Help maintaining a large 200 years old house in a small rural village in France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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    Hi, my name is Rachel and I live in Loubieres, a small rural village in the Arierge in France.

    About an hour from Toulouse and an hour and a half from Carcassonne. I have three children and numerous cats and one dog. In 2015 I bought an old farm house which I'm running as a gite and I'm looking for general building maintenance help from painting and decorating, plastering, guttering work and pointing. Not to mention some help gardening.Tiny garden with above pool and hot tub. Basically lots of work to be found.

    The area is abundant with beautiful medieval sites to visit, ski resorts within 30 minutes and too many sporting activities to list! Not to mention the prehistoric caves and beautiful castles rivers , lakes and community events.

    The house over 200 years old I'm places is in an l shape. One part is the gite one part is the appartement and one part is the barn. The. Appartement is basic but has kitchen, living room bedroom double and shower and toilet.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I have three children who speak fluent French and would be happy to converse in either English French and a little German. To experience what it's like to live in France and experience a unique blend of English French living. To be part of our family and experience daily life.

  • Help


    General help with maintaining an old building. Painting decorating, plastering, guttering, pointing, Also general cleaning of large house. May suit couple. I'm looking for work to be carried out Monday to Friday 5 hours per day. In return I can offer an appartement with all meals provided and internet access

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French and basic German

  • Accommodation


    Accomadation would be the appartement which is situated between the gite and the barn. There is a basic kitchen, fully kitted out oven fridge freezer, microwave , Kettle, toaster table and chairs. Main living room two sofas which convert to beds and guitar hero and play station. Could add TV. There is an enclosed double bedroom and shower room with toilet.Axxomodation is rustic but fully functional and needs some tender love and care to make wonderful.

    There is the option of eating with our family or eating in the appartement.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a local train station about fifteen minute from the house in Saint Jean De Verges and a main line station in Foix.

    I am also happy to drive out to locations that you may like to visit for trips and drop off and pick up so that there is only. Limited reliance on public transport. the first.on this site and am looking forward to opening my home and inviting you to stay.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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