We live in a small rural hamlet in the Poitou-Charentes region of France. The 20 or so houses are inhabited by a fantastic mixture of characterful locals and home spun and foreign holidays home owners.
The elderly community used to host a renowned village festival and regularly won village in bloom competitions. They even renovated an old house to use as a village meeting hall (and store for the festival equipment).
In future years, I would like to host volunteers to help repair/restore the village house with painting etc and to keep the communal areas of the village tody and free from weeds.
This year, I need assistance with maintaining my garden and minor painting tasks.
There will be plenty of opportunity to chat to locals while improving your French or even English. I am a TEFL qualified teacher of English and love teaching.
The Gartempe River is minutes away and the area is fantastic for on and off road cycling or walking. Roman history is abundant and the world war 2 memorial of Oradour sur Glane is 30 minutes by car. A train stops at nearby Lathus station for trips further afield to Poitiers or Limoges. Bikes are here for your use.
Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
Ability to interact with the village community and practise French with genuine and friendly locals. Practice your English while staying with your (ex) English teacher host. Relax in total tranquility and gaze at the clear and beautiful night sky. Listen to nightingales , watch owls drift silently in front of you and breathe fresh air. Our village is a veritable haven and a great place to recharge.
We need help to cut the grass, plant flowers, clear the sheds, paint shutters etc (no specific skills required).
German: Gute Kenntnisse
Twin or double room with ensuite bathroom. Vegetarian food provided. No TV connection but large collection of DVDs. 4g limited internet. Smoking not encouraged but OK outside.
The area is fantastic for cycling and walking. An extremely well funded and equipped state run outdoor activities centre is only 2km walk away on the Gartempe River. Canoeing, climbing, potholing, horse riding and sailing courses are just a few of the activities offered.
Lathus town (a short 4km cycle away) has shops and banks and a train station to either Limoges or Poitiers. Le Dorat is the next stop on the train line or is a longer cycle journey away. A lively town with bar and a cinema, regularly offering French and original language films.
Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang
Wir besitzen Tiere
Wir sind Raucher
I have plenty of hard standing for small/medium sized campers
There is an 800m2 enclosed garden with plenty of walks for dogs. There are cats next door, so if your cat wants to roam then it might not be suitable.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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