Come and help a retired couple with gardening and other household maintenance jobs in rural France, Tuzie, Charente

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France

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    15/04/2019

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a British couple who retired to the Charente in 2002. We now need help with gardening and other household maintenance jobs. We have a 6 bedroom house , built in 1856, which we have renovated, with a garden, bread oven and chicken run. New raised beds are waiting to be sewn with veg. We also have a variety of fruit trees and make chutneys and jams after filling the freezer. We would welcome a couple with a dog. We live in a village setting close to the local town, Ruffec.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange would include visiting local events, brocantes, village fetes, concerts etc. We can help with learning French, written and spoken and have contact with local Anglo/French groups.

  • Help

    Help

    General help with gardening, cutting grass, household maintenance, painting outdoor gate for example, to sometimes share cooking and to be an extra pair of hands.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English & French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The top floor accommodation, 3 bedrooms , landing sitting area, and bathroom would be available. This is where friends and family stay and is an area effectively separate from our rooms on the middle floor. We are flexible about eating arrangements but would share a kitchen. Some help would be expected with catering but we would be happy to share meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Charente is a very attractive area of France with lovely stone houses, & even the occasional chateau. Being rural there is very little public transport, except the school bus. However there is a train from Ruffec to Poitiers and Angouleme. There are local restaurants and bars and quite a large group of British people who live in the area.

  • 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?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

The garden in Summer
Evening light
The village from across the fields
View of the house from the South
Local sunflowers
The barns, 15 Grand'rue Tuzie
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