Come and join a bi-lingual family in the heart of Poitou Charentes, France



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    Hi, I am new to workaway, I am Angie,42 years old and I have been living in France for 15 years, living part time with two of my daughters, Leonie aged 11 and Leila aged 9, I have a daughter Erika 22 living in the Uk. We are a bilingual family that speak English and French, my children are also learning to speak Korean and Spanish. I bought my house 6 years ago, I am looking for helpers who can give me a hand to work on my house, I have an exterior wall that needs pointing, fencing that needs to be put up and various garden and house finishings that need doing. I need help to get my garden looking good for the summer!

    I work as a carer, I have two cats so unfortunately I can not accept dogs. I love to cook but it would be nice to have dinner cooked for me too as it will give me an opportunity to try new dishes! I cook mainly vegetarian dishes. I enjoy sports, there is a treadmill here for you to use. I help run an association for Yoga classes.

    I am really looking forward to welcoming you into my happy home!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will both benefit from a cultural exchange, I am sure I will learn from you as much as you learn from me! I can teach you all about the French/English culture and help you read, write and speak French. I would really like to learn a new language too!

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    I have an exterior wall that needs pointing, fencing that needs to be put up, i would like to build a chicken coop, general diy and house finishings. I am quite laid back and appreaciate whatever help you can offer. Also if you have music skills, my 9 year old has been learning to play the guitar for 3 years and she could do with more practice at home.

    A sports buddy would be a big plus!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    You will have a ground floor double bedroom, use of all of the ground floor, the bathroom is shared has a shower and bath. I have a large kitchen with utility room, nothing is complicated in my home, I will be treating you like part of the family! but I will only nag if you do not put your dirty laundry in the basket and clean up after yourself! ;)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am situated in the heart of the Charente limousin in the village of Chassenon, 2 hours from Bordeaux, which has a regular train to Angouleme where I can collect you. I am 30 minutes from Limoges. Which has very cheap flights to various places around Europe and the UK. My house in situated in a small village with church bells that chime at 7am and 7pm, there is a bakers, hairdresser, post office and a bar restaurant all within walking distance. There is also an archeological roman site where you can get involved with digs and learn more about how important this village once was to the romans! Millions of years ago a meteorite hit the area, all the buildings are built with impacted metorite rock, for those who are in touch with their spiritually you will feel the energy of this place when you arrive, it is very special.

  • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 315215343655