Come help in my nice house and know more about local traditions and history in Gascony, France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    I'am living alone in a very nice country house in Gascony, between Bordeaux and Toulouse for some years
    Before retreating I was fashion stylist in Paris and when I came in South west of France, I opened an Hotel restaurant .After I sold it, I bought this old farm a few years ago, and now I need help ias there are some tasks to do in order to prepare the place for exhibitions and courses.and family and maintain a nice garden.
    There is a main house with two smaller houses with a large swimming pool
    I am retired but still have a very active life with many activities in arts.
    I'am known as a kind person and always trying to put people in link.
    Of course I would be pleased to share my house not only with young people but also with an active retired person.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I participate to several happenings and cultural events and I'll be happy to share those moments with my guests. As I was a chief in my further life , i can teach them french cooking even if sometimes they will have to cook for themselves
    I have many informations about Gascony and local traditions and history, I would enjoy taking you to visit the surrounding and my friends . They all live in small beautiful villages .You can easily go to lectoure , touristic town where there is a thermal center , and many occupations, exhibitions, markets, and a jazz concert every week .

  • Help


    I would appreciate help in gardening, house keeping, painting , a very few cooking, restoring, internet and english lessons. Of course I will help them with French if necessary.
    Usually I eat alone , Cooking is not a problem for me, I can cook for many persons, but as I live alone , I don’t cook two times a day.I wish that the one or two workawayers can cook for themselves and prepare their own meals independently of my presence
    The workawayer or (s)will share my life, my activities, my house, my garden, my friends and i really wish to convince them that south west of France is the best place to live, but I think that sometimes, they will need to be independants, specially their days off.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    french, english, some german

  • Accommodation


    One nice and comfortable bedroom in my personal house with a shared bathroom.
    Lunch and dinner are shared (or not, depending of my presence) with me.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Astaffort ( 'km() where there is masrerclasses for musicians( guitare, composition, voice) organized by the well knowned french singer Françis Cabrel
    Lectoure (15kms/ 7000 inhabitants) is a nice old city with a local museum, a cathedral, many nice old places. There is also a spa and thermal center.
    Agen (25kms/50.000 inhabitants) has also many nice old places to visit.
    There is a railway station, and a bus station; airport also.
    A bus can lead you either to one or other.
    Bordeaux is 150 Kms and Toulouse 85 Kms.
    Free time can be passed in the garden or near the swimming pool and the place is very quite and nature surrounded.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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