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Boussenac
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 108
Persons: up to 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 5383
Country: France

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Last Updated: October 16, 2019

Hellooo0ooO from the animals (in an Animal Farm esque order of Hierarchy): Chooks 2 (+very fat fox), loads piglets, buckets of weaners, 95 porkers (he carts us off to die then makes the most delicious things in the meaty world out of us then sells us at the local market to adoring fans and addicts alike, would you believe it!), Whitney, Phoebe, Ebony, Alicia, Courage, Toot, Sam, Clare, Aoife, Bunni, Bob and Mel (sows), Lionel (boar), Abby, Leeloo, Hermione, Noisette, Patachou, Vache, Sansa, Daisy, Sunny and Tree, Abba and Sparkle, (real cows) + 30 Galloways, 2x donkeys (we clean the mountains) Jango and Le Che (horses)Jaya, Sumba and Obi (We`re Hovawarts don`t you know) Peppa (redundant sheep dog), two not so ikle and sweet human princesses, The Fat Bearded One (Justin) and The Pretty One (Emily). We live in the Ariege(09) in the Pyrenees, in the Massat Valley at 901m. When the Fat Bearded One and the Pretty one are not tending our every need they have a large organic veggie garden which takes up a lot of time. We are in the middle of beautiful nowhere on the South facing side of a mountain, winter has snow, summer is hot both are peaceful and beautiful. Anyway the Fat Bearded one tells us that he`ll be putting you up in their house . There is loads of hot water in the form of a bath or shower, toilets, double and single beds. They eat pork and beef (can you believe it!), eggs (that`s where they all go!), wild mushrooms (they didn`t stand a chance), anything else that is in season or comes along, loads of veggies from the garden and loads of it. They try not to smoke (very badly), and try to drink, listen to music whenever there is a moment and in the area there is loads of climbing, skiing, walking, caving etc for your days off.

Oh and judging by the Fact the Fat Bearded one can now see his toes we think that despite how much we like to see him work till he drops he could do with a bit of help.... any takers?

WHAT`S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW:

Spring: Wood cutting, fence repair, pig house building, markets, chopping up and making charcuterie. GARDEN GARDEN GARDEN

Summer: Markets, spit roasts, catering weddings and festivals, animal care, herding cows round mountain pastures, cleaning fields, new pig parks WORK WORK WORK

Autumn: Winter prep, building of shelters, wood work, wood chopping, wood stacking, wood in general

We need committed people who are interested in our way of life and want to be part of something important (we feel the production of quality food using old methods and putting the health and `happiness` of the animal is foremost), you will not be asked to mow our lawn, organise our crockery or clean our pool (the river cleans itself)! You MUST have travel/medical insurance which covers you for WOOFING/helpxing. We are especially looking for garden and building help at the moment..

Please re-read some of our reviews paying special attention to all the comments about how hard we work here, come to learn, come to experience, come to test yourselves, come as you are!

reviews (66)
Helper: Silas Selfe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 18, 2019
I stayed with Justin, Emily and their family and team while helping them with... view complete review

Helper: Kelby Archer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 27, 2018
This is a very belated review, but I still have vivid, wonderful memories of ... view complete review

Helper: Hugo and Carmen Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 20, 2017
I stayed with Justin and Emily in 2014 and I said to myself I must write a r... view complete review

Helper: Parker E. Cadwell Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 26, 2015
This review is a bit overdue, as I spent two and a half weeks at Las Laous th... view complete review

Helper: Ebony H Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 6, 2015
Wow, when Justin said this joint was hard work he wasn't kidding, lol! Emily ... view complete review

Helper: Sarah Chase Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: August 24, 2015
What a summer we've had here at Las Laous - it's been a wild ride and we've p... view complete review

Helper: Ciara maitra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: August 18, 2015
The best thing I've ever done. So wonderful that after a month spent castrati... view complete review

Helper: Kyle Taylor Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: July 3, 2015


Helper: Lauren and Steve Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: February 19, 2015
Las Laous lies on it's own little patch of heaven on earth. The house is surr... view complete review

