nepali dishes.
    Olivier has a cheese shop, so you can also learn about how to mature cheese.
    I am a Naturopath and I practice feet and hand massage. I can show you some movements if you want.

  • Help

    Help

    We mostly need help with the surroundings:
    - moving the chicken house
    - Carrying out earthwork
    - Preparing for permaculture
    - Building a greenhouse
    But there is also some painting work left if someone likes to do this.
    We just bought the neighbors house and wanted to do a guest house out of it. But there is a lot to do. There we mostly need help to empty the house and to clean the surroundings.
    And than we will share the general housework.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a big house and will share it with you. You will have your own room with private bathroom (toilets are shared).
    I am vegetarian, and we eat only the eggs from our chicken. It would be nice if we could cook sometimes together and sometimes relate each other.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our region is well known for outdoor activities... hiking, biking, swimming in the lake, skiing... but there are also nice villages and castles to visit. There is no public transport but we have two cars and can arrange to lend one sometimes.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 675984853291