Live in a very old house, in a very little ski resort in the French Alps, France



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  • Description


    We, Laurence et Laurent (48-49) live in a very old house in a very little ski resort. We have 4 children 24, 22, 20 years old and a baby born in october 2017.
    We rent three flats during holidays. We have a permaculture garden during summer and get warm with solar panels and by burning wood in winter. We have some animals : donkey, sheep, ducks, chickens, rabbits. Our house is located in a little hamlet in the middle of the mountain. We practise hiking, ski touring, climbing, mountain bike, ski, snowshoes...
    We own an old house to repair with a forest all around where we cut wood for heating our house during cold season.
    Laurence work at the tourist office and Laurent have is own company in electricity, soft energies and he is a technology teacher.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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 share at least one meal a day and like to make you progress in French (or speak in English or Spanish if you start in French!) As well as make you discover the French culture but also mountain.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    All activities around a small farm with donkeys, sheep, ducks, chickens and rabbits.
    Permaculture gardening. You can also help by cutting wood, ignite the fire in the boiler.
    In winter, you will have the snow removal.
    Help in the kitchen and laundry room, cleaning our furnished apartments, looking after our baby.
    Help with mounting films or design serious games on gardening, fauna and flora around the house.
    We need autonomous people to take care of the animals (ducks, rabits, chiken, donkeys...), to drive to go shoping with one of our cars (on mountains roads!)...

    You will be happy to stay in our home if you enjoy hiking in the mountain, being into the wild nature and if your are indepedant and autonomous!

    Thank your for your answer!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Depends of days, one of the three flats when they are not booked or in one of our bedrooms.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Our house is located near Aravis pass, in the middle of the nature.

    Perfect for people who are fond of hiking, ski touring, climbing or mountain bike. Marvellous landscapes, near the Mont-Blanc.
    Many things to do around if you like the wild.

    We are around 45 km from Annecy in the North of the French Alps which is called touristically the Venice of Savoie.
    Chamonix is at 1h by car, a little more by bus or hitchhiking.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The main room of one rental flat is used as coworking space out of holydays. At this time, the connexion is not too bad.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Depending of the season, the wether, the snow and the van, but there is space on the park behind the house or in our forest.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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