Various help and skills welcomed in Angles-sur-L'Anglin, France




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    COVID-19 : We must follow current guidelines.
    Currently: November 1st 2020 Lockdown in France: restrictions on movement within & across French departments.

    PRIVATE home. Quiet village. November 2020 onwards:
    Digital Books to Create, Decluttering & Stuff to Sort or Repair / Sell / Give away, Carpentry, Domestics, Gardening

    English national. Retired from Management in Education. TEFL qualification & experience.
    French speaking needs improvement.
    Study French / English.
    Yoga practitioners, Walkers at moderate to fast speed, Scrabble players are welcome.
    Spring / Summer kayak hire (not mine)

    It's nice to know about your journey as my own has been rather fixed in one place for a while.
    However, in October 2020, I too have joined WAW as a Volunteer guest, so who knows where I shall be in the coming months.

    Please apply at any time of year so that we can possibly plan an agenda in these uncertain times.
    These are uncertain times. I like to find people who will be happy here.

  • Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Arten von Hilfe und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Heimwerker- und Bauarbeiten
    Zubereiten / Kochen von Mahlzeiten für die Familie
    Handwerkliche Arbeiten
    Hilfe mit Computer /Internet

  • Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    Kultureller Austausch und Lernmöglichkeiten

    France profunde. Retreat. Solitude. Tranquil. Nature.

    Un des plus beaux villages de France
    Roc aux Sorciers - site d' Anthropologie Italian / French professor lives locally.

    Seasonal Tourist Events.

    Pursue interests - reading, music, art, writing, walking, cycling, kayaking, wild river swimming.
    Share recipes, preparation, cooking, clearing dishes.
    Piano currently un-tuned.
    I play piano accordion in my own style. classic Italian & French musette style!!!

  • Arbeit


    PROFILE: TASKS are IN ANY ORDER: Aooly for those you have knowledge, experience and able to achieve.

    GROUP A:
    1. Decluttering help required with me.

    GROUP B:
    1. I'm trying to sell and gift away unwanted items in this phase of life. Online sales ( local, UK , European )
    APPLE Mac / MS WORD / BLURB (similar) USER is ESSENTIAL plus EBAY/PAYPAL experience.
    Online knowledge and ability to research (value, postage costs, etc) for example, educational music / books.
    2a) Help create digital book) of photos / writings. (October 2020 - one achieved!!!!!!)
    2b) Help delete duplicated photos.
    2c) Help convert blogs into printed books.

    GROUP C:
    1. Bicycles need maintenance check so I can sell.
    2. Convert some or all of 1 cubic metre unused pine rafter wood into kindling. Power Tools Available
    3. Build wooden garden gates.
    4. Create rose bush supports using recycled wood, metal, purchased materials.
    5. Create 6 sq m of concrete base in open abri using cement mixer.

    GROUP D:
    1a) 2021 Sand & Repaint external shutters, metal & wooden gates.
    1b) 2021 Sand & Repaint 40m2 Salon including stairwell using high reach standing boards. I need to order paint.

    GROUP E:
    1. Seasonal: Mowing / Weeding / Pruning / Clear Ivy

    GROUP F:
    1. Easy cleaning in a clean house which must stay clean!
    2. Sewing Machine service check so I. can sell it.
    3. Repair garments.

  • Languages

    Gesprochene Sprachen
    English: Fließend
    French: Gute Kenntnisse

    Dieser Gastgeber bietet Sprachaustausch an
    Dieser Gastgeber gibt an, dass er dir gern seine Muttersprache beibringt oder selbst eine Sprache lernen möchte.
    Bitte wende dich direkt an ihn, um weitere Auskünfte zu erhalten.

  • Unterkunft


    28 October 2020: Be Aware France begins a form of National Lockdown for 4 weeks on constant review for control of the coronavirus.

    The magnificent ruined fortress as profile pic is not for rebuild or live in!!! Hah!
    Renovated ground floor 1850s French fermette.
    Single bedroom with exterior toilet. Twin bedroom if a couple.
    Shared bathroom / shower above bath by arrangement.
    Roadside parking.
    No television.

