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Area (ha): 1
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Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28673
Country: France

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Last Updated: April 2, 2015

We are a French family with three children (7, 10 and 20 years old) who are looking for people wanting to give us a helping hand in our little corner of paradise in the mountains of the Ariège at 800m altitude. We are renovating an old water mill using 'green' building methods such as mixtures of earth, lime and straw and we are trying different techniques such as "tadelakt" and earth/wood chips etc

Your accommodation is in a tipi (with stove) and there are dry/composting toilettes, a wood fire heated bath and now a real bathroom in the mil. Ours is an intentionally simple lifestyle with vegetarian food and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Olivier is a wood turner and Magali works in the nearby organic shop and also gives drama courses at the school.

In the autumn we produce apple juice which we sell at the market.

The work will be very varied and organised according to the weather, the children and what is most important at the time: for example firewood, carpentry, 'plastering' the walls with earth etc. etc.

We speak French and 'Indian' English!

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


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