Learn local French in a small village, a truly laid back lifestyle here in the Minervois wine country, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Laid back, bohemian lifestyle in the true south of France with a nontraditional family - if you are looking for a change of pace, something slower and more relaxed, this is the place to come and hang out for awhile.

    There is always something to do in a big house: small tasks from cleaning, washing windows to bigger jobs like sanding, varnishing and painting, and during the spring and fall a bit of gardening & outdoor cleaning on our rooftop terrace.

    The food in our kitchen is varied culturally and always different, and you may even get a locally cooked meal from one of our adopted families in the village, with local ingredients in abundance.

    The village is small, but has a great international and local community. The choice is yours, read on your time off, or meet the townspeople and get to know the area - bicycles are available, but if you want to go out to big towns...you may need a vehicle, as there is a limited bus service. You will need a 2-week minimum stay to make the most of it. If wine is your passion, there are several small wineries in the village who are happy to share their trade as well.

    As we are a very special family, only serious volunteers need apply, thank you.

    Welcome to those who want something out of the ordinary...a bientôt!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak both French and English in the household, plus the area has Spanish roots, so there is that exchange on some level. Plus we cook a very broad range of cuisine, and are very close to the locals in the village for that experience as well. We also foster local French children, so humanitarianism is in our blood and we respect everyone's differences. We are open to all walks of life!

  • Help

    Help

    Flexible hours, new experiences and the taste of a small village in France sitting in the middle of the rural countryside! I do not micro-manage, so you need to be independent and motivated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Intermediate

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private room with shower.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transportation in/out of the village is limited, so a vehicle is nice if you like to go out and see the sites. However, we are very close to the canal du midi & a lake - there are bicycles available to go on rides and discover our amazing region. We do have a varied international crowd in our small village, so oddly enough there is quite a bit of socializing available and we have a cafe/bar, restaurant, art gallery and a few shops. It is an old french village house with a rooftop terrace, surrounded by vineyards and an amazing ancient culture mixed with the modern world.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week







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