Looking for help with restorations of my house and garden Bordeaux, France

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  • Description

    Description

    I am Patrick, a retired anthropologist and recently I bought a house near Bordeaux in a nice city ( Castillon la Bataille) in the middle of the vineyard, 15 km from Saint Émilion. The house is very beautiful but needs some work. I've two daughters and four grandchildren, but most of the time I live alone. My wife is Brazilian and works in her country.
    I like to travel around. Since my retirement from the university I have devoted a lot of time to the renovation of the house, but also to the cut of gemstones that I discovered in Brazil where I worked during more than 5 years. So I travel for family and business reasons when I go to buy stones where they are extracted. It allows me to meet and pay the miners, not the intermediaries.
    I spend the beginning of the year in Brazil and went back home on April 15. I foundnd my garden that was empty and where I planted fruit trees and flowers. This year, I've planned to put up a portal, make a small pond in the garden (done) that will be fed by the well water and repaint the windows and I really need help in electricity. There is nothing very technical (except electricity) but the presence of people I can exchange with on multiple topics makes the work less ungrateful.
    And there are the permanent activities that are also good to share such as meeting winegrowers and tasting the wines of the region, cooking, visiting the surroundings that are rich in very interesting sites. I could also initiate interested workawayers to gemstone cutting . (translation reverso)

    Je suis anthropologue retraité et j'ai acheté une masion près de Bordeaux, au milieu du vignoble à 15 km de Saint Émilion. La maison est très belle mais a besoin de quelques travaux I J'i deux filles et 4 petits enfants, mais la plupart du temps je vis seul. Mon épouse est brésilienne et travaille dans son pays.
    J'aime voyager. Depuis ma retraite de l'université je consacre beaucoup de temps à la rénovation de ma maison, mais aussi à la taille de pierres gemmes que j'ai découverte au Brésil où j'ai travaillé plus de 5 ans. Je voyage donc pour des raisons familiales et professionnelles lorsque je pars acheter des pierres là où elles sont extraites. Ça me permet de payer les mineurs et non les intermédiaires.
    Je suis rentré du Brésil le 15 avril et retrouvé mon jardin qui était vide et où j'ai planté des fruitiers et des fleurs. J'envisage d'ici la fin de l'année de poser un portail, de faire un petit bassin dans le jardin (fait) qui sera alimenté par l'eau du puits et de repeindre les fenêtres. Il n'y a rien de très technique à l'exception des travaux électriques, mais la présence de personnes avec qui je peux échanger sur de multiples sujets rend le travail moins ingrat.
    Et il y a les activités permanentes qui sont également bonnes à partager comme rencontrer les viticulteurs et déguster les vins de la région, cuisiner, visiter les environs qui sont riches en sites très intéressants. Je pourrrais aussi initier les workawayers que ça intéresse à la taille des pierres gemmes.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It's a good place to visit the region which is rich in ancient cities and prehistoric sites. I love travelling and we can talk about our expériences.

    Castillon la bataille where i'm living is in the middle of bordeaux vineyard and very close to saint Émilion.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm looking for help in mansonry, electricity, painting and gardening. All kind of skills in maintenance would be appreciate.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, Portugues, English.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    In the house there are 5 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Every workawayer has his private bedroom. I love cooking, I'm not VG.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a railway station in Castillon (Bordeaux-Sarlat line) but at the right time te train between Bergerac and Libourne is replaced by a bus.

  • 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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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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