Cultural Centre in the Basque Country, South west France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a 13th century manor House located in the heart of the Basque country .
    The area is breathtakingly beautiful and wonderful for hiking.
    We have a large organic vegetable garden from which we prepare vegetarian meals all year. Though we do eat organic locally produced meat some times. We are experimenting with permaculture. We serve organic vegetarian Food at our summer events and for residential groups (yoga and Dance). In the summer we organise Concerts in an outdoor Theatre and Exhibitions inside; After 20 years of renovation we still have several projects . Building an earth dome for a spa and a wood cabin for extra out door space.
    When we have groups we are occupied mainly with preparing food for them. We all eat together & they are generally very interested in our workawayers. We are English but speak reasonable French, most of the groups are French.
    We are happy to help you with your English or French if you are trying to improve them. :-)
    We are a half hours drive from Biarritz & the basque coast & can arrange for lifts for you to the coast in the morning. We are in a valley between the mountains of Baigura 897m & Garalda 600m giving several excellent walks from the house.
    We have a white water raft and when the weather is very hot we go to the river Nive in the next valley, which is lots of fun.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We host groups for alternative activities most weekends, our guests are very open and interested in the travelers who stay with us.
    We live a relaxed & ecofriendly lifestyle with a very productive vegetable garden set in a magnificent location.
    The summer concerts we organize here are good fun & our public interact well with the workawayers
    Helping Tony on his building projects you will learn about using local & natural materials;.

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    We have a large organic vegetable garden from which we prepare vegetarian meals all year. Though we do eat organic locally produced meat some times. We are experimenting with permaculture. We serve organic vegetarian Food at our summer events and for residential groups (yoga and Dance). In the summer we organise Concerts in an outdoor Theatre and Exhibitions inside; After 20 years of renovation we still have several projects . Building an earth dome for a spa and a wood cabin for extra out door space.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish, Basque (beginner)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Bedrooms available, occasionally with very large groups you will have to share.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Very beautiful region for hiking, half hour from the coast (biarritz) transport available; the summer we have a white water raft which is fun on the river Nive. Very interesting region historically (prehistoric caves, chocolate museums and artisans. Sheeps cheese (Our friends will show you how)
    Our summer concerts are loads of fun!!

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20 per week

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