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Hosts in France (1928) - Page 82 of 193


Town or City: Fleurac
All Year: No
Area (ha):
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 91200
Country: France

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English couple, living in beautiful, rural France for over 17 years, looking for help with gardening (large, vegetable garden), cutting and clearing of old trees, help with building work and general maintenance of our 50 acre property.

We live in a lovely, restored farmhouse surrounded by approximately 50 acres of fields and woods, a stream and a little lake. We have a large second home on our property, also lovingly restored, which is rented out, fully, during the high season, to guests. There is a stunning, large swimming pool for the guests and our use.

We try to keep the land and gardens looking as beautiful as possible for us and our guests but the upkeep can become extremely time-consuming for just 2 people. We would really like some help with the gardening and outside maintenance in return for being able to spend time in this truly stunning part of South West France.

We are looking for up to 2 people (ideally a couple) to stay with us for a minimum of 6 nights. We ... more inside

        



Town or City: St Nicolas de la Grave
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 2
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 90351
Country: France

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We are a lively English/ German family looking for somebody to help us with our guesthouse and animals in the beautiful Midi-Pyrenees area of South-West France. We are looking for helpers from end of March onwards and through the whole of spring and summer. We experienced that helpers stay between 2 - 4 weeks, as most of them are travelling around. But it could also be longer.

We are Kenneth (58), Kathrin (50), Kieran (18 years ), Kristine (16 years ), a German/ English family running a guesthouse in South-West France, 70 km north-west of Toulouse. We are using all three languages in our family, Kenneth speaks English to the children, whereas Kathrin generally speaks German to Kieran and Kristine. Both children also speak French at school or with their friends, so we really are all trilingual. Most of our guests are also French, so basic language skills are useful.
Kenneth is a Jazz musician and works away on cruise ships a lot and this is why we are looking for somebody to he... more inside

            



Town or City: Sailly- Flibeaucourt
All Year: No
Area (ha):
Persons: 4
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 85455
Country: France

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Hi, we are Tim & Margreeth an Anglo/Dutch couple now living in France. We own a chateau that we run as a BnB with gites and group accommodation. We live in a small village in a beautiful rural area, near some lovely seaside villages and old woods. We need help with cleaning, looking after guests, cooking, gardening and sometimes decorating. You'll be helping us for 4 or 5 hours a day for 5 days a week. So you'll have two days off every week to explore the area, we have some bikes that you can use. Or you can just stay and relax in our own park or swimming pool. You'll be staying in a room in the chateau. Some days we'll cook and eat together in the evenings other days you can cook your own meals. Vegetarian is not a problem. It's also very important that you like children since we have an eleven-year old son. We are looking for friendly, hardworking, non-smoking helpers without pets.

            



Town or City: Lamanère
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.15
Persons: 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 47496
Country: France

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Our project aims at developping a self-resilient place in the middle of the Pyrenees mountain chain (South France) and practicing Ecology on a daily basis.

Here we learn, share, aware, respect, accompany, shape and communicate on a very simple basis : "Minimize your impact on this planet and maximise general happiness". This is one of the reason the place is vegan.

If you want to share (or already share) this vision, you are more than welcome!

Our work consist in :

1/ Restauring an old house, partly troglodyte (carpentery, alternative way of energy production...) to create a "workshop area", where we could finaly host events, classes, debates to approach the world differently than the main-capitalistic-stream...;

2/ Regenerating the soil together with providing food to the residents : we base our work on permanent agro-forestry cycles (I am not talking of permaculture but it is); Oïkos land is only 0.15ha, thereby we are "experimenting" in order to feed max 5 people.... more inside

            



Town or City: Pressignac
All Year: no
Area (ha):
Persons: 2 or 3
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 41703
Country: France

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Helpers needed from April onwards. We'd really welcome a couple or friends to come and help us out with the ongoing renovations and garden clearance and creation.

All our volunteers have made a truly memorable difference to our lives - making raised beds for the veggies, constructing huge wooden steps in our sloping garden, painting furniture and walls, shifting rocks, weeding, and everyone has cooked us a fantastic meal (even those who have always survived on McDos or Subs!!). For that we can't thank them enough, so please consider us when choosing your next trip. We live in the beautiful and very rural Charente-Limousin region of France...40 minutes west of Limoges. Come for a week or so and help us make a difference...

