Help in an Animal sanctuary in Dordogne France



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  • Description


    I love animals and have dedicated my life to rescuing and taking care of them. I currently have 4 dogs, 22 cats, 3 donkeys, two bulls, 6 horses, 6 ponies 12 goats, 5 scheep, 1 pig, 2 rabbits, 2 roosters and 23 chickens. We are a sanctuary.
    My goal is to make the farm animals ambassadors for their species and make people aware of the complexities of these wonderful creatures. They are not livestock and they are not things.

    I maintain the property on my own, and while I can teach you the specifics of working with my animals, I highly favor work-away volunteers who have prior experience working with animals. I am looking for people who are attentive and who understand the responsibilities of taking care of animals. If you do not know anything about animals but have some specific skills like building fences, construction, woodworking, etc. do not hesitate to contact me, your experience is highly needed and appreciated.

    In exchange for your hard work, you sleep in a real room in the estate and are fed organic food. I am a proud vegan, and I welcome you to open your heart and mind about the benefits of this lifestyle.

    It is important to know that this can be very heavy/physical work and that anyone coming should be prepared for that type of activity.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Greater appreciation for nature and animals, language practice, living in a region of France full of culture and amazing fares on a beautiful property, low carbon footprint lifestyle.

  • Help


    I need help in all aspects of animal care such as feeding, cleaning, and maintaining their habitat. Some of the fences and enclosures of my animals need to be fixed. Other tasks include: watering plants in the summer, upkeep of the land, helping with the house, or starting a vegetable garden. I am open-minded when it comes to other projects that can benefit the animals and the land.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Private room with double bed and private bathroom in the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Dordogne is a very authentic part of France. The area is known for its castles, amazing wines, culture, climate and traditional foods. It is a beloved touristic area from late spring to early fall. I can come and pick you up from Bergerac train station or Bergerac airport. Depending on my availability, I may be able to take you to some interesting surrounding areas to show you a bit of the local culture.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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