We, your hosts, Regine & Laurent are a French couple in the late 50's, we have been living in the SW of France since 2006 and over the past five years in Hautes-Pyrénées. We live in a old farm near Argeles-Gazost
We both work in the valley, Regine as a medico social helper and Laurent as a paragliding instructor.
Our four chlidren live in different places of France & abroad and we enjoy travelling and discover other countries and people.
Cooking / shopping
We can teach you how to grow a garden, how to deal with beehives ( basic knowledge...), how to cook traditionnal French meals.
Outdoor activities, vegetables garden, brush cutting, consoliding dry stones wall, tree felling, differentthings to built or fix, beekeeping....so we need people quite autonomous and who like handworking
French, English a bit Spanish
Independant cabin at the top floor of the farm, there is also a yurt with independant composting toilet and hand wash facility. Depending on the period of your stay ( spring or summer ) you will have to help us to install it....!
The farm is settled in a wild area close to civilization at 900m height, it's a 30 minutes trek to reach it from the nearest village, it's a very peacefull place.
We use spring water and we have installed solar cell pannels to get light and power a fridge.
Regine is a very good cook, she likes natural & organic food, with vegetables from our garden.
We both work part-time in the valley so you will be sometimes independant for cooking.
We speak English, a bit Spanish and ...French quite easely
Wonderfull sites located at one hour drive around for outdoor activities. Gavarnie, Pic du Midi and also Tour de France roads, the holy city of Lourdes....and last but not least Paragliding..!
20' from Lourdes railway station, Lourdes/Tarbes Airport and 45' from the city of Pau, we can pick up traveller's in those places, there are also buses reaching the Argeles-Gazost valley.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.