Live outside Paris on an island on the Seine and help out with fixing up the house. France



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    We live in a house on an island on the Seine, 30 km north west of Paris, in the outer suburbs. You can reach Paris by public transport; it takes 30 to 40 minutes.
    Our island has ten families living on it and can only be reached by boat. We have a motor boat and row boats.
    You would have your own row boat to get across as needed, and a room and a bathroom. The house has a large living room and kitchen.This place is magical and you will be able to watch the sun rise over the river, live in the middle of nature and be a heart beat away from Paris.
    I am bilingual and can speak French with you if you want to work on your language skills.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be very close to Paris and will be able to visit our beautiful city easily, while enjoying a natural setting.
    You can work on your French with me and I can help you to make the best of your time in Paris.

  • Help


    I am looking for help on various home-improvement projects: sanding and painting; building a raised bed in the garden; cutting fire-wood; creating garden pathways. A lot of the work is outdoors but there is also indoor work, painting.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Englis, French and Russian

  • Accommodation


    A house with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. You will have your bedroo, possibly a second bedroom if needed, and bathroom and access to the kitchen. There is a large living room with a fire place, as well as a veranda that is like a library. I will provide breakfast makings, you make your breakfast when it suits you! I will provide dinner if you are home at dinner time, and provided I am not working. Otherwise you can use the kitchen. You would be on your own for lunch.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport nto Paris takes about 45 minutes. There is an express metro rail, and a regular train. The town has several restaurants. It is considered to be an outer suburb.
    I would expect you to be able to row a boat so that you can get across on your own. It is about 100 yards across, just a very short row!
    I work irregular hours so will not be around all the time.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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