Help with Maintenance at B&B in hilly Gascony country side, SW France

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24/08/2015

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for volunteers 2 weeks at a time; as from October 2015 until- beginning December 2015 and then again for March and April 2016. Some painting, general maintenance/ construction/carpentry, and generally prepping for our next season needs to be done.
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    We, Charles (USA) and Caroline (NL) have moved to South West France in 2005 for a better quality of life. Our businesses are located in a beautifully restored old farm house in Gascogne style (wooden beams with chaux). Caroline runs the Bed & Breakfast and self catering apartment and Charles has a practice in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the house/ B&B..Most of the guests are from England, Holland or Belgium and from France.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Help

    Help

    From end October to middle December and again March/end of April there are hardly any guests and this is the time we use to rebuild, renovate. Opportunities are available for people with skills in carpentry, building, general maintenance, painting, and gardening. Ideally, we would like you to stay for 2 weeks and if things work out, we can then extend it.
    From April to September is our high season at the B&B so no projects can be done and no volunteers can stay.
    We would like some one who is cheerful, helpful and with interest in people (there could be some other guests).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Dutch, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You have your own room with private bathroom , 3 meals a day , free wifi and use of bicycle

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Meals: delicious, plentiful but we would like you to show and cook your favorite meals as well. Help with the daily cleaning is appreciated
    WIFI Internet: yes (bring your own laptop)
    Bicycle: yes
    Hikes: yes
    Free time: 2 days (usually Weekends but is flexible)
    Work time: about 5-6 hours per day (variable).
    Look for activities on . Great hiking, biking trails, 19 little villages to explore :)

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours per day


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Domaine à Marmande in the Gers South West France

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