Come and help us improve our property in the French Eastern Pyrenees, France



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  • Descripción


    We are a couple in our thirties, researchers in solar energy working at the solar furnace in Odeillo, in the French Eastern Pyrenees (North Catalonia).

    We bought a nice house with sunny terraces a few years ago, but between work and travels we don't have a lot of time to maintain it, and would like some help doing so. The house is set in a beautiful mountain landscape with many hiking, biking and horse rides to do.

    I'm a vegan but my companion isn't, so food options are debatable :-) We love cooking and will make you discover french and catalan dishes, and we'll be happy to exchange recipes with you. We like to have friends over for dinner or go for a bite in typical places, and you'll be welcome to join us.

    We would love to practice our English, especially with a native speaker, and maybe help you do the same with your French if you wish. We are of course open to other offers as well.

    We would rather accommodate only one person at a time, for short stays (one or two weeks). No smoking inside the house. Dogs allowed, if not too big (no fence outside).

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda doméstica

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Immersion into French, Spanish and Catalan cultures and cuisine.
    Opportunity to meet new people, during BBQs and dinner parties at home, local concerts, etc.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    Our house needs some refreshing.
    - wood shutters and fences need repainting;
    - the garden and terraces need cleaning and watering;
    - some steps of the external concrete stairs have to be repaired, etc.
    The work to be done can be discussed depending on the volunteer's skills.

  • Idiomas hablados

    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    You will stay in the guest room with double bed and adjoining private bathroom, on the same floor as the living room and kitchen. We sleep upstairs so you will have some privacy. Wifi, family computer and TV (with international channels) are accessible for your convenience.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    Cerdagne is a large and sunny altiplano (1500 m) in the very South of France, surrounded by mountains and only a few kilometers from the Spanish (catalan) border. A very nice place to live and stay, famous for hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, lake fishing, hot springs, and skiing in winter. In the summer, there are a lot of local concerts and outdoor activities.
    If you are interested in solar (thermal) energy, we also advise you to visit or have a look at Themis solar tower in Targasonne and the impressive solar furnace in Odeillo, and we can explain you how it works.

    From our house in Angoustrine, you can easily walk to Dorres open air hot baths, go on a stroll or hike on the hills and forests behind the village, walk to the catalan town of Llivia... We can also lend you a mountain bike to do all that.
    There is a small grocery store in the village for your everyday needs. A bus comes and goes 3 or 4 times a day, which can bring you to Font-Romeu or Bourg-Madame, the nearest towns with supermarkets, restaurants and other shops. We can arrange to take you by car if needed, when we go to work or come back from it. Hitchhiking also works rather well here and is perfectly safe.

  • 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

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 416166239576