Hello, we are Fernley and John a couple, though not married, of guys in their 60's. We have recently moved into a new home and would love some help carrying out the alterations we would like to make. The house is in a quiet rural community in south-west France, in the department of the Dordogne, near the river Dronne. We have to travel to socialise and would be happy to take you with us. We speak English and French and Fernley has a smattering of other European languages.
DIY and building projects
Help around the house
We enjoy meeting new people learning from their life experience and sharing our interest in the world.
We are looking for all types of general DIY skills and gardening. If you are a builder/roofer/painter and decorator you would be most welcome as these are all things on our list of jobs 'to do'. We would be happy to pass on our DIY skills if you have no experience but are willing to learn. It's a great help if you are a self-starter and can use your initiative when completing a task. We are not really early starters but can be flexible to a certain extent!!!
At the moment we are offering accommodation in our camper van parked just across from the house, you will have your own space with a toilet, a cooker, electricity and wi-fi. There is a shower in the van but probably easier to shower in the house. We envisage you organising your own breakfast but eating lunch and dinner with us, we are omnivores but don't eat a great deal of meat.
As we mentioned this is a quiet rural community. A short bike ride away (bike(s) can be provided) there is a river beach with bar and pizzeria (seasonal - June to September). We are often on the road and enjoy showing people the local towns and visiting the Monday and Friday markets in our area. There is no public transport in the immediate vicinity but we are prepared to travel to the local train stations to pick you up, if necessary.
This is definitely not a location for those looking for a busy social scene, we enjoy an apero before dinner and maybe a glass of wine but you have to make your own entertainment most of the time. We love a discussion over dinner, but probably Brexit best avoided, and enjoy our space and we respect yours.
We have enjoyed the company of Workawayers in our previous property and gained a lot from their efforts, their knowledge and their life experience.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week