For our self-sufficient mini farm, we are looking for house sitters in Mini Pyrenees, France

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France

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    Last activity

    14/09/2020

 
  2020 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We ( Alex and Margot) are a Dutch couple in our fifties. We have been living on our mini farm since 20 years. We live partly self sufficient with our two cows, pigs, chickens and vegetable garden. We have a holiday home in which you will stay.
    Together Alex and I speak 6 languages ( Dutch, french, English, German, Swedish/Spanish) and we are open to learn a new one. We are well integrated in our community and although Alex and i speak Dutch together you will be able to hear french often.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live in a rural area in the south of France. Cooking is an importing aspect that we adopted from the french. Next to learning things on the farm we will take you to different social events with french and english speaking people . If you don't have a car you can use our bike. We can also bring or take you with our car.

  • Help

    Help

    On our small farm we often need help in spring and autumn. Chores would be outside, vegetable garden, field work (fencing clearing), farm chores ( cows,pigs,chickens). The tasks will not be too physical and can be adapted to your experience.
    From half March to half April we are looking for house-sitters. The help would consist of feeding our animals twice a day (2 cows, 2 pigs, chickens and 3 cats.), keeping an eye on the vegetable garden, and cutting grass.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You will be staying in our holiday home . You will have your own room and can use the kitchen in anyway you like. There is a swimming pool and there is WIFI.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    For your time off you will have to like the countryside. We have a dam and small waterfall. Work will be adapted to things to do in the area. For example, on a market day you can come with us interact with our friends and local people. You can also easily travel to Toulouse by train and have a city visit. Or you can go the other way and see the mountains or, for example, Lourdes.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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