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Guest House Espagnac, France

5.0
14 reviews14

Help With Woodland Management and Gardening in Rural France


Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Connect with nature
3 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
2 travelers recommend this host to practice English
Accepts couples and pairs of volunteers
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What you offer

25h

Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Handyman
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
Farming
Plant crops, sow seeds and help in outside tasks.
Gardening
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get

2

Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Private Room
You will have a bed in a private room. In other words, a room just for you.
Breakfast
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Lunch
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
Dinner
You are entitled to a free dinner, every day of your stay.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Free Events
Get free entrance for the best events in town.
Bikes at your disposal
You can use our bikes any time you want.
Pick Up
We will pick you up when you arrive, and take you to our property.
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The Experience

We are an English family of four living in Correze in the beautiful Northern Dordogne Valley - Limousin region of France. We are looking for help in our 6 hectare forest - sustainable woodland management and preparation of firewood. There will also be work in our garden and around our lake, as well as in the Potager (vegetable gardening) and some outdoor maintenance projects This will suit someone who loves to be outside in the country

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Beginner French
  • Over 22 years old
  • Accepts solo applications and also couples and pairs

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Availability

Jan
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Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

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14 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Guest House

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

3 Get in touch with nature

2 Practicing English

1 Immersing in the local culture

1 Developing environmental awareness

1 Meeting locals

1 Learning about sustainability

United Kingdom

5

James and Sam deserve every one of their five stars for a truly memorable three weeks.

When working, the morning tasks lasted around 2-3 hours, and mainly included washing up and watering the veg patch. I had time off after lunch and then was ready to help with the dinner service from 6pm.

The food here is a huge highlight. Sam is a professional chef, and every night I ate restaurant quality food. The scenery around the area is simply breathtaking. I saw my first red squirrel and wild deer. I didn’t cycle, but James has years of experience and clear passion.

An amazing experience.

4 months ago


Samantha replied

Thank you James - you are welcome back here anytime!

France

5

Where to start...?
This was my very first volunteering experience and it was the best decision I've made.
Correze is a real paradise (and I am from France!...).
This family is one of the most welcoming I have ever met.
Their premises are some of the most charming, clean and welcoming that you can imagine.
The tasks are numerous and diverse, fun and not boring at all, and flexibility is totally possible!
I have been taken to tons of different places (walks, car, bicycle...) as if I was a new family member.
Samantha, James and William will definitely remain in my heart forever!! (^_^)

8 months ago

Andorra

5

Great experience, the best! Nicest people, so kind and wonderful. Luxurious accommodations and INCREDIBLY good meals. Fabulous dinners with wine. Yummy breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea with cake! Many fun trips exploring the area. Sam took me to village markets, medieval towns & treated me to local foods. I learned lots about French history, culture & cuisine. And top-level cooking lessons! Sam and James are warm and generous; there is much laughter & good music. The work is very reasonable and fair. I would return in a heartbeat — it doesn’t get better than this.
HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION.

over 2 years ago

Brazil

5

My month in Correze was simply amazing! I truly felt like I was part of the family. Most of the work didn't even feel like work because I was learning so much and meeting so many people. Sam's always making sure to keep us entertained and really (really!) well-fed. I also got to visit so many places around us, truly hidden gems. Hope to come back soon!

over 2 years ago


Samantha replied

Thanks Gaby for all your help. It was a real pleasure having you with us and you are welcome back any time xxx

Brazil

5

Sam and James received Rudá and I as an exception (the job can be done by one person) and even more because I'm vegan and it made Sam's life harder to think about what the guests and I could eat at dinner, but she always cooked the best food for all of us!
The tasks included gardening, housekeeping and learning chopping and folding skills for life haha
Also, they took us to see the wonderful view from the top of Dordogne Valley and to walk around the city, it was lovely!
I LOVED spending 3 weeks there, I didn't want to leave but we're meeting again for sure! Recommend it!

over 2 years ago


Samantha replied

Thank you Bel for all your help - you were great fun to have around and we love you to bits.

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