Help restore our 200-year-old house and get to explore Roussillon, France



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    We're are a family of three : Jeanne, Ulysse (7) and Mathieu. We live in Roussillon, a beautiful village in the Luberon, Vaucluse known for it's red and orange cliffs. The view is unforgettable and there are many places to visit around by walk, bicycle or car. We are restoring a 200 year old house in the village and need help.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're a family from various origins. I, Mathieu, am Canadian, Jeanne is French, granny is Indonesian and our son is a mix of all those. We traveled a lot and have some experience as workawayers. Over the course of this project, I learned a lot about masonry, carpentry, roofing, window glazing, welding as well as plumbing. I'm not a professional and I'm still learning but can share a lot of information and techniques. My wife is very knowledgeable about the region and the little secret places to visit. We will try our best to make you love our region.

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    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are restoring our 200 year old house in the village and need extra hands since there is so much to do. We mostly need to remove old mortar around rocks and repoint or even rebuild parts of the walls. There is some demolition and cleaning to do. If you have experience in masonry work, it is a real bonus but there is a lot to do that doesn't require experience. It's hard work but we try to make it as enjoyable as possible. My aging mother in law also need some help in the garden so we might ask here and there to spend some time at her place. We try to start working early in the morning to give you time to visit in the afternoon.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    We all live with granny at the moment since the house is inhabitable due to the work being done. We have a simple room and even a spot for laying a tent if you prefer.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are buses from Cavaillon and Avignon that will drop you either in the village or close by. We can arrange a pickup easily. The village has a lot to offer by feet. When possible, we have a bicycle or two. If you come by car, then you will have many places to go including rivers, mountains and such.

    Ligne 15 (Avignon - Cavaillon - Apt)
    Get out at "Pont-Julien" or "Le Chêne" (we can pick you there)

    Ligne 17 (Cavaillon - Roussillon)
    Get out at "Roussillon - Aire de Retournement Bus" (the house is on the other side of the road)

    Please verify the validity dates of those timetables as they are different in the winter.

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    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

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

Host ref number: 244317927994