Help me with my garden and general home maintenance in Nîmes, Southern France



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    Welcome as a volunteer in my family ! I need help with general maintenance and gardening in a nice house with swimming pool located in Nimes, close to many cultural and nature spots.

    I am a paediatrician, specialized in child neurology and working in Nîmes, in a private practice as well as at the hospital. Sometimes I work from home with patients in Sweden practicing internet medicine. My ex-husband is swedish, that's why we all speak swedish and english, as well as french. We lived in Sweden until 2010. As I work a lot, and have 3 dogs to take care of, I need help with my big garden (3000 m2) and house. My youngest son, Wilhelm (21) does not live at home any longer. He lives in Le Pontet, close to Avignon and works as a riding teacher in a UCPA owned riding school. He comes to visit us regularly, so you will probably meet him. My 2 other children live at home: Alix (17) and Maxance (27). Alix plays tennis and is interested in singing and dancing. Maxance is at home after having spent several years in Sweden. Maxance is handicaped with a neurocognitive and neuromuscular disease. He cannot help us with any activity but takes care of himself and does not need help with daily activities.

    This year, we need need help with cleaning the garden, but may need help with taking care of the house, like cleaning or ironing.

    We eat organic and most of the time vegetarian food. We are used to food allergies, so it is no problem for us if you need special food.

    We are very curious about foreign cultures and love exchanging about many different subjects. We have had many successful workaway experiences and would love to continue receiving people from other countries as a substitute for traveling. We prefer to receive couples, if possible, but accept single workawayers as well.

    Due to the Coronavirus pandemy, we will only receive people with a vaccination certificate.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak 3 languages (French, Swedish and English).

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    Dear volunteer ! We are a French-Swedish family living in a nice house located 15 min by walk from the center part of Nimes in Languedoc-Roussillon (Occitanie), Southern France. We would like to share our french and swedish cultures with you and learn from your culture, while getting some help from you refreshing some parts of the house (painting, arranging what needs to be arranged, cutting hedges, general seasonal gardening, planting shrubs, repairing broken parts of the house, giving us ideas...etc !).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    You will have acces to your own bedroom with bathroom in a separate little house in the garden, just by the swimming pool. We will share the rest of the house with you, in which you will be welcome and in which the internet access is easier.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in one of the most beautiful parts of France, with perfect climate, good food, easy going people, cultural spots spread around, nature (Camargues, Cévennes), 3,5 hours from Spain and Italy by car, 3 hours from Paris by train, 3 hours from mountain areas, 30 minutes from the mediteranean sea, 40 min from Pont du Gard, 20 minutes by walk to the best preserved arenas of the roman empire...etc. Many festivals can be found all around the year. We love our region and would be delighted to help you discover it !

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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