We have moved from the Uk to South of France.
Though under renovation this is now our home , both from UK but love to travel, we have found this fabulous but unloved for many years house that we are going to bring back to life, for this we would love some help.
We are trying to keep many of the original features, while updating the property.
We are an easy going couple who love to engage and meet new people, we have both enjoyed busy careers in healthcare and design.
Food and Comfort is very important to us, you will have a good basic bedroom, fresh linen and a shared bathroom with shower.
Breakfast is mostly cereals fruit yoghurt.
Lunch is mostly cheese cooked meat and salad with bread.
Dinner is usually a cooked meal.
We are leaning French, we are getting better but it's slow.
We have a dog very quite and very friendly.
The house we are renovating and living in is in the Languedoc region of France ( Quillan )
it has lots of bedrooms so accomodation is not a problem.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Lots,of scope to practice French English and Catalan.
Artistic techniques when renovating and conserving.
Planning and planting eco vegetable garden
We have an vintage home ware business that we run from the house that you may find interesting, we have good understanding of vintage items and interior design .
The village is typically French Pyrenees, with many cultural and sporting activities available during the summer months.
We are surrounded by Cathar Castles and History .
We are renovating a 1900 Villa , built during the First World War. Originally owed by a Hatmaker. The house has been empty a few years so we are gradually resorting and conserving the house, with sympathetic modernisation.
we would love some help in All areas in the house, we hope to share all our experience and skills
Currently we are preparing and decorating rooms, planning and planting a vegetable garden, renovating windows and shutters, restoring the beautiful balcony area.
Tasks may change as the work evolves but these are some of our current projects to give you a flavour of what we are doing.
Own Bedroom -Fresh Linen - Internet access in all rooms
Storage for bikes.
Use of bikes
Days off can be used to explore the medieval towns and cathar ledgends or the hot springs and swimming lakes. Slalom canoeing canyoning and water sports are all available in the village inland beaches and the mediterainian are close to us
Great cycling routes mountain walks
The Mediterranean is 1 hour by train or bus.
For a small village there's a lot going on festivals most weekends :- including motor racing, horse fairs, Tour de France, triathlons flamenco dancing, petonk tournaments, music festivals,
Carcassone is a short train ride away and the med is 1 1/2 hours by road or 1 hour on the train
In winter we are 20 minuets from some reasonable skiing
Please ask any questions you want as we want all our helpers to have a lovely time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week