Baby-sitting and gardening in a beautiful village surrounded by nature near Pyrennees, France



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  • Description


    We are a French couple, Thomas and Isa, living in Rouvenac ( Aude ) in the south of France, a beautiful natural area surrounded by forest, small mountains who make the ambiance magic. The grand father of Isa own a small old castle from the 15th century, one part of it is renovated and we are currently living there. It is located at 30 mn from Limoux, and 1h30 from Toulouse.
    We are in a beautiful small village, with river crossing by, lot of hicking trails arround, nice typical french market on Tuesday and Sunday. There is The Pyrennes at 30mn by car :)
    We have one nice dog, Aku, he lives in the house with us, and he follows us in our outside activities.

    I'm Thomas, French from Toulouse, I travelled over the world this last 10 years, and I had different experiences in woofing (Australia, Canada, Germany, USA ...)
    Passionate about art, I'm a musician, photographer, painter, who loves to talk about well beeing, nature, garden, travel and music ! I will be there most of the time to work with you. I'm fluent in english.
    My loved one Isa, from Toulouse also, is living here, she will be working on her activity. She's passionnate about diving, dancing, playing board games, painting, she also travelled all over the world and did woofing in Colombia, Peru, Indonesia, and Kirghizistan. She speaks english and spanish. She practices Yoga and Massage and like to teach it and share ideas.
    We like to share simple moments with others, to have time alone also and to enjoy time in the forest with our dogs.

    There is a garden that we transformed into vegetable garden, with wooden fences, wooden herb boxes, flowers...

    We eat organic food and local, vegetarian most of the time, we can cook vegan also.
    I, Thomas, love to cook : if you want to share some good recipes, it will be a pleasure.
    We are looking for help for staying with our baby Alba, she's two months, while we are at home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We both did woofing in different kind of farms and activities. We enjoyed how our hosts took care of us and taught us interesting things. We would love to share as they did.

    There is things to learn about house renovation, buiding stuff with wood, gardening, recognize plants...

    We will love to help you to improve your french if you want to learn :) or English if you are more comfortable with :)

    There's a music studio with guitars,drum,djembe,piano,bass...If you're musician, we can organise jam session, and if you're not and you want to learn, it will be a pleasure to teach you !

    There is also everything to paint, draw, read, play boardgames... so you can enyoy that by your own or with us !

    There is rivers all around the area where you can swim and relax, There are plenty of trecking trails, shorts and longs one from the house.

  • Help


    No particular knowledge required, just motivation, curiosity to learn, and hapiness !

    We are looking for someone who can help us in our daily task, watering the garden, help me to cook the meal, go walk with my dog Aku, and help me on some renovation :)

    We have some renovation to do in the small castle if you like,but it's not a priority, like painting walls, furnitures to move, insolation, floor and wooden lambri of a room, fixings things, built a outdoor gate....

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    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.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You will sleep in your own room
    For shower, toilet and internet ( very good 4G, no wifi ) , it's in in the house.
    You will have access to fridge, oven, toilet, shower, and a beautiful terrace with view of nature around :)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is the bus from Toulouse or other big city to Esperaza or Quillan or Couiza

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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

    Max 5h/ day 5days/week

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Host ref number: 752572162586