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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.
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 friends. If you don't have a car you can use our bike. We can also bring or take you with our car.
On our self-sufficient farm we need often help in spring and autumn. Work would be outside, vegetable garden, field work (fencing clearing), farmwork ( cows,pigs,chickens). The work will not be too physical and can be adapted to your experience.
Dutch, french, English, German
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week