Renovation, gardening and much more in beautiful rural Lot, France




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  • Descripción


    Want a home this autumn- winter?

    I am renovating a house in France in the Lot department. My two hectares is being converted into flower garden, vegetable garden, woodland area etc. I have three cats, some chickens and ducks. In the summer we are fairly self-sufficient. The weather is glorious and we love the relaxed attitudes here. There is much to do so I am looking for volunteers that can help. It's impossible to list exact details so I have described the general projects below.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de animales
    Mantenimiento general

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    I am in lovely rural France, the wildlife here is fab so if you like open space and nature this is perfect. I am doing so much stuff there is lots to learn - both from by us, and by us - so this should be a benefit to both us as hosts and you as a helper. Being English we speak English at home, but we are surrounded by French locals so you can improve your French and-or your English. I am a good cook and love all types of cuisine so you will eat well.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    JAN 2022 UPDATE: I have a volunteer that will help with the house renovation. So would be very interested in a gardening or permaculture geek to help out even if only for a couple of weeks

    Need some help with the vegetable garden and creating the flower garden. We are especially interested in connecting with volunteers that have horticultural knowledge so that we can also improve our knowledge.

    * help continuing the vegetable garden
    * develop the flower garden.
    * general maintenance - mowing, weeding, watering, sowing etc.
    * need to plan winter and spring crops

    Good carpenters and DIYer? Lots of jobs including:

    * help lay a large wooden floor
    * build cupboards
    * tile bathrooms
    * painting internal and external (shutters and doors)
    * some furniture maintenance, renovation etc

    * general clearing and sorting, some heavyish lifting as I can't do it by myself
    * shifting furniture into the house from the barn

    I have an idea to turn the south field into a market garden or a food forest. If you have some ideas and want to contribute let me know.

    I need volunteers as funds are limited but I do not regard my volunteers as 'slaves' I try to match the work and hours with what is acceptable and interesting to them.
    I would love someone that is interested in food and drink.
    One person or a couple, possibly a dog if it's OK with cats and chickens, possibly a cat or horse. Any age, I love people with experience and stories to tell so that usually means late 20's plus, but I am open to all ideas. I am omniverous but don't eat meat that often so are very happy being vegetarian.
    I am also interested in a permaculture and-or food forest partner.

    Everything is negotiable. I really would prefer someone looking for a longer stay - at least a month and even better if more; With my first helper we did a trial two weeks and continued after that as we were all happy.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Intermedio
    Español: Principiante

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    I need to improve my French, I love language and get so frustrated that I can't always say what i really want to. I can help with English spoken and written.

  • Alojamiento


    The house is not finished, although I am now sleeping in my own bedroom, which is a luxury! You can stay in a) one of the rooms in the house - dry but undecorated, b) we can accommodate a camper van or similar if that is your preference.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    As we are rural there are all the outdoor activities such as walking, birdwatching, riding, cycling etc. we are also very close to the Lot river where you can swim and canoe. And of course there are the vineyards. There are fantastic markets here and a lot of medieval history and architecture. There is a ceramacist who gives classes just up the road. If you have a valid license you are welcome to borrow the car or a bicycle.
    We are 40 minutes from Cahors and 2 hours from Toulouse. Bordeaux is 3 ish hours away.

  • 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

    I have fibre and wifi that is good (around 80mbps). But the phone signal here is somewhat inconsistent so calls can be frustrating although text always work

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Can accommodate anything you are likely to have, power no problem. Despite still being in renovation mode there are good water and loo facilities and washing machine.

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Can accommodate a horse in the south field. A cat or dog is possible providing they are good with chickens and my three cats

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?


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    Horas esperadas

    Open to negotiation - between 2-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (max 25/hours/week)

Son opciones de calificación adicionales para cuando los miembros dejan sus comentarios. Se muestra la calificación media dejada en cada opción.

Precisión del perfil: (4.8)

Intercambio cultural: (5.0)

Comunicación: (4.8)

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 479573395285