We are a married couple, renovating a beautiful large rambling old French house, bits of which date back to the 13th century. Phil is Australian and does most of the heavy stuff, however I support him marvelously with painting, stripping etc and handle all the admin/marketing side of things. We have 2 rooms already available for B&B'ing but would like to get the entire house available for group bookings by June 2017 so the pressure is on !! We have a lovely cottage with woodburner you can stay in, only 100 metres away so you have your own space (and we will provide provisions and/or meals).
Help in the house
You will have the chance to work in an amazing house, live in a beautiful rural hamlet of France and integrate with the locals who are all quite delightful.
Lots of varied tasks needed - gardening, painting, tiling, cleaning etc. Nothing too specialised.
We have a sweet little cottage which is only 100 metres from the main house and would be ideal as a bolt hole for volunteers so we both have our own privacy. You can obviously stay there free in return for some help and we would give you basic provisions and/or meals.
It's a very pretty area of France with excellent markets, cycle routes, walking, and pretty small towns. Only 2hr 20 mins to Paris and 1hr to Bordeaux by train.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week