Help our English family with carpentry and gardening in Midi Pyrenees, France



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    Hi, We re and english family. Myself and two daughters, 21 and 17. We live on 4 hectares, have à horse, chickens, Oswald the dog and keewee the cat.
    We ve been in France for 20 years, I work as à carpenter and practice Yoga, méditation. Our hse is an old farm hse over looking the beutifull médiévale village of Najac. We ve an swimming pond (summer only,or not if your Hardy). Our diet is comprehensive, but mainly végétarien. We re non religieux, but all is acepted.
    Najac has à non profit café /arts centre, with great music and performances, all year round and à few bars and restaurants. See horloge najac.
    Walks are amaseing here with wonder full wild life, buzzards, boar, dear and falcons. The countryside is wooded and hilly with large rivers (great for fishing or gazeing at the ripples).

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak fluently english and french, so come and learn à language. I can teach carpentry and général building.
    Theres à yoga school in najac that I attend and enjoy à healthy excersise routine most days. But mostly visiteurs will benefit from the quietness and rural calm that is all around in abundance.

  • Help


    The help involves à bit of roofing, lane repairs, wood cutting, cooking, cleaning, general repairs, gardening, painting, chillin and sitting by the log burner (someone got to do it)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The acomommodation is à bedroom in the main hse. It has à double bed, glass doors onto the garden and is warm and cosy.Theres two rocking chairs, so à private space.
    Most meals are eaten together and normaly we take it in turn to cook.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Theres à. Few fun musical venues localy (Im often going),, great gigs all year. À direct train to Toulouse if you fancy opéra, théâtre and big gigs.
    Then theres lots of médiéval Castles and fortifiée villages to visit, the Toulouse letrec musiem in Albi (super),the Soulage musiem in Rodez(dark and deep) and local théâtre and art galeries..

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    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

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    Hours expected

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

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