My family ownes a holiday home in the Ardèche, in the south of France. We are Dutch, and non native french speakers! After the retirement of my father and mother, they lived there each year from spring to fall. Now my mother is older, we use it as a family holiday house. Each family member uses the house for summerholiday for some weeks with his/ her family.
As the eldest son I am 'responsible' to prepare the house each year for summer and close it for winter.... It's some work! Help is very welcome!
We really love this calm and serene spot in nature. It gives us a smile on the face each time we arrive at it. We like to give you the opportunity to experience the same!
The area has beautiful sceneries and is lovely for outdoor live, hiking, biking, visiting pittoresque villages and culinary discoveries.
The house has good wifi, so if you want you can combine your stay with your online business or with working from 'home'.
If you are interested to give some help, please contact me. Then I can tell you more about our nice house and the beautiful area. And we can decide if we have a 'click' together. I am open minded and like to meet new people. I will give you a warm welcome. I like nature, personal development, sports, yoga and good food.
Nice to meet you, recieve your smile and connect.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
To experience all the benefits of the countryside of the south of France at a nice and quiet spot. Great to slow down and come to yourself and meet new people. As a host I am interested in personal development. Nice to have good conversations about this theme and to learn from eachother. Especially on a nice, calm evening outside on the terrace with a small campfire. I practice yoga to. Always nice to practice yoga together. I will look forward to meet you.
Preparing our family holidayhome for the summer time (in spring) and closing it for the winter (in autumn). Due to the covid virus the borders to France are closed till the 15th of june. That's why this year we have limited time to prepare the house this spring. I like to keep the work relaxt ;) Therefore help is very welcome. I am looking for one to three persons. More hands make the work easier.
Do you want to have a break? Do you have green fingers and/or are you a bit handy? I like to come in contact with you!
Exact help to be discussed. For example: Maintenance of the terrain and garden. Preparing the mini kitchen garden. Preparing an cleaning the swimming pool. Tiddying the house and terrace. There are some fruit trees; picking fruits (depends of the time of the year). If there is some time left: maintenance of the terrace, painting, etc.
We heve some electric challenges. If you are an electrician (or have lots of knowledge about it) you are very welcome ;)
Old house with all facilities on a terrain in nature. A small village close by with all services.
You will have a sleeping room en suite for your self with lots of privacy. If more people join, maybe not everyone has it's own sleeping room.
In october I will look again voor some help. For about a week. Please note: the exact dates for october will not be defined before mid september.
Work and time to be discussed. I think of:
- half day work, half day free time
- place to sleep, food and drinks on my expenses. Fresh croissants in the morning and good wine at it's time.
- opportunity to travel with me for free in the car from the Netherlands
- period: october, for about a week. To be discussed.
Feel yourselve welcome!
The village can be reached by bus, a train station at 25 km. TGV trainstation at 70 km. No problem to pick you up from the station.
Free time: as mentioned the region (south) Ardèche is beautiful and great to explore. Hiking, biking etc. The house and it terrain is great to slow down an come to rest; read a book or do your yoga practice.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We have a decent wifi connection and enough places in- and outside the house where you can work on a quit spot.
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week