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Town or City: Aulon
All Year: seasonal
Area (ha): .6
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 86061
Country: France

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Hi, we are Mike and Nancy, a Canadian couple, residing in France. About two years ago we moved to Aulon, a small village between Saint Gaudens and Aurignac in Haute Garonne. We found an unloved house, to make home and bare land to build gardens. The goal is to live as naturally as possible in a modern world with permaculture principles as our guide.

We are trying to achieve self-sustainability in the long run, and much work is to be done. So far we have the gardens and green house planted, for fresh veggies this summer. We have our first brood of baby chickens, offering plenty of free range eggs. The fruit trees are in bloom. The two pigs are doing ground work clearing land and our two cats, Tesla and Honcho are our best friends and do nothing but eat and sleep (Enjoying the good life). Nancy mostly does the gardens and could always use help. I do the renovations (with Nancy’s help), and there’s a lot to renovate!

We are looking for capable help in July to assist us ... more inside

            



Town or City: Monein
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3,5 hectares
Persons: up to 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 86056
Country: France

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Our farmhouse from 1680 is situated on a hill top next to a forest on 9 Acres. We are setting up the property in a permaculture way; organic, raised beds, a crater-garden and a food forest. We are waiting for the permit to start a permaculture camping with some cabins and tree-houses. We are restoring the house in the traditional/green way, use reclaimed oak and chestnut beams and carved stones from an old ruin and work with lime, stone, clay and insulation from natural materials. We will make a greenhouse, chicken pen, pony stable, swimming pond and a petting zoo. We love our work, vegetarian food, and jamming around the camp-fire. Activities include: green building, organic vegetable garden, and forestry. We are a family with two small children and we enjoy our time with volunteers!
Recreation: Pyrenees mountains, ocean beach, swimming in a river.
We speak French, English, Dutch, German and some Italian.
please come and go during the weekends, but if that`s difficult let ... more inside

  



Town or City: St Michel de Montaigne
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 3.2
Persons: 1-10
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 39840
Country: France

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Bonjour, kia ora and hi. We are Sara, Jeremy, 15 year old Elijah and dogs, Nyx and Lion and chickens, so far, hope for sheep soon. We are kiwis and British and have found a new home here in the sunny south west of France at the Moulin. It is on 8 acres of land, some woods, a river and pond, there are quite a few fruit trees, and a newly and very fast growing vegetable garden.
We have so much wildlife, frogs, bird, lizards, even salamanders. Our environment is pretty intact so the eco-system on our land is flourishing. It's wonderful and w etry and minimally impact on it.

For the last 3 years we have been tending and taming and renovating. This year we want to focus our fruit and veg.
Being somewhat sustainable is a goal so our chickens are part of that, as well as being lucky enough to have the fruit trees and good soil for our veg..
We will love to have help end of summer, early-autumn for fruit picking and help making jams and chutneys. We hate wasting food. Similarly our w... more inside

      



Town or City: Puymoyen
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.25
Persons: 1 or a couple
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 23001
Country: France

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Bilingual British family based on the edge of beautiful Angoulême need help to tackle a big garden project in a non smoking household.
Jobs include clearing of one overgrown section, creation of planting beds, some tree lopping and general maintenance.

We are 5km from pretty Angouleme centre with excellent bus links direct to the town centre and 100m from large oak woods.
Very quiet location but still in close proximity to civilisation.
1h45 from Paris and 40 minutes from Bordeaux by TGV.

Wifi, French and British TV, sightseeing offered in return for your work. Vegetarian and special diets can be catered for. Bike hire can be arranged. Small pool for cooling off in the summer heat. Wonderful log fire and truffle hunting in the winter months
Family includes 2 small dogs and a cat.
Accommodation in a comfortable bedroom with a double bed


      



Town or City: Montpouillan
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 5
Persons: 1
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 86018
Country: France

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[English description below]

Bienvenue à tous !
Nous sommes la famille Dubouilh, installés en maraîchage biologique depuis 2014. Nous possédons une serre de 6500m² où nous y cultivons des légumes de saison toute l`année. Nous avons aussi 5ha dehors mais une toute petite partie est cultivée. Nous hébergeons aussi 60 poules pondeuses dans un poulailler fait maison, ainsi que des poulets de chair.

Nous sommes une grande famille recomposée. Certains d`entre nous ne sont pas présents quotidiennement. Voici donc : Léandre et Sophie, ainsi que Charlotte (22 ans), Émilie (20 ans), Louise (17 ans), Clément (16 ans), Lucile (13 ans), Manon (13 ans), Rémy (12 ans) et Anaëlle (8 ans). Ainsi que le chien et les deux chats.
Nous travaillons tous deux dans un magasin alimentaire biologique en complément de nos travaux d`agriculteurs.

