Help us with our garden and general home maintenance in Nîmes, Southern France

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  • Description

    Description

    Welcome as a volunteer in our family ! We 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 husband is a musician (organist) working in Sweden, thus traveling a lot between the countries. Thus, he is not often at home. He works from home from time to time when he is in France and is the one doing most in the garden when ha has time. Sometimes, he gives concerts in the region. As we work a lot, and have a horse (not at home) and 3 dogs to take care of, we need help with our big garden (3000 m2) and house. Our youngest son, Wilhelm (20) owns a horse and is a horse-riding teacher close to Avignon. He doesn't live at home any more but comes to visit us regularly, so you will meet him. Our 2 other children live in our home: Alix (16) and Maxance (26). Alix is a good singer, she used to play theater and dance street dance, but this year, she plays tennis and dances Modern Jazz. Maxance is at home after having spent several years in Sweden. He 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.

    We eat organic and most of the time vegetarian food. As we have many food allergies, we are used to serve special food for special needs.

    We are very curious about foreign cultures and love exchanging about many different subjects. We have 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.

    The international coronavirus pandemy does not allow us to receive workawayers right now, but as soon as the situation gets better, we will receive you with pleasure.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    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).

  • Help

    Help

    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 spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    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 !

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

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

















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