Help needed on Organic Farm in the Pyrenees, France



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  • Description


    We are an organic livestock farm located at 950 metres altitude in the French Pyrenees. English owners established in 2002. On the 450 ha of land we have Highland Cattle, some sheep and breed Horses for Endurance Competition. We have a busy Gite ( holiday cottage ) and a forestry activity. We only use only sustainable and sympathetic methods on the land. The farm is very isolated so would suit either an individual who likes their own company or a couple. We need help mostly with looking after the horses but someone who had gardening, building or farming skills would be most welcome.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The occupants of the farm are bilingual French/English. Opportunity to immerse yourself in French Catalan culture with the locals and brush up on your English.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    Remote organic farm in the French Pyrenees. Sheep, Highland Cattle and breeding Horses ( for competition not eating ). Also Gite business and forestry.
    The current priority is building tasks and general maintenance,
    Always looking for help with
    - looking after horses including mucking out.
    - fencing,
    - cutting back nettles, brambles shrubs and land clearing
    - land and house maintenance,
    - gardening
    - animal care and feeding
    - cleaning holiday cottage and preparing for guests
    - all the normal stuff.
    Self contained accommodation provided. Mix of volunteer work and paid work. Working time is paid at the National Minimum wage and workers are insured against accident etc.
    Driver preferred and experience with farm vehicles not essential but a real plus.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Completely self contained apartment - would suit a couple.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It needs to be stressed that the farm is remote. The nearest village, where there is a cafe and not much else is 3km away. The nearest town is a 40 minute drive away.
    This would suit a couple or an individual who is a self-starter and likes to work independently. Great for hikers, photographers, and people who love nature, solitude and can be happy with limited company. It's like stepping back in time. This is the place to be If you like being outdoors; you can discover old mule tracks, 11th-century chapels and priories, abandoned mining villages and unlimited mountain walking. This is not the place for anyone who wants to be near the shops or nightlife; but if you want to discover a quieter way of life it is perfect.
    There is a very limited public transport service. Would suit someone with their own transport.
    We are about an hour and a quarter away, by car, from beaches, the museums, cinemas, and music.

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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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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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