Le Moulin

We're a middle aged English speaking couple with great plans for creating a special environment here ….but we're still in the early stages and looking for some help. We have a beautiful home in a very peaceful and idyllic setting that we share with our friendly dog and two cats. You'll have your own lovely room and a bathroom, use of our living areas, access to an art studio and, if its warm enough, use of our pool. If you are looking for a quiet haven in a beautiful setting the Moulin is for you!

You'll be treated as our guest - in return for some manual work around the garden, orchard and house. We will treat you with trust, respect and humour - and we'll make sure that you get to see the stunning area in which we live whilst you're with us. We see this as an exchange - your labour for our hospitality. We are generous hosts and would be upset if our volunteers felt shortchanged both in the food they eat, their accommodation and the experience. In return we ask that you work hard during your working hours, are enthusiastic, smiling and engage with us. We enjoy having volunteers in our home for several reasons and not only for the work that you do - although that is important too. Having a volunteer is motivating - it makes us tackle some of the tasks that maybe we have been putting off. We get a buzz from seeing the progress on our home and gardens, and from seeing this beautiful place through someone else's eyes. And with our children leading their own lives we miss the connection to current culture and love hearing about it through our volunteers.


Reviews

5.0
11 reviews11

Staff & Host

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

Colombia

5

Working with Jo, Steve, their pets Blaze, Charles, Monty, and my best friend, Geraldine, is one of the best memories I will have in my life.
I learned a lot about farm work and beyond practical knowledge, I learned to value it.
Jo and Steve are two beings full of love, respect, joy and generosity. They also taught us a lot about English culture, they open the doors of their home and their hearts to you. I am immensely grateful that our paths have crossed

about 1 month ago

Colombia

5

Jo & Steve are amazing people. They're very respectful and mindful of the work that has to be done and all of your needs to make your stay a very pleasant one. They took us to see different places in the area and we had a great time meeting some of their friends as well. Their food and company is wonderful.

Regarding the work we did, it was according to what we have agreed to. We helped them with the plants, the compost, some cleaning, etc.

The place is remote but they're always open to discuss when you need to get a ride to the train station or to buy anything you might need.
Thanks again

about 1 month ago


Joanna replied

Thanks for a great review! We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you both, Geraldine. Your work was thoroughly appreciated and we enjoyed your company. We wish you well in all you do and we'll look forward to welcoming you to the Moulin in the future.
Happy and safe travels
Joanna xx

Ecuador

5

There aren't enough words to describe such a beautiful experience at Le Moulin! I highly recommend being part of this beautiful home!
Jo and Steve, their pets, the incredible landscapes, the food and even the smallest corner of Le Moulin were amazing!
It was fulfilling and a total pleasure to be able to spend time with them, hear their stories and develop new skills in gardening and composting!
Jo and Steve are a fantastic couple who will make you feel at home!
Thank you for great 2 weeks :)

3 months ago


Joanna replied

Sorry I haven't posted before Dominica! We loved having you to stay and to hear all about your life and experiences. You have so much to offer and we only heard a little about it! Come back and see us again!
Lots of love
Joanna x

Argentina

5

A beautiful experience! From the first moment Jo and Steve made us feel comfortable and welcome.
I really enjoyed learning how to do various outdoor tasks. The location is fantastic and the house pets are adorable.

Thank you so much!

3 months ago


Joanna replied

Glad you had a good time Facundo. Hope all is well with your travels nd that you're enjoying life. The wisteria did flower after all our efforts! Thanks for helping!

Take care and stay safe
Joanna

Argentina

5

My experience was amazing!
Jo and Steve are super friendly, chatty and fun people. They have amazing stories.
I have learned about new ways and techniques of handling gardening.
I have been taken on a tour of the surrounding area and they have been very beautiful villages.
They have taken care of my vegetarian menu, they have given me delicious and homemade food of the highest quality.
The animals in the house are very affectionate.
My experience was more than I expected!
Thank you for an amazing week!

3 months ago


Joanna replied

We enjoyed spending time with you Valeria and you'll be pleased to know that we even managed to have some of the wisteria flowering after all our efforts to protect it.
We appreciated all your hard work and efforts with us and we know that future hosts will be happy to have you volunteer with them!
Take care and stay safe.
Joanna


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