Would love your help with little reno tasks and gardening in a former watermill, Charente-Maritime, France



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    We are a married couple (29 & 31) with a cat and chickens and now a baby girl (Artémis). We run a gîte complex. It's a former watermill renovated with a reception venue too. We live in the countryside which we love : peace, quiet and beautiful nature which is always changing through the seasons.

    Nous sommes un couple marié (29 & 31 ans) avec un chat et des poules ainsi qu'une fille maintenant (Artémis)! Nous tenons un complexe de gîtes. C'est un ancien moulin à eau rénové avec salle de réception. Nous sommes situés en milieu rural et ça nous plaît : le calme, la tranquillité et la beauté de la nature toujours changeante.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you like nature, French food you should make your way here. My husband is French, I am British. We enjoy speaking new languages. If you fancy learning more about France, we will gladly show you around!

  • Help


    We are happy with all kinds of help :

    We would prefer couples or a group of friends!

    Need some help with
    - renovation works : painting, varnishing.
    - gardening : hedge trimming, raking up leaves, power washing outside patio & wooden bridges, weeding, general upkeep...
    - organize storage

    General tasks : feeding & caring for the chickens, geese and cat.

    So we welcome most !! if you are up for the game, you can enjoy this lovely setting with beautiful gardens, the river to fish, the swimming-pool to relax... We like sharing meals, we can make some nice French dishes and also enjoy the wonderful fruit and veggies (from local producer), we get plenty of eggs everyday!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Français, Anglais, Italien

  • Accommodation


    We have 6 cottages + our appartment with a spare bedroom. Off season (now), we can offer you your own bedroom with your bathroom... Meals will be taken together of course!

    Nous avons 6 gîtes + notre appartement avec une chambre d'amis. Hors saison (actuellement), nous pourrons vous offrir votre propre chambre et salle de bain... nous prendrons nos repas ensemble bien entendu!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have WIFI !!
    We spent 2016 in Australia on WHV, we had a great volunteer experience in a bar/almost hotel!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Le Moulin Gîte bedroom
Le Moulin Gîte main bathroom
The other side of the mill, Le Bûcher Gîte
The Mill by night
River in the garden
The Mill
Alyssa & Nicolas, your hosts

Host ref number: 273632677763