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All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28517
Country: France

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Last Updated: June 26, 2019

UPATE: We don't need any more help for the immediate future.

We are a Simon and Suzanne, a British couple who have just retired from running holiday letting accommodation in the Pyrenees, and are moving to a renovated farmhouse in the French countryside near Lannemezan. It is a calm, peaceful village with a view of the Pyrenees

We will need occasional help with gardening work and chicken care. We have two adult Border Collies and a litter of puppies, one of which we will be keeping. It is essential that helpers have experience of keeping and training dogs, as well as training and socialising puppies.

In our hectare of grounds we will be keeping geese, ducks and chickens for eggs and/or meat. Completing the menagerie are two cats.

We would like volunteers to stay for two weeks, but this period can often be extended if both parties are happy with the arrangement. We ask for a commitment of five hours per day for five days, with two days off, in return for your own room, and breakfast, lunch and three-course evening meal, eaten with us. Hours and days off can be flexible.

This is an area renowned for its walking and cycling routes, and for skiing - both downhill and cross country - in the winter. We can give you advice on local activities and help you arrange them. Suzanne (native English speaker, but fluent in French) can help you perfect your French, and never tires of sharing her knowledge of raising poultry and goats.

Accommodation will be in a bedroom with en-suite bathroom, with access to laundry facilities, TV and WiFi.


Volunteers must like animals and be non smokers. People who like dogs in particular and who are used to handling them will be especially welcome. Other than that, the only prerequisites are flexibility, a sense of humour and a willingness to get stuck in. In terms of catering, Suzanne has a number of dietary restrictions involving many of the things that provide the protein in vegetarian diets, and for this reason we are unable to cater for vegetarians or vegans.



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