We are a family with two little ones. We moved from England in 2017 looking for a home in the beautiful Dordogne / Correze area. We bought a house and land that need quite a bit of work. And we have big plans!
DIY and building projects
Babysitting and creative play
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
This is a fantastic place to be. It is rural and close to a great many beautiful and interesting places to visit if you have your own transportation.
We are interested in many projects and will happily involve you in whatever tickles your fancy. We were both teachers in a previous life, so would enjoy having an apprentice. Chris is currently spending time with wood and stone. He has a small sawmill and so you can be involved in the whole process of furniture making, from felling a tree, right through to creating fine inlaid pieces or carved pieces.
I am pretty handy with a sewing machine, and have a few upholstery jobs on the go.
We both love to brew. We love English ale, but like to mix it up a bit and try a variety of beers. We have a fermenter that produces around 200 bottles a pop, so it's a respectable micro-brewery and we'd welcome any interest.
We are looking to hit the project hard this spring. In the months of April and may, we hope to fill the house with six or so workawayers. We want to do this to make real headway with jobs and also because we think it could be really fun. We have quite an ambitious list of ongoing projects, so there is an element of autonomy. If there is anything in particular that strikes your interest, please let us know in your message.
Reroofing and restoring a beautiful and ancient bread oven; terracing using stone; painting and decorating the traditional Perigordian farm house (artistic flair welcomed here); strimming and clearing land; gardening - veg, flowers, herbs, vines, truffles; building outdoor furniture - tables and loungers; building a home for ducks including a little house and wattle fencing.
This list is in no way exhaustive, and there are bound to be plenty of other things that crop up. If you are proactive and see an opportunity to do something that excites you, the possibilities are vast.
We do expect you to start in the morning and help out with enthusiasm. A helpful, friendly attitude is what we are really looking for as well as someone who doesn't mind sweating a bit. We will be there working alongside you and you will be rewarded by being a part of an incredible, aesthetic project; also with nice cold beer; and a dip in the newly completed luxury pool (thank you work away!)
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We have a comfortable room that has a shower ensuite. It is on its own floor, so is very private. There is only room for a couple or single person, unless you don't mind sharing!
There is also a small sechior building. It is basic (consisting of a bedroom only, ie - no loo), but very charming and totally private. It only has a double bed, so again suitable for one or two people.
For the April/may period, people can stay in the house. We are hoping to get several people in there. There is a bathroom with bath and shower. There is space indoors to relax in as well as all the space you could possibly want outdoors. There is your own kitchen, indoor and outdoor dining area. And you will also be welcome in the family kitchen and living area.
We will cook for you and include you in our lives, for example, you can join us with visits to friends or day trips if you would like to. We are also very happy for you to use the land and take as much space as you need. There is plenty of room for a tent or camper if you prefer.
This is a rural area, so you really do need to have some transport if you want to get around.
Our internet is very limited, so you'd only really be able to use it at the weekends, but we do have a plethora of films that you can watch in your own room without needing to stream.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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This host can provide space for campervans.
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
More than two
5 hours a day, 5 days a week
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