An organic historic farm with innovative approaches in Midi Pyrenees, France



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    This is an organic farm, developed since the 1980s. We combine traditional methods with creative approaches, and love to learn new ideas.

    My name is Louis, 35 years old. To describe my world in a few words is challenging, but I will share some highlights.

    My farm is situated in the beautiful Quercy region, in a diversified landscape with lots of historical buildings.
    On the farm we grow many different crops (wheat, sunflower, garlic, linen, lavender, hemp, basil, chilli....), we transform all of them (into flour, bread, vegetable oils, condiment preparations, cosmetics....) and we sell them directly on markets or to shops.

    I have two daughters, 3 and 5 years old, I have them all the time, they go to the local school, they go to their mother every second weekend.

    My children and my work are my greatest loves but I still enjoy cultural exchange and sharing global experiences and approaches.

    On the farm there is always activity with people around for different projects or tasks that have to be done. Things depend a lot on the time of year and the weather. There are often some building projects going on, like working on a barn or a house. I have a herd of 20 cuddly cows to look after, a few cats and a dog.

    The farm is situated 1h30 driving North of Toulouse. There is no public transport nearby but there is always a solution how to come around!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cuidado de niños y juegos creativos
    Mantenimiento general
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda en una granja
    Ayuda doméstica

  • 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

    My cultural background is quite diverse.
    I am born in France but my parents who live nearby and participate in the activities of the farm are German. I have studied in different universities and graduated in various subjects before becoming a farmer.

    I still have many friends around Europe. There are often people coming around from all kinds of backgrounds.

    Critical approaches to agricultural practices, about environmental policies or "modern way of living" can be part of daily discussions.

    I am not a good French teacher - I easily switch to other languages, but my daughters speak a lot and mainly in French.

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

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

  • Ayuda


    There are many things you can do here, depending on your interests. The Big Boss is the weather. If the conditions are good, there are a lot of different tasks, all of the time, everywhere. If it's rainy, we might take a few days off in the middle of the week.

    My work also depends a lot on my daughters. They come with me to feed the cows or on the tractor, but if they connect, they might want to stay with you. My girls speak French mainly. I try to speak German with them and they are used to English too.

    We might need help on the fields, working with our processed products (labeling or transformation), homework or cooking. Many other things can arise where a little helping hand is welcome.

    For me it's important that you are interested and involved in alternative ways of living. It's good if you enjoy spending time with children as my daughters often rule the farm!

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Alemán: Fluido
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Fluido
    Francés: Fluido
    Italiano: Fluido
    Holandés: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    I have a little separated appartement near the house (part of a barn conversion), a room of about 20 m2, with a double bed, table, small kitchen area, with a sink, gas stove, and a small bathroom with shower. There is a wood burning stove for the winter.

    I also have a spare bedroom next to the house, but there is no individual bathroom.

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    Algo más...

    For the past year I have lived without a computer, internet or tv, and mobile phones do not always have good connection in the house, depending of the weather.

    No smoking in the house or near places with risk of fire.

    At lunch, we often share a nice group meal. Everthing that grows or lives on the farm or nearby which can be eaten might be cooked. There is mainly organic quality food and drinks.

    If you come without a car there are bikes but everthing is quite far away. There is no public transport system.

    There are nice walks in the nature around, many old paths, old ruins and nice viewpoints. There are also rivers or lakes to go wild swimming.

  • 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

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Maximum 19t

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    5 hours 5 days a week.

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 727926959439