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Hosts in France (1829) - Page 46 of 183


Town or City: Ascain
All Year: ALL YEAR
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 7956
Country: France

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Hello, I am Fiona a world traveler who settled in SW France in 2003 and raising my family here by running retreats for people who want to experience a better life and find how to do that. Happier healthier etc.

I am seeking help creating my garden and 1 further apartment for my work as I run health and wellness mini stays here in SW France.
I had so much wonderful help last time in 2015/16 then 2018,
I am converting a space in the house into 2 apartments over the spring months of 2019: and into June, July.

Mostly I am looking for help with tiling, garden clearing up and all sorts of various other work to be done; Tiling. Painting, gardening, Walls to be built using plaster board. breaking cupboards and sanding walls, putting in kitchens and bathrooms, and finishing off for use of the studios.
I can offer you great accommodation whilst the studios are being created which is a short walk or ride or bus ride to the sea for surfing or swimming.

The garden is also asking... more inside

            



Town or City: Capoulet et Junac
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 40996
Country: France

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English presentation:
Hello,

Within the natural reserve of Pyrénées ariégeoises, you’ll be welcomed by us in a large stone country house rebuilt after the French Revolution. Between the villages of Capoulet and Junac, the house is surrounded by two rivers, fields and woods. This old « Commanderie Hospitalière » of the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem was known as of 1130.

Come and see a small corner of paradise and help us restore this future home and place dedicated to artist-in residence programs.

Your stay will include gardening tasks, levelling works, cleaning up the river, fixing up dry stone walls and coating.
We’ll need your help approx. 5 hours/day, 5 days/week and we’ll offer you an accommodation (in dormitory or tent, whatever suits you best) and meals. We can host 3 to 5 helpers who are welcome to assist with all the household tasks.

During your free time, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the region (cycling, rock climbing, river bathing, hiking, vis... more inside

          



Town or City: Peille
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 39985
Country: France

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We are Mike and Sarah from Ireland and we are bringing back to life a very old abandoned olive farm in the South of France.

It's 20 minutes from Nice and Monaco in the foothills, with very easy transport links with a local train and occasional buses.

We have had the property for a while and have completed some basic but comfy living accommodation and cleared some of the land.
There is a lot remaining to do and the work is split between 3 main things; Land clearing with strimmers etc., renovation (in a very original style) of the very large farmhouse and its buildings, catering and cleaning in the kitchen from the point of view of looking after the helpers and visitors.

We would particularly welcome strong and eager helpers who are interested in either the 17th century buildings and their renovation or those interested in working on the land among the olives.

The property is enormous and we live on a private mountain with private access, there is a lot to see and do.... more inside

          



Town or City: Genevreuille
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0,5
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 26125
Country: France

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Next challenging project is set for september, we are looking for helpers to build an acacia wood carpentry and restyling the hause facade made of stone. The idea is to remake all the junctions between the stones with a mix of lim and sands.

During all the autumn time there will be always something to do in the garden and we need some help to do apple juce.

We host helper during all year.

We are restructuring and old hausefarm using ancestral techniques with woods, stones, lime and clay as ecological solutions. Periodically this is part of the help required but regulary we expect from helpers to partecipate to our family life, helping through out all the daily activities. We work on the garden where we growth vegetable and transform them for the winter conservation. We also collect sesonal fruit that we use to do jams, syrups, herbal teas, and for distillation and oil. Close to the surrounding woods we are developping the knowledge of wilde flawers and plants to eat an... more inside

            



Town or City: LA ROQUE STE MARGUERITE
All Year: No
Area (ha):
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 92083
Country: France

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We are a family of 4 about to be 5. With the birth of a new being in our household, we would be happy to welcome a single person or a couple to help us around the house and the garden.

We are renovating an old stone house on the beautiful mesa of the Larzac in the South of France, near Millau. We are surrounded by gorgeous river valleys and typical little French villages. The area is perfect for people who wish to retreat in the wilderness, go for hikes, take a swim in cold rivers, or climb.

Most of our free time is dedicated to creating art, circus shows, music, teaching and cinema, which is why we are looking for help to free time for our creative process.

We live in a tiny hamlet of 8 houses so we strongly advise that helpers have a driver's license to make most of the beauty of the place.

