Help for a couple with renovation projects in a sunny Nimes, South of France



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  • Description


    We are an English couple in Nimes, in the departement of Gard. The property has a very spacious garden yet is very close to the bustling town centre (Pop of Nimes is 150,000) Nimes is a Roman town and there are great activities and atmosphere in the summer. It’s about 35 min from the sea, and near to Avignon, Arles, Uzes and many other beautiful historic towns and villages. The property is comfortable and you will be well fed. The accommodation is a separate, fully-equipped appartment with TV and wifi, so you can be independent if you prefer.
    It gets pretty hot here in the summer, but we have air con and a pool.
    Sue is a good cook and an experienced teacher of French and English . Chris still works in UK but comes and goes to Nimes!

    Please read this bit carefully:
    We are well into our project, and have now started to live in France full time.
    We really need carpentry jobs done, fitting doors and cupboards. There is also some tiling and painting. Outside we have an unruly garden to tame. Cutting back trees and undergrowth, making walls and paths, treating outside fences, watering systems, laying slabs to make a shady arbour, and preparing to make a vegetable garden.
    We are happy to take couples (king size, single bed + travel cot) We have a no smoking rule inside.
    If you must smoke inside, then please don’t contact us!
    25 hrs of jobs a week, but you are free to decide when/how you do the jobs. You might prefer to work solidly for 4 days and then go out and about for a long weekend
    We have a lovely place and frequently get messages from Workawayers who haven’t read our profile carefully, and don’t have the experience or skills we ask for.
    Please only contact us if you can offer what we need, we then stand a better chance of matching up!

    Workaway is a wonderful system and we look forward to meeting new travellers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can walk into town from the house. Nimes has a vibrant atmosphere with bars and restaurants.
    Visiting local historical and beauty spots: Uzes, Pont du Gard, Aigues Mortes, Arles, Uzes, Avignon and the Med are all within reach. There are very good transport links and I am happy to help you get to where you want to go.
    I can help workawayers improve their language skills (French/English)

  • Help


    We are looking to host someone who has experience of working already, preferably having skills that fit our jobs.
    Indoor jobs: carpentry, painting, wall tiling, (shelves, storage cupboards)
    Outdoor jobs : building a wooden deck area, tree pruning, building garden walls, strimming and weeding, and moving/sorting stones (need to be strong for this) to make raised beds. We also need to renovate an old shed

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Fluent French and English. Good Italian, and some German

  • Accommodation


    Independent, well equipped accommodation with Wifi and TV available. Separate studio with kitchen and bathroom, private terrace and garden. There's a big pool and shady places to relax,swim and enjoy some tasty food, or if you prefer, I will buy food for you to cook for yourselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are now on our ninth year of welcoming Workawayers, and we love making new friends and introducing them to this beautiful part of France. The area is rich in history, great for cultural activities, also sport such as running, cycling, canoeing, you name it. The garden and pool are delightful and great for relaxation. Hope to hear from you....

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    25 hrs weekly

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Host ref number: 388954412143