Help renovate an old farmhouse, with my organic garden in Grignan, Provence, France

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  • Last activity: 21 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    I knew workaway thanks to my daughter Claire who went on a volunteer basis. On her return she convinced me to take guests. I’m self-taught, and I built my own house on my own. The house is big, and so are the kids, and we have room for you.
    We are a large French family, established in the region for several generations. We like to exchange, to share our culture, we like to have people of different cultures at the same time, the exchange is more enriching, people rather autonomous and mature, we cook and eat everything, meals are taken as a family.
    It is a moment used for exchange, in France meals are taken at the table and we take the time to share, it is a very convivial moment.
    The daily participation in the preparation of meals and the maintenance of the house is part of daily life.
    We live in a small village and we have a garden, and we renovate an old farm in a nearby town. We have animals, chickens, ducks, geese, sheep and dogs.
    We have a lot to do every day, the tasks are varied, and you can choose according to your abilities. I like to speak English, but I’m not very good.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I speak French, a little English and a little Spanish. My region is very pleasant and I propose you to come with me every time I move in a nearby village, or at friends or family...
    We have very varied landscapes, the MONT VENTOUX, just in front of the farm, many castles and pretty village of Provence, river...
    we do a bit of silver photography, ceramics and we do a lot of very different small jobs, and are ready to introduce you to the different tasks we do.

  • Help


    I have an organic garden, fruits to make jams, vegetables, maintain the house, I like to cook, and I can teach you French cuisine, here it is a very good region for the wine of the Rhône coast.
    I renovate a roof, a stone wall, and a lot of small work to do. When you’re motivated, you can move mountains.
    We like to exchange and discuss, we try to recycle as much as possible, and we try to be the most autonomous, we don’t like heavy consumption.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    anglais , espagnol

  • Accommodation


    you have room independant, bathroom share, wifi, the meals it's a moment when you exchange around the table, whith a friends and family.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    you have big montain, the MONT VENTOUX, just in front of the farm, many holld castel and pretty provence's village, river....

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    i have big garden and wood

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 757587914883

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