Come and help me with refreshing an old stone house in Ariège, France

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a single and happy grand father (57 yo) living in a hamlet on the Pyrenean mountains, facing south and very sunny !

    The place is a bit rustic, but this old stone house is just waiting to find its charm.

    There is a lot of work to do (gardening, wall cleaning, removing old wallpaper, and old plasters, ...) and I've some ideas for interior and exterior design (Wooden veranda, small wooden shed, ...)

    This small paradise is about 30 mins from the main city of the county, and less than an hour of a small ski domain.

    The place is beautifull, very quiet, with lot of wild lifes around and far enough from the city. There's lots of nice walks to do in the area, and breathtaking views.

    I propose hosting you (you will be fed, and housed on a dedicated bedroom) in exchange of helping hand.

    As I like to discuss various topics, we can exchange and improve our languages skills together.

    Co-operation, exchange and procrastination are the keywords ;)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The place I live is a beautiful one, in a natural park in Ariège. Lot of landscapes to see, lot of mountain walks to do, and lot of alternative people.

    We can discuss to improve our language skills, play guitar, visit beautiful places and go to small concerts of world music.

    I can guide you through the beauty and strangeness of the Ariège and the people living alternatively here.

  • Help

    Help

    I'm looking for resourceful and handy people to help me do some work in the house. No big work, but lot of little things.

    Maybe you can prefer help me for preparing the meal, buying (with my money) food or cleaning the house while I do the work by myself.

    I just need your assistance and your help, you will not be here to take the job of a professional tradesmen. I'll contact them if needed ;)

    The non exhaustive list of task is:
    - Setup a small garden (~15m²)
    - Create a vegetable garden in a ~200m² slope space
    - Remove old (but kitch) wallpaper in the house
    - Cooking / shopping
    - Remove internal and external roughcast
    - Remove plaster hiding beams
    - Remove walls (not all, just some internals)
    - etc...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French (mother tongue), English (medium)

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    I can offer you a private bedroom, all other rooms are collective. The house have 3 bedrooms, a kitchen / dining room and a living room. No TV, but Internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your time off (And my goal is that you will have maximum time off), you can benefit of the beautiful landscapes, walking on the mountain, do some sport activities like gliding, climbing, kayaking, skiing, etc...

    You can meet lot of people doing music, art, drawings, etc. in the fabulous "Marché de Saint Girons" ;)

    Or just read a book or watch a movie.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week

I'm a bit (hum!) older now, but I love my son's picture
Should I remove wallpaper ? :)
View from my windows
A big tree to protect from the sun when BBQ !
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