Enjoy the French Riviera, South of France, Cannes and help with mainly renovations

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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.
  2019 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are easy going, female and male and enjoy living in a friendly, convivial ambience. Cannes is an ideal coastal location for exploring the South of France. There is lots to see and do in this region. You can walk to most places from my apartment such as : Beaches, Palais des Festivals ( where the International Cannes Film Festival is held), town center, TRAIN STATION, BUS STATION, supermarkets , shops, restaurants, bars - including reasonably priced live music bars , clubs, cinemas, a local market etc
    Cannes is an ideal location for visiting many interesting places many by cheap buses (€3 return for most ) or reasonably priced trains some examples are NICE, MONTECARLO- MONACO, VILLEFRANCHE,, CAGNES SUR MER, ANTIBES, GRASSE, VALBONNE, SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, LE CANNET, MANDELIEU LA NAPOULE, THEOULE, CANNES LA BOCCA , GOLFE JUAN , JUANS LES PINS, MOUGINS, ST RAPHAEL, FREJUS, BIOT, and it is only a 90 minute train ride away from ITALY.
    As a day trip you can also take a bus and go skiing. Cannes has 2 islands (Lerins) which can be reached by a15 minute ferry. Cannes also has a historical part called "Le Suquet".

    Accommodation and food in exchange for help/ work for 4 afternoons/ days a week for 5h30 if you are in your own room or for 4 days a week for 5h if you want to share a room - couple/ friends- it is an easy going type of flatshare arrangement.

    Only available until the 10 May.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Possibility of new skills
    Learn French language we speak English, French and Italian . As I have organised an easy schedule you will have plenty of time to immerse your self in the French culture. Italy is just a 9o minute train ride away.

  • Help

    Help

    ACCOMMODATION IS PROVIDED - YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN BEDROOM OR SHARE
    FOOD IS INCLUDED.
    INTERNET
    POSSIBILITY OF NETFLIX
    YOU MUST BE FLEXIBLE REGARDING YOUR WORKING HOURS
    WALKING DISTANCE TO BEACHES, PROMENADE and TOWN CENTER, TRAIN STATION, BUS STATION.
    An AGREEABLE EASY GOING ENVIRONMENT
    WALKING DISTANCE TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND AMENITIES
    WALKING DISTANCE TO SHOPS.

    HOURS AND TIMES EXPECTED TO WORK
    You must be flexible regarding your hours of help.
    I have tried doing a schedule not forcing you to wake up too early.
    POSSIBILITY OF MORE FLEXIBILITY - If previously agreed your hours may be possible to be done at the beginning of your stay leaving you totally free to enjoy the rest of your stay.

    For 1 person with their own bedroom.
    Total 22h of help /work FOR EACH WEEK STAYED. 7 NIGHTS
    5 days a week 1 of 4h and 4 of 4h30 total 22h or it may be possible as written 4 days of 5h30.


    2 people sharing a bedroom Couple / friends YOU MAY HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF 1 DOUBLE OR 2 SINGLE BEDS.
    Total 20H EACH PERSON of help /work FOR EACH WEEK STAYED. 7 NIGHTS
    5 days a week of 4h total 20h each person or it may be possible as written 4 days of 5h 20h of help each person.

    HELP DESCRIPTION
    The work is physical MAINLY RENOVATION WORK, so you should be in good health. If you have health problems then this type of help will not be appropriate for you.

    1Help around the apartment, cleaning , organising and another place close by.
    2 Some cooking -everyone should join in and you can allocate us tasks .
    2A Shopping, Preparing and cooking. If possible it would be nice if someone in the group for just a few days would agree to do this. However you can also allocate tasks to the rest of us - preparation , carrying shopping bags etc.
    3 Preparation for painting , sanding , cleaning , preparing terrace. General .
    4 PAINTING
    5 Some assembly work ,
    6 YOU WILL NEED TO USE A DRILL AND AN ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER -SOME HANDY WORK PUTTING UP SHELVES AND CURTAIN RAILS .
    7.TILING
    8 NON SKILLED / SEMI SKILLED / SKILLED Building a small mezzanine in a bedroom. We already did one in a bedroom.
    11PLASTERING
    11 SOME HELP WITH THE COMPUTER and a web site.

    PHOTOS
    The photo of the roof top terrace is an old photo as we are presently doing the terrace and have already just finished doing the shelter . The bedrooms no longer have tvs .

    Food is included but you will be expected to contribute to its preparation and cooking and although it will be paid for on occassions you will be requested to do some shopping at a nearby supermarket or market . You will also have to contribute to keeping the apartment clean ( approx 1h once every week) as this is a flatshare situation . Otherwise if possible you could exchange some hours with another workaway person and they do your share of the cooking and preparation etc just an idea.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A sort of temporary flatshare situation. You have the choice of having your own bedroom or you can share - a sort of temporary flatshare situation.
    Note most of the help is in an apartment (the top apartment) and there are 44 steps to reach the apartment. The apartment is on the entire 2nd floor and the roof top terrace is on the floor above. Please note that there are presently no tvs in the bedrooms just in the living room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    My apartment where you will be staying is situated in Cannes and you can walk to most places from my apartmentn such as : Beaches, Palais des Festivals ( where the International Cannes Film Festival is held), town center, supermarkets , shops, restaurants, bars - including the reasonably priced live music bars , clubs, cinemas etc TRAIN STATION, BUS STATION. Cannes is situated on the coast and is an excellent destination for exploring various other towns and areas as day trips including NICE, MONTECARLO, VILLEFRANCHE, ST TROPEZ, EZE , CAGNES SUR MER, ANTIBES, GRASSE, VALBONNE, SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, BIOT, VALBONNE, MOUGINS, VALLAURIS, JUAN LES PINS, THEOULE etc etc etc and it is a 90 minute train ride away from ITALY. Most of the places mentioned can be visited by bus €1.50 ROUND TRIP €3 or quicker there is the train where you can buy a train pass which gives you and up to 3 people travelling with you half price regional fare. There is lots to see and do in this region. As a day trip you can also take a bus and go skiing.
    The boat to go to Cannes Islands , Les Isles de Lerins .

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    You must be flexible for the hours and the days. 1 person own room 22h per week. For someone sharing a room or a couple each person does 20h per week . Divided over 5 days/afternoons , when possible over 4 to give you more free days.






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