Help in eco construction and gardening in the forest with arts and fun in the Sidobre in the south of France



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    We are a French couple, Thomas and Isa, living in the Sidobre in the south of France, a beautiful natural area surrounded by forest and big granit stones who make the ambiance celtic and magic. Our house from the 18th century has been renovated through the years. It is located at 20 mn from Castres, and 1h20 from Toulouse.
    We are on a hill at 600m altitude, at the end of the road with a lot of hicking trails starting from the house and going to the Sidobre forest with menhirs inside.
    We have two nice dogs, Aku and Sky, they live in the house, and they follow 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.

    We have a garden with a greenhouse, vegetables, fruit trees, a pond with goldfish next to the house.
    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 !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    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...

    There is a music studio in the house, drum, guitars, bass, piano, djembé, cajon... 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, soon there will be mushroom and chesnut to pick in the forest ! There are plenty of trecking trails, shorts and longs one from the house.

    Isa can teach you Yoga and massage.

    We will love to help you to improve your french

  • Help


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

    There will be things to do in the garden, like grinding woods and cover the ground with it, create a path, pick vegetables and fruits, plant for winter...

    We built a Zome ( kind of symetric wood house ) this summer, and we plan to do the insulation, cover the inside of the wall with wooden lambri, and making the floor.

    We have some renovation to do in the house, like painting walls, furnitures to move, insolation and wooden lambri of a room, build a outside wood table, fixings things...

    We are looking for people staying at least 2 weeks.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

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  • Accommodation


    The accomodation is a new wood cabane with view of the hill and sunset, surrounded by the garden and a pond in a quiet and independant area. There is also a room in the house.

    There is a dry toilet next to the cabane, and electricity inside.

    For shower, toilet and internet, it's in in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    To reach our house, you can catch a bus in Castres.
    The closest airports are in Toulouse or Castres.
    There are also bus station and train station in Castres coming from Toulouse or other cities.

    You can discover the area with these touristic websites :

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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

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    Hours expected

    Max 5h/ day 5days/week

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Host ref number: 752572162586