Live in a remote little village and help with some cleaning around the house close to Royan, South West of France

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  • Description

    Description

    Need a couple for at least a month



    Hi,

    Hi, I am Hindu-Mauritian and unfortunately just widowed from my English life partner, living in a small remote village in the countryside. I am looking for a very nice and polite COUPLE, (man and woman), very friendly and happy people ..... to help with 1. The heir is taking back our home so I need to move from this house the latest end of February 2021. I need help please .
    Sorting and packing in boxes to be able to move.
    handy work, tidying barns and garages, the upkeep of the house also. Filing and storage,, and a lot of little bits and pièces to do...according to day by day as it goes .
    Day to day chores. I appreciate people who can handle a job on their own. Would like people in their 30's, 40’s and early 50’s with no particular health issues.

    I am looking for people with good skills in « bricolage » , filing and storage, cleaning things from barn to house and sorting bits and pieces, computer, scannning pictures and sorting them etc... it is a very long list...

    For the moment and due to my situation and issues, I expect a honest 25 hours work per week PER PERSON AS WELL AS some normal household chores (HELPING IN THE PREPARATION OF MEALS & similar; dishwasher, laying/clearing table, CLEAN THE HUB and kitchen after cooking).
    We'd prefer non-smokers and do not tolerate cheating, stealing or lying of any kind...
    We speak English and French at home.
    It is very vey important for me to know if you some some special dietaries needs or allergies to whatever food, please let me know, because i cannot cater for special dietary requirements!!!
    We drink tap water which is very good in this region. I try as long as I can to eat healthy.

    I am bilingual. You can therefore practice languages!!!
    I would love to learn and speak Hindi.

    Living in a remote countryside, you should know that public transport is very rare,
    Buses and trains are available on certain time of the day in other communes (villages)
    I, therefore, prefer people with a mean of transport and no specific dietairy requirement .

    I live together with our helpers like an extended family and expect trust and respect.
    I eat together and do not expect you to leave the table while others haven't finished eating and would like you to share the family life, i.e having a chat after dinner or watch a film or a programme together from time to time.


    It's a very nice a area : village markets, Blaye Citadel, medieval village of Bourg sur Gironde, St André de Cubzac : Jacques Cousteau's grave and memorial, (where he was born), vineyards and wine tasting etc etc...


    Between Bordeaux (60 kms south) and Royan (60 kms north), Arcachon, Dune de Pyla (1:30), la Rochelle (1:30), Poitiers (Futuroscope is 2 hours drive)

    Sheila : health problem, (fibromyalgia, occipital neuralgia and algodystrophy of the right foot following a very bad surgery)

    La Haute Gironde est une très belle région, les marchés de village, la citadelle de Blaye, le village médiéval de Bourg sur Gironde, St André de Cubzac: la tombe et le mémorial du Commandant Jacques Cousteau, (où il est né), vignobles et dégustation de vin, etc etc ..

    Bordeaux (60 km au sud) et Royan (60 km au nord), Arcachon, la Dune de Pyla (1h30), la Rochelle (1h30), Poitiers (Futuroscope est à environ 2 heures de route)


    Il est conseillé d'avoir un mode de transport afin de visiter car la région en vaut le coup!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You change practice English and French.
    Sheila can teach you Indian and Mauritian cuisine. (exotic cuisine)
    Vous pouvez practiquer le français et l'anglais.
    Vous pouvez également apprendre à cuisiner des plats exotiques.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Help

    Help

    Filing and storage as well as sorting and CLEANING the garage and specially the barn.
    Need somebody very good with computers and internet. Depending on the weather, we need also for outside work, exmple garden and DIY.

    Sorting and clearing garages and barn.
    Nettoyage, tri, classement et rangement des garages et anciennes étables.
    Nous recherchons quelqu'un qui est doué en informatique et internet également.
    Selon le temps, il y a du travail à l’extérieur aussi, comme par exemple, le jardinage et le bricolage.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a room, shared bathroom, but we have enough place for a camper-van, caravan or tent etc if desire
    Nous avons une chambre d'amis, salle d'eau et toilettes communes, mais si vous le souhaitez nous avons assez de place pour une tente, un camping car ou caravane...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We try our best to eat healthy. Nous essayons de manger équilibré autant que possible.

    People with filing and storage skills are the most needed as well as sorting and cleaning.

    Use and Keep the place as if you are at home, Veuillez garder l'endroit où nous vivons propre et ordonné.

    We would be most grateful if you are very careful with things and keep the place where we live together, tidy. Faites attention aux choses de la maison, vaisselle, meuble etc, comme quand vous etes chez vous

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    25 hours/week







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