Volunteer in the French countryside preparing gites. Cahuzac, France

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    URGENT - We are an English family who operate 2 gites in the beautiful French countryside. 1 hour south of Toulouse and 35 mins from Carcassonne. Help is needed with gardening and general maintenance. The 3 properties (we live in 1 of them) are situated in 3 hectares, with a private pool, a lake, spectacular views of the Pyrenees and very rural, we are 15 mins drive away from the closest town, where young night life is very limited. We have 2 dogs, a Boxer and a Terrier, a handful of chickens. Mums an artist and runs the gites and loves her big vegetable garden, (a great cook too), Dads a builder who is very busy. We are a very easy going household. We are looking for help in May to tidy up the terraces and gardens and general maintenance. There may also be an opportunity to stay on for the summer, do you own thing in exchange for help with the gite changeovers 2 times per week.
    Accommodation is a lovely mobile home. Hope you can help.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Help

    Help

    Jobs include, helping getting the 2 gites ready for the summer season, this involves a freshing up of paintwork and general cleaning and manintenance. The biggest part of the job is gardening, gardening and more gardening. We have all the equipment, strimmers, sit on mowers etc. We have lots of enthusiasm but not enough hours in the day to do it all ourselves. We are ideally looking for a couple to come and help get the gites and garden ready in May.
    Then for a couple perhaps the same couple to stay for the summer and help with gite changeovers and gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accomodation is a lovely private mobile home with views of the Pyrennees, valleys and farmland.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have had lots of lovely workaways help us over the years, all have remained good friends and some have stopped a lot longer than because they loved it here so much!

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    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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will learn about vegetable growing and gardening.

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    4-5 hours per day in May 1, 2 days per week July and August

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