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!!
DIY and building projects
Opportunity to practice French with locals. Experience the beautiful countryside and many activities including, kayaking, bungy jumping, zip line, hiking, biking etc.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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.
Persian (Farsi): Intermediate
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.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.