Join a British family in renovating their new home in Vijon, France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are a British family, living in the centre région of France.
    We have 4 young children (6 to 14) and lots of animals!
    We are very family orientated and most of our time is spent going from one sports event to the next with one or more of the children.
    I'm an English teacher but during the summer I would be at home everyday.
    Outside holiday times I am back and forth juggling kids, animals and work!!
    You need to be an independant person, who will not mind helping out with whatever happens to need doing.
    You would have use of a car whilst here as well as bikes. We are very rural with the nearest village/shops 7km and no public transport.
    The Berry Region of France is a wonderful place to visit however!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are trying to go off grid, so whatever we grow or raise is what we eat. We are taking the first steps so would love anyone who could help us reach our goals.
    We would like to share ideas with like minded people.
    I'm a qualified English teacher so anyone looking to improve their language skills would also be welcome :)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    If you dont like noisy children and lots of dogs, you won't like it here!! :)

    Its mainly house work, and helping with the children.
    We are renovating our home at the moment, so there are always small jobs to do around the house that we never seem to have time for....
    Tiling, painting, gardening - basic house maintenance....
    Dog walking, chickens, pigs, ducks......
    Children entertaining and perhaps some language lessons?!
    We have also recently bought another cottage which will need love and attention!!!!

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have recently bought a house which is in need of some love and attention but you would have the house at your disposal. There are 2 double rooms, kitchen, bathroom, open log fires and a lounge area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am happy to accept families and pets ( when formerly agreed on) -
    Last minute workawayers - please contact me too!!

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    as and when needed (but never more than a few jobs a day)

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