We are Australian's renovating a Chateau in the Bordeaux region. We are very interested in different cultures and meeting people and would love to share our adventure with workawayer's. The Bordeaux region is vibrant and we believe has all the best France has to offer. We are right on the river with a large park of 3 Ha. The Chateaux is in need of love so cleaning and decorating mostly as construction work is minimal. The garden needs love also and we wish to create a wonderful kitchen garden. We want to restore the outdoor furniture that is here and also some upholstery work and other sewing and creative restorations on mirrors and various features. A large water feature needs restoration and for a bit of fun we want to build a chicken house and chicken run. So helpers with gardening, decorating and keen to uncover this beautiful home's features are welcome. French speakers wanting language exchange are very welcome as we need to learn French and can speak English with you as exchange learning.
We are Australian's living in France so the exposure to French culture and Australian is offered. We would like to do language exchange if that works as we need to learn French and can help with English learners and if the person just wants to learn English that is also OK, we have basic German skills as well. We will have builders onsite from France, Holland and Poland so it will be a very multicultural project. We would love retirees all the way through to students no limits and no biases.
Restoration of Water feature. Creating a kitchen garden. Some furniture restoration and moving. Upholstery. light construction help. Painting. Cleaning.
English, very basic German
We can offer a summer house that is two bedroom and a small kitchen with a lovely outlook and space for downtime and privacy. If it is preferred then a bedroom in the main house with it's own bathroom. We will provide 3 meals a day Monday to Friday.
Free time can be spent exploring the region or even weekends away. The train to Bordeaux is approx 1 hr and from Bordeaux you can get the TGV to Paris, Toulose, Spain, Portugal and many other locations in France. We can provide bikes to get around locally and do drop offs and pick ups to any location within a 45min radius. If workers have their own car then plenty of parking is available.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week