Experience the countryside lifestyle in a magical family farm surrounded by vine-yards in Poitou Charentes, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    You are invited to experience the countryside lifestyle in a magical farm surrounded by vineyards and an old forest called "La Vivetrie", in the district of Charente in the south-west of France, near Bordeaux.

    The farm has been owned by the family for more than 160 years and specializes in the production of wine for cognac. Gilles, along with his daughter Nour, will be responsible for and guiding the various projects.

    The experience allows the participants to taste an authentic, rustic French life for a month, while working in different kinds of environmental care of the soil, such as:
    - taking care of the vineyards
    - basic earthwork
    - gardening

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice

  • 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

    This experience will allow you to fully enter our daily life activities. We will get to know each other, have interesting conversations, cooking, cleaning, and working all together.
    You will basically become part of the family:)

    Activities we can offer:
    - Tours in the area
    - Visit ancient churches in the region
    - motorcycle rides
    - tractors rides
    - Antiques markets
    - Firecamp evening in the woods
    - free time for enjoying at the farm and its surroundings

  • Help

    Help

    The work requires being open to a new perspective on agriculture and gardening. We work with love to the nature around us, the best experiences happen when volunteers start to feel the same and work with joy.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Hebrew: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation will be in the farmhouse, in few rooms that are available for this purpose.
    - kitchen, where the volunteers and the hosts cook together
    - vegetals garden

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Activities:
    - Tours in the area
    - Shopping in nearby city Barbuzieux
    - Kayaking in the city of Aubeterre on the banks of the river
    - Visit ancient churches in the region
    - Swimming in the lake of Brossac
    - Antiques markets
    - Music evening performances at the of Lake Brossac
    - Lunch at the local French restaurant Chez Poirier
    - Firecamp evening in the woods
    - free time for enjoying at the farm and its surroundings

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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