We are a young family with 3 and 5 year old daughters working on our beautiful old Hamlet to fulfil our dream of running a self sufficient gite business here in South West France. The gardens are pretty big and there is a lot of work to do on the buildings.
We are in a remote location, 4.5km to the town of Mirepoix so transport would be needed if you wanted to get into town.
Help in the house
While volunteering you will get to experience living a rural lifestyle with peace and quiet away from the day to day grind of city or town life.
Work would include gardening- weeding, planting, mowing, helping us create a self sufficient way of growing our own food.
On the properties we have lots of painting and cleaning up to do to get them ready.
The accommodation is a double 1 bedroom gite so would suit either a couple sharing, friends or a single person. The gite is in need of decoration but has it's own kitchen, bathroom and lounge area with a lovely private balcony of your own.
There is also a bedroom in the family home with a separate lounge
Food is provided for you to cook in your gite or to eat with the family.
You will have the opportunity to live and work on a beautiful old Hamlet, with the sound of sheep bells and wildlife all around, it is a truly magical place. With the Pyrenees under 40 km away, a gorgeous swimming lake under 20 mins away and an abundance of stunning walk on your doorstep there is so much to do on your downtime.
There are trains from the near by town of Pamiers to Toulouse and the famous Carcassonne is just 40 mins drive
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week (25 hours per week)