Homestay Gaillac, France

5.0
19 reviews19

Help us increase our garden's productivity using permaculture!

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This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Connect with nature
10 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Learn about sustainability
9 travelers learned about sustainability working with this host
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.
Cleaning
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Building & Repairing
Help with a wide range of repairs or building.
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!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Get free drinks or beverages.
Drink up! Get free and tasty drinks for yourself.
Permaculture Course
Take part in our Permaculture course for free.
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
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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Availability

Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
2 weeks

The Experience

We're Jo and Steve and we need some help to maintain our land, garden and home in rural France. We have opportunities for 2 to 3 Worldpackers. We enjoy the WP experience and our reviews say that we're good and sharing hosts. We give some clear structure and guidance to our volunteers because its good to know what is expected - but we also like conversation and to learn from others. Come and join us!

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Requirements

  • Intermediate English or Beginner French
  • Over 25 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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19 Reviews

5.0

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Homestay

5.0

Learning & Fun

5.0

How this experience will transform you

  • 10 Get in touch with nature
  • 9 Learning about sustainability
  • 8 Practicing English
  • 6 Developing environmental awareness
  • 6 Immersing in the local culture
  • 4 Creating true social impact

This host contributes to Sustainable Development Goals

  • 1 15. Life on land

United States

5

The home & Steve were gracious and respectful hosts. Working with them far exceeded my expectations. This was my first worldpackers experience and it has me excited for more. Work hours were as listed; hard work but fair and reasonable. the home took the time to educate me on everything we were doing throughout my time there. I really feel like I came out of it having learned a lot. Down time was very enjoyable, getting to know the two of them and the area they live in. We had the most wonderful chats over delicious home cooked meals. You will have yourself a laugh and truly feel at home here.

3 months ago


Joanna replied

Thanks Kerry! You worked so hard and made a huge contribution to the maintenance of our gardens and home. Good luck with your travels and all your future plans. Keep in touch .... maybe one day I'll be coming to your project as a Worldpacker! Xx

Netherlands

5

I had an amazing experience with Jo and Steve ! I have learned so much about gardening and not only that, but I also learned a lot about life as well. Throughout the week it was hard work with a lot of laughter and learning. In the week(ends) they brought us to some beautiful places. Throughout the day every meal was great, and we had everything we needed. They have the nicest cats and dogs, which I am gonna miss. I highly recommend this place to everyone who wants to learn a lot and have a great time while doing it. Thanks for a lovely stay !

11 months ago


Joanna replied

Thank you Kevin. Come and see us again soon. Xxx

Norway

5

Jo and Steve are fantastic hosts. They opened their home to us, and we had a great exchange of knowledge and fun. Whilst working there, we learned a lot about gardening, composting and nature. Jo told us a lot about gardening methods and how nature and crops interact with each other. We felt part of a team, and it was always very clear what we had to do and why. As an animal friend, I was very happy to meet their two lovely cats and two dogs, who are very sweet. Every day we got delicious home-cooked meals, and we got to see the area and some great villages. Thank you both for a lovely time!

11 months ago


Joanna replied

Aw.... Innetube...that's a lovely message. Come and see us again. You were just wonderful Worldpackers and there'll always be a welcome for you wherever we might be!!

Brazil

5

I had an great time at the home. Jo and Steve are amazing people, kind, gentle and generous. I learned about composting, environmental, gardening. The work can be hard but they're always around showing what need to be done and they have all necessary tools for safety. We had so much fun together with amazing dinners, going out in the cities around and also playing Uno. I'll never forget this experience and I hope I can come back some day. Already miss you, guys 💙 thanks for everything!

over 1 year ago


Joanna replied

Hi Felippe,
Thanks so much for a lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed spending time with you here - it was great fun hearing about your adventures and sharing those Uno matches! We'd love to see you back chez nous but I'll keep you posted anyway on the tulips and hyacinths! Bon voyage, Felippe!

Argentina

5

It was our first experience as a worldpacker and it couldn't be better. The house is big, clean and warm and so is the bedroom we've been in. The tasks are really clear and if you feel that your english is not that good they will make an effort to explain themselves as clear as possible. They were our parents in France, always taking care of us, taking us out for a walk and asking if we needed something. Love, Laughter and very pleasants chats are always in this place. Being with Joanna and Steve is an experience you must have in your life.

over 1 year ago


Joanna replied

What a lovely review! Thank you! And thankyou for coming to Le Moulin and entering into the spirit of what we're trying to do here. You were both such great WPS to have here - always smiling, always ready to have a laugh at our questionable jokes and putting up with our 'If I ruled the World' manifesto!

Good luck in all you do. You're in our thoughts and we hope that one day, you will come back and collect that thing that you left in the drawer. We'll put the kettle on!

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