We are a British family living in an old farmstead near Sarlat-la-Canéda in Dordogne. We have a 9-year-old daughter, 2 dogs, 3 chickens and 4 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.
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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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! We have too much to do so we need help!
We are renovating a farmstead so there is loads to do! We need help in our garden (weeding, mowing, using a strimmer and clearing a copse), help with basic DIY like painting and decorating, and more physical work like clearing out our barn, putting up a perimeter fence, chiselling rendering from stone walls, helping replace roof tiles, and possibly even helping to create a pool or vegetable garden. We also have 4 chickens to feed and 2 labradors to walk.
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.
The area is famous for its natural beauty, its castles, its beautiful villages and its food and wine. We have 4 kayaks to go down the Dordogne river, bicycles, a scooter and a car. The area has been the setting for several famous films including Chocolat and Ever After, A Cinderella Story. 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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week