Hello my name is Veronique! I spend 6 months of the year working in the US and traveling around South America then I enjoy spending the others 6 months of the year in my old family home in the Southwest of France, 20 kms from the historical town of La Rochelle.
It is a wonderful place to be from early April to the end of October. It is a great touristic destination in France with beautiful historical towns, old forts and churches, wonderful walks along the coast, beaches to relax, four islands to discover, and all of it less than one hour drive from my house.
After 6 months away, I will be looking for help in the spring to get the house ready for family gatherings. The work will involve: cleaning the house, gardening, working with wood and painting. See details below.
I can receive a couple or a single person for 2 weeks at a time. You must be comfortable helping with some of the projects around the house and garden, described above. We will work together in the morning so your afternoons and evenings will be free to explore our beautiful region, meet some of my friends, enjoy the heated pool or just relax around the garden. You will get two days off per week to go to destinations further away such as the beautiful town and wineries of Bordeaux.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We live in a beautiful region rich in history with many great places to discover. People come from very far away to visit this region.
It is a wonderful opportunity to improve your French and learn about the lifestyle, food and culture of the French people.
I need someone to help with projects around the house and garden such as:
- house spring cleaning
- painting a few rooms in the house
- building wood shelves
- installing a wardrobe closet
- getting the garden ready: vegetables and flowers
- painting the big iron gate
You will stay in a private room with your own bathroom. I will provide breakfasts , lunches and dinner when you are around.
There is a lot to do while staying with us: many places to visit such as historical towns, 17th & 18th century forts and churches, 4 islands to explore, long coast line paths to walk, swimming in the ocean, sailing along the coast and islands, canoeing, bicycling, etc. Or just swiming in our covered & heated pool and relaxing on our terrace. In the summer there are a lot of local festivals and night shows that we enjoy going to and you will be welcome to come with us.
There are locals buses and trains to get to the main towns, I will give you rides to some places.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 25 hours a week: 5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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