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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 40
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26888
Country: France

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Last Updated: January 17, 2020

Our farm is 40 hectares of rolling woodland and meadow near the small town of Mirepoix, in Ariège, south-western France. We are developing our farm project and currently have 7 Galloway and 9 Casta cows. Our project involves holding meditational Retreats in which guests are given the opportunity to practice yoga, meditation and silent walks in and around the farm. We are also developing a nature sanctuary on all our land which includes the cows, an orchard, recreating wildflower meadows and creating wildlife ponds and of course, showing love and respect to the original inhabitants - the deer, wild boar, buzzards, lizards and so on.

We have recently featured in a BBC documentary 'The Secret Life of Farm Animals' and also in several well-being magazines such as Happiful, Breathe and Pebble.

The foundation of the farm is quietness. That doesn't mean we don't talk, rather that we are dedicated to allowing this natural quietness guide us in all we do.

We are always looking for helpers who connect with our project and who love work outdoors in beautiful nature.

Helpers who are passionate about nature can experience a wide range of habitats including woodland, a forest-garden and orchard, wildflower meadows and a beautiful stream.

Our organic farm and the surrounding landscape help us come to a clearer understanding of Self and what it might truly mean to live in the Heart of Nature, our original home.

We are particularly interested in Helpers who are dedicated to exploring natural landscape of the Heart.

We are also keen to host native french speakers who also have some knowledge of english.

It is important that potential Woofers are animal lovers and also happy to be around our energetic young sons!

Our home is completely 'off-grid' with all the normal conveniences of shower / hot water / washing machine / cooking facilities and internet connection.

The farm is in a very rural area with truly spectacular views of the Pyrenean mountain range. Yet we are also just a 15 minute car drive away from Mirepoix, a very beautiful little town with a stunning medieval centre.

The departement of Ariège is one of the poorest in France, yet in terms of culture, scenery, wildlife and a certain 'untouched feeling' it is one of the very richest of all.

Would also be perfect for people with their own camper van.

Please feel very free to contact us with any questions.

Love and warmest wishes
Dave, Diana, Gabi and Elie

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