Come and learn some new skills helping with our “ruins”, in the centre of France



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    We are a middle aged, fun English couple with no kids who came to France to have a good time, so far so good. If this sound like your sort of thing then please get in touch.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    It will be a great opportunity to get involved and work with qualified craftsmen, all English or French. Although mostly labouring, there will be chance to do lots of "hands on" stuff, including bricklaying, roofing, digger/dumper driving, scaffolding, plumbing, carpentry etc. etc.... You will also be able to brush up on your French language skills.

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    Hi, we have a “ruin” that needs completely renovating from the ground up, in the centre of France, 1.5 hours north of Limoges airport, 2 hours south of Paris. It is a house/barn in the style of a longere.
    The task will involve helping in all aspects of building work from the foundations to roofing with everything in between.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accommodation is nearby in our very nice gite where you will be self-contained and all food and beer/wine will be provided. There is a swimming pool, a bar with pool table and darts and we play in a band so if you have any musical abilities, all the better.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    La Chatre is our nearby town with bars, markets restaurants etc, there is a good music scene in the area, there is lots of walking, cycling etc. It is basically a very tranquil place although there is a disco in La Chatre.....?

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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

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

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