    Healthy meals. Dine with host - Vegan. Vegetarian. Fish. Meat. Poultry. (NEVER pork, turkey, veal).
    Diets catered for.
    Willing to learn new styles of cooking.
    Contribution to wine appreciated with alcohol free days!
    Provide your own cravings such as chocolate / peanut butter and whatever else!
    Opportunity to cook if kitchen rules respected.

    1. Follow house rules.
    2.. Good, used bicycles available for cycling in safe, flattish landscape.
    3. Unsuitable for smokers, alcoholics, animals, children. Unsuitable for non skilled folks.

    4. Spring & Summer - house is dark and cool. Courtyard facing north west. Rear garden - sit and watch sun rise / sunset / bats, swallows, hear cuckoos & nightingales.
    5. Winter - retreat from society for peaceful solitude, opportunity to write, draw, hunker down once tasks are achieved.
    If you need central heating then this is not your place. Sometimes woodturners produce too much heat so French doors have to be opened. You may stack logs, chop kindling, bring logs in. Hot water bottles, electric radiators, blankets, shawls are available. Woodburners are managed by HOST for Health & Safety.

  • Was noch ...

    Was noch ...

    Collection from Poitiers airport or Chatellerault train station takes apx an hour in each direction!
    Taxi from Chatellerault = 80 to 100 euros in one direction. Sometimes a bus to La Roche Posay.
    No other transport.

    Angles sur L'Anglin is a Garden of Paradise, Artists Dream, famous for Magdalennian rock shelter carvings, 'Les Jours' embroidery and a ruined 12th century Chateau. You can walk, cycle, swim, canoe, kayak, fish. The village in winter has fewer than 400 full time residents and in Summer expands with many Parisian and other second home owners. There are restaurants, restos, bars, a wonderful English tea shop serving meals, a bakery, a multi-services bar and shop with Wifi, small library and market vans. Oysters are sold in appropriate months. Check availability in winter as restaurants close without tourists! It has a part time Tourist Office. No cinema. Supermarkets within 10km. Spa town 12km. One to two hours drive to River Loire Chateaux. On the border of Brenne National Park, a haven for flora and fauna. It is unsuitable for those who like city razzamatazz. Every day is different, yet stone walled houses have stood for aons and pathways take you to hidden natural treasures.

    No Street lights after 23h / 24h. Road gates close around dusk.


    Rest days & help hours = flexible according to Task, Season, Events, Weather.
    You are asked to help about 5 hours / 5 days amounting to apx 25 hours per week or about 6 hours / 4 days.
    We negotiate arrival according to travel itinerary.
    We negotiate rest day or days.
    The host also needs not only a rest but needs to do other work!

    An example of a 7 day week where Travel might become your rest day!

    Tuesday: travel arrive evening: no hours
    Wednesday: probably easy helping day = aim for 5hrs
    Thursday = 5 hrs
    Friday = 5 hrs
    Saturday = 5 hrs
    Sunday = rest day
    Monday easy helping day 5 hrs
    Tuesday travel

  • 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

    You are welcome. WIFI 24/7 with 'temperamenta'l Extender but you can work in the large Salon or Kitchen.

  • Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Platz zum Abstellen von Camper Vans

    Large camper vans park at village site without facilities which I think are being improved. Kangoo sized vans have a possible parking space.

  • Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal

    Kapazität - wie viele Workawayer maximal


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    Maximum 25 hours per week

The village has a ruined forteresse.
2018 - Shutters & Doors need Repaint
2019 Parasols move with the sun in the courtyard
2016 - Kitchen labour of love
Shared bathroom with shower above bath.
2019 Gates need Replacement
2014 - rear garden pic taken from "cherry picker" replacing one of two roofs!.
2014 - ME less grey
2017 Big Feet's Last Summer REST IN PEACE 2 February 2018

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