Nous souhaitons partager notre lieu d`épanouissement et de travail. Nous aimerions pouvoir échanger autour de thèmes comme l`écologie, le r... more inside

            



Town or City: CAHUZAC
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 1
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 8743
Country: France

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HELP WITH GARDENING, TREE SURGERY, ANIMALS, COMMUNITY PROJECT, CARPENTRY, PLUMBING

I would like some help with tree surgery,carpentry, plumbing and as always I need help to keep my garden in order.

Also, some help with our community project. The next stages are maintaining flower beds in the village square and work on our nature trail.

I live in a recently constructed small wooden ecological house in the heart of the small friendly village of Cahuzac. The village has two classed historical monuments, the chateau and the church. Cahuzac also has a historical link with the first French governor of Quebec in the fifteenth century.

I am looking for helpers who will be attracted to this lovely little bit of paradise and who wish to contribute not only to my own garden and house but also to the small village community in which I live.

HELP WITH GARDENING
Some of my trees are in need of some surgery if you have the skills to do this.
I have a beautiful flower and produ... more inside

            



Town or City: Crèvecoeur-le-Grand.
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1.
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 59877
Country: France

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FRENCH, RENOVATION, RENOVATE, GARDEN, PRIVATE BEDROOM, BIG FAMILY, AUTONOMY, VEGETABLES, HOUSE, LITTLE CITY, HELP, COOK


If you want live some days with my grand-mother and speak french, it's a good place for you!

You can find garden work and renovation work.

Sometimes you can speak english or german with her little children if you see them,

Good summer!


PS: You can phone my grand-mother for to have precision or try your french,there are one airport and train station in Beauvais.

            



Town or City: Septeuil
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1hect
Persons: 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 82777
Country: France

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Hello everybody !
I looking for people to help out in the family house ! The job will be gardening, cleaning, painting, building, dog sitting and washing(sometimes) on 5 days/4.5h. It's better if you like the dog because Happy is a familly's member !
In exchange Carole(mummy) Will cook Good french meals for you, Francois could learn you the florist technique (if interested) and i could show you the region and Paris!
I am Carole and Francois's daughter and i live in the house too. Sometimes you could see Lise my girlfriend (WE are on couple) ans my brother Benjamin.

We are in center typical and quiet village from 50 min in cars to Paris and 50 min with public transport. Also, we are in beautiful country close to many casttles, zoo, museums, ...

You Will have your confortable bedroom, Wifi, and possibility to share the car for visiting the close country.

We are family traveler, and we are excited to talk with you about travel and trip.

We wait you for funny work time... more inside

            



Town or City: Menigoute
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.25
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 41682
Country: France

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We are a retired couple who have lived in France for over 14 years and we live in a small village in rural South West France between Poitiers and Niort. As we are not as able to do some of the work as easily as we used to, we could do with help with a couple of projects over the next couple of years. We are an amenable and very relaxed couple who have no prejudices and are slightly left of centre in our views whilst respecting everyone's right to have a viewpoint.
Over the next couple of years we could do with help in general garden maintenance ie cutting trees, trimming hedges etc. Next year we would like to finish our garage and build a verandah money permitting.
We enjoy gardening/growing veg/and generally relaxing with a glass of wine or beer. we are originally from the North West of England and so we like plain, nourishing food and we are pretty plain spoken to boot. Our House is a detached sous sol and we have two bedrooms so any helpers would be living with us. We have co... more inside

            



Town or City: Divatte sur Loire
All Year: april and october only
Area (ha): 10
Persons: 1, 2 or 3
Category: Other
Host ID: 60976
Country: France

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Hello, we are waiting for you in a 19th century castle, located 5 kms of Loire valley, Pays de la Loire, 30 mn from Nantes . If you are able to help the three middle age (but young in their minds)inhabitants, please join us for: Outside for wood cutting in the park,weeding, cleaning up the ivy on the walls and different jobs around the chateau. Inside, you can help on renovation, painting and general maintenance jobs. No complicated work but in a large area, so we need helpers!
We will provide accomodation in the 17 century communs, french like style and food. Work 4 or 5 hours a day, 6 days/week, 2 weeks stay prefered. Looking for open minded, creative, cheerful helpers. Bikes available. 3km from supermarket in the little town.

            

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