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Homestay Gaillac, France

14 reviews14

Be our RightHand Person in our beautiful French mill!

Connect with nature
6 travelers recommend this experience for reconnecting with nature
Practice English
5 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Kitchen Hand
Help prepare, finish and serve meals.
Help clean the kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms and common areas.
Help with changing the bed linens and general housekeeping.
Help grow plants and cultivate gardens
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What you get


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.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
You are entitled to a free lunch, every day of your stay.
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.
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.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

We're an English couple living and working in rural France. We could really do with a friendly person to help us with the day to day running of our home and chambres d'hotes business and the maintenance of our beautiful potager, orchard and garden in the heart of the French countryside.

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  • Beginner English or Beginner French
  • Over 20 years old
  • Only hosts solo volunteers (doesn’t accept couples or pairs)

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
4 weeks
Stay up to
12 weeks

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How this experience will transform you

6 Get in touch with nature

5 Practicing English

5 Learning about sustainability

4 Immersing in the local culture

3 Developing environmental awareness

3 Meeting international travelers



I had an great time at Le Moulin. 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!

5 days 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!



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.

6 days 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!



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

6 months ago

Joanna replied

Layla, you are a sweetie and a great worldpacker too! We loved having you to stay with us and we will always look back at that time with great fondness. Come and see us again. And keep in touch -you'll always be welcome here!



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

6 months 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



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 :)

8 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

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