Help us with our renovation project in Carcassonne, South West France



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This listing is a Last minute host. They have let us know that they are looking for help immediately as well as at other times of the year.

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  • Description


    January 2022

    We are Peter and Mike

    We have fairly recently purchased a large house in Carcassonne and we are looking for some help to finish the renovations. A lot has already been completed but still plenty to do. We need some help from someone who can arrive in the next week, staying for several weeks, It would be useful if this was a couple. We also need some help from around 10th February for two or three weeks but maybe we can discuss extending this?

    We have skilled tradesmen doing technical work, most of which is finished now, but we still need some help with painting the interiors, lifting and carrying, general cleaning and some garden work. Some painting experience might be useful but not essential, most important is a flexible approach, as required tasks will change as the project moves forward.

    We offer a private room with ensuite facilities , and will provide food for all meals, on days off too of course. Our workawayers help 5 hours a day, 5 days a week with 2 days to enjoy Carcassonne and the local area. We have been hosting for a number of years and are very responsible hosts offering a traditional workaway experience.

    Ideally we would be interested in hosting a couple and we would like people who could stay for at least 2 weeks. We prefer to host people 21 or over.

    Please get in touch if you are interested or would like further information.

    Please note we are only able to accept people who are fully vaccinated

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workawayers could learn about painting skills and interior design. Peter in particular has a wealth of knowledge and experience in interior design..
    We are from the UK but live and work in France so helpers can learn about the cultural differences that we have experienced. In our years of hosting we have met travellers from all over the world and its always interesting to hear first hand how life is with them and their culture.

  • Help


    Cleaning and general help
    General Maintenance
    Lifting and carrying

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    We will offer a comfortable private room, we have WiFi in the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Carcassonne is a nice town in the South West of France. Its has a big tourist attraction, the magical and very beautiful medieval cite.
    The new town whilst fairly small has a great vibe with lots of interesting shops, and a lovely central square. The new town and medieval cite are just 15/20 minutes walking between the two so everything is very easy to get to.
    So many places of interest to get to on local trains including Toulouse just an hour away.

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    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

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 265822811723