Help with some renovations on a beautiful old Mill on the edge of a national park near Valbonne, France



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    We have taken over a beautiful old Mill on the edge of a national park. It is in a magical position of calm but only 2 km from Valbonne and 20 minutes form Nice airport... the sea is 12Km away!
    very interested in anyone that knows about gardening / carpentry / painting / electrics / plumbing / tiling / forestry / landscaping / pool building etc.

    Also have an 1952 BMW to restore if you know anything about cars!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have some professional builders on site from a variety of counties, looking to do traditional methods. On the landscaping side of things we have forest and gardens to be done from scratch.

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    The project involves building, decoration, and development of the beautiful old stone house . Drystone walling, creation of a lake/natural swimming pool, landscaping, forestry and creation of a vineyard from scratch... the list is endless. Also have a 1950's old BMW to restore if you know anything about cars!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Yurt / bedroom within the house or camping... plenty of space to park up a camper van.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is so much to do in the Cote d'azure... we are in the middle of a vast cultural and sporting area! However, with Covid I would ask that anyone coming here to be careful about where they went during their downtime.

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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

with a little imagination you can see a swimming lake
Dry stone walling in progress, with some well awaited rain promising
Our loan mowers
another terrace to chill out and have breakfast in the sunshine
Houes sits on the edge of the river Brague that runs from Valbonne to Antibes via Biot... lovely walk through the National Park
yurt with terrace underway... looking down towards the river
creating planters on the terrace
walk way down by the river
Big structural wall coming out!
Valbonne... Cote d'Azure

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