Living and helping in the secluded gorgeous mountain area, homestead and small bee farm in Midi Pyrenees, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi I am Bram, After travelling the world, living and working in various places and cultures, i finally settled down 8 years ago in a small isolated valley in the french pyrenees. trying to live responsibly and localy and building sustainable. i have set up a small beefarm that produces various honey varieties. I have also a donkey living on the property.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    - living in a truly marvelous natural surrounding, high biodiversity, super landscapes, loads of trecks to do
    - multiple languages spoken (FR, NL, ENG, SPA, GER, IT)
    - learn about the wonderfull world of bees and honey
    - have an experience to live in a almost off grid place, we have our own water, own electricty and own heating
    - having an example of living life differently anno 2019
    - spend time with eddie, my donkey, and her friends
    - loads of honey to eat ;-D

  • Help

    Help

    For this summer we will be renovating a barn, so mainly looking for builders. Occasional other jobs will be at hand depending on the time of the season.
    being hands on spirit and motivation are mostly needed. beginner or experienced skills welcomed.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    simple accomodation in private small stone cabana insulated with pure sheep wool, a window with magnificient mountain view, ouside hot shower possible, dry toilet. food mostly organic, loads of vegetable, chicken, egg and fish diet. breakfast is self service. other meals generally together. some help with either cooking or dishwashing is expected.
    Sleeping in tent is possible too. And there is a nice spot to park your camper van.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    public transport from TOULOUSE to SAINT-GIRONS (train & bus)
    from Saint-Girons to Sentein either hitchhike (works good here) or local bus (once evening), pick up on arrival possible.
    I go at least twice a week down for bees AND Shopping. items can be brought or you can come along.
    market tuesdays castillon, thursdays bonac, and saturdays saint girons.
    there is a mountain bike to use, and even a second one to repair ;-)
    local pub with regular concerts at 7km, a simple shop at 4km.
    we have shared wifi internet hotspot available on demand.
    helpers must appreciated secludedness and feeling comfortable with being in a isolated place. the nature is stunning. loads of walks to do...

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 899861428532