Help in garden in a small rural hamlet in the Poitou-Charentes region of France



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    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 homespun and foreign holidays homeowners.

    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).

    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 tidy and free from weeds.

    This year, I also need assistance with maintaining my garden and minor painting tasks.

    There will be plenty of opportunities to chat to locals while improving your French. I am a TEFL-qualified teacher of English and love teaching, so if you need a refresher, I am more than happy to help out.

    The Gartempe River is a short distance away (less than 4km) 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. I have one bike for your use and can borrow more.

    I can host couples or two singles who don't mind interconnecting rooms that share an en-suite bathroom.

    I have an EU Covid vaccine passport after receiving 2 X Pfizer jabs (end of May).

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Ability to interact with the village community and practise French with genuine and friendly locals. Practise your English while staying with your 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.

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    We need help to cut the grass, plant flowers, paint shutters etc.

  • Sprachen

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    Englisch: Fließend
    Deutsch: Grundkenntnisse
    Französisch: Grundkenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    I am supposed to be learning Polish, so one hour a day of an English/Polish exchange would work. Also German or French would be useful

  • Unterkunft


    Twin or double room with ensuite bathroom. Vegetarian food provided - shared cooking duties though!. No TV connection but large collection of DVDs. Broadband (but slow) internet. Smoking not encouraged but OK outside (as long as you ensure that you clean up the butts regularly :-)).

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    The area is fantastic for cycling and walking. An extremely well funded and equipped state run outdoor activities centre is only 4km 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. It's a lively town with bar, market, and a cinema which regularly offers French and original language films.

  • Etwas mehr Information

    Etwas mehr Information

    • Internet Zugang

    • Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

      Eingeschränkter Internet Zugang

    • Wir besitzen Tiere

    • Wir sind Raucher

    • Familien möglich

  • Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    Kann Digital Nomads unterbringen

    I will have an internet connection, but it is a rural connection and, although the line is reliable, it is not fast.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    I have plenty of hard standing for small/medium sized campers

  • Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    Hier sind Haustiere in der Regel willkommen

    There is an 800m2 enclosed garden with plenty of walks for dogs. There are cats next door, so if your dog wants to roam then it might not be suitable. No large dogs, but my dog loves small ones. Ewa, my mixed breed 'doodle' will be there with me this year.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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

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Korrekte Angaben im Profil: (5.0)

Kultureller Austausch: (4.8)

Kommunikation: (4.7)

Gastgeber Ref-Nr.: 872447689245