Look after the garden and two cats and explore the beautiful Pyrenees, France



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  • Description


    We are retired pensioners (1948 & 1952) and have 2 cats. It is not strictly a workaway as we are not a smallholding, a camping setup or have farm animals etc. and because we would not normally be with you, but still an opportunity to simply look after a 1/2 acre garden, 2 cats, a large home and have a lot of free time. The village is 8 kms from nearest town and shops.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in rural France, relatively close to the Spanish border and the mountains. Summer and winter are both opportunities to enjoy the area. The usual mountain activities with paragliding, hiking, parachuting, cycling (Tour de France route), adventure ground all near. Walk across into Spain if you want!!

  • Help


    We have a fairly large house and garden, plus 2 cats, and need some general help to care for it, plus when we are away, which we normally plan. We have a small separate flat so you can either stay in a bedrooms in the main house or stay separately in the flat.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Afrikaans: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    Our primary language is English, but we also survive in French, Afrikaans and Swahili (Graham) and happy to try and communicate in any of them.

  • Accommodation


    Bedroom in main house or separate annex flat

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Biarritz is 2 hours one way, and the Med is 2 1/2 hours the other way. Toulouse is 1 hour away. The mountains 20 mins and the Catholic religious site of Lourdes is 60 minutes away. Spanish border 40 minutes. Cycling very popular locally

    We can discuss a stipend for food when we both go away.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space to park a campervan

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    Hours expected

    2-4 hours a day

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