We are Helen and Phil (middle aged but very active). We live in a fabulous peaceful and very rural part of France near a huge lake with swimming, canoeing, fishing, cycle and walking routes along the lanes close by, and medieval towns and villages. A region... more inside

            



Town or City: fougeré
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 40
Persons: 5
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 1050
Country: France

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I live on a farm, alone or with my girlfriend, who lives in Angers.
There's many different activities. The cheesery : I make goat cheese, that's my business. I sell it in Paris, in restaurants. You're not allowed to help in the cheesery for sanitary reasons, but you can eat cheese !
I still have 12 horses (I had 30 when I ran a horse school). They live on the 40 ha of the farm. You can ride with people once a week, only if you have skills.
Besides the horses I have many chicken, a car Marius, two dogs Lily and Balou. My dogs need attention when I leave.
There's the garden too, a lot smaller as it was, but there's still a lot to do.
My house is big. You'll have a room and a bathroom.
Internet is only in a leaving room, quite slow. No coverage for mobile phone.
I prefer one month minimum , to have the time to know more the persons and also to be independant to do the things.
I need help in the garden, with the fences, to chop wood for the fire, to feed the animals.
I like co... more inside

          



Town or City: Coulx
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 2.5
Persons: 2
Category: Hospitality
Host ID: 91091
Country: France

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I run two gites in the lot and garonne and during the start and finish of the season I also run art and pilates/wellbeing courses. I am looking for help primarily with the hospitality side of these courses, running end of April to end of May (happy for someone to come for one week, two or more) and again in September. The work would involve assisting me in the preparing and serving of meals primarily and there would also be opportunities to enjoy an art or yoga class or two!

You would live in my converted barn - ideally suited to two people travelling together so that you can make the most of your down time - I have a great salt water pool with lovely terrace perfectly placed to take in the views - there are bikes to borrow and lots of walking and cycling routes nearby.

We are 4k from a small village with a friendly golf club, shop, boulangerie, etc

Possibility of also visiting in July - work then would be more maintenance/gardening.

  



Town or City: Molandier / Mazeres
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5 ha
Persons: 2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 81142
Country: France

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I'm a cat's Lady already young and I need help for take care of my cats. I wish also to make a permanent garden and a food forest. My farm is in a beautiful area name's Lauragais close to Toulouse. I propose also to help me with building a swimmingpool tht we could use very soon ( it's not a complicate one !) . If you prefere it's also tiles to do in the nursery ! I like to cook for everybody and have good time around a glass of wine.

Je suis une amoureuse des chats. J'ai 57 ans (encore toute jeune, quoi !) et j'ai besoin d'aide pour prendre soin d'eux. Ma ferme est belle et se situe dans le magnifique paysage du Lauragais (Toscane française, pays de Cocagne) proche de Toulouse. Je voudrais créer aussi un potager bio et une forêt alimentaire. Pour ceux que ça intérésse je propose aussi la construction d'une piscine toute simple afin que nous puissions vite en profiter (deux semaines de travail). Il y a aussi de la faïence à faire dans la nurserie. . J'aime bien cuisiner pour... more inside

            



Town or City: Axat
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 0.5
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Other
Host ID: 17301
Country: France

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I live on the edge of a small mountain village- a large garden, bound by a small fast flowing with the forest all around- very pretty here and elemental. Looking for some help in April 2-4 weeks with the garden, just making a new veg garden, also some household repair jobs- the roof needs a bit of sorting out and I want to paint the outside of the house- actually the list goes on. Would really suit someone who wants a break from the city to enjoy the wonders of spring here and some peace

            



Town or City: Sceau Saint Angel
All Year: From March to December
Area (ha): 580
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 3660
Country: France

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We are a New Zealand/French couple managing a large forest and would love to host anyone (or two, couples are great!) with enthusiasm to help get things done around the homestead. We can usually find something to suit most people's skills/interests.

There's lots of adventures to be had in the forest on the estate. Go for a dip in the lake, head in the forest to gather mushrooms or observe wildlife: deers,stags,wild pigs,foxes. We live in a very sunny part of France, and never cease to enjoy it.

Do you wish to experience life in the French countryside, from the comforts of a large, rustic and beautiful eighteenth century home?

Our lucky HelpXers get a comfy double bedroom with an ensuite shower, with spectacular views onto the fields around the house. There are bikes to borrow so you can explore the small roads through the forest and get around the surrounding villages.

We love to share our place with other kind and generous people. We usually request that our HelpX... more inside

          

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