Help me with some home improvements and enjoy the French Riviera, Cannes

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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 a lot to see and do in this region. You will be able to walk to the beach and Mediterranean sea.

    Regarding most of the help and improvements and general maintenance that I need help with, I am unskilled and a woman and I have done in the past most of the improvements and maintenance myself I now wish to do.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Building
    Elderly Companion
    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 regarding improvements and general home maintenance.
    Learn French language we speak English, French and Italian .
    We enjoy a variety of cultural topics and learning about one another's cultures.
    You will be very welcome as are all workaways to make and suggest your own traditional meals and food.
    Play various games etc . I have purposefully bought many games including games which no languages are required if you are worried about your language levels. We speak English Italian and French.
    As I have organised an easy schedule you will have plenty of time to immerse your self in the French culture.
    You will have the opportunity to visit Cannes and the surrounding areas by reasonably priced public transport. Cannes town centre and beaches are walking distance. Italy is just a 9o minute train ride away.

  • Help

    Help

    HELP DESCRIPTION
    This may be helpful so that you can evaluate if this is appropriate for you - regarding most of the help and improvements and general maintenance that I need help with. I am unskilled and a woman and I have done in the past most of the improvements and maintenance myself I now wish to do.

    Unfortunately, I have cancer and I very recently been accepted on a clinical trial which involves me taking chemotherapy tablets twice a day. I no longer have the same energy levels because of this treatment and various past treatments so I need your help.

    Help wanted
    1)General help around my place
    2) Do it yourself type stuff. Some improvements and maintenance refreshing my property.
    The majority of the help regarding general maintenance and improvements you can be shown if you have not already done them before and they are not difficult to learn or do.
    3) Cleaning and Organising around my home.

    HOURS AND TIMES
    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 FOR EACH WEEK STAYED. 7 NIGHTS
    5 days a week 1 of 4h and 4 of 4h30 total 22h

    Sharing a bedroom Couple/friends.
    Total 20H EACH PERSON of help FOR EACH WEEK STAYED. 7 NIGHTS
    5 afternoons /days a week of 4h total 20h each person.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Italian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    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 rooftop terrace is on the floor above. Please note that there are presently no TVs in the bedrooms just in the living room.


    Food is included but you will be expected to contribute to its preparation and cooking and although it will be paid for, on occasions you will be requested to do some shopping at a nearby supermarket or market. HELP WITH THE PREPARATION, COOKING AND SHOPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR HOURS. You will also have to contribute to keeping the apartment clean ( approx 1 hour once every week THIS IS NOT INCLUDED IN YOUR HOURS) as this is a flat share 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.
    Meal times are not included in your hours.

    PHOTOS
    The photo of the roof top terrace is an old photo as we are presently doing the terrace which is almost finished,
    The bedrooms no longer have TVs.

    ACCOMMODATION IS PROVIDED
    FOOD IS INCLUDED.
    INTERNET
    POSSIBILITY OF NETFLIX
    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.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    You will be staying 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

    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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