Join a Dutch household and help with garden and landscaping in the Auvergne, France



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    I am a Dutch woman (58 years) and since 14 years living in the Puy-de-Dome, France. I have a daughter, 1 cat, chickens, goose, and an old dog from a refuge.
    One hectare terrain which needs constant attention, lots of flowers and some veggie plots.

    Help, help help, i am in need of some help
    With some garden work and/or landscaping. Or if you are strong and healthy help me with roofing a cabin!
    Hobbies are yoga, painting, cooking, gardening, perma culture, forest gardening, meeting new people and low budget travelling.

    I am looking for serious people to help me. Practical/ creative people.
    My internet works, I have Wi-Fi.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Animal Care
    Art Projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    English, gardening, landscaping, building skills like (pointing) woodwork. French culture.

  • Help


    Since the log cabin is going to be build on a steep slope, it is absolutely necessary to be in a very good physical condition.
    I like to do projects like these with another person and since I also have a big terrain with lots of trees to be cut, I can do with some help every now and then with tree cutting too.
    Filling joints in the walls ( joints between natural stones) is also a project which needs to be done in the near future.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The top-floor has a double bed, with annex a toilet and a sink. And of course you can use my shower.
    And in my atelier you can sleep under an parachute in a twin bed.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I live 45 kilometers from Clermont Ferrand. I can get you from the train station in Clermont Ferrand (50 kms)or Issoire (30 kms). I do not allow smoking in the house, but of course outside is not a problem.
    There are always neighbours and friends visiting. The next shopping village is 7 kms away. There you can swim in an natural lake with a beach. I have also friends with swimming pools, they invite us every now and then to have a cool luxury dive in their swimming pools.
    You can use my scooter or my bike if you want. When it is really hot it is really refreshing to have a little splash in the river on my terrain.
    In 5 quarters of an hour with the car you are in a French ski area which is called; Super Besse.
    Horse riding with my daughter or husband is also possible.
    I do want everybody to know that you stay with me at your own risk and I hope that you are properly insured.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Usually in the morning.a

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