Join a couple of foodies living in and restoring an old farmhouse in Aquitaine, France..



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 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas

  • Descripción


    Crazy corona times mean we are keen to find a couple to come and stay to help out! We are an English couple living in an old farmhouse that my parents bought 40 years ago. We are foodies and we love to eat the amazing food from this region of France! We are gradually turning this into an organic kitchen garden that can supply our dining table with tasty delights in all seasons. Corona and lockdown and quarantine have slowed us down...but Piers is here full time and would love some help from a couple who'd like to live here for a while, relax, and occasionally join in with the work

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Proyectos de construcción y bricolaje
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Ayuda doméstica
    Cuidado de animales

  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Carla runs two holistic health and beauty and hair businesses in London. She is a superb cook. Piers has a voiceover recording studio here in France. He lived for many years on an organic farm, and he has presented TV shows about tribal life and health care around the world. He brews Ginger Beer and Elderflower Champagne and makes kimchi. Piers is also a singer and musician and loves to make music and fun around the fire. The South West of France is a foodies paradise and and this property is in the Entre Deux Mers wine region. We are on a mission to find all the best places to visit and eat at within a 50 mile radius! We speak some French...but are always up for learning more!

  • Ayuda


    Corona craziness means we'd really prefer a couple who can stay a while. We enjoy having fun people to stay who want to help with these kind of things: We can teach you how to prepare and use traditional limestone mortar/whitewash. Gardeners welcome! There is a small wildflower meadow here that we are gradually turning into vegetable and herb gardens. We are planting fruit and nut trees plus doing some forest gardening in the little oak wood. The house itself is comfortable but there's always maintenance to be done, especially on the real old walls made only with rocks and lime part of the property is a Medieval tithe barn. There's also lots of projects outside like getting the two water wells back into operation, turning an old wine vat into a plunge pool, BBQ and firepits...maybe an outdoors pizza oven (Carla bakes her own sourdough bread). General light building skills are always useful, carpentry skills welcome as well! There is a very well equipped workshop here in the garage with all the power tools etc and garden machinery. There is also a good supply of bamboo that has been properly dried and there's no shortage of projects to get involved with depending on your skills and interests. But we also have our own office work to do online - so it's a fairly relaxed life here! There's also the cuddliest cat who will find you wherever you are and demand some attention!

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Español: Principiante
    Francés: Principiante

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  • Alojamiento


    You get your own double room. There's a bathroom with lavatory and bidet...and a shower room with lavatory downstairs, both shared with your hosts. There's always plenty of hot water. There are two sitting rooms so plenty of space. Wifi and Netflix! And a hammock outside with new slackline between an oak and a giant redwood...where we encourage you to laze around for hours. There's also tents and inflatable mattresses here if you want to live in the woods for a while. We tend to start the day with a fresh fruit smoothie, followed by something like a homemade kimchi omelette...and fine foods for lunch and dinner - we tend to celebrate mealtimes!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We are in the countryside. There's a French couple next door, and a farmer at the bottom of the hill (delicious eggs!). There's two bicycles you can borrow...and we are always happy to drop you off in Marmande, or La Reole or Bordeaux. We have been Super Hosts on another platform for many years...and we like our guests to relax and to want to come back again!

  • 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

    French rural broadband is not super fast....but we also have satellite internet....a scanner..a printer....and a broadcast quality voiceover recording studio!

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Yeah I think all motorhomes would fit here...except the really huge ones!

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    We have a friendly cat...but a nice dog is a happy addition!

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

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    Horas esperadas

    2 or 3 hours a day, maybe five days a week...but all flexible - we need to do our other jobs as well!

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 898288512747