Help with my house and garden near Poitiers, France



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    Hi, my name is Stephen and I live in a small village in a lovely rural part of France just 30 minutes south of Poitiers.
    I am restoring my house which is over 200 years old, the restoration project is being systematically done, with that and the garden which needs help and there is plenty to do. If you have any skills to help in these areas would be great but if not I'm sure your assistance would be helpful.

    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, fishing, cycling, swimming.

    I can teach you to play the guitar and help improve your english.

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

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • 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

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


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

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week maximum

Host ref number: 263888493812