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Help us around our rural property and have a laugh with us in Chambon Ste. Croix, Creuse, France

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    Volunteers! Are you interested, in some very light manual/ hands-on stuff?
    we have some space for a couple or single. We can meet Travelers who have CYCLES WITH THEM, AT THE RAIL STATION, our van is big enough
    We are Alan & Sheila, Alan is the grumpy one, a down-to-earth English couple who have retired to France. We originally come from Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire. UK


    This place would suit a person who needs time to study perhaps, ( IN THEIR FREE TIME )

    This is a very beautiful and quiet area located in the department of Creuse in the Limousin region of France. The countryside is quite calm with lots of woods, rivers, and lakes for long walks and exploring.
    This isn't the place to be if you like lots of noise, bars, and clubs, but if you enjoy the countryside, the fresh air, and good company then you will enjoy this work away exchange.
    There is no PUBLIC transport in the immediate vicinity.

    There is a Cinema in a town 12 km., away I Dun Le Palestel

    We spend most of our time outside in the Summer as it can be very hot at times. Our garden is for lazy afternoons and we would welcome you with good conversation and a cup of tea if you would like.

    We hope you will come and join us in our little paradise, the wine is cool and the sun is warm at the moment... we will save you a seat!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Elderly Companionship
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The surrounding countryside with its French hamlets will offer you plenty of scenic area to go for a walk, have a picnic and explore.
    You can visit the Claude Monet Trail which was a point of inspiration for his paintings with breathtaking landscapes of the woods and river.
    We are also very close to Ruines du Chateau de Crozant, an astonishing ruin site overlooking rolling hills and the River Creuse.
    You can also visit Lac du Chambon, an artificial lake on the River Creuse. There are plenty of tasty restaurants to have a bite to eat and if the suns out, you can hire pedalos, kayaks, canoes or go water skiing. There are also some artificial beaches at the end of the lakeside, perfect for soaking up the afternoon sun.
    There are two small towns, 12 Klm., away. to do supermarket shopping.
    There are plenty of quaint French villages dotted around the area as well as some larger towns like Limoges, La Souterraine and Gueret where you can find a cafe to spend an hour or two and even do some shopping.

  • Help


    We need help around the house and gardens

    We have a motorized cultivator, an electric log saw, a chainsaw, and a ride-on mower

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double Bed Room...Small sitting room with Fridge ,Also,with UK TV....Flush WC Full WiFi,

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The local train station is La Lasouterraine and the nearest airport is Limoges. We are approximately 3 hours south of Paris by train and the Limoges International Airport is just 1 1/2 hours away.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    4hours per day 5 day week. money offered for food allowance .volunteers cook for them selves

Host ref number: 24445144314d

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