Helper: Émilie Ouellet Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: December 13, 2014
Las Laous was the highlight of my six months of traveling across Europe. Ende... view complete review

Helper: Chloe Harvey Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 11, 2014
My review is long overdue but here goes....I decided to spend two weeks at La... view complete review

Helper: Kaitlen Arundale Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: September 29, 2014
There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about Las Laous, Emi... view complete review

Helper: Felix Dollmann Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 6, 2014
I stayed With Emily and Justin for just over 2 weeks in August and had a blas... view complete review

Helper: Matthew Bridge Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 6, 2014
Go, stay with these people, they are the best! You will work hard, please don... view complete review

Helper: Luis Alfonso Escobedo Padilla Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Mexico Date: August 31, 2014
So, review of my stay in Las Laous. I will try to make it long, so I can say ... view complete review

Helper: Iulia Gheorghe Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Romania Date: August 19, 2014
Come as a helper, leave as a friend...with a baggage. It's the best way I can... view complete review

Helper: Calum Mayer Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 14, 2014
I helped out at Las Laous with a friend for a week in May, and it was a great... view complete review

Helper: Katia Vales Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: November 9, 2013
Soo, where to start. My time at Las Laous turned out to be one of the greates... view complete review

Helper: Emilie Kalleberg Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Norway Date: November 5, 2013
I spent almost four weeks at Las Laous, and it turned out to be an amazing ad... view complete review

Helper: Lara Kaminoff Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 20, 2013
Emily and Justin are impressive examples of determination, diligence, and lov... view complete review

Helper: Alex Wilson Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: October 16, 2013
I left Las Laous today and I am so grateful for the two weeks I spent with Em... view complete review

Helper: Tom Davies Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 3, 2013
My stay at Las Laous was probably one of the highlights of my travels this su... view complete review

Helper: Sophie and Luke Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: New Zealand Date: August 27, 2013
We had an absolutely amazing time here with Justin, Emily and the girls. As e... view complete review

Helper: Francesco Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Italy Date: August 26, 2013
I was in Justin's place for just few days, so my opinion could be quite diffe... view complete review

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Helper: Julie Sgarbi Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: France Date: August 17, 2013
Je suis désolée de mettre un commentaire un peu tard mais je viens de rentrer... view complete review

Helper: Kate and Louise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: August 7, 2013
Wow what an incredible HelpX experience, definitely the best one we have had ... view complete review

Helper: Jesse and Maegan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: August 6, 2013
What to say, what to say... It took us far too long to write this review but ... view complete review

Helper: Yuya Tanaka Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Japan Date: July 3, 2013
'HooolySHIT!' for two things... 1) Sorry for the very late review Justin and ... view complete review

Helper: Pierce Kennedy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 2, 2013
If you have a serious aversion to shit, hard work, British humor, or pigs thi... view complete review

Helper: Cody Pridmore Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: December 19, 2012
This was one of my favorite helpx experiences! I had been working at a differ... view complete review

Helper: Jack Evans Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: November 6, 2012
Hooookay, so a review of this joint was never going to fit into a box. So I c... view complete review

Helper: Jack Evans Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: November 6, 2012
Riiiiigght so I may have gone a little cray-zay in my review. And boxes are b... view complete review

Helper: Phoebe Parros Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 7, 2012
[This review may contain strong, potentially offensive language, however it s... view complete review

Helper: Cameron Davis Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: January 4, 2012
Work is its own reward, so expect to be well rewarded here. I stayed three we... view complete review

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Helper: Regan Cannon Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: January 3, 2012
HAVE YOU EVER CASTRATED A SQUEALING PIGLET? HAVE YOU EVER CHASED A PARANOIA-... view complete review

Helper: Adam stenhouse Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 30, 2011
One word.....AMAZING. I spent 5 weeks with Peppa, Jaia and Sumba (the main... view complete review

Helper: Gethn Pickard Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: October 2, 2011
My 'special companion' and I stayed at the farm through the rain and cold thi... view complete review

Helper: Tom Donohue Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 28, 2011
Be welcomed into the household, learn new skills, be surrounded by breathtaki... view complete review

