We live in a big old house in south of France, sort of a little castle, in which we manage a B & B during summer.
It is owned by the family for centuries (no ghosts Inside...! ).
We need some help during summer, june, july and august especially, for our B & B family organisation,
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ We have had 4 years ago Inès , a young argentina girl who stayed one year with us ( with AFS organisation).
Then with Workaway,
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ we have had Frederique, coming from Québec from July to august 2015,
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ then Kriss in September coming from the States.
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ In 2016 Cristina, coming from Italy stayed two months , and gave us a great boost and became as well a member of the family .
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ In 2017, Emilie from Denmark,
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Helen from U.K
*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Rosa from Switzerland gave us great help, despite a very, very hot summer !
*️️️️️️️️️️ Harry for around 15 days in 2018 (april)so as to give Michel a powerful help for the kitchen garden and lot of other things.
*️️️️️️️️️️Sophie will be with us for may, then
*️️️️️️️️️️Alanna in June
*️️️️️️️️️️ then Sarah in July, Sophie came back in july !!
*️️️️️️️️️️ and Steffi who joined us in August !
We still exchange E.mail with all of us.
* we decided to have a little rest in 2019, especially due to our two daughters who came "in the family nest" for summer holydays with a bunch of four grand childrens (..."holala !!), so no more rooms available...!
And in 2020, here we are again, ready to welcome you !
Marcello ( Brasil) is going to join us for a few days in april, then Elspeth ( Scotland) in june, Emily ( USA) will follow for jully and Béatrice ( Italy) is intended to clise the run in august.
So nice !
Help around the house
You will live in a real family, with from time to time childrens, grandchildreens, nieces , nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins coming tovisit us,
We are not altogether during meals, don't worry....! ( but sometimes more than 6, 8, 10....)
Cat and dogs are friendly (hens too...) and they don't eat either with us...!
We will provide you good and nice family coocking, in particular with vegetables coming from Michel's kitchen garden, and if you want to show us your own coocking recipes , no problems at all .
If you want to improove, or to learn a bit of french, you just need to decide it, and to find time to work your french ( schoolish way i mean), from time to time. We will help you, step by step.
Michel speaks english, it could be usefull too... ( and also a bit of spanish).
Already speaking french could be decisive and useful to understand quickly what Isabelle needs to help her in the house...
This host offers accommodation and payment.
Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.
During summer month, a maiden will be better, as it's to help my wife with all the tasks belonging to our family B & B organisation ( cleaning, tiding, making beds and bathrooms, breakfasts...). We do understand a man may perfectly perform such tasks, but, for best human relations, we do prefer maidens, that's it !!,
We give wages ( we say "an enveloppe"), but not as much as the official french worker rate: it's not a question of amount, but as workaways do come to give an help, and to experiment other way of life, and as they receive free of charges all a family can provide, it does not justify a salary (as far, it's a point of view, our one ...!).
A nice family atmosphere, you won't forget when time will come to come back home !
Private room and private bathroom . Some of "our" workaway had to moove several times from a bedroom to another, due to the arrivals of our own childs with kids, sharing,sort of, our family life !!
We are near (2.5 km) a tiny little old town (Pont-Saint-Esprit) and near the "Gorges de l'Ardèche". Also lot of nice places around to visit (Avignon, Nîmes, Orange, Vaison la romaine, le Mont Ventoux, méditerranée sea...etc).
If you have an international driving licence, one of our family cars could be availabe ( bicycle too...!!). A county agreement gives the possibility to buy bus ticket for only 1.5 € , with which you may go to visit Avignon, Nîmes...etc, without paying too much . interesting, no ?!!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week - 4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.