Englishman Mark, Aussie Christina and their four children, Amelia 7yrs and Frederic 5yrs and 3 year old twins William and Arabella have bought themselves a task. A farmhouse and 4 hectares to renovate, located near the small village of Roquepine, in the Gers, Coeur de Gascon. Nearest town is Condom, 10mins drive away, nearest rail Agen, airport Toulouse. A beautiful part of the world. We have finished renovating the main house, and have nearly finished renovating the "gite" or guest house, then the pool, converting the barn and then to do something with the land and then this, and then that, and then the other.... So lots to do. As well as having lots of kids we also have a very friendly dog and cat and lots of chickens, (just to add to the chaos!).
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
UPDATE AUGUST 2016 - we are currently looking for extra hands, you need to be fit as there is manual labour involved (outdoors and helping Chistina rearrange furniture around the house). If you are easy going and strong then please get in touch - even btter if you are handy and can help build beds and furniture.
With the bulk of the first round of building work complete we are now looking for hands to help with a multitude of tasks, gardening, painting and decorating, furniture restoring, childminding, the list goes on.
Any general building, carpentry or gardening experience is especially welcome though not compulsory.
Spring/ early summer we will be looking for keen gardeners to help with the vegetable garden and general building work
Summer - our greatest need will be Childcare, building work, painting and decorating.
As always, if you love to cook then that is even better!
English, Australian, French, Spanish
We have separate accommodation with two beautiful guest rooms with their own bathroom (which you may have to share if we have friends or other workawayers staying), a kitchen and loungeroom
This part of France (Armagnac) is a gastronome's delight and les produits des terroir are duck, prunes, cherries, foie and of course, Armagnac. The region is known for its wines, the crisp whites of Cotes de Gascogne and the Gros and Petit Mansengs (medium to sweet whites). Any foodies would enjoy their time here. Summer is a time of fetes and markets. A car could be made available on occasion (21yrs+).
We are very flexible with the hours worked, some days more and others less depending on what is being done. The people who have had the most fun are those that throw themselves into our chaotic life - rather than those who clock-watch.
Also, please note that on top of your hours "worked" you will be expected to help out with preparing and/or tidying up after meals, keeping the kitchen, bathroom, your room tidy etc. We are very welcoming of everyone who comes into our home and have a relaxed approach to helping yourselves to food, drinks etc and in return we expect your to respect our home and treat it as your would your own.
We prefer couples (or friends travelling together), and we cannot accept anyone with children or animals (we have too many ourselves!) or anyone who cannot cook.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
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