Help with a variety of projects from gardening to prop-making at our place near to Puivert, Aude, France

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  • Última actividad: 10 may 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos una semana



  • Descripción


    This is us. Our little nest in a big world. On the edge of a sweet French hamlet, in a green valley. Phil is based here most of the year. Then Vanessa, her young son Eli, and our parents often come for a break from the UK when they can. Phil will be here to greet you. The others you will likely meet during your stay.

    This is a small community hamlet of mixed French/English speakers and to nurture good community relations we regularly socialise together. You won't just be with our family but will be a part of the hamlet too. And beyond the hamlet... you will be part of our wider community of lovely people (you get to meet most of them at either the Sunday market or the local beer brewery). Social life here is very busy. Friends are passing through every day...

    The setup is over two houses, with gardens, woodland and fields. We have a large barn used as a workshop/store; a herb garden, a large vegetable garden, a berry patch, ducks, geese, a dog and all the visiting wildlife (boar, deer, badgers).
    The work right now is establishing systems and putting in basic infrastructure. There is a lot of work to do but it is varied and we do it to our rhythm.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    We love having adventures and you would be welcome to join us on our adventures.
    Caving: I am currently exploring the Cthulhu cave - its a 27km fault of incredible rock.
    Climbing: Loads around here. We are members of the local indoor wall too.
    Exploring: Every Thursday we do a full day trek. (unless its raining then we go to the spa :)

    Our region is home to Rennes-les-Chateaux (origin of the Dan Brown Da Vinci code)
    Bugarach (the famed UFO mountain)
    Alet-Les-Bains (Where Nostradamus lived)
    Cathar legends of buried treasure
    and much more!

    There are isolated valleys, swimming in rivers and lakes, dancing and relaxing in hot springs. The landscape here is pretty wild. And when we are not adventuring in search of lost treasure, we will be having BBQ's in the sunshine. The valley has alot of parties/events in good weather that we participate in (incase you wondered about our costumes in the photos - thats not our every day dress)
    We are a pretty mix-European bunch with plenty to share and learn from eachother.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    We have various projects on the go and so there are opportunities for you to do lots of different things.

    1. Building stone raised beds.
    2. Making compost tea and other healthy brews.
    3. Weeding, weeding, weeding.
    4. Building a small canal to channel water into a water basin
    5. Re planting the veg garden which has been dug up and started again fresh this year.
    6. Trampline area: clear out all the old wood and debris so we can level the ground.

    1. Occasional mucking out the coop and feeding/watering.
    2. Egg collecting

    1. Gates to construct and install
    2. Fencing to be checked and mended if needed

    Camp Field
    1. Building a compost toilet
    2. Cleaning up the field to use as a camping ground

    Vehicle Restoration
    The Landrover Defender 'Wolf' is getting new body panels. You can help me figure out how to re-assemble it.

    Currently no events been planned

    The Yurt also needs regular cleaning (its also one of our accomodation offers)
    Anika (my daughter) spends most weekends here. If you have a special skill that you would like to share then if Anika is interested, we can run a class. She is 13 years old. For example Spanish language, or Manga drawing. She wants to learn Portuguese (she is 25% Brazilian 25% Argentinian but cant yet speak either language) Or teach Archery. We have a few Mongolian style bows of different sizes. She is also into cooking. Introduce her to a new dish :)

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio
    Portugués: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Este anfitrión ha indicado que está interesado en compartir su idioma o aprender otro.
    Ponte en contacto con él para obtener más información.

  • Alojamiento


    Accommodation in a comfortable, small mobile home converted from an old Russian army radio communications truck We took the truck on a road trip into West Africa a few years ago. Now it is stationed on the edge of a field looking into the sunrise. It has one double bed, lights, a fridge, sink and radiator and is suitable for a couple. Phil's house has a shared bathroom and there is also a separate WC in the near house.
    All your meals are with the family and you have open access to the kitchen in Phil's house plus WiFi (unfortunately there is as yet no signal in the Zil - perhaps you can figure out to to get a signal to it). The Zil has a gas stove so you can also cook in private if you feel the need.
    If you are vegetarian/vegan or have special dietary requirements (or you don't like our cooking!) you are welcome to prepare your own meals in our kitchen with the ingredients we have available. I can do vegetarian cooking (mainly curries and Italian) and if your vegan I am up for experimenting a little more :)

    For food - we can provide you ingredients for you to make your breakfast in the Zil (or joinj us). I can provide the Lunch which is our main meal. And then in the evening we tend to snack on leftovers or cook up something quick.

    If you have your own camper it is possible to find you parking space.

    Sometimes the yurt is also available. However, during the winter months it is dismantled for servicing.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Our internet connection is very fast - indoors only. For example a previous guest was an online English teacher and used the internet for video-stream teaching. However, quiet space is not always available - in which case we would need to work something else. Some notice is therefore needed to make arrangements.

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    We have a flat grass field with decent access. There is no power on site. We would like to build a compost toilet on site. The field is sheltered and has a stream running down one side of it. It gets plenty of sunshine. It has limited phone reception and no wifi. It is 5 minutes from the house.

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 176368511554

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