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.
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).
Help in the house
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).
English, Dutch, French
You have your own room with private bathroom , 3 meals a day , free wifi and use of bicycle
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)
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 :)
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
5 hours per day
Domaine à Marmande in the Gers South West France