Experience the peace and tranquility and help with various projects around my home in rural Occitanie, France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    I am a 51 year old Australian who will be living most of the year in France when I am not running my charity overseas. I have been living the last 2 years in Florence, Italy but now it is time to return to France and do some much needed work around my house. I will be returning in June. I am qualified primary school teacher who has taught in the west (Australia, France, Italy and the UK) and in Tanzania, Ghana, Sudan, China, and Thailand. I founded a small community school in Thailand and I also founded an educational maths charity that operates in Tanzania and Nepal.

    I am a vegetarian, into mindfulness, breathworks and yoga and enjoy a laugh. My number one passion is backpacking, preferably on the road less travelled, followed closely by volunteering which I have done since I was a young child.

    When I am at home I borrow my neighbours black Labrador each day when she goes to work so be aware that some days a very happy lab will be about.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    I am an avid backpacker and have travelled to more than 100 countries, along with teaching, my passion is travel. I can share my knowledge of the world and you can experience the peace and tranquility of rural France.

    I am an open minded person who values integrity and honesty in people.

  • Help

    Help

    Projects.... I want to sort out my garden, I have a small forest area that I want to create something. I like the rustic feel and feel the area has potential, I just need some inspiration and helping hands. I also have a very big pit hole on my property that is a waste of space but I am not allowed fill it in so want to build a deck. As I have been away for a couple of years I also want to plan veggie gardens. I have a kitchen that is rather tired and I have a stack of oak wood form a tree that was chopped down so am also thinking of redoing the kitchen.

    Help also includes mowing, gardening, wedding, pruning, helping me move some things around and general bits and bobs in the house.

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  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    My house is gorgeous and has 140km views of the Pyrenees. It is situated on a. ridge. The closest town is 4 km away and there you can find just about everything. I am one hour south of Toulouse.

    You will have your own bedroom and share the lounge, dining, kitchen and bathroom with me.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You can take off for a walk from our house. There is an outdoor swimming pool in town. I have a bike you can borrow. the closest town is L'isle en Dodon

    There is a local bus that cost just over 2 Euros that goes from here into Toulouse city if you wish to explore its sights!

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week



























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