Come and help with some gardening and house chores Poitou Charentes, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a family of 3 Jeff and I are early sixties bringing up our grandson who is now 20.
    I work full time and Jeff looks after the house and the grandson!
    Our grandson plays rugby for the local team and Saturdays we are always involved with driving him about to his games and tournaments.
    The house is in the country but not too far from Barbezieux which is quite a large town (in French standards!) Angouleme, the principal town of the department is under 30 minutes by car. We are one hour north of Bordeaux.
    We have lived here for 15 years now and these big old houses need regular and pretty constant attention. Like a big stone baby! Oh and we always have an ongoing wood pile challenge!! We so appreciate the help we are given by workaway helpers and we also enjoy hearing of your experiences and travels. Jeff is very competent and if you want to learn some skills, he can teach you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We look forward to meeting workaway helpers and over the years have met people of many nationalities , ages and with different levels of experience. Jeff is very competent and if you want, he can teach you how to paint properly, how to fix a car, gardening and many other things.

  • Help

    Help

    We have lived in our house for over 15 years and really appreciate the help given to us by workaway helpers.
    It really in general upkeep and painting never goes amiss! So some gardening house maintenance and help with the wood pile.
    We offer some great accommodation which is a separate fully equipped house attached to the main house which we would offer along with all meals for help with the chores mentioned. The accommodation is fully equipped and you have 2 bedrooms a large kitchen and sitting room with TV, wifi etc. I like to think I am a good cook! and of course all your meals, 7 days a week are with us.
    The house has been renovated so really all we need help with is the up keep. Ideally someone who wants to pass a 2/3 weeks with us, get all meals, eating with us and accommodation in exchange for a 5 hours a few (4/5) days a week would be great. The hours are flexible but this is really the minimum we are looking for. Even sometimes, if you only have a week, contact us as that could work too.
    We have had great times with previous workawayers and look forward to welcoming you. Ideally a couple is best. But if you are travelling by yourself, please try us anyway. The work we need help with varies and sometimes one is just perfect.
    We prefer non smokers. We have 2 cats . They are mostly outdoors but you know cats.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English French

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2 bed self contained house attached to the main house. Large kitchen, sitting room with UK TV ,heating, private bathroom. WIFI .
    I have loaded some pix of the accommodation. You will be comfortable, I am sure! There are also some pix of the gardens. It is part formal and part jungle!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are in the country but we are happy to take you to places on time off. The local town on Barbezieux is about 10 minutes by car. There is also a bus service. There can be use of transport by arrangement.
    We have 2 cats so if anyone has a cat allergy we may not be for you!

  • 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 hours 5 days per week flexible








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