Help wanted in the Midi-Pyrenees, South West France

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  • Description

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    We are an English couple who have lived in France for just over 10 year. We live in a partly renovated an old stone cottage surrounded by rolling vineyards in historic Gascony, in the Midi-Pyrenees with our 9+ rescue dogs, chickens and ducks. We are looking for capable people to help us though to end of November with the renovation of our house and looking after our animals. Volunteers with experience in building projects (masonry, carpentry, electrics etc) are particularly welcome but if you are fit, strong, enthusiastic and with a will to learn new skills then please also get in touch!

    In return for 25 hours per week, we offer comfortable accommodation with in the cottage or in a caravan with shared bathroom/communal sitting room/wifi/satellite tv. A driving license is an advantage (manual, right hand drive cars).

    Keith is a trained chef and loves to cook and teach what he knows about food and gastronomy - both local and international - so delicious home cooked food is always on the menu. We are mainly a carnivorous family but vegetarians are welcome if they are happy to prepare their own alternative menu when necessary.

    Within walking distance (1.5kms) is the village of Gondrin (shops, bar, restaurant, ATM, post office, ) and we have 2 bikes available as well. We are situated within a couple of hours reach of the Atlantic coast, & 3 hrs from the Mediterranean and ideally located if you are en route to Spain. We are also situated a few kms from the Santiago de Compostela Pilgrim Route.

    The people are friendly and the countryside is beautiful ...our photos will give you an idea of our lifestyle and the beautiful scenery which surrounds us. We hope to see you here soon experiencing living in 'La France profonde' where life has changed little in the past 50 years.!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Other

  • Help

    Help

    Current building projects include wall building & pointing, sanding & treating an oak floor, constructing a wooden pergola on a concrete slab, painting & decorating, re-wiring, floor tiling and clearing a vineyard of old vines. Animal care includes dog walking, grooming, kennel cleaning & picking up poo.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In return for 25 hours per week, we can offer comfortable accommodation with bathroom facilities and wifi. A driving license is an advantage - manual gears, right hand drive. Minimum stay 2 weeks.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Within walking distance (1.5kms) is the village of Gondrin (shops, bars, ATM, post office, summer pool and outdoor leisure centre) and we have 2 bikes available as well. In the winter, the local ski club offers weekly affordable day trips to the Pyrenees . There are some beautiful walks all around our house. We are situated within a few kms of the Camino de Santiago, a couple of hours reach of the Atlantic coast, 3 hrs from the Mediterranean. We are ideally located if you are en route to/from Spain. Nearest TGV railway station: Agen and Toulouse; nearest airport Toulouse.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunites

    Experience what life is like in rural Gascony - learn to cook, plant vegetables, raise hens& ducks - and renovation skills. You will also discover the beautiful scenery which surrounds us.

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    Volunteering hours expected

    5 hours per day /25 hours week


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Host ref number: 598176269299

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