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Guest House Espagnac, France

5.0
(45 reviews)45

Help With Woodland Management and Gardening in Rural France

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Connect with nature
29 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Immerse yourself in the local culture
20 travelers recommend this host for those looking for a local cultural immersion
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.
Building & Repairing
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.
Support
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Availability

May
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Oct
Stay at least
1 week
Stay up to
2 weeks

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
  • Welcomes solo volunteers, couples, and partners of volunteers

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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45 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

  • 29 Get in touch with nature
  • 20 Immersing in the local culture
  • 18 Practicing English
  • 17 Learning about sustainability
  • 17 Developing environmental awareness
  • 14 Meeting locals

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 11 7. Affordable and clean energy
  • 11 12. Responsible consumption and production
  • 6 5. Gender equality

Argentina

5

The guest house was a very lovely experience. We went together with my girlfriend, and from the first day, we felt right at home. Samantha and James are two incredible people, very warm and attentive, as well as their sons, Will and Ben. Our work was tough, as we were there at a time of year when the place was preparing for the season, so the tasks were a little different than we expected. It's a splendid place to connect with nature, and it served me well for practicing my English.

about 1 month ago


Samantha replied

Thank you for all your hard work - It was really appreciated and you were both so lovely x

Argentina

5

We stayed at Chateauret for two weeks in mid-April. Sam and James are wonderful hosts, as are their sons, Will and Ben. They are very welcoming and made us feel at home from day one. As for the work, it wasn't what we were expecting, but it was okay. We worked in the garden, cleaned part of the lake, and helped move logs from five big trees they were cutting down. It was hard work, but we learned a lot about maintaining a large estate and country house. Sam is an AMAZING cook, so rest assured, you are going to eat well here 😅 Thanks Sam and James for everything. We hope to visit again soon ❤

about 1 month ago


Samantha replied

Thank you Trini, for all your help, support and love, and your fantastic food! It was a pleasure to host you and you are welcome back any time x

Albania

5

Sam and James are amazing people! We enjoyed our stay very much, and felt warm and welcomed. They treated us like family. The work was not hard at all, almost every day we would work on something different and learn new things. Sam's cooking is fantastic! She is a MasterChef! And we also got her recipes, hihi :) It really felt like home away from home and we are really grateful for this experience. Suggested to anyone without any doubts❤️

2 months ago


Samantha replied

Thank you Lovelies - have fun in Portugal and Keep Dancing!

Colombia

5

I connected with their lifestyle since I arrived, the perspective of sustainability and from their actions to be able to help to have a better planet 🌎 The accommodation is very nice, comfortable and the food is exquisite, Sam teaches us her recipes and we help her to cook. Both Sam and James tell us each day the activities to do, explaining and guiding us to do it in the best way. They are a very nice family and being there as a volunteer makes you part of it. It is also a good opportunity to practice english all the time. Thank you very much for everything :) 🏡😁

3 months ago


Samantha replied

Thank you Sara. It was a pleasure to share our home with you x

Australia

5

Sam and James were the loveliest hosts, just the most genuine and kind people. The work was physical, enjoyable and as expected. Our room was lovely, Sam's cooking was amazing, and we were treated with outings to the sights of Corrèze. Would 100% recommend this experience!

4 months ago


Samantha replied

Thank you Matilda - you are both welcome here anytime x

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