My mother (92) and I, language teacher, arrived in the summer of 2015 coming from the Netherlands. We have chosen to live in this part of France to discover an authentic and 'couleur locale' France at the foot of the Pyrénées. We are still discovering this very diverse region and we love it. A mix of culture, gastronomy and a lot of activities, just what we were looking for. We are located in a small, picturesque town with a thermal spring. I made our house as my project. I hope to renovate 3 nice rooms for a B&B for guests who need to go to the Spa for medical reasons. Our house is located 10 minutes from the Spa in a residential area. The garden needs a total new concept.
DIY and building projects
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I am looking for enthusiastic people with carpentry, small electric, plumbing and gardening skills. Own initiative, creativity and great ideas would be nice.
Independant room, for one person or a couple. Bathroom shared. I like to cook so we take our meals together.You immerge into a typical French environment and learn all about French language and culture.
I am a (bilingual French-Dutch) language teacher. If you wish we can converse only in French. We also speak German. Excellent area for hiking and biking with a beautiful countryside, mountains, 40 minutes from Bayonne and Biarritz, the Atlantic Ocean, 40 minutes from Pau, 2 hours from Bordeaux. A lot of interesting history and cultural highlights. Public transport is not organized. Own transport would be desirable but I can show you around.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week