Grass-fed beef farm in South-West France



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    We’re an American family with Antipodean connections running a grass-fed beef farm in South-West France. Our farm is in old Gascony in a sleepy departement called le Gers.

    The farm is run using a mix of old school methods and new ideas. Sometimes the neighbors think we’re nuts and other times they reminisce that when they were kids they used to sleep out with the herd. We make beef for the flavor – grass-fed and grass-finished. We raise Salers, rustic, old-school mountain cows that love our rich Gascon pastures.

    We have 72 hectares and a list of projects. We have 2 hectares of woods that need some lovin'. Some projects require the use of a power tool, which is always good fun.

    We speak English, American, Australian, some New Zealand and French.

    Our projects are not glamorous. The work that needs to get done is all for the benefit of our livestock and direct sale business. You could spend hours clearing fence lines or removing unwanted material around the buildings. We don't need a lot of help with the animals. They seem to handle their job nicely. We don't need help with cooking or cleaning. The farm would benefit from people wanting to make small steps to make this farm better for our animals and better for our customers. Also learn a few things about grass-fed farming. If you are this person, send me a message. Please include skills you would bring. This will help us see if you are a good fit for the stay.

    We enjoy visitors who get into what we do.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en una granja

  • 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
  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    Projects on the farm can be

    Building new fences for the cows
    Maintaining existing fences
    Clearing the forest
    Chopping and splitting fallen trees
    Cleaning and tidying the courtyard
    Work on the fences for the chickens
    Building maintenance
    Laying down road
    Bring the tennis court back to life
    Fix and work on the cattle yards
    Move heavy objects

  • Idiomas hablados

    Inglés: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido

  • Alojamiento


    We have a large studio apartment with bathroom, shower and kitchen. It's a peaceful space with views of the farm. It was "the tasting room" when the farm produced Armagnac. We've had many people stay there and really love it.

  • 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?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 665335662638