Help needed with gardening, the vegetable plot, housework and dog care in lovely Gascony, Pyrenees, France

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    Última atividade

    01/10/2022

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    80.0 %

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    dentro 7 dias

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  2022 

 Hospedagem min. solicitada: mínimo 2 semanas

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  • Descrição

    Descrição

    We are a friendly, outgoing English couple in our late sixties . We have been enjoying the French way of life here in the Midi Pyrenees for over 17 years and have been slowly renovating our charming old Gascony farmhouse alongside developing our organic vegetable garden (potager), our gite and looking after our energetic and lovable boxer/setter Maya!

    We fell in love with our house while holidaying in the area - it is full of character, has a large garden with a small lake and breathtaking views to the Pyrenees mountains. We also have a few hens. We are situated outside the village of Escanecrabe, in the Haute Garonne, surrounded by rolling countryside, woodland and farmland. It is a haven of peace and tranquility, with wonderful bird and animal life and plenty of wonderful dog walks. There are pretty villages and interesting towns nearby with weekly markets, shops, cafes, bars and restaurants some of which have live music at the weekends. If you want to visit the city of Toulouse, it is only an hour's drive away as is Spain, just over the mountains.

    We love cooking, eating and sharing good food and wine with friends, as we will with our workaways!
    We enjoy gardening and growing our own vegetables in our potager and fruit in our orchard.

  • Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Tipos de ajuda e oportunidades de aprendizado

    Jardinagem
    Projetos de construção/faça você mesmo
    Cuidar de animais
    Criar/cozinhar refeições caseiras
    Ajuda a cuidar da casa
    Manutenção geral
    Ajuda com computadores/internet

  • Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    Oportunidades de intercâmbio cultural e aprendizado

    We speak English at home, but both have passable French. We have friendly French and Dutch neighbours to chat to. We love to exchange ideas, skills etc. Tony loves to share his practical knowledge and has been a teacher of modelmaking and special effects for TV, stage and film in Scotland. He is a master of recycling and making useful things out of 'nothing'. Nikki was an actress, singer and teacher of drama and also expressive arts before coming to France. She has also lead workshops and taught relaxation and meditation techniques. We both love to paint, when we have time! We are both good cooks and love nothing better than enjoying good food and conversation with friends on our delightful south facing terrace, watching the sun go down over the mountains and listening to the nightly frogs' chorus on our mare (lake). We love bonfires and barbecues.
    We have a reasonable knowledge of the local bird and wildlife.
    We would hope to both impart what knowledge and experience we have but also learn knew things from our workaways.
    We have really loved meeting people from many different countries and backgrounds through 'workaway' and have very much appreciated these cultural exchanges over the last couple of years.

  • Ajuda

    Ajuda

    We are looking for either singles or couples to help generally around the house, help look after our animals, walk the dog etc.; help with the gardening, so some gardening knowledge/experience would be useful. We also need help with some maintenance work on the house so any building skills/experience would be great too, but not essential.
    We appreciate people who can show initiative as well as be willing to learn new skills.

  • Idiomas

    Inglês: Fluente
    Francês: Intermediário

  • Acomodação

    Acomodação

    We have a large double bedroom with views of the mountains and separate shower room facilities.

  • Algo mais...

    Algo mais...

    We are in a fantastic location for lovers of nature and countryside pursuits, walking, cycling, bird watching, fishing etc. There are some great villages close by with good restaurants and small cafe/bars, some with live music at weekends.

    There are local markets to visit most days. One of our favourites nearby is Boulogne where we enjoy meeting friends for a coffee. There are a couple of bicycles which can be used for recreation. If you have your own transport, great. We can recommend plenty of places to visit. If not we usually take our workawayers out to shop with us to local towns and markets. We have also taken our workaways to evenings with friends, local village repas and get togethers. We always include our workaways in whatever social events are happening during their stay.

    When the sun shines here, which it does a lot, even in winter, we have our meals, including breakfast out on the terrace looking across the garden to the fields and mountains. We love to use the summer kitchen for barbecues with friends and the old bread oven, which Tony re-built outside, for making pizzas.

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    Mais alguns detalhes

    • Acesso à internet

    • Acesso à internet limitado

      Acesso à internet limitado

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    • Somos fumantes

    • Pode hospedar famílias

  • Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Espaço para estacionar campervans

    Este anfitrião pode fornecer espaço para vans.

  • Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    Quantos Workawayers pode acomodar?

    2

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    Horas previstas

    Around 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
















Nº de ref. de anfitrião: 977363783492