Help me renovate an 18th century farm in South West of France

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  • Description

    Description

    I moved 5 years ago in the region, after spending 40 years in Paris and 2 years in Kenya. I'm an easy going person, open to other cultures. Worked in media, films production and scripts translation, interested in arts, literature and politics. I am opening now a new chapter of my life in renovating a farm of the 18th century to make it a guest house holding artisitic workshops. Plenty to do here and help would be very welcome. The place is quiet, comfortable and beautiful for people who like coutryside and outdoors activities.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak French (I'm French) and English (John is American). Much to discover in this rural and historic area. The site is located in the countryside near villages with restaurants, cafes, supermarkets and local markets. Alive cultural area: concerts, gastronomy ... Possibility of hiking, swimming in a nearby lake. Of course, Winter season is more quite and not very appropriate for swimming,.. Local markets during the weekend are the main social events in this period of the year,. Around Christmas, the churches are often holding classical concerts. For those who'd like to use their free time to explore more, there is a bus agency at 5 km which organises affordable day trip around: Christmas markets, Toulouse, Cabaret show... We can also drop you to the Penne's station for a day trip to Bordeaux or Toulouse and pick you up.

  • Help

    Help

    The main work and the second work are almost finished, remain the finishes: paintings, fitting of closets, doors manufacture, wooden floor vitrification, creation of gardens, maintenance of the green spaces, creation of a vegetable garden, etc ... Carpentry and gardening skills would be highly apreciated!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Français Anglais French and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Independant accomodation. No tv but plenty of DVD, free wifi.
    Logement indépendant. Pas de télévision mais beaucoup de DVD, internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the countryside, we have 4 cats and a dog and we eat meat, not much, but we do, as fish, eggs, cream, etc.... Please don't apply if you are allergic to dust, animals, hay and don't eat meat. We are sorry, but have too much work here to cook specific diets and life will be a nightmare for you here if you are suffering from allergies.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

Some summer truffles, we picked up with Ivana and Jakub!
Natalie and Pepe in May with some family visiting us
Aïoli with Natalie, on the just pointed terrace, one of the fisrt sunny day of March
Natalie planting tiles into the rock!
Making bedflowers around the house with Victor




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