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Malaucene
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3
Persons: up to 4
Category: Other
Host ID: 6476
Country: France

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Last Updated: March 19, 2015

**LATEST UPDATE** Now looking for HelpXers between now and June - sorry, no space between July and September! In the spring it's mainly work outside, with a mix of brush-cutting, weeding, pruning, general gardening tasks, with a little interior decoration.

We spend much of the year in Asia, but I am back in our beautiful 18th century farmhouse in rural Provence, at the foot of the Mont Ventoux to prepare things for summer rentals. Plenty of gardening to do throughout the year, as well as rebuilding an old stone-walled pond fed by our slightly sulphurous spring (hence the name of the farm, 'L'Eau Salée'). It will be a lovely feature once it is restored. Other major projects include renovating an ancient well. Inside the property there is some painting and general upkeep to do, when the weather is less pleasant outside (pretty rare in this part of Provence)...

We're close to the Roman town of Vaison (7km) and Malaucène (3km), so although there are no other houses in sight, all amenities are within easy reach. Helpers can borrow a bike to visit the area, although you need to be pretty fit to ride to the summit of the Mont Ventoux, 24 kms away but a 1,700m climb from our home at 330m!

The accommodation is in a couple of independent apartments each with en-suite double bedrooms in annexes to the main house, with log-burner, wifi internet access. Ideal for couples.

Meals 'en famille', occasionally self-catering (all ingredients and excellent local Côte du Rhône wines provided), everyone chipping in to help with the cooking.

This is a beautiful and unspoilt area of Provence, a hiking and cycling paradise, yet only a short drive to lovely old towns such as Avignon, Orange, and Vaison.

reviews (13)
Helper: Suzanne and Richard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 21, 2011
We spent just over 2 weeks at L’eau Salee and we were both sad to leave this ... view complete review

Helper: Austin and Katelyn Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: July 11, 2011
What can we say?! They were our second host with Helpx after a terrible firs... view complete review

Helper: Kathryn Barker Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 1, 2011
There is very little to add from all the other reviews apart from I loved be... view complete review

Helper: Morgan and Sam Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 22, 2011
After spending three amazing weeks here with Peter, Ploy, Timothy and Nattaya... view complete review

Helper: Vinko Rajic Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Sweden Date: April 20, 2011
I can recomend this place. I spend very long time there, it vas strange to li... view complete review

Helper: Nick and Rhea Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 29, 2011
Sorry Peter and Piploy and family for such a slow responce. We can`t agree m... view complete review

Helper: Xing mei Liu Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: March 17, 2011
I felt right at home the moment I arrived here. Even more so, when I tasted P... view complete review

Helper: Eszter and Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Hungary Date: February 20, 2011
We just finished the most delicious meals that Ploy packed for us for the jou... view complete review

Helper: Sally and Philip Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: December 28, 2010
We had the best time here! Fantastic company, food and accommodation...we wo... view complete review

Helper: Ann and Geoffrey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: November 25, 2010
Words cannot express the feeling that our family has after spending 11 days h... view complete review

Helper: Maurice Bryson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: November 8, 2010
An absolute dream in a dream. Everything for me with the Garwoods was surreal... view complete review

Helper: Christopher Wilson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 7, 2010
I was generously given everything I needed and more so during my stay with th... view complete review

Helper: Donald Dang Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: May 25, 2010
Where to begin with Peter and his wonderful family. From the first day I arri... view complete review

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