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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2,5
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 24994
Country: France

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Last Updated: April 11, 2019

We are a family of four, two children aged 10 years old and 5 years old. We live in a beautiful situation in the Ariege mountains off grid, using solar electricity and spring water. We choose to live without many modern conveniences : no TV, and limited internet access... yes... a life like this is still possible!
We have a compost toilet and wood fired water for shower.

Helpers accommodation is a small separate straw bale hut (see photo below) with a double bed, wood stove, kitchen and running cold water. The toilet and shower are separate and communal. For a little privacy (for us and the helpers!), we can have shared meals every lunch time, and every second evening. We would provide three meals a day in return for 5 hours of work per day, with weekends free. We have 2000 metres of land with vegetable garden, orchard and fruit bushes. We keep chickens duck and rabbits for food and eggs, we also have donkeys for keeping the land cleared and a pet dog and cats.

The work would include clearing the forest and working in the garden. For those who are interested work can include caring food for our animals. We are building an ecological extension to our home.We need pepole to pick up some apple and doing some juice for september october and november or if you simply have interest in this area you would be more than welcome! Anyone who can use a chainsaw would be very useful as well.
We are a French speaking family, and can speak a little English, Spanish, Italian.

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