Help with my house and garden near Poitiers, France



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    Hi, my name is Stephen,
    I live in a small village in a lovely rural part of France just 30 minutes south of Poitiers.
    I am restoring my village house which is over 200 years old, the restoration work is being sympathetically done, I am looking for someone with either building skills or good at DIY skills.

    I would be pleased to have a French speaker as it would allow me to continue to learn the language, but everyone, no matter your language, is welcome, I'm a pretty chilled guy and easy to get along with

    Your room is the best room in the house (see photo) and apart from the double bed there is a sofa & coffee table.
    I was a chef for a while so the food is pretty good, I provide 3 meals a day with a beer or wine with the evening meal, fresh coffee is always on tap or tea if you prefer.
    Previous helpers have enjoyed long country walks with Baboo, fishing, cycling, swimming, learning to play the guitar and improving their English.

    If you don't have your own transport I can pick you up from the local train station at Lussac les Chateaux.

    I live here with Baboo my dog & Lucky the cat.

    I don't have a problem with smokers.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I can help if you're learning english
    I can teach you to play guitar

  • Help


    I could really do with people with Building Trade Knowledge / experience Carpentry, Plumbing, Plastering etc.

    If you are a french speaker you could help me with my basic french and I can help you with your english

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Nice Double Bedroom, best room in the house, newly decorated, see Photo's

  • A little more information

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    • 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?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum

Homemade Ciabatta
Workawayer's room
Red Thai Prawn Curry
Thai Chicken and Vegetable Curry
Indian Lentil Curry and Homemade Chapatti
Stephen Fried Chicken Mmmmm!!!!
Indian Naan Bread
Indian Stuffed Paratha, yummy
Homemade Baguettes
Small Green House
The garden & outdoor kitchen
Pizza / Bread oven needs finishing
The house

Host ref number: 263888493812