Discover and help us create a permaculture botanical garden in our beautiful region of Haut Languedoc, France



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  • Description


    A sweet and quiet life in the countryside in the Haut Languedoc. It is a hamlet surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and forests crossed by a river, between the thermal center of Lamalou les Bains and Avène. We are 30 minutes north of Béziers and 1 hour from Montpellier, also 1 hour maximum from the Mediterranean Sea. Lake Salagou is 30 minutes from us. Possibility to go hiking. It will be possible to drive you to public transport.
    We are young retirees, Didier 64 years old and Michèle 58 years old. We love and have traveled a lot.
    We are passionate about permaculture and also want to create a whole botanical garden on 500 m2 of land with mainly important plants for pollination. We need a person to help us shape our outdoor space, it will take between 4h to 5h maximum of work per day from Monday to Friday.
    I love to cook, good dishes of traditional recipes will be part of the meals (which we will share together with pleasure if you wish). You will have your private room and bathroom within our house. We have fiber for your exchanges via the internet. We have a very docile and affectionate cat and. We like exchanges and sharing, I understand a little English, and a little more Italian. My husband speaks a bit of English and has notions of Portuguese. It was his daughter who went for several years to different countries through this site, who advised us to register here.
    We ask for the health pass, we ourselves have our 3 doses of anti-covid vaccines.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects

  • 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 love the exchange and sharing of our experiences from our humanitarian travels around the world. We will be happy to make our region known. We will be able to bring our knowledge on permaculture. We will be happy to be able to deepen a foreign language and its culture.

  • Help


    We need help with the creation of a botanical garden in permaculture. We ask for help to plant flowers, shrubs, create massifs. We will make together the drawing of the massifs. We work the land without phytosanitary products. We need to remove the plastic films that were installed on the floor by the previous owners.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Anglais, Espagnol, Italien, Portugais

  • Accommodation


    Your bedroom and shower room are on the ground floor within the house. The bedroom has a large closet in the wall. It is a recent house. The internet connection is very high and goes through fiber.
    We provide all meals and can prepare them together.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For free time, we can provide you with a bike, take you to the SNCF train station or bus station (10 km). A greenway of 80km from Bédarieux to Mazamet to do, hiking paths from the house. We can also accompany you if you wish for the visit of Béziers, Montpelliers, Narbonne, Pézenas (molière's hometown), Lac du Salagou (exceptional site) and many medieval villages around.

  • 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

    No problem we have a large flat plot and we are in a very peaceful hamlet where you will be awakened by the singing of birds.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 844427769863