Practice languages, learn DIY techniques and help me to renovate a 150 year old house in Heches, Pyrenees, France



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    Hi here Im in the middle of the pyrenes. living alone with 1 dog, between a river and a canal since easter 2009. Originaly the place was an old centre industriel it all started around 1884, remain of the place was then sold to the comunne, except an hydroelectric turbine date1900 and the guardian house.Im now employed to run the turbine and the house as been sold to me for a euro symbolic. Before that I was in uk for 20years, Living in Lamberth, I became a rock climbing instructor andcreated with some freinds The Brixton Climbers' club .I also got my horticultural diplome and created with some freinds a Organic London Farming reseau . .Climbing allowed me to travel around the world and now Im happy to stop here. I try to put in place another organic reseau here in the pyrenne, I got few gardens to look after, and the house to rennovate . for the moment I live in the square and need help as I got to move in it this years. So if you are what it take to do the job, welcome.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    learn french, DIY,patience, a different way to garden,,climbing .and more Im sure

  • Help


    Im looking for someone to help me digging and all king of buildind skill/ wood roof cement ect renovating my house, following a well prepared plan. I also need someone to look after my garden ,cooking , cleaning ect while Im digging.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    With me and Fanny the dog, I got my bedroom, you got your bedroom. stting room kitchen shower ect and a tennis court on grass

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    plenty to do here in the pyrenee 30minutes from sky in winter, summer river mountain spain ect;;; 2 hours to toulouse, 3 hour atlantic, 3;30 mediteranean sea,plenty of daily coach, train and spare car to help.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 341112118765