We are an english couple with a 3 year old boy living in a village next to the canal du midi. We have just bought the house (july 2014) and we are restoring both the house and gardens. We are looking for help with all types of building works, some skilled, some just hard work, as well as help getting a vegetable garden and chicken run set up. The house is next to a large lake and the canal with bars and restaurants nearbyand the local town a short bike ride away, we have a spare bike and usually have a vehicle spare of some sort. We also run a classic vehicle business restoring and selling french vans and other classics, there may be some involvement with this side of things also, as the new garage space needs to be set up and theres always something old and interesting arriving on a trailer needing a clean up. Theres lots to do with the lake nearby, the sea an hour away and lots of good places to run, cycle and walk.
We are looking for volunteers from mid september 2014.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
We have several acres of pine woodland to tidy, involving trimming low branches, strimming low levels plants, clearing and burning or chipping the cuttings. Also various building projects including a roof to replace, floors and beams to replace or repair, greenhouse and tool store to construct, pig pens to build, veg garden to improve.
Visitors would have their own bedroom and internet access.
We are located right on the canal front with bars and shops a short walk away. The coast is an hour away, and a big town 30 minutes away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
5 hours a day, open to discussion