Helper: Wayne Setford Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: August 26, 2011
JUSTIN IS A SLAVE DRIVER!!!! This my friends is a fact, not a negative one... view complete review

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Helper: Clare O'Reilly Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: August 16, 2011
I spent four and a half weeks at this mountain-side farm and I loved every su... view complete review

Helper: Michael Virley Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 15, 2011
WARNING - If you are 30, spend too much time on Facebook, smoke, drink and th... view complete review

Helper: Gemima Cody Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: June 13, 2011
Once upon a time, a sweet, English boarding school girl called Emily met with... view complete review

Helper: Christian Nolan Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: June 11, 2011
Where to begin... I'm gonna go with the food, since it's as central a part to... view complete review

Helper: Glenn and lucinda Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 24, 2011
we were meant to come and help these guys but unfortunatly had to come home b... view complete review

Helper: Stacey bishop Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 23, 2011
Mountains in the mist...And PIGS!! Catching 'em, fencing 'em and feeding 'em... view complete review

Helper: Mark and Alexandra Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: March 21, 2011
Justin and Emily took us in to their welcoming household on short notice, muc... view complete review

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Helper: Leo and Claire Louise Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: December 11, 2010
Leo and I spent a couple of weeks at this beautiful place during November. ... view complete review

Helper: Elise and Iain Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: November 2, 2010
We had an excellent 2 weeks here. We echo the sentiments of all the reviewer... view complete review

Helper: Lisa and John Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Ireland Date: October 28, 2010
Simply stated, this place rocks! Justin, Emily, Mila and Thea are all wonderf... view complete review

Helper: Kerri and Jeremy Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Canada Date: October 16, 2010
This place is a blast of fresh air, unless, of course, you're mucking out the... view complete review

Helper: Hannah Martin Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 26, 2010
Staying with Justin and Emily was a life changing experience. Firstly, the lo... view complete review

Helper: Emerald Greene Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: September 14, 2010
Oh ho ho. Emily and Justin are good. I stayed with these guys for two weeks i... view complete review

Helper: Chelsea and Nate Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United States Date: September 13, 2010
Well it took a while, but early-birds don't really get the worms do they? Th... view complete review

Helper: Mark and Jenna Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: September 8, 2010
We stayed with Justin and Emily for about 2 weeks and loved every minute of i... view complete review

Helper: Daniel Armstrong Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: July 2, 2010
If you’re compiling a list of good helpx hosts, STOP, you’ve already found th... view complete review

Helper: George Norville Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: June 27, 2010
I stayed with justin, emily and their girls and animals for 4 weeks in june, ... view complete review

Helper: Samantha and Frank Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: Australia Date: May 19, 2010
Staying with Justin, Emily, the girls, and the animals at Las Laous was one o... view complete review

Helper: David and Maria Profile: hidden - premier members only
From: United Kingdom Date: May 16, 2010
Justin & Emily (and their beautiful girls) are a top family living a pretty t... view complete review

Helper: Paul Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: December 11, 2009
Never a dull moment here. Justin and Sumba (one of the world's greatest dogs... view complete review

Helper: Susanna Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: October 26, 2009
The Fat bearded one and the pretty one are wonderful! If you like to laugh yo... view complete review

Helper: Sharilyn and Brian Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Canada Date: October 25, 2009
We just finished almost 3 weeks at Las Laous and had a wonderful time. It wa... view complete review

Helper: Patrick makiri Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United States Date: September 11, 2009
I just completed nearly 3 weeks here. The work was exhausting and at times ch... view complete review

Helper: Karen Stone Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: Australia Date: September 9, 2009
I thoroughly enjoyed my time time at Justin and Emily's. The work was hard an... view complete review

Helper: Iona Smith Oliver Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: August 28, 2009
I started my French adventure by meeting Justin at the train station and then... view complete review

Helper: Ailidh Dunlop Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: July 10, 2009
A great 10 days in the Pyrenees with a great bunch of people. Lots of differ... view complete review

Helper: sam miller Profile: hidden - premier members only  
From: United Kingdom Date: July 5, 2009
This is a great place to help at if you want to experience mountain life. It... view complete review

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