Be part of a French family and help around their home and gardens in the Cevennes region, France



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  • Description


    We are a french family who live in a vast property (55hectares with a beautiful river) that is typical of the Cevennes region, in the south of France where we propose B&B. We are a family with two children (23 and 13 ). We also have sheep and two border collies dogs. Now we look for help from the 20TH of August to the middle of September.
    In spring we need several helpers to clear up the forest and prepare the vegetable garden. From May to September we we are looking for help, mainly to work in the garden and general maintenance.
    We organize creative writing and classical singing courses so helpers at home can listen or take part of these activities.
    We are looking also for a man who would stay at home quite a long stay to help us with maintenance of the Forest.

  • 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 around the house
    Animal Care
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We spend time with our workawayers, we work together in the kitchen, we share the meals with them and answer to their questions about french culture, about the country and about music and litterature because it is our jobs. In summer and during the holidays we organize classical music courses and the workawayers can listen to the courses and to the music. We propose to help them with french langage, grammar or vocabulary. We also organise creative writing courses, we propose the workawayers to take part of it if they want to. When the B&B is open we eat all together and the workawayers can talk with the hosts. In winter, they share our quiet family life, practise their french with us, they can learn about the forest, the chestnuts trees and the cevenol culture.

  • Help


    During spring and summer we need help mainly in the garden. During winter we need help in clearing up the forest and the garden of the domain, building stones walls, painting and cooking for the family.

    We also look for someone who likes to work outside, cutting wood and clearing up the forest.
    We need help in our vegetable garden and for the flowers all around the house or in building and general maintenance.

    We also specialise in producing sweet chestnuts and would like help, in automn, picking the chestnuts, clearing up the chestnut groves (raking up and burning leaves...).

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have two or three rooms for the workawayers with their own toilets and shower. We have several workawayers together so they often share a bedroom for two workawayers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We prefer helpers that are happy to live as part of the family and communicate with us during their stay, we would expect this to involve helping prepare meals and the inevitable clearing away and cleaning afterwards. We can help workawayers wih their french langage and prefer people who can speak a little french.

  • 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

    0n average 5 hrs a day 5 days a week, but flexibility required depending on the season plus help with cooking and clearing up from meals.

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