We (Duke&Miek) are a dutch couple that lives an old farmhouse in Haute-Saône with our dog Kierah. The farmhouse is from 1722, So inside, outside and in the garden we are always busy.
It depends on the season what we are doing.
Spring is for cleaning up from winter, repairing and starting with the biological vegetables garden.
Summer is for keeping up the garden, weeding, cutting grass, repairing and doing small construction.
Fall is for cleaning up from summer, harvesting, preparing the FOOD for winter (dehydraties, chutneys, marmelades, etc), cutting wood for the winter.
Winter is for cleaning the tools, doing inside work and resting up.
In 2021 we are doing a big construction project.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We live in a small community. We had our careers and decided Some years ago to quit the hectic life. Travellers can learn About french way of living, alternative way of living (we try to live of the land, we have great respect for the environment, we still know what neighbourly means), learn the french language, but also german and/or english.
And If you love to make music, you are also at the right address here.
We are volunteers in a cultural café, where we have saturday afternoon coffee/tea and cake and where we meet a lot of other people who live in the area and/or up in the mountains. Also once a month there is an concert with various kinds of music.
Actually, we can use different skills. If you like to cook, If you are technical, If you like to use your hands, If you like to br outside, if you like to be creative with wood, If you would like to do one of our project and finish it, If you like to work hard a couple If hours and then enjoy the mountain life, you are most welcome, there’s always something to do.
In 2021 we hope to start with building a veranda (from wood of course), we need to build a construction for de grapes and we need Work done on a caravan to keep it ‘alive’.
This host offers a language exchange
We speak dutch, English and German Very Well. We speak french but are still in need of lots more practice.
We have a room available for travellers, but you can also bring Your own camper/van/caravan. You take part in our life, We eat and cook together or in turns. Vegetarian is possible. If you are veganistic, you Will have to cook for yourself and teach us Some About it.
In our region there is lots of nature and possibility for hiking. Depending on Your interest, we can get you into contact with Friends That have horses, or that meet to sing together, or do yoga, etc.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a Very good WiFi connection, which of course is available for our guests
We have space for a medium size camper or van. The camperspots have the best view!
Your pet has to be social and good with kids, strangers and other dogs. We have a labradoodle who gets along Very Well with other dogs but is not used to cats
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week