Join a British family living in an old farmstead just outside of the beautiful medieval town of Sarlat, Dordogne, France

Country

France

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    Last activity

    07/07/2022

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  2022 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a British family living in an old farmstead near Sarlat-la-Canéda in Dordogne. We have a 10-year-old daughter, 2 dogs, 4 chickens and 5 rabbits. Will is a cartoonist, games designer, graphic novelist and singer-songwriter and I am a painter. We are constantly working on our garden and property and we have lots of jobs for Workawayers to do.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Elderly Companionship
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our areas of expertise are moving to France, renovating property, painting (oils), drawing, graphic novels, guitar, song-writing, etc. We are laid back, creative and slightly disorganised but we are trying to become efficient!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We are renovating a farmstead so there is loads to do! We need help in our garden (planting, weeding, mowing, using a strimmer and clearing a copse), help with DIY, and more physical work like clearing out our barn, putting up a perimeter fence, and chiselling rendering from stone walls. We also have 4 chickens to feed and 2 labradors to walk. We have recently planted a small vineyard and started keeping bees.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Your own private self-catering cottage with 2 bedrooms (1 double and one tiny one with a bunk bed). There is a kitchenette, a small living room, a bathroom with tub and shower, masses of DVDs, British and French TV and fast WiFi. During the spring and summer months we rent out the cottage and we have only had positive reviews (over 100).

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is famous for its natural beauty, caves, prehistoric drawings, castles, beautiful villages and food and wine. We have 4 kayaks to go down the Dordogne river, bicycles and a car. The area has been the setting for several famous films including Chocolat and Ever After, A Cinderella Story and, more recently, The Last Duel by Ridley Scott. Sarlat-la-Canéda is one of France's best preserved medieval town and it is hugely popular with tourists who fill its streets during the summer months. From the area, you can take direct trains to Bordeaux and Toulouse and there are several airports nearby such as Brive (40 mins), Bergerac (1.5 hours), Limoges, Toulouse and Bordeaux.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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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