We are a bilingual team - Veronique is French and Peter is American - sharing our time between France and US. We enjoy spending our summer in Veronique’s old family home in the Southwest of France, 20 kms from the historical town of La Rochelle.
We have already a few volunteers for the summer but we can still receive a couple or a single woman, for 10 days from August 5 to 15. You must be confortable helping with projects around the house and garden - such as organizing, cleaning, weeding, watering, making jams, taking care of our chickens and whatever summer projects one has to do in an old house surrounded by a large garden during the summer. We will work together in the morning so you will have the afternoons and evenings to explore our beautiful region with us or on your own.
Help in the house
We live in a beautiful region rich in history and 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.
We need someone to help with projects around the house and garden - such as organizing, cleaning, weeding, watering, making jams, taking care of our chickens and whatever summer projects one has to do in an old house surrounded by a large garden during the summer.
French, English and Spanish
You will stay in a private room with your own bathroom. We will provide breakfast, lunch and some dinner. Will we provide food for you to prepare for your own dinner when we not 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 cover 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, we will give you rides to some places.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week