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Saint Véran
All Year: July-august 2017
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Backpacker Hostel
Host ID: 49061
Country: France

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Last Updated: March 15, 2017

Hi everyone ! We are Monique and Olivier, from Saint Veran, a very small and sunny village of 200 inhabitants hanging up way high on the mountain, at 2040 meters of altitude, right next to the Italian border, in the Southern French Alps. Saint Veran is a very beautiful and peaceful village, but there is more than that : it is the highest town of all Europe!

Anyways, we own a small backpacker hostel here, but we also rent donkeys for hikers who wish to travel around our beautiful mountains, and who need a long-eared companion that can also carry their stuff.

That's where we need your help! The job involves:

- Helping our clients out with their donkeys, explaining them how to pack their stuff on the saddle.

- Explaining them how not to get lost in the mountain, giving them advice about how to set a camp in the mountains with a donkey and how to manage their new companion.

- Taking care of donkeys in general, helping Olivier to prepare them before they go and great the customers when they return,taking the donkeys out of the paddock, etc.

You will get to learn how to do all of this things with us, and you'll have the opportunity to go yourself out to travel with one of our charming animals.

To be the perfect helpXer for us, ideally, you :

- Are well at your ease around animals, for instance if you are accustomed to riding horses that would be a must (if that's the case, be warned that we have a very nice haflinger mare waiting just for you, for your chilling time ;) )

- Are willing to stay 1 month and a half/ 2 monthes minimum : we want to teach you new skills, and introduce you to a pretty special job, it would be more interesting both for you and for us if you stay longer.

- We have lots and lots of german/dutch customers. If you master one of these languages, that would be very useful for us ! It would be better, of course, if you were able to speak even a little bit of french : don't worry, you will get to improve it!

We will be happy to help you discover a mesmerizing region of France, a very special, peculiar and exciting job, and to introduce you to the sweetest animals ever: Donkeys.

For more details and pictures, go visit our website to discover more!

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