We will need helpers for the following missions :
- gardening
- house cleaning
- preparing meals
- looking after the kids (1 month and 2 years old)
- odd jobs around the hou... more inside

            



Town or City: MORANCE
All Year: spring and summer
Area (ha):
Persons: 2 or more
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 45169
Country: France

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I live in a house in the Beaujolais with cherry orchards, vines, horses in the field opposite - it's very peaceful here.

I'm English, speak fluent French, and a bit of Spanish and Italian. A mother of three and a grandmother, I’m lucky in that I’m still ‘with-it’, keeping up with the way life evolves...

I’ve travelled the world, meeting and staying with local people, learning their way of life and the culture.
I'm 'international', and enjoy meeting people wherever they're from, and have friends from 18 to 90.

The ideas and ideals of HelpX are great, and can help build relationships across and around the world, if everyone contributes in that same light...And I do my bit as best I can!

There are buses every half hour south to Lyon 25km, and north to Villefranche-sur-Saône 13km. The area is very beautiful, and I can show you around, meet some local people and see what you might not see otherwise.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch, I really would appreciate (your) ... more inside

  



Town or City: Livaie
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 84213
Country: France

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We are a couple ,three children have left home but appear sometimes .We live in an old rustic farmhouse, surrounded by the beautiful forest d' Ecouves, nearest shops 15km. We have many animals, cat, chickens, dogs, horses & cows. We love vegetable gardening but don't have enough time.I enjoy recycling ,especially fabric,rug making & sewing and I am prepared to teach this. Looking for helpers to work in the garden and do a little DIY & cooking.
We have a double room in the house, all facilities shared.Meals provided for 2 hours work per day per person.short stays only.

          



Town or City: St Germain de la Riviere
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 13645
Country: France

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Hi, we are Anna, baby Aélïa, Jonathan and his parents Serge & Bernadette, renovating an old stones house. There is also a small organic garden, a little vineyard land with fruit trees, and our sleeping cat.
Help will be warmly welcomed for renovating the house and embellish the garden.

We use to ask about 5h30 of help of work each day, 5 days per week.
The time of cooking is not counted as time of work. We all cook together and/or share the usual household tasks.

French, English, Spanish, Czech, Vegetarian spoken ;) [that means that we are vegetarians and provide vegetarian's food -and yes...it's made with love]

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Salut tout le monde ! Nous sommes une petite communauté, Jonathan, avec mes parents Serge & Bernadette, et Anna et notre bébé Aélïa.
Nous restaurons une ancienne maison en pierres en utilisant des méthodes écolo/traditionnelles et/ou le bon vieux système D. Nous cultivons de façon naturelle un petit jardin et un... more inside

            



Town or City: Marseille 15
All Year: No
Area (ha): 16
Persons: 6
Category: Other
Host ID: 92962
Country: France

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Weclcome to a 16 acres parc located within the northern areas of Marseille. Its a place with an incredible view : the sea, the small villages still there, the hills..
Its also the place where you can see the big Marseille, Hollywood style !

For three years we've been working on improving this place, with the inhabitants, to make it more enjoyable and available for people all around the parc. We met, discussed, walked and organized events to learn how to get to know each other and see what was this space all about. Many stories and great biodiversity developed there. One of the most interesting things is that this space is in the middle of the northern areas of Marseille which often have bad press in the medias. But what we learned working here is that its also a fascinating area with so many great stories and landscapes.

Our goal, in inviting help'x to join, is to share what are these areas like, with their deep hospitality, history, and local productions (tiles, honey, soap... more inside

            



Town or City: Le Busseau
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2 up to 4
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 93034
Country: France

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My name is Josie and I have a small holding here in Frances best kept secret, here at La Menantelliere in the Deux Sevres south west France. I am looking for help with a couple of projects, which require help with decorating and gardening. I would like to invite you to my little slice of heaven. In exchange for your services I am a very good cook and happy to introduce you to yoga, meditation and pranayama.

Throughout the year we are constantly working in the garden, woodland and potager, and working in the house and gite. We grow organically and work with permaculture and huglekulture systems. I am a strong advocate of reducing my carbon foot print on the earth through recycling, composting and being self sufficient most of the year from the potager.

I am in the middle of restoring the house which is over 100 years old, the restoration work is being sympathetically done, I would like to have someone to help around the house, I could do with help in carpentry, some plumbing, p... more inside

            

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