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 things to do all year round.. 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.
We have reversible air con for winter and summer.
Sue is a good cook (we are not vegetarian) and an experienced teacher of French and English . Chris still works in UK but comes and goes to Nimes!
Please read this bit carefully and contact us if you can offer what we need:
We are well into our project, and have now started to live in France full time.
We need an experienced woodworker to help us build a deck. In the garden, there are stones to sort and move, and a couple of small walls to build. Indoors we have tiling and painting jobs if you have experience in that.
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 love hosting people, BUT we frequently get messages from Workawayers who have completely different experience and skills from what we ask for.
We stand a better chance of matching up if you have read this carefully...
Workaway is a wonderful set-up and we look forward to meeting new travellers.
DIY and building projects
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)
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
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
Outdoor jobs : building a wooden deck area, tree pruning, building garden walls
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.
We are now on our tenth 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....
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Plenty of room
25 hrs weekly, 5 days a week
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