Help with gardening and dry stone walling in a fun village, Lacapelle-Biron, South West France

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  • Last activity: 02/02/2023




  • Description


    Hello and thank you for stopping by! We are, Simon and Dickon, a middle aged but young at heart couple living in a pretty and fun village (with a pub!) in South West France, 40 minutes south of Bergerac (and its airport) and 2 hours minutes north of Toulouse. The nearest train station is Monsempron-Libos.

    Two years ago we bought another field and barn behind our home of 15 years and we'd like people to help us with gardening / landscaping plus wall and fence work. We have just finished renovating the barn and have just installed a beautiful pool. The heavy gardening is pretty much all done but it's pleasant gardening that has now to be done! Our old house is now a Gite / Holiday rental.

    In return, you can enjoy a newly renovated en-suite room in our 300 year old stone barn, and take advantage of everything the village and area has to offer. There's lots to do and we'd be happy to show you around. We love cooking so you'll be well fed. We have a 8 y/o very friendly black Lab / German Shepherd cross called Oli so this assignment would probably best suit someone comfortable with dogs. You're welcome to use an off-road bike (we have spare helmets and kit) and enjoy the amazing trails or of course there are running trails.

    Please do 'shout out' with questions.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area is full of history and culture. Its an amazing place to visit. We are well connected in the area and will offer opportunities to visit historical sites and Chateaux, gardens and markets. There are also lots of sporting opportunities with off road cycling, running, canoeing and so on.

  • Help


    Gardening, dry stone walling and possibly help with the Gate

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are happy to help with learning English

  • Accommodation


    Newly renovated bedroom with en-suite bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is masses to do in the area. History, fitness, culture - we can provide further details.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have good wifi and are used to working from home including online lecturing by Zoom

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space for a large camper van together with electricity and water sources nearby

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours max per day

Host ref number: 287325227477

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