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Area (ha): 0,5
Persons: 20
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 28601
Country: France

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Last Updated: May 23, 2019

Hi Helpers!

There`s a loooooooot of work to improve our "new" home in countryside. You can join and help to take care of the garden, improve the housing, making every kind of works (building, painting, electricity, plumbing, wood-cutting and whatever...).
Actual priority is to clean around, vegetation growing wildly from 20 years.

You can check my CS profile via the web link above to have a more precise idea of my personnality. My partner Viki will be more and often at home too. As a ceramist, we`ll try to provide her a lovely and efficient workyard in a refixed part of the house !

We`d be happy to welcome you as friends and of course... life is not only working! Chilling, having walks, enjoying countryside, cooking together... having good times :)

Since we`re not permanently at home, we prefer to organize your stay a bit on advance, so that you can come when we are at home and discover together how it gets along.


* Brousse-le-Château is an amazing place, but think that the house is "lost" in the forest, 6km away from the village center, so you need to enjoy nature !
It`s not soooo lost, since there`s an organic farm and a few houses 2 km away, but still, you need to like walking, biking or you have to own a car if you want to explore around without our help ;)
Area is somehow hilly... so if you decide to bike around, consider that there`s, for example, some long 10% declivity to reach down the village :D

* House was unhabited for 20 years and starts to turn to ruin... so it`s more a "camping type of accomodation" that we can propose, but mainly, if you help me it`s to build up better accomodation for everyone :) There`s only a 40m2 room that is roof covered, so that we`ll need to share it... Hopefully, this we evolute progressively ;)
To make it clear : it`s a ruin and the goal is to turn it to liveable house for winter 2017 !!!

* There`s electricity, water (from tap and from the river), internet connexion but no TV.

* Since we`re often abroad, we prefer people staying a bit longer, so that we can share time together when we`re at home.

* We expect guests to be clean and to take care of their environment : We`d be very upset to have to clean the entire house when we come back home for a few days just because my guests are acting like... uneducated people.

* We don`t want to take advantage or neither abuse of people but...
1° We`re very short on money so I can`t PAY helpers.
2° Helpex is an alternative way of sharing life and experiences.

We`re not requesting loads of hours of hard work. We have nothing against meditation, we appreciate guests that love to explore around hiking and we have no problem with people that have their own activities.
We just feel nice if, also, something is improved after the stay of a guest, however we manage to realise it. It`s like a beautiful gift.

Soooooo, if you wanna help us in this crazy project in a fantastic location, come on Friends !!!

Viki and Ben :)


Special Event 2019


Hey Friends ! (English Below)

Un nouveau Printemps débute... et avec lui, les projets pour l`année 2018 !

Alors, si vous voulez nous aider et partager une belle énergie dans la joie et la bonne humeur, nous vous invitons à venir participer à notre Brico-thon de l`été 2019, un super challenge à réussir ensemble !

L`idée, vous offrir des vacances originales en rejoignant notre chantier participatif :
* construire une belle terrasse en pierres sèches dans le jardin, pour y installer une jolie tonnelle sur laquelle grimperont nos pieds de vigne.
* profiter de l`occasion pour débarrasser l`un de nos bâtiments dont le rez-de-chaussée est encombré d`un monceau de pierres de construction.

Au programme, donc, joyeuses séances à la pelle et la pioche, transport de montagnes de pierres, tétris géant, mais aussi balades, farniente, baignades dans le Tarn, feux de camp, barbecues et autres réjouissances :)

Nous vous proposons de venir planter votre tente au jardin du 5 Juillet au 5 Septembre 2019. Sur place, vous pourrez bénéficier de l`eau de source (pour les puristes) et de la douche chaude (pour les adeptes du confort).

Nous offrirons les bases pour les repas collectifs (nos moyens limités ne nous permettront pas de nous lancer dans de la cuisine gastronomique mais si vous le pouvez et le souhaitez, avec votre participation, nous pourrons améliorer le quotidien pour vous faire découvrir les spécialités locales !

Prévoyez des vêtements qui ne craignent pas la végétation et les joies bricoleuses, de bonnes chaussures confortables et une lampe de poche (avec suffisament de piles ou de batteries) pour les nuits. Si vous avez des gants solides et confortables, n`hésitez pas à les ajouter à votre équipement de camping. Et donc, prévoyez aussi de quoi camper : tente, matelas pneumatique, sac de couchage, brosse à dent...

A bientôt, pour un chantier formidable entre Amis and Helpers !

("Les inconnus sont simplement des amis que l`on ne connaît pas encore")

And to make it polyglot :P

A new Spring begins ... and with, projects for the year 2019!

So, if you want to help us and share a great energy in joy and good mood, we invite you to come and participate in our Brico-thon (mix of bricolage and marathon) of summer 2019, a great challenge to succeed together!

The idea, to offer you original holidays by joining our participative workshop : build a beautiful dry stone terrace in the garden, taking this opportunity to clear one of our buildings whose ground floor is cluttered with a pile of building stones.

On the program, so, happy sessions with the shovel and the pickaxe, transport of mountains of stones, giant tetris, but also strolls, idleness, bathes in the Tarn, bonfires, barbecues and other rejoicings :)

We invite you to come and plant your tent in the garden from July 5th to September 5th, 2019. On site, you can enjoy spring water (for purists) and hot shower (for the fans of comfort).

We will provide the basis for group meals (our limited resources will not allow us to embark on gourmet cuisine but if you can and want, with your participation, we can improve to make you discover the local specialties!

Plan clothes that do not fear vegetation and hand-made joys, good comfortable shoes and a flashlight (with enough batteries or batteries) for the nights. If you have strong and comfortable gloves, do not hesitate to add them to your camping gear. And so, also plan what to camp: tent, air mattress, sleeping bag, toothbrush ...

See you soon for a great project between Friends and Helpers !
(Unknown people are finally only friends that we don`t know yet ;) )

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