Help to renovate a chateu in a small village in the Aquitaine



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    My husband and I bought a chateau which had been empty and unloved for 26 years. Over the last nine years we have lovingly restored it with the help of many paid local Artisans. We are now at the stage where we need help to finish off some of the jobs that have come round for a second renovation, such as re painting and work in the grounds helping my husband. Also there is a lot of sorting out to do. We still have lots of boxes of things that have not been opened from our last move and loads of clothes that we have not worn since we arrived here.
    We are in a small village with a town about 7 klms away. In the village there is a church a Hair dressers a Post Office there is also a Bakers on the outskirts of the village.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Help


    Help clearing out unused rooms that are full of stuff. Helping in the grounds and may be some restoration work like painting and wall building. There are a few areas that still need attention and would benefit from two pairs of hands. General help in the house cleaning.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Top Floor accommodation in the Chateau which provides bedrooms bathroom and could have one of the bedrooms turned into a sitting area once this area had been cleared.

    There is a cottage in the grounds which could be used but this would mean them paying for their own gas and electricity.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is a typical rural France location with lovely walks cycle rides and lots of produce grown. Marmande being the Tomato capital of France. The river Garonne is the main river in the area. There are lots of Chateaux with lots of wine growing. St. Emillion is an easy drive away. Marmande which is our nearest town is a busy town with lots of shops and a bustling market. Eymet is another market town near bye as is Miramont.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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