Looking for help with our renovations and garden in the South West France



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    Been in France for 13 years we have 2 girls aged 4 & 11. Both girls are fluent in French.Husband is a builder . Looking for help around the garden with cooking and the children

    I am from Wales, husband Mark is English. We live in an old house, with about 10 acres of land, most of which we let the local farmer use. 1 acre has been fenced off for our garden. With lots of work to do.
    We have 2 dogs, cat, chickens, & ferrets.
    We have a lovely pool to cool down in after work and you have a great view of the Pyrenees from the pool and garden.
    We enjoy being outdoors and spend a lot of time in the garden, and i love to ski, we have a lovely view of the Pic du Midi from the house and garden.
    We are very easy going and would love to learn a new culture and get experiences from a workawayer.
    You can come and feel at home with us, we like an open house.
    You will find us in rural France. We are close (ish) to the mountains for skiing, you can be on the slopes in 1 1/2 hrs,
    The Spanish border is just 1 hr away. with duty free shopping another 10 mins away in Bossot.
    Toulouse is just over 1 hr away, Tarbes airport is 45 min, Lannemezan train station 15 mins.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for help around the garden and house, Plenty of gardening to do, new fences needed etc trees pruning, painting/ decorating and help with the children during the summer hols.
    Help with the children and around the house would be great, My 11 year old is just getting into music, and loves dance especially Hip Hop my 4 year old also loves music and dance so if someone could help teach her that would be fantastic.
    We have 2 dogs, ferret, 1 cat and 3 chickens, lots of land, and a lovely view of the Pyrenees, use of the pool in the summer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The bedroom is a very tidy 4 berth caravan in our courtyard, it is in very good condition. Mark has even built it it's very own shelter.
    All the washing facilities, toilet / cooking will be available in the house. We just do not yet have the spare bedroom. Internet available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Shops, bars, restaurant, hairdressers, banks, pharmacy etc. are in Castelnau Magnoac which is around 4 kms away, cinema/shop/restaurant 400 m away. There are weekly local markets at trie sur baise, Castelnau Magnoac, Boulonge sur gesse and Lannemezan.

    The historical town of Auch is about 40 mins away. Tarbes airport is 45 mins, Toulouse airport 70 mins. Train station 15mins Lannemezan. Fishing nearby, There is a golf course within 15 mins drive, horse riding and tennis courts in the village. there are 2 beautiful lakes 15 mins away, one of them has a man made beach which you can swim in & water sports are available, the other is purely for the breath taking views and sailing.

    Skiing in St Lary is just over 1 hr,.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 122371753335