Come and help a young couple with renovation tasks in Lille, France




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    Our names are Elias (French) and Caroline (Swedish), we are a young couple of 27 that travelled across the globe and are now parents to two twin girls (Freja & Stina) + our beloved cat called Jean-Marc.

    We have been helpers in the past (mostly in Australia) and would like to offer to fellow helpers the opportunity to visit and discover north of France.

    Caroline is working in the beer industry and Elias is fully committed in renovating the house.

    We bought two years ago an old café that is being renovated and turned into a house!

    So far we have finished most of it, except the kitchen and the terass.

    The profile we are looking for is :

    Someone that could assist us in general renovation tasks. Please do keep in mind that these can be physically demanding but no previous experience is required.

    We would require 22 hours a week (4 hours per day, 5 days a week) during weekdays and you will enjoy your weekends off. Arrangements can of course be made if you need to switch for a day off during the week :)

    In exchange of that you will have your own bedroom (pictures below) and food will be provided (if you have any diet requirement please let us know).

    You will be staying in one of the bedrooms on the last floor.

    Note that we live only 10 min walk from the old town of Lille, you will find heaps of restaurants, bar, clubs, museum etc...
    We would probably be able to lend you a bicycle during your stay :)

    - WIFI is fast - If you smoke, no problem we have a garden - Bus stop in front of the house - 30 min walk or 5-10 min to cycle max to reach the central station (train and coach)- we provide beer and wine along with the food -

    Speaking French is not mandatory at all, yet it isn't a problem to speak exclusively French.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Visiting Lille and improve your French

  • Help


    Gardening/Making a terrace/Kitchen - General maintenance in the house

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Swedish,

  • Accommodation


    Helper will have their own bedroom.

    Food will be provided by us.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    22 hours per week (to do during weekdays) / week-end off

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