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

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  • Description

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    We are looking for volunteers for 2 weeks between October and November, 2016. So please email if this time frame is of interest to you..... Some painting, general maintenance/ construction/carpentry, and generally prepping for our next season, winterizing garden 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 'torchie' -clay/mud/straw). Caroline runs the Bed & Breakfast and self catering apartments and Charles has a practice in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) at the house/ B&B..Most of the guests are from France, England, Holland or Belgium. (We do have a lovely sweet dog and 2 cats just for those who suffer from allergies).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Help

    Help

    From October to end November and again February to end March 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours per day


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