Travellers looking for fun and variety helping with cooking, painting, general maintenance in rural, South West France!

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  • Description

    Description

    2019

    Hi
    Following another successful summer assisted by fantastic, enthusiastic workaways, I am now looking for TWO people; travelers or couples (friends, partners, relations....) to help with the wide variety of inside and outside jobs during the Summer.

    There is so much to do looking after the animals, the large play barn, gardens and a swimming pool and cooking for house guests. You would need to be independent and full of initiative.

    Your skills and enthusiasm will be put to good use doing whatever it is you enjoy; painting and decorating, animal care, cooking, gardening, cleaning the play area, general upkeep. In return we offer either a warm twin/double bedroom with a shower room/toilet (just for volunteers) in our home, internet access, delicious meals, lively conversation, and loads of laughs! You may be sharing a twin room (same sex) depending on how many volunteers we have at a time. See our feedback for unbiased views!

    I am English and speak English at home (where you will live).

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It's important to me that Workaways benefit too from their stay and leave having had a great time and hopefully having gained confidence, increased their interpersonal skills, customer service and cultural awareness. There is often the chance to learn useful, practical construction and maintenance skills working alongside a professional builder.

    You will gain English and French language experience (I am a teacher and translator).

    I hope you will dive in and increase your knowledge of traditional French food and wine.
    I am happy to give you as much responsibility as you can handle. You will enjoy the satisfaction of coming up with a project, planning it and seeing it through to a conclusion.

    You will learn how to care for a variety of animals and understand the benefits and joy interacting with animals can give.

    Hopefully you will benefit from our extremely positive outlook on life and gain inspiration for future projects and travel plans!
    I am happy to provide professional references for workaways for future placements or job opportunities if required.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for enthusiastic and conscientious couples or two friends, who enjoy variety to help in the garden, with cooking, outside work, maintenance and animal care. You need to like animals (and it is probably helpful NOT to suffer from animal allergies!) because we have a dog, cats, chickens and (hopefully pregnant) pygmy goats. Finding things to do is never a problem!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Accommodation is a comfortable twin room, (shared with another - same sex - volunteer depending on how many helpers we have at a given time) in our home, with a private shower, WC and wash basin for volunteers. The medieval village of Lherm has a lively bar cum cafe, with a tiny shop, and is lovely short walk (2 km) away.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am a sociable, fun, hard-working and caring person who loves travelling and experiencing different cultures and enjoys welcoming similar-minded people to my home.
    2019 will be my eighth year with Workaway: the last seven have been amazing; we have been so lucky to meet and exchange so much with Americans, New Zealanders, Australians, Asians, Europeans ... so many fantastic, different people.
    There is a lot to do in the local area, various local markets and festivals, prehistoric caves, medieval castles, boating on the Lot river, great concerts, not to mention walking, biking and enjoying the local countryside.....
    Public transport is infrequent - but I am happy to drop you at the local bus stop which will get you to a Cahors, with trains and further transport options.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week

... could only be ...Emma and Grace!
Accompanying the Mexican hat dance at the fete du pain!
Animal Experience
Hard at work - and under pressure..
Creativity at work
You'd think he was professional! Perfect puds!
Plenty of variety!
Tidying up after a busy barbecue!
Outside Lherm Bar - relaxing after a hard days work
Chilling out after a hard days work!
Ukranian delicacies - beet-leaf buns yummmm!
lavender and view















































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