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Argenton sur Creuse
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 9579
Country: France

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Last Updated: July 8, 2012

We are Ged and Karen, an English couple with a young daughter looking for a couple of able bodies and minds to help with a brand new project. Having lived around the world, from Moscow to Kuala Lumpur it is time to settle in one place for a while!

Our vision is to develop a mixed smallholding with a small eco campsite. What we are starting with is a beautiful property (already renovated), three hectares (7 acres) of attached land, gorgeous views in the South of the Loire region and importantly a good stock of wine :)

The property is a peaceful 4km bike ride from Neuvy-Saint-Sepulchre where you’ll find bars restaurants, shops and a beautiful fishing lake. We are also very close to a bus route allowing access to the beautiful old towns of Aregnton-sur-Creuse (train station), Le Chatre and Chateauroux(train station). We are also located very close to the Brenne Nation Park, with its ‘thousand lakes’ and parkland it’s a nature lovers paradise.

The work will be varied and interesting, from helping to start our forest garden to care of our rare bread livestock, building paths, planting trees, clearing overgrown areas, gardening, maintenance etc, etc.

Ged has a agricultural qualification, a PDC and loads of experience in renovation/building so if you have specific skills then that's great, but if not and are interested in learning then he's happy to teach!

Accommodation is provided in a shared downstairs bedroom with its own access and on suite toilet and shower. WiFi is available for those who would like it and we have a pool to relax by when the work is done. (The pool was here when we bought the property, we plan to build a natural swimming pond in the near future but we require planning permission that takes time in France) We will provide three meals a day, seven days a week in return for 30 hours work a week Monday to Friday. We would like our volunteers to be part of the family and as such will be expected to help with general tasks such as peeling potatoes for an evening meal outside work hours. We are carnivores so please let us know if you are vegetarian, or have any other dietary requirements when you contact us. We’d also prefer helpers stay for two weeks or more. Please specify the dates you'd like to stay when you contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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