Help with general tasks, DIY and enjoy the surf north of Biarritz, France

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 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi we are a bilingual couple running a small surf house on the Atlantic Coast. We are looking for people with the following criteria :

    Our inbox gets very full so if you don't have the skills requested you probably won't get a reply - sorry :(

    Help needed at the beginning of the season : March / April / May
    one couple preferably for each other's company as there will be no-one else in the house. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfill all of the list below.
    Preferably skilled workers - filling in walls, sanding, repainting, some woodwork etc. Odd jobs.
    Servicing bikes.
    Sorting out the patio, cleaning, repotting plants.

    Single candidates out of season for 2-3 week stays :
    March - end June-ish
    September
    mid-October to end November
    We do not need anyone in July and August thank you

    You need to be fun, friendly and keen people to help out with cleaning and general chores at our hostel, we are very keen on the place being clean and tidy.
    It would be good if you could deal with the bike repairs and general DIY too.

    We are in the mecca of surfing, north of Biarritz so we need you to accompany guests to the beach (no teaching needed).

    In your free time you can surf, cycle and sightsee around the area while practising your French.

    You are there to represent the hostel so you definitely need to be mature. You may find yourself on your own at times, sometimes days so you must be independant too. When there are guests, friendliness and communication are essential. English definitely needed and French could be useful.

    Exchange accommodation, use of bikes and surfboards but no food for volunteer hours. Approximately 3 hours a day, we are flexible with timetables for keen volunteers too.

    Please give us your age and nationality, text to be written in English please :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Other
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed at the beginning of the season :
    one couple preferably for company as there will be no-one else in the house. Please do not apply if you cannot fulfill all of the list below.
    Skilled and workers needed - filling in walls, sanding, repainting, some woodwork etc.
    Servicing bikes.
    Sorting out the patio, cleaning, repotting plants.

    Help needed during the season : one person only for a 3 week stint generally.
    You would need to help out with morning chores, cleaning is really important. The place should be impeccable at all times.
    Chatting, interracting and surf with guests if they want some company.
    Bike servicing might be requested and some DIY when there are no guests.

    We are very flexible and open, especially with hard-working and keen volunteers, we know you are here to have a good time too. Use of bikes and surf boards.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will see a great region, waves, mountains, the Basque country, on the border of the Basque Country and Spain. A chance to practice your French and English.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The house is pretty small and cosy, You would be in a shared room, bedrooms are spacious and will have use of the skateboards, surfboards , bikes etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We've had lots of volunteers in the past. You definitely need to be mature, clean and independant, there will be times when you will be on your own - sometimes days. We're pretty open and flexible so got on well with our previous volunteers as they were also hard-working and friendly. There is so much to do here, if you are sporty and independant you'll love it.

  • 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

  • ...

    Hours expected

    approx 3-4 hours a day 5 days a week.

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