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Looking for a little help in return for learning of different cultures and languages in Labroquere, France

  • France
  • Enregistré comme favori 18 fois
  • Activité récente: 23.01.2023




  • Description


    Retired truck driver living on a very small holding in the Pyrenees foothills. The area is steeped in history with caves inhabited some 25,000 years ago and a short distance from Herod's city, "lugdunum" which is also the site of the 10th century cathedral of Saint Bertrand, my house sits on the main road to Spain some 20 miles away, also the pilgrimage route of "Camino de Santiago"
    In the winter nearby to the ski resorts, they also use their lifts in the summer to take mountain cyclists up to the slopes and the Tour de France always passes within a few kilometres, this year in fact right by my home.
    I was keeping pigs and sheep with chickens, geese and ducks and growing my own vegetables but due to my advancing age have had to give this up. Hence my offering to host, what I would really like is a hand to restart my self-sufficiency with someone who is keen on learning the ropes and would like to explore the area and learn its culture and maybe languages. I speak English as a native, French with some Spanish and a very small amount of German, Arabic and Cornish. There is a revival here of the Occitan language and just over the border about 5000 speak a language known as Aranais, which is in fact the old language of the Gascons.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Pratique d’une langue
    Compagnie pour pers. âgée
    Bricolage et projets de construction
    S’occuper des animaux
    Aide dans une ferme
    Aide à la maison
    Entretien général
  • Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de développement durable de l’ONU que cet hôte essaie d'atteindre

    Objectifs de l’ONU
    Pas de pauvreté
    Faim «zéro»
    Bonne santé et bien-être
    Éducation de qualité
    Égalité entre les sexes
    Eau propre et assainissement
    Énergie propre et d'un coût abordable
    Travail décent et croissance économique
    Industrie, innovation et infrastructure
    Inégalités réduites
    Villes et communautés durables
    Consommation et production responsables
    Mesures relatives à la lutte contre les changements climatiques
    Vie aquatique
    Vie terrestre
    Paix, justice et institutions efficaces
    Partenariats pour la réalisation des objectifs
  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    I am very happy to help with the learning of languages, ready to explain the different cultures, very aware of the interesting and complex local history from the Stone ages to the modern through Roman, Visigoth, and medieval ages to the resistances in the second world war. I love sitting at the table after a nice meal, relating both the many adventures I have had in my life and the vivid tales of the area that has become my home! I have a friendly nature and am ready to share the learnings of a long, interesting and varied life, especially to those who might glean a better understanding of anything that might help them in both their travels and wherever their life may lead them in the future. I am willing to help people explore the area and also collect or take them to the station or the airport.

  • Aide


    I would like help with cultivation of organic foods, housework and general maintenance and basically some aid with some of the things that I can no longer do, e.g. lifting!

  • Langues

    Langues parlées
    Anglais: Courant
    Français: Intermédiaire
    Arabe: Débutant
    Allemand: Débutant
    Espagnol: Débutant
    Cornish: Débutant

    Cet hôte propose un échange linguistique
    Having worked in most of the continents and "had a go" at lots of languages, I would like to improve on my German and Spanish, in return I can offer excellent English (TEFAL held) and a very good understanding of French, plus here in my house you will have access to a library of Language books! My neighbours willing help in the pronunciation of French. When I moved here 20 years ago my nearest neighbour had 4-year-old twins, we made a deal that he would teach me French if I taught his daughters English, and proudly they left their education with BACs in French, English and Spanish

  • Hébergement


    Detached Farmhouse in a hamlet of 7 houses, four bedrooms, one of which (see the window view in photos) will be dedicated to workaway visitors. It will include double bed with linen, handbasin, desk and Wi-Fi with pc already connected, printer, scanner etc. Shared bathroom with hot tub, bath and shower etc. Whole house and most of adjoining exterior area is covered by Wi-Fi....

    I am happy to provide food and lodgings in return for help around the house and garden.

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    Mountain climbing and trekking, white water rafting, skiing, snowboarding, horse riding etc all available locally.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Possibilité d’accueillir les digital nomads

    Optic fibre internet connection with Wi-Fi throughout house and proximity outside

  • Espace pour garer des vans

    Espace pour garer des vans

    No limit parking, hookup and Wi-Fi available

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?


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    Nombre d'heures attendues

    4 hours a day

N° de référence hôte : 247661953747



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