Help in the garden in exchange for tranquil and spacious accommodation and food cooked with love in Feuillad, France

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France

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    10/04/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    I was born in Lithuania, lived in London for nearly 20 years and most recently living in this rural escape in the south west France. The house dates back to 1600s when it was built as a convent which subsequently was inhabited by various families and became a farmhouse . The setting is very tranquil and spacious surrounded by nature. There are many walks through the woods, open fields and villages directly from the property and cycling routes of various difficulties. The surrounding area is hills and valleys and very beautiful with almost no traffic or many people at anytime of year. The air here feels deliciously clean :-) scented with wild flowers in spring and summer . I’d say It’s nature lovers paradise . The nearest major town Angouleme is very vibrant with a historic centre offering many cultural events and can be reached via a specially built cycling route (60 km round journey).
    Yoga and meditation sessions are available if there is an interest. In the house there are four large bedrooms all en suite , a spacious kitchen/diner and a separate salon . I am an enthusiastic cook and always try to source ingredients that are locally seasonal and organic. Once all refurbishment works are completed, my goal is to offer the house for activity stays where people would be able to retreat and re-connect with themselves by engaging in activities besides shopping, eating and sightseeing. The internal renovation is nearly finished. Mostly the help is needed in the exterior - there is extensive garden which need landscaping including building and repairing dry stone walls and general maintenance/tidying . There are also windows and shutters to paint. I speak English, Lithuanian, Russian and very basic French. My French needs improving!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a tranquil place in the midst of nature with many rural delights which are simple - it gives a feeling of getting away from the world and re connecting . Perfect for slowing down, reading, contemplating . Socialising within the house .

  • Help

    Help

    Help needed in the garden, painting windows also some general help with house decoration.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A large double bedroom with ensuite with spacious common areas. Ideally suited for 2 people willing to stay in the same bedroom or a couple. Singles stays also considered.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I can pick up from he train station in Angouleme. Transport at other times is limited if you don’t hire a car. There are no bicycles , so perhaps having a car would give someone more freedom .

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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