Garden and building help in a medieval village in the heart of the Aveyron, France



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  • Descripción


    Offering you the opportunity to experience living in a rural community.To improve your French.
    20 mins from Millau,at 800m altitude.The castle dates from 750AD.A priory,two roman churches,cript,ramparts,three water mills and views over the Raspes & Muse valleys to the Millau viaduct.Popular with photographers,artists,walkers,cyclists,there is also;horse riding. Lots of history.Very close to everything;lakes,beaches,the gorge du Tarn & the Raspes gorge,Couvertoirade,Brosse-le-chateau,Saint Beauzely,Rodez,Saint Affrique,Roquefort! Plenty of festivals,Markets,Concerts,Truffles,mushrooms and vineyards!
    Permaculture is being setup in one garden once the terraces are created.And there is a natural drip-fed stone well.A natural pool soon to be added.Preparation of ground and planting seeds......
    *explore and soak up the culture,experience Aveyronnais food. *learn or improve your French.*beautiful clean unpolluted air and nature all around you.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will be in the heart of the Aveyron! The village was once the capital of the region,steeped in history with the Levezou Rouergue nobles.I have got to know many artists,musicians and people from the surrounding villages,and we are very active with the festivals,reviving old traditions;fete du truffles,fete de cochon,feu de St Jean etc.Band 'Echo des Avens',The Mill Saint George du Luzencon. We often socialise. The village generations go back a long way,and the grandchildren have returned to rebuild the ruins and now the village has 30 children.It is very French.A great opportunity to soak up French culture.Farms with brebis sheep providing milk to make the roquefort cheese plus Aubrac cows for beef.We have several hamlets with fantastic cycle/walking routes,which take 1-7 hours,small private airfield,springs,grocery stores,churches,museums......

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    General help with carpentry;making and finishing cupboards,insulating the attic and under floors between beams in house. Lime plaster joints in vaulted stone cellar restaurant,plumbing-installing new pipes,toilet cystern,washbasin and shower as a wet area,relocate washing machine tap and water exit,electrics,tiling......

    Skills;using manual or power tools.Sanding,painting, tiling,plumbing.

    Volunteer jobs:
    Help with-
    *digging in garden
    *putting up shelves
    *screw down terrace boards outside- need to be fixed into concrete base already there
    *putting up insulation between beams
    *plastering-lime and hemp

    Paid jobs for registered tradesmen:
    To do the job on your own-
    *make complete terrace extension of 2mx7m raised to 50cm adjustable feet including folding sections
    *make wooden shutters for kitchen and livingroom windows.
    *electrical jobs

    If you think you are able to do any of the above,please let me know ie see the list of either Swap or Paid jobs. Let me know the level of your experience,so we can decide what you are happy doing. We can then agree how long it will take to do each job and which days you work and which days you take off.

    I am generally very flexible when it comes to evening meal times,so we can arrange a suitable time,for you to enjoy your evenings.
    *If you are working for payment you will need the necessary visas for France! * your meals are your responsibility.
    If there are any festivals or markets or other activities of interest,I'll be happy to show you,if you don't have a car. There is a bus to the village,but check days and times,We have PUCE VERT! School/community bus which goes to Millau and back.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio

  • Alojamiento


    First floor:Livingroom,kitchen/diner,toilet. Second floor:4 bedrooms.
    Room 1 on southside with double bed 2mx140cm,dressing table,hanging rail and bedside drawers,desk and chair, shared bathroom.
    Room 2 on northside with king mattress 2mx160cm wardrobe,dressing table,chair,bedside tables,private shower room with toilet and basin.
    I will supply your linen. You will be able to use the kitchen to cook or you can join me to eat if you are volunteering.I have a fridge and freezer,a large 6 burner range with 3 ovens,grill,microwave,halogen table grill,fondu,pressure cooker etc. washing machine

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Montjaux:14 fountains,grocery store/restaurant,walks to here. Saint Beauzely:chateau/museum,restaurant,priory,walks to here,doctor/nurse.Castelmus:priory,brewery-La Muse,walks to here.Moulibez:riding centre,walks to here.Sahut:Airfield paragliding,brebis farm cheese.Bouloc:grocery store,walks to here.Saint Rome-du-Tarn:restaurants,water sport centre/beach restaurant,pharmacist,museum,walled town,waterfall,beaches,river Tarn-fishing,swimming,canoes.

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

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Precisión del perfil: (5.0)

Intercambio cultural: (4.5)

Comunicación: (5.0)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 142567584956