Help needed and gratefully received for help in my garden project in Burgundy, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello there! It would be great if you would like to come and enjoy staying in a lovely 1820's restored stone farmhouse, surrounded by a large garden with 3 barns, over-looking fields and forest on the edge of a very quiet and peaceful hamlet in rural Burgundy, in exchange for helping me with my garden project. Skills and knowledge are needed in masonary, hedge cutting with chainsaw & chainsaw on a pole for high branch cutting and general gardening.

    The house is 1h30 south of Paris, in the Yonne (Puisaye-Forterre) district not far from the mediaeval town of JOIGNY which has a train station, and from where I can pick you up if you don't have a car.

    Since my three children are now grown up and living in Paris/London, they no longer have the time to help me out with what so desperately needs to be done here - so your help would be truly valued !

    As of when things are better with the Covid-19 situation:
    I love the theatre and cinema - so if I'm going you're welcome to come along !
    I love music although I can't play the piano we have, so if you like to play please do!
    I love to dance at live music concerts in local bars/restos - so if you'd like to come you'd be most welcome

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love to exchange thoughts and ideas on all kinds of subjects, cultural and everything else!
    As a native English speaker I can help anyone wishing to improve their English and if you would like to brush up on your French then there will be plenty of opportunity at the weekends.

  • Help

    Help

    I am looking for experienced help with my garden project.
    Using the chainsaw, chainsaw on a pole for high branches, hedgecutter and other gardening jobs.
    I am also in need of some masonry experience to make pathways with concrete and brick/tile laying.

    If you are also a computer buff I would love to learn more about my computer/smartphone and if you are a good cook I would welcome a break from time to time to taste new dishes!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    There is a ground floor bedroom which is a nice and large 22m² (or 66ft²) room, also equipped with table and chairs, cupboards, sofa and soft furnishings. The bedroom is south-facing and looks out directly over the garden with a separate bathroom across the corridor where the ground floor loo is.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In your leisure time, there are lovely walks around the area, and if you have a car or some sort of transport, there are mediaeval towns and villages to visit, plus the vineyards of Chabilis, Coulanges, etc.

    There's always the possibility you might like to just read, write or paint/photograph a beautiful local scene ... or simply be in the garden!

    As of when the Covid-19 situation eases :....
    If you like Live Concerts, we sometimes go to free pop/rock/blues concerts in bars and restaurants at the weekend.

    If you like Art, we sometimes go to preview/vernissage evenings at the various art galleries around - but of course it depends on their dates.

    Sometimes we go to the Cinema (although it