English/ Dutch couple in the french country side. Animal loving household, 2 dogs, 6 cats, 2 retired horses and 3 retired sheep. Quiet nights without city noise. Big old french house with a pool and hot tub in the summer months.
We are Graeme and Paula, 56 and 47 years old, we are running a tube amplifier company from our place in rural France. We often find there are not enough hours in the day to get done what we need/ want to do and would therefor love some help, so there is more time for some fun things as well.
To stay healthy we run and cycle in the area, neither to excess but more to serve the purpose of staying fit and healthy. Besides that we take our dogs for walks at the end of the day, to wind down after working.
Our house is a typical old house in the french charentaise style, it is well over 300 years old and always needs something doing to it. Besides that we are trying to get more environmentally friendly and have in the last few years added solar panels on the roof of our house. But we would like to extend this to other areas in the future.
We do however have a pool in our garden, which seems a necessity in the summer as it can get hot here.
We have a pinball in our kitchen and have a go at that whenever the mood strikes.
We both love travelling, see new places, try different food etc.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
Solar panels on site and several languages spoken. Learning opportunity with tube amplifiers, electronics and hifi.
Help needed with general gardening work, like vegetable growing/ weeding but also strimming and brush clearing.
Caring for the horses, brushing and mucking out.
Small building projects and help with solar panels. Eco ideas welcome.
Help with cooking very welcome.
Private bedroom and bathroom away from hosts but on same floor. Use of pool (8x4) welcome. Would be good to take turns cooking. We are both foodies but have learned it is important to find a balance in things as to maintain a healthy weight.
Bicycles available for use at all times. Rural and hilly area, nearest shop 10 km away.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week