Do you like the lull of nature and lovely animals? This position is for you!


Troca

We live in a county called Berry located in the center of France between Orléans (60 km) and Bourges (50 km). Just west is the county called Sologne, where nature is all around, though we are at only 2 hours from Paris. East is the Sancerre valley. Our house is an 18th century farm surrounded by fields and lands. We have about 10 horses and ponies on 20 hectares, We do some breeding with our stallion.


Como você ajuda

25 horas por semana

Consertos Gerais: Ajude em reparos, manutenção ou a construir.

Jardinagem: Ajude a plantar, regar e cultivar jardins.

Cuidado de Animais: Ajude a cuidar do bem-estar e saúde de animais.


O que você recebe

1 dia livre por semana

Quarto privado: Você terá uma cama em um quarto privado, ou seja, um quarto só para você

Café da manhã: Você ganha café da manhã gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.

Almoço: Você ganha almoço gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.

Jantar: Você ganha jantar gratuito todos os dias que ficar aqui.

Descontos em tours: Ganhe descontos em tours ou passeios pela cidade.

Lavanderia gratuita: Você pode usar nossa lavanderia gratuitamente.

Bicicletas à vontade: Use nossas bikes à vontade, quando quiser.

Use nossa cozinha equipada: Fique à vontade para usar nossa cozinha para cozinhar sua própria comida.


Requisitos

Francês Intermediário ou Inglês Intermediário

Tem que ter pelo menos 21 anos

Recebe voluntários sozinhos, casais e duplas de voluntários


O que não está incluso

Passagens, seguro viagem, transporte e visto


Detalhes

We are looking for non smoker volunteers to take care of our horses and who could work on our car and tractor (electricity, mechanic etc.). Apart from them we could take 1 extra volunteer if really qualified with horses

HOUSE HELP
Volunteers will help cleaning the house, saddlery or any other building that needs it.
Later in winter or spring we will have some restauration like rooms to paint etc. I will undergo a surgery and I’ll be a little handicapped for a while. So I might need help to take care of my animals, driving me around, etc.

RIDER
If you have a good riding level, lots of experience and you think you can help with horse and foal training, we can plan to have you work mainly with the horses and less at the outside maintenance. In this case, handy skills are not as important but I ask at least one month here to have a real work done.


Atividades & Turnos

OUTSIDE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS
We need mature, independent and resourceful persons who can work on their own. We live on a farm where there are many things to do. We will give you instructions, but the task is very versatile and volunteers have to be able to take wise decisions themselves.
We have animals to feed, hay and water to give to the horses, sometimes boxes to clean and animals to treat. There are fences to clean and repair, woods to clear and trees to trim. Sharp and/or heavy tools have to be used for these purposes.
The horses may have to be watered in the fields with the water tank and we need to drive with the trailer.
In winter the big balls of hay are put in the racks with the tractor.

OTHER MAINTENANCE
We also need help with DIY work (do-it-yourself, craft) in the house, with mechanics, electricity etc. and we would like handy volunteers.


Regras

We are non smoker and I am allergic to smoke. So it is strictly forbidden for anyone to smoke here, in the buildings or outside, and we prefer having only non smoker guests.
Respect our live style, our tools, our environment, our animals. If you are really helpful, we will do our best to please you and make you comfortable.