We are Michael - English, Ruve - NZer, active retirees enjoying the French style of life. We are looking for a couple who enjoy lots of gardening as we have a large garden to maintain. Help is also needed with general house maintenance such as sanding/varnishing shutters, cleaning and perhaps some cooking.
We are situated in the Tarn & Garonne (Dept 82), approx. 100 kms north of Toulouse, 8 kms north of Caylus and 21 kms south of Villefranche de Rouergue. Parisot is a picturesque medieval hilltop village of 900 people. There are 2 bakers, a village shop, post office, library, bar, 2 restaurants, doctors, chiropodist and a pharmacy. There is a small market every Friday morning.
Life is quiet and therefore Parisot will only appeal to couples with a car or those who enjoy a rural life. (Bicycles are available to use). There is no public transport.
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Lots of gardening and some sanding & varnishing of shutters to a very good level of finish, plus general household cleaning and perhaps occasional cooking.
English & French
A self contained one bedroom flat in the grounds of the chateau - all mod cons - towels, bed linen, hob, oven, washing machine etc. We either shop together for food or give you an allowance so that you can self-cater although we have occasional meals with you for cultural exchange. There is a double bed so the flat only suits a couple.
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Work and accommodation is available from early April until mid October 2014.
Ideally, we would prefer you to stay a minimum of 3 weeks.
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5 hours per day, Monday to Friday
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We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 weeks with Michael and Ruve. They are kind and generous and have a beautiful home. We stayed in a very comfortable apartment in the grounds. The work was varied, structured and enjoyable. They made us very welcome and we would love to return in the future. The area is good for hiking and there are several interesting more
Wendy & Kevin were an absolute delight to have help us. They were always willing and capable at anything we asked of them. They were also charming and interesting company. We would love to have them back anytime. Any host will be lucky to have them as workaways!
Liz and Leigh were of great help to us in and around our home. They have expertise in many aspects of DIY. All their work was completed to a high standard.
We spent 6 weeks helping Ruve and Michael, making a stone wall, gardening, painting and miscellaneous jobs. Our accommodation was independant and excellent and the little village of Parisot is charming and lovely to explore - indeed the whole countryside of this area is picturesque and wonderful to explore! Ruve and Michael are kind and more
My one month stay with Michael and Ruve was nothing short of the experience of a lifetime! Michael and Ruve went above and beyond to make sure I had everything I could possibly need (and more) during my stay with them. The accommodation is very comfortable and Michael and Ruve are great to sit down to a meal with. The village of Parisot is more
We worked at the Chateau in Parisot for two months May and June 2013. Ruve and Michael were very thoughtful and kind to us. The separate accom was excellent with everything you needed. The surrounding area was lovely and for us especially as we had a vehicle and were able to make the most of the surrounding districts. We would highly recommend more
A big thank you to Vicky and Stuart for all their hard work, sense of humor and great company. Nothing was too much trouble to them and they often went the extra mile in finishing whatever task they had started. They undertook a wide range of work from sanding shutters, building garden walls, general household cleaning to washing and polishing more
This was our first workaway experience and many thanks to Ruve and Michael for making it such an enjoyable time. They are fabulous hosts. We enjoyed the variety of work - it was great to be able to work at a genuine chateau and we got great satisfaction in completing some work for them. The food and accommodation were superb.
The village of more
Linda & Eric spent 6 wks with us carrying out a variety of work to a high standard. They are pleasant, conscientious, honest and reliable. Linda did housekeeping and gardening but we also appreciated her excellent sewing skills. Eric did a heroic task in cleaning and re-organising our garage plus building shelving and sanding down our very more
Eric & Linda: This was our first workaway, and what a great time we had, many thanks Ruve & Michael. Ruve and Michael are truly interesting people and great hosts who were always willing to provide guidance and information about the area. Accommodation and food were superb with lots of garden fresh vegetables and interesting conversation during more
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I had an amazing time in the Midi-Pyrénées. Michael and Ruve are kind and generous people, and easy to get along with. Food and accommodation is excellent. Parisot is a beautiful little village, with some nice hiking trails around it. It is a good idea to have some means of transportation, as there are no busses from there and so many more
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