Hosting from 1 April until November every year. for some reason i cant load photos current but I can send you google photo album link. :)
Only 18 hours a week for food and accommodation and generous daily wine if you want. Possible weekly paid extra hours at 10 euros an hour depending on arrangement.
Small patch (3500m2)of organic riverside land half already fenced half not. that i wish pay my wonderful local french friends with similar land to turn over with their digger or tractor to break up the soil deeply for first time in decades. I have recycled fencing ready to go and a two storey barn with kitchen sink drinking and treated river-water for washing dishes and showering and a private bedroom for helpers.
Land , river and barn (off grid so charging phones and devices through solar panels with USB outlets) are surrounded by vineyards so we have nature and privacy. The road runs right through land and to barn door where it ends. The river holds water,if only for irrigation, all year round, swimming or plunging most of year. Which is important in the Langedoc, being French Mediterranean. Once the soil is broken up and turned over I will put in some swales. I am fortunate that there is a large rainwater catchment area uphill from the barn and land so i can capture most of the water into the swales and river. There is good shade in oak trees where we hand hammocks and gas and wood burning cooking facilities. For me its a very special place and the French have been so willing and kind looking out for me and helping in many little ways. the small hill top fortified village (Bastide) is 3 kilometres away along the road and i have three mountain bikes that can take you there in 20 minutes. There is reasonable adequate phone reception. There is level shaded area for two camper vans. All welcome stay two nights not helping just relaxing and eating and seeing if its for you. I only expect you to cook food i provide and do dishes. Please do ask any questions by email and I will reply with a like to google photo album. Thanks for reading. Your are welcome with or without a friend.
Basic supervised DIY refurbishing barn, roofing, fencing tending organic land and all to do with growing vegetables, planting fruit and nut trees and rainwater retention schemes.
Shared helpers bedroom, private two bed camper van for couple or two friends. Average 18 hours a week flexible help for food and accomdation.