We are Alex (47) Florian (15) and Simon (13). We have been travelling for years and found our place in the Barguillere valley near Foix / Ariege (3 minutes by car or a 30 minutes walk from Foix) in the country side. Since 2007 we run a cocoa and chocolate business in cooperation with our partners in Ecuador.
We are easy people, used to have lots of folks around, the kids are very open to people but do only speak some basic English and Spanish (they are fluent in French and German and actually Florian gets along quite well with English and Spanish)
We expect our helpers to be part of the family which means that we are offering more than just a working place: we always invite you to our leisure time activities as well as to come with us to parties and so on. But this also means that you take part in normal life in the house. We expect people to be able to take on work and tasks independently and to be able to integrate in family life.
We do have animals so if you have any allergies, we cannot host you. We also appreciate if you inform us when contacting us if you have a special diet.
From now on and over this summer I am planning to do a lot of different stuff in and around the house where I could do with some help...
We can host up to 4 people from now onwards until late september...
... the photos are not quite up to date... i'll have a look into that soon...
Hope to hear from you soon
Alex, Flo and Simon
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceCreating/ Cooking family mealsHelp around the houseAnimal Care
Projects involving children
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From now on and over this summer I am planning to do a lot of different staff in and around the house where I could do with some help...
The upper floor of the barn has been divided in two compartments (divided with curtains), it is a kind of a dorm-camping atmosphere. One site of the barn is open to nature. We've put up beds, and furniture so it is actually quite cosy. Anyway you can use the rest of the house as well, so the barn is just for sleeping.
What else ...
We are living in the Ariege in the Pyrenees, 5 min drive from Foix, 30min walk
You can do everything here: hiking, climbing, flying, canoe and kayak, for those interested in history you have lots of castles, the prehistoric paintings, caves to explore and so many things more, it is a great place.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
We have a fiber connection and an office space to be shared.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
We have a dog ourselves, so another dog is probably not a problem. Even better if it's a female. With other males it can be a bit difficult... For other pets let's see if that occurs...
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
They are a lovely couple, hard workers and always helpful, good for a laughter and eager to do any work proposed to them. And beside work we had also fun together and shared some nice discussions. Kathy has become a chainsaw expert and Dan was great help on the roof (just to mention
The work is very varied - they are renovating their house so are in need of some good handymen/women. You work hard but the food is great and there is always a
They very easily integrated in our family life and we enjoyed very much having them around.
Thanks to Morgan, who was a great help for Alex and full of knowledge with all manual tasks, our roof is redone and our third bedroom and the office got finally some shape; and for sure we got the best wooden