Come and help with some tasks around our Smallholding near Sauzé Vaussais, France



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    I am an early retired lady, here with my daughter and 4 large dogs all live in the house. We need some maintenance, and minor tasks doing in the house, such as lime pointing, plastering, painting, etc and outside setting up the veg plot and poly tunnel..fallen deadwood removing from the woods and logging up. I need a roofer to fix my barn roof too. I cant do this all on my own and need some help...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are English, (not so good at French yet) myself and my daughter. We live with 2 horses that can't be ridden,.. we have ducks, chickens, geese, pigeons and in the house 4 big dogs, a wolfhound (I did say BIG.😉..) a deerhound lurcher and 2 flat coated retrievers, cats, if you like animals and like being in the countryside, with its wildlife, big sunsets, relaxed lifestyle, then we are the place to be...
    My daughter plays the drums , bass guitar (learning) and also learning the ukulele, so if you're musical she would love to see you...

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    Hello, we have just moved , full time, to a small hamlet in South Deux Sévres, we welcome some help preparing our veg garden, poly tunnel, as well as some help in the house , some plastering, painting, making things nicer, some brick work, and some lime pointing. Deadwood needs extracting from the woods and logging up. So chainsaw experience is necessary. Roofers are very welcome...

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Im keen to integrate with French speakers who are keen to learn English

  • Accommodation


    A beautiful 3 bedroom farmhouse, with another cottage to be finished.. you will have an ensuite (bath, shower, sink, toilet) bedroom , with a kingsize bed and on the ground floor, there is a pellet burner in the lounge, which is your own space, and its nice and quiet. It has a TV and is tuned into English Satellite channels. You will have full use of the kitchen, food and its facilities. I will cook an evening meal, breakfast and lunch is supplied, But it'll be help yourself ... BBQs in the summer too...

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are rural but there is bus stop in the village, the nearest town is Sauzé Vaussais (a 10 minute bicycle ride or 3 minutes by car) there are regular markets, resturants and Vid Greniers as well as numerous other activities in the area, when we don't have a pandemic...Beautiful Angouleme can be reached by bus for 1€ from Ruffec, Paris (3 hrs) or Bordeaux (1.5hrs) by train journey from Ruffec or Poitiers station... the amazing Chateau at Vertuil sur Charente is very close and so is the historic village of Nantueil en Vallée
    We live our life quietly, and peacefully, party people we are not... and we would expect you to respect this... we expect you to clean up after yourselves, and keep your areas clean and tidy...

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Can take any size tent, camper or motorhome

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Will allow pets but ONLY if they are stock proof...only castrated or female dogs allowed

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 416967443219