Looking for a hand with our barn conversion in the beautiful area of L’isle Jourdain, France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    We are looking for preferably a couple or two friends to help us with the start of our barn conversion. Cleaning beams, clearing debris, helping with lifting materials that type of thing. Anyone with experience in building would be an added advantage, help with floor laying or other jobs. We are flexible we just feel we could do with a couple of extra sets of hands to get the place cleared and ready to make habitable. We are looking for help in early June 2019.
    Accommodation will be either an ensuite bedroom or our Gite with its own garden and swimming pool(subject to availability) We are situated in the beautiful area of L’isle Jourdain, with lots to see and do. You will be welcome to relax in the garden in free time and weather permitting bbq will enjoyed in the evenings. We are 200metres from the River Vienne, there is so much to see and do here, perfect place for a visit come and see for yourselves!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Opportunity to practice French with locals. Experience the beautiful countryside and many activities including, kayaking, bungy jumping, zip line, hiking, biking etc.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Help clearing and cleaning the barn before work begins. May be some heavy lifting but nothing exceptional. Some digging possibly to get floor ready for concrete. Carpenter skills a plus. Maybe some gardening. General maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Persian (Farsi): Intermediate
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Gîte or ensuite Double Room/chambre, breakfast Continental, lunch and/or dinner on days working, breakfast on days off as we may not be around. There are good and cheap restaurants within walking distance. Some drinks provided with meals, water, tea, coffee available throughout day. Extra drinks and food to be provided by Workawayers. Activities to be paid by Workawayers, happy to drop you off somewhere if you don’t have transport.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We (Jamshid and Jo) came to France 3 years ago when we brought our house. We have been renovating ever since!! Now we are ready to tackle the barn conversion to make an apartment for us to live in. We love this area so much there are so many friendly people, French and English speaking. When we drove into the village and saw the magnificent Viaduct and the Fort we were blown away! We knew we’d found our home. Come and join us, relax in the garden after a few hours working on the barn or go and see some of the sites. Jamshid will take you out on the bikes, we can drop you off if you want to go kayaking. There’s plenty to see and do.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Host ref number: 224743364254