Help with renovation in the beautiful Dordogne, France!


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    Hello...we are Lesley and Bernard both retired and came over to France September 2016 and bought this house as a 'work in progress' project. It's an old farm which has some of the works completed but there is still much to do. As fast as we sort one problem another rears it's head!!
    We have 4 acres of land, a pool, 7 bedroom house and 4 bed holiday accommodation in the garden.
    We have a gite and 2 b&b rooms in the old tobacco barn in the garden that we are trying to get renovated.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice

  • Help


    Plumbing, Electrics (need to understand the French electric system) , gardening, we have 4 acres so there is grass to cut with a ride on mower and hand mower, weeding and cutting back of shrubs, strimming etc. Decorating, We are renovating a Gite so there is a lot of work ongoing. Getting the place up together by cleaning and tidying up .Help looking after 4 dogs, 3 cats and 4 parrots.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Living in rural France is a very different experience. They have a different approach to things like electrics. Life is almost like stepping back in time. We are 5 mins from Montpon Menesterol in the Dordogne.

    Come and improve your English language skills!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    A little Italian, German, French and of course English. Bernard is half way through a TEFL course

  • Accommodation


    We have 4 bedrooms (double and twin) and a bathroom upstairs that we don't use as we live downstairs. Full board with food and use of the pool!
    We have dogs, cats and parrots so must be ok with that.
    Happy to cook for you or you can use to kitchen to cook for yourself if you prefer. We have a large BBQ too.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is a very prominent wine producing area, 1 hr from Bordeaux, 45mins from Bergerac and 15 mins from the Gironde.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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