--- On Thu, 5/21/09, EarthFlow Design Works wrote:
From: EarthFlow Design Works Subject: Work Exchange Opportunity in Southwest France Date: Thursday, May 21, 2009, 9:00 PM
For Lovers of the Good Life- Serious Workers Only!
A Special Live & Learn Opportunity in the EarthFlow Network: Work Exchange Program in SouthWest France: summer 2009
Experience rural France Our dear friends at Sweet French Cottages are seeking energetic helpers who can assist with the management and maintenance of their g?te (cottage rental) business in the Valley of the Lot in Aveyron, in the southwest of France.
We think this opportunity to experience life in a region that still understands and supports its traditional ways- local craftspeople, local food, communally managed woodlands and more- is important enough to share with all of you.
Just a few years ago our friends Lance and Rain discovered the incredible beauty of the area; since then they lovingly restored several stone houses and other buildings, centuries old, near the town of Entraygues-sur-Truyere. Each g?te has its own particular character- from rural hillside retreat overlooking the river to an ancient schoolhouse in a peaceful enclave to a cottage in a charming garden-filled hamlet- yet all hold in common the exquisite attention to detail, beauty and the marriage of ancient and modern that is the mark of the Sweet French Cottages business.
The site includes 14 acres of woodlands
rich in nuts and wild fruits, a variety of stone outbuildings, hundreds-of-years old bread oven.
apply only if you are prepared to work hard-a variety of daily physical tasks from domestic duties to
gardening and site maintenance- have a good time and, enjoy the beauty
and traditions of rural France. Individuals or couples may apply.
If you're interested in experiencing a part of the world where people still practice the art of village living and, can spend a minimum of one month helping tend the cottages and gardens 5 hours a day, 5 days a week, in exchange for accommodations and lunches, please send an email (with your photo) to Lance and Rain telling them about yourself: [address removed]
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