Gardening, small tasks, child care in a vegetarian / vegan friendly family in Langlade, South of France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a vegetarian / vegan friendly family, professionnaly invloved in organic living foods / alternative parenting. We need would be someone willing to become part of our familly during at least two weeks. We live just near Nîmes , in Langlade in South France, 35 minutes drive from the beach. Our 1700 m2 garden has many fruit trees, and the house is nice.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are looking for a person, who would be interested to learn french ! Eric speaks 4 languages : Dutch, French, English and Spanish.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a helper at least vegetarian with driving license for childcare for our familly, we are working in the vegan / vegeterian / raw food scene, for short or longer stays.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We offer a private room in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are looking for a vegetarian/vegan open minded helper in south France. We live in south France, 35 minutes from the beach, 15 minutes from Nîmes, by car or bus. Nearest train station is Vergèze, 12 minutes from here, or Nîmes, other side of the city, 25 minutes from here. Less than one hour from our house, you can reach Montpellier, Avignon, Arles, Uzès famous cities. One hour and a half is Marseille. On week ends we let you use a car if you want to discover the surroundings.

    Eric and Aurélie run a 13 years old organic online organic living food buisiness importing goods and superfoods from over 15 countries around the world, including Japan, Thailand, Marocco, Mexico, USA...etc.
    Aurélie is also Doula and she runs the editor part of the buisiness, we publish an average of two books a year. We also run online living food courses and have a recording studio at home. Eric speaks fluently dutch, english and spanish and french of course.

    We are a so called recomposed family, with 3 girls at home : Zia is four, Léane is 13 years old and Cloé is 16 years old. Eric has also 3 older childs who do not live with us presentely but who come on week ends and holidays. We are involved in alternative parenting, Zia was born at home in water. We both work from home.

    Regarding food : We are both vegetarian, orientated vegan and living food. There is no meat, no fish, no alcohol, no cow milk, no dairies in our house. Exceptionnaly coffee. Sometimes we have some cheese and/or pizzas or eggs from our chickens when we succeed to find them in the garden.

    On the other hand we have and make a lot of alternative foods you will discover : we eat seaweeds every day, make fresh milk from sprouted almonds or soaked chufas. We make dehydrated raw crakers, raw vegan shushis, sprouted sunflower patés, raw birthday cakes. We have edited 9 years ago french first raw food book recepies : Cuisine vivante pour une santé optimale.

    We look for a vegetarian friendly non smoking person, with some experience in attending children / teenagers. The au pair can share with us the caretaking of Zia who is at home half time too. The rest of the tasks may be discussed, including gardening and small house tasks like painting. We look for a person willing to share our family life, interested to learn from us, we are really open minded to other cultures and enjoy teach and share. Eric travelled in 25 countries, Aurelie has an intense artistic background and has been travelling a lot also. We like to enrich each other and this can bea easyly done trying to understand each other.

    At home we use dry compost toilets, this is a political choice we made because we do not like to use drinking water for toilet purpose as billions of people on this earth have no access to clean drinking water. Eric and Aurelie have been using this type of toilets for many years and we are open to speak about it and explain this choice. We have a wooden hot tub in the garden.

    We are living in a super quiet area, the village has only houses with large garden. Our is full of fruit trees (1700m2). We have a water drill in the garden providing fresh natural water. Nimes can be reached very quickly by car or bus. Allow 15 to 20 minutes drive for the hyper centrum. At the end of the street begins the "garrigue", 200 meters from home, and there are endless walks to be done here directly from our house. The village is crossed by a "greenway" (old train path reconverted into a cycling path).

    Following our experience with some young workawayers, here is what we are not interested in, so please do not waste your time and our time applying uselessly if you fall in one of these categories :
    - workawayers smoking or drinking alcohol at home
    - workawayers who are not at least experienced vegetarian, because you may feel discomfortable with our meals
    - workawayers with no driving license as driving the girls to their activities or rendez vous is part of the tasks we ask
    - workawayers allergic to cats as we have two cats and chickens (for fun and for permaculture gardening).

    We have high speed optical fiber internet at home, we cut wifi off by night to prevent being in a microwave while sleeping.

    We receive requests sometimes daily and cannot accept all the workawayers applying. More than 25 workawayer stayed with us for two last years.

    We propose to make a short video contact through Skype, what'app or whereby.
    Thanks to read the comments we received from precedent workawayers to see if what we propose fits your needs. All workawayers who "booked" their stay far in advance cancelled at one point or the other, so we do not take applications further than 6 weeks into advance, it's useless to ask in winter for summer and reversed !

    Eric & Aurélie

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We work from hom and are used to welcome workawayers who do the same.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Yes, we already welcomed workawayers with camper vans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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