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



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  • Description


    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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around 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

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • 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.

Host ref number: 273632677763