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We are a French-American family looking for energetic couples to help us out especially with a bit of childcare, cooking, light cleaning, and shopping in our old stone village house in Ariege, midi-Pyrenees. Our village is a mountain village of little more than 100 permanent residents, and our house provides superb views of Pyreneen mountain peaks. Any folks interested in staying with us must love children, cats, and chickens (we have 3 kids, 2 cats, and 3 chickens). We are looking for workawayers from now until late winter. Things you should know about us: 1) we like to eat home-cooked meals with fresh organic veggies and fruits from our local farmer's market (mainly vegetarian - vegan is fine too), 2) we love hosting couples but prefer that each person can be independent when needed, 3) we ask that our workawayers also participate in our daily family lives (e.g. lending a hand when necessary), 4) a stay with us will not be a full immersion in french (although we all are fluent french speakers we make an effort to speak mainly English at home so that our kids will stay bilingual). Currently, Amy is undergoing physical therapy in Toulouse and so we especially need help in the mornings and evenings with the kids. This means lots of free time during the day - ideal for someone studying, who has art projects, or who loves nature and wants to get out and about in the mountains.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
We know a lot about the history of our area, and speak both English and French at home.
We are currently looking for workawayers who can help with cooking, shopping, child care and light household duties. Folks who are willing to do and try anything are especially welcome! Prior experience or skills in childcare is preferred although not necessary.
Ideally you would have a drivers license to help pick up groceries or kids from school on specific days.
English, french, some spanish
We are happy to provide a separate bedroom and shared bathroom, plus all meals, for 25 hours of help per week.
An interesting fact is that around the turn of the last century our house was owned by a local bear trainer, hence the name L'Ourssatero.
On your time off, and weather permitting, there are plenty of beautiful hikes and bike rides (we have extra bikes) that leave from our village, and ski resorts within an hour drive. One of the most fantastic outdoor farmer's markets occurs every Saturday in nearby Saint Girons. There are also several Cathar castle ruins and medieval towns within an hour drive, as well as caves with prehistoric paintings.
We have hosted helpers in the past - a number of whom have come back a few times and we now consider lifelong friends.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
25 hours maximum