Help out around our 18th century property the countryside of the Perigord blanc, central Dordogne Région, France.

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi,
    My name is Sharon.
    We ( my husband, daughter and myself) are living on an 18th century property the countryside of the Perigord blanc, part of the central Dordogne Région.

    Our work eventually evolved to the preservation of period houses and other architecture. We also have a real estate agency, and love to share all experiences.
    Among other things, We are interested in traditional building methods and skills of all kinds.

    We are having an intensely good time working our way through the challenges of our projects. There seems to be a lot to lean, and learn from, even for the very experienced. That goes for me as well.

    The work is interesting and varied. If you join us we suggest some work cloths and the ability to work independently. We are always ready to help, and pass along or teach skills.

    Cooking is another skill we really like to share!!!
    We live in a place where you can find really nice things and it should be a pleasure to share your experiences with ours!

    Projets 2019 /2020:
    Create new gardens: landscaping, create vegetable garden ,
    Rebuild an old stone made house to make a new holiday rental: masonry/stone work, electrical, plumbing, building, renovations..
    Decoration... ALL IDEAS are welcome!
    We appreciate if you do activities at home with SANDY, teach her english and Spanish..or other languages, sing songs or tell stories!
    And we can learn you French and Dutch!
    And I especially appreciate some help around and in the house and cooking too:)

    Teaching and learning skills is one of our priorities and most enjoyed parts of our experience. Curiosity and a desire to satisfy it is a great way to get the most out of your time here.

    Critical to our experience and success is a good sense of humor! We are here to get stuff done, learn something, and have a good time! If you have music you like bring it! If you have an instrument to play bring it!

    We prefer a minimum of a 2 week stay.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Other
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers benefit from a real Dutch /French family exchange.
    It is with great pleasure that we take workawayers from all over the world. An exchange between all workawayers from different culturels should also be nice:)
    Linguistic and cultural exchanges are so important for me; I would like to give our daughter this chance;)

  • Help

    Help

    Type of help:
    Gardening
    Building
    Renovate completely an old house to make a new holiday rental.
    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet
    Speak your language with our daughter SANDY ( 5 years old).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French and Dutch

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a big house near to the city of perigueux.
    You will have your own room, or if you are more , you can all share one of our holiday rentals:)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    While you are here we would be happy to bring you to some of the incredible castles, rivers for kayaking, or whatever your interest during your off time. For instance - Castle Beynac - the strong-hold of Richard the lion-heart. Les Ezyies, home of the new National Museum of Pre-History. The cave paintings of Lascaux, remains of the Cro Magnon Man and so many other remarkable things. Most significant sites are within 1 hour.
    On the west side we have all remained wine properties (saint emilion, sauternes..) and The city of Bordeaux . (1h).
    My husband is pilot; so he can even show you the whole region from above:))
    Perigueux is at only 10 minutes!

  • 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?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

OUR PROPERTY
LOOKING FOR TRUFFELS
QUAD ON OUR PROPERTY
FLIGHT WITH WORKAWAY:))
SANDY
THE DORDOGNE
SANDY IN WINEYARDS OF OUR FRIENDS
MOCKA AND ELLY
SANDY


















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