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Région: Lower NormandyHi, My husband, Barry, and I are looking for some help with general maintenance, gardening and renovating a small "animal house" in the garden, ( which stores garden equipment etc). There is a small old, stone cottage for accommodation but as it is not open in the winter and we go away for the cold weather, we only need helpers from spring until autumn each year. We first came to France for a visit in January 2002 to stay with friends for a weekend. Before we went back home we fell in love with, and bought, a tiny cottage . It was a total surprise to us, and all who knew us, and was meant to be a holiday home, but we came more and more often until we decided that we wanted to live here full time. We have wonderful panoramic views across the Vallee de la See, there is no light or noise pollution and there was plenty of work for us to do, so when I retired (I was a Police Officer, so we were only in our mid to late 50's) we turned the barn into a slightly bigger house and turned the weed patch into a garden. We love meeting new people so we let the little house out and have lots of visitors in the summer, but try to fit in as much travelling as we can ( we have a camper van and also like to go long haul in the winter). I am vegetarian and grow as many vegetables as I can and am learning about plants too, Barry seems to just be continually lawn cutting! I like going for a short ride on my bike most mornings and will swim whenever we venture into a town with a pool or go to the beach on a hot day, otherwise the garden keeps us busy. I love meeting people and would appreciate some help and advice around the property. If anybody could improve my computer skills and French too that would be a bonus.
Région: MallorcaHi everyone, September 2012 me and my boyfriend 35/45 took over a big finca with 15000m2 land in the middle of the island Mallorca we just loved the weather, the nature and the many long roads for professional cycling. Montuiri is a very traditional old village, we live 2 minutes outside the village, not many people know Mallorca like this and there are not many tourists here. If you go to coast places you'll find everything, restaurants, bars and a good night out, everything on a 25 minute distance by car. Sineu is not far from us where you can catch the train to the main town Palma. Our finca is very rural, the main house/finca we rent out to guests who come to visit Mallorca for a summer holiday or a guided cycle holiday. Next to the finca we have another house consisting out of three apartments and that's where we live. When we first saw this place we fell in love with the amazing views and the many possibilities and said at the same time "yes we want to live here!!" We agreed to take over the finca as it was at the time. We tried to do all the work ourselves but soon found out that it's a lot of work and it would be nice if we could get some help and company. We have so much space so why not ask people to come and live with us and help us around the house in return.
Région: Languedoc RoussillonI am a single mum living with my 16 year old son in a small village of 200 people in a beautiful part of South West France. The house is a typical old stone house (between 3-500 years old I think) , with lots of ongoing maintenance needed which I need help with! I have two older children who have left home but visit occasionally, a dog and 2 cats. I can offer the use of a bicycle. I have one double and one single bedroom for you to stay in. The main help I need at the moment is painting
Région: Rhône-AlpesWe are a retired couple recently, we live near Lyon (Monts du lyonnais), we have a old farm in a hamlet with a organic garden in two kilometers of a village of 5000 habitants (Mornant) We like walking, gardening and travelling. We made jams (like strawberries, apricots, cherries...). We have 3 children, two left and have one of them always with us (he speaks English and could you help in the case) and many nephews and nieces, if you wish to learn French, we shall be honored to teach you. And we have kind Labrador. We have paths to have a walk, and some monuments and view point.
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