Volunteer with us close to La Souterraine



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    We are a couple in our mid 40's who moved to France 2 1/2 years ago to live the good life. We live in a rural area on the border of Haute Vienne and Creuse close to La Souterraine. We set up a small cattery business which keeps us busy and are renovating our farm house and out-building. Previously we worked (Alison) for a large company and (Ray) ran a small antiques business.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

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    We are looking for help and assistance sometimes with the garden and other times with building work. This is mainly labour but if you have specific interests we could work around your requirements/expertise. This year (2013) we aim to extend into the barn and create a utility and lounge as well as continue with the main house. If you fancy your hand trying new things you maybe able to learn some of the basics. We have about 2 acres of land which includes a kitchen veg plot which needs constant attention and if you have experience in gardening we would more than welcome you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is a very modern 2 birth caravan. The caravan has its own kitchen with sink, fridge, cooker, grill and 4 ring gas hob. Bathroom with shower, hot and cold water, electricity and English satalite TV. Our house is in mid renovation but has a guest room which could be available depending on visiting guests. We have full internet WIFI and if the caravan is sited near the house could be used within. We also have an awning which could be fitted. We will provide and allowance for breakfast and lunch or provisions. Alison will cook an evening meal or BBQ depending on the weather, obviously wine etc included!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The train is 10 minutes away on the Paris to Limoges line.

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    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

    5 hours per day

Host ref number: 377535333681