Renovating and chocolate in the French Pyrenees, France

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France

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    06/12/2020

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi there;
    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 opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    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...

  • Languages spoken

    Catalan: Fluent
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 ...

    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

    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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week







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