Help with gardening chores and painting projects in Quinçay, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I worked as a social worker for young people, I have now been retired for 7 years. In my house I like to invite people from all over the world : foreign students studying in Poitiers, couch surfers and volunteers. My friends in the village and in Poitiers are very happy to meet the students and volunteers from different countries. I lived in Germany for the first 25 years of my life, so my mother language is german, I speak fluent french ( and English) and I think I'm a good teacher for french language, as a learned It when I first came to France.
    I have always a lot of things to do in my house and in my garden. I like to share different activities and ideas/conversations with other people.
    I'm a "écologique person", I like cooking with fruits and vegetable, make my own jam.
    In my free time, I enjoy riding my bicycle, walking, swimming, reading, socializing, visiting the local areas or just relaxing.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I like to show volunteers the beautiful landscape, the little villages around, Poitiers, a roman art town and to participate to festivals nearby, sharing my travel experiences with photos and stories, learning or improving French and German. I like to take an ecological approach to life.

  • Help


    There are painting projects (shutters and windows to do), cleaning garden and general DIY around the house.
    If we can speak in Spanish sometimes it could be nice

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own double bedroom.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I've been a member of other websites for several years, I can give you more details so you can check my references.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 313612649185