Living in the French countryside, I have a stone house with garden, 1 old dog, cats, chickens, 2 donkeys and a sheep. It is located in the southern part of Burgundy, France near the Beaujolais vineyards. I am from Switzerland and this is my country home but I live here year round. This year I need lots of help in the garden. One of my projects will be to convert a vegetable garden into a medieval garden for medicinal plants and herbs.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
English and French language, French history, antiques. If you already have a base in French or English we can practice together to help you improve. You can learn about wines as this location is famous for wine making. I have a large cellar on the property. The region is dotted with medieval villages and romanesque architecture.
I need help to feed the animals, clean windows, do a little gardening, clean the pool, and watering the plants and vegetable garden. Some weeding, raking, light garden work. On rainy days, I spend time cleaning inside.
Due to accommodation arrangements, I can only accept male volunteers.
Small comfortable room with double bed and shared bathroom. All meals can be taken with me. I cannot accommodate smokers or picky eaters. During time off, you can use the pool and access to the entire house and garden.
If you wish to travel around a lot, it is better to have a car. The location is rural and there is little public transportation. However, if you are searching for a quiet and beautiful location, there is hiking, a pool, jacuzzi and lots of garden. There are opportunities to see the area with me from time to time.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week