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Ayen - Corrèze
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 6.8
Persons: 2-4
Category: Other
Host ID: 1789
Country: France

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Last Updated: February 17, 2019

We'd love to welcome you ! Anytime.

We are a Belgian couple, we've lived in Ireland, France, Belgium and now in France again, and we've been hosts for wwoof and helpx for many years on and off.

A new challenge/opportunity will start for us in spring of 2019, when we open the gates to our very own peaceful, small and eco-friendly campsite in the beautiful and idyllic region of Corrèze.
23 camping pitches, a sanitary block, a swimmingpool and 3x weekly dinner for holidaymakers during the summer season, will give us plenty to do.



Upcoming Projects 2019
January, February, March :
-Too much to sum up, indoors as well as outdoors. Anything from weeding, clearing to fencing etc on the land and redecorating/restyling of holiday let and bar/resto... Work will be in accordance to helpers' abilities, so if you have some particular skills you think are useful, just get in touch via email.

April:
-Final push before the camping season starts

May, June, July, August, September :
-We would appreciate help with the various chores which the running a small campsite entails. Cleaning the sanitary block, cleaning the holiday house (gîte) on changeover day, helping with dinners, bar work, etc
-Gardening will also be part of the necessary chores, ie cutting the grass, weeding, watering the veggie patch...

September, October, November :
-Harvesting walnuts. Oh yes, we have plenty of walnut trees on the land which produce around 700 kg of organic nuts.
-Harvesting and preserving of the abundance of fruit and veg available in the area.

We could do with motivated and enthusiastic HelpX-ers to help us with this new challenge.

COUPLES OR 2/3 FRIENDS would suit us best, but if you are a solo traveler and can help us, you are obviously welcome too.

There might be some hard graft ahead, but there'll be a comfy room in winter. During the summer we can provide a tent or caravan and always good food in return, and of course some play time.

Other jobs include weeding, clearing woodland, sowing, planting, prepping soil, trimming grass, help in the daily chores. The work will be in correlation to your physical abilities.
About 5 hr/day - 5 days/week. This can vary according to weather, some days you'll have to work longer, other days not as long.

Bed linen and towels are provided.
There is free Wifi, but bring your own computer device/laptop/notebook/smartphone.
We live about 1.5 km from the village, which is a nice walk.

Are you interested ?

You don't mind a house filled with 2 middle aged (that's over 50) but young hearted people, 2 dogs and 4 cats ?
You can commit for 2 weeks minimum (1 month min. during the camping season)
Please contact us via email and state your date of possible arrival AND departure. This is necessary for our planning. So don't be too vague in your email.

We can collect from Brive-la-Gaillarde or Objat station

IMPORTANT :
Our native language is Dutch, but we do speak English and some French.

Omnivores and vegetarians welcome.

Illegal substances are exactly that. Do not bring them onto our property.

Check out our website !

reviews (20)
Helper: Marcus Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: June 27, 2017
I stayed at Bert and Patricia's home for around 3 weeks from mid may to early... view complete review

Helper: Simon wells Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 29, 2017
I spent 2 weeks with Bert & Patricia and their lovely pets at their amazing h... view complete review

Helper: Mikaela and Keegan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 21, 2016
We stayed with Patricia and Bert for 5 weeks in April/May and it was easily t... view complete review

Helper: Wen chin Ter Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Malaysia Date: August 31, 2015
It was a much more than 5 stars experience! Sneem is a beautiful cozy village... view complete review

Helper: Manon Wijermars Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Netherlands Date: August 5, 2015
patricia and bert of course ;) are the best hosts that you can wish for! they... view complete review

Helper: Jen Petersen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: January 31, 2015
I stayed the whole month of January with Patricia and Bert and had a good tim... view complete review

Helper: Clémence and Hugo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: January 26, 2015
A single word to describe our stay at Bert and Patricia : UNFORGETTABLE!!!!!!... view complete review

Helper: Darío and Albert Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 30, 2014
Excellent experience. Since the very beginning we had the best relationship ... view complete review

Helper: Franziska and Silvio Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: June 25, 2014
Stop looking for hosts, go there!!!! We planned to stay in Sneem for four wee... view complete review

Helper: Patricia Wagstaff Quon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: April 27, 2014
I just want to say how much I really enjoyed my stay with Patricia and Bert a... view complete review

Helper: Marie and Madlen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Germany Date: April 6, 2014
It is hard to find the words for describing how great our four week stay at P... view complete review

Helper: Francisco Martinez Munoz Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: December 15, 2013
Patricia and Bert are very nice people, if you like the pets and the quiet, t... view complete review

Helper: Alvaro Monteagudo Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Spain Date: August 28, 2013
I've been the first helper of Patricia and Bert after a few years. They are n... view complete review

Helper: Mariana Milne-Jones Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Brazil Date: September 27, 2007
Patricia and Bert are the perfect host!!! Since the first moment they do ever... view complete review

Helper: Ruth gordon Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: September 10, 2007
Patricia and Bert have been amazing hosts over the past three weeks. They are... view complete review

Helper: Pamela Salas Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Mexico Date: August 23, 2007
Patricia and Bert place is in a few words: my best woofing experience! the pl... view complete review

Helper: Jill and Amelia Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: August 2, 2007
We have just stayed with Patricia and Bert for 3 weeks and have nothing but g... view complete review

Helper: Rachel Hargreaves Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: July 16, 2007
I have just (reluctantly) left here and patricia & bert to carry on my travel... view complete review

Helper: Emily Budesa Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: June 29, 2006
I just got back from my stay with Bert and Patricia and even though it was my... view complete review

Helper: Nicole bold Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: June 26, 2006
You know, I only meant to stay for a couple weeks at Milecat with Bert and Pa... view complete review

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