Help me refreshing an old stone house in Ariège, France

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France

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    25/10/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I'm a single and happy grand father (58 yo) living (and teleworking) 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, breaking walls, ...) and I've some ideas for interior and exterior design (Wooden veranda, small wooden shed, ...) but open to ideas.

    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 life 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 ;)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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. Unfortunately, I have some pain on my feet (Morton neuroma), so I'll probably be unable to walk with you if you plan to hike on mountain. And I should stay at home (9am to noon, 2pm to 6pm) for my job, except on wednesday and weekends.

    If you've a driver license, I can lend you my car (but not my motorbike ;) !) if you need. And you probably will because of the detached situation of my house.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

    Languages spoken
    French: Fluent
    English: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Because I'm a teleworker, I can share my ADSL connection with others.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 3-4 days a week

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