Hi there, we are a Scottish/English couple living in the beautiful Dordogne countryside within walking distance of Monpazier, one of France's prettiest villages.
In 2019 we bought an old horse farm with 10 acres of pasture and set about renovation of the farmhouse and conversion of the old barn While we have artisans doing the most challenging construction work, there is still plenty to do on the building work, plus general maintenance of the buildings and the land.
We are both easy going, friendly and sociable people with a strong believe in the importance of a good work/life balance. The first thing we did when we arrived was put in a swimming pool, so we can enjoy a swim and a pool-side drink at the end of a good days work.
We are really looking forward to hosting some great people, who will bring energy, fun and stories of their own adventures into our home.
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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There is a broad european community living all around us, the Dordogne sometimes feels like a mini-europe. Our closest neighbours are Dutch and of course French. Monpazier has quite a good cultural mix while still retaining the true essence of a small French Village. The village hosts lots of cultural events through the summer including regular markets, concerts, historic events and was recently used as a location in a Hollywood blockbuster film, The Last Duel (which we haven't seen yet!)
We are looking for 1 , 2 or 3 people who are happy to help us right now ? We are busy renovating our farmhouse and the old barn There are plenty of jobs to be done and a few more hands to help would be fantastic. If you like any of the following we would love to hear from you, gardening/ design, landscaping, fence building, wood cutting, painting, interior design. cooking and carpentry,
This host offers a language exchange
We would like to develop our French and would be delighted to help with English
You would have a private bedroom with a double bed and single bed. We would provide all meals for you , but if you wished to cook for yourself then you would have the flexibility to do this too.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
We would be more than happy if you have a dog, there are lovely walks through the woods and a GR walking route at our property boundary edge.
More than two
Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week