Garden and building help in a medieval village in the heart of the Aveyron, France



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    Offering you the opportunity to experience living in a rural community.To improve your French.
    20 mins from Millau,at 800m altitude.The castle dates from 750AD.A priory,two roman churches,cript,ramparts,three water mills and views over the Raspes & Muse valleys to the Millau viaduct.Popular with photographers,artists,walkers,cyclists,there is also;horse riding. Lots of history.Very close to everything;lakes,beaches,the gorge du Tarn & the Raspes gorge,Couvertoirade,Brosse-le-chateau,Saint Beauzely,Rodez,Saint Affrique,Roquefort! Plenty of festivals,Markets,Concerts,Truffles,mushrooms and vineyards!
    Permaculture is being setup in one garden once the terraces are created.And there is a natural drip-fed stone well.A natural pool soon to be added.Preparation of ground and planting seeds......
    *explore and soak up the culture,experience Aveyronnais food. *learn or improve your French.*beautiful clean unpolluted air and nature all around you.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    Entretien général

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    You will be in the heart of the Aveyron! The village was once the capital of the region,steeped in history with the Levezou Rouergue nobles.I have got to know many artists,musicians and people from the surrounding villages,and we are very active with the festivals,reviving old traditions;fete du truffles,fete de cochon,feu de St Jean etc.Band 'Echo des Avens',The Mill Saint George du Luzencon;concerts,theatre,meals,outdoor music & dance. The village generations go back a long way,and the grandchildren have returned to rebuild the ruins and now the village has 30 children.It is very French.A great opportunity to soak up French culture.Farms with brebis sheep providing milk to make the roquefort cheese plus Aubrac cows for beef.We have several hamlets with fantastic cycle/walking routes,which take 1-7 hours,small,weekly market, private airfield,natural springs-refreshing dip,grocery stores,churches,museums......Open Air films

  • Aide


    General help with carpentry;making and finishing cupboards,insulating the attic and under floors between beams in house. Lime plaster joints in vaulted stone cellar restaurant,plumbing-installing new pipes,toilet cystern,washbasin and shower as a wet area,relocate washing machine tap and water exit,electrics,tiling......

    Skills;using manual or power tools.Sanding,painting, tiling,plumbing.

    Volunteer jobs:
    Help with-
    *digging in garden
    *screw down terrace boards outside- need to be fixed into concrete base already there
    *putting up insulation between beams
    *plastering-lime and hemp

    Paid jobs for registered tradesmen:
    To do the job on your own-
    *make complete terrace extension of 2mx7m raised to 50cm adjustable feet including folding sections
    *make wooden shutters to replace metal or secondary system.
    *electrical jobs

    If you think you are able to do any of the above,please let me know ie see the list of either Swap or Paid jobs. Let me know the level of your experience,so we can decide what you are happy doing. We can then agree how long it will take to do each job and which days you work and which days you take off.

    I am generally very flexible when it comes to evening meal times,so we can arrange a suitable time,for you to enjoy your evenings.
    *If you are working for payment you will need the necessary visas for France.And you are also asked to prove you have enough money for your stay! * your meals are your responsibility.
    If there are any festivals or markets or other activities of interest,I'll be happy to show you,if you don't have a car. There is a bus to the village,but check days and times,We have PUCE VERT thumbing free lifts ie sharing with people who live here! And the School/community bus which goes to Millau and back-possibly via a halet or two.

  • Langues parlées

    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire

  • Hébergement


    First floor:Livingroom,kitchen/diner,toilet. Second floor:4 bedrooms.
    Depending upon the legth of your stay,there is a bedroom with double bed,one with twin beds,and two with en-suite bathrooms.
    I will supply your linen. You will be able to use the kitchen to cook or you can join me to eat if you are volunteering.I have a fridge and freezer,a large 6 burner range with 3 ovens,grill,microwave,halogen grill,fondu,pressure cooker,pizza wood oven,BBQ etc. washing machine

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Castelnau-Pegayrols:restaurant/epicerie/Bar,bread van,guided tour,chateau,priory,ramparts....Montjaux:14 fountains,grocery store/restaurant,walks to here. Saint Beauzely:chateau/museum,Open Air cinema,weekly market,distillery,restaurant,priory,walks to here,doctor/nurse.Castelmus:priory,brewery-La Muse,walks to here.Moulibez:riding centre,walks to here.Sahut:Airfield paragliding,brebis farm cheese.Bouloc:grocery store,walks to here.Saint Rome-du-Tarn:restaurants,water sport centre/beach restaurant,pharmacist,museum,walled town,waterfall,beaches,river Tarn-fishing,swimming,canoes.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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N° de référence hôte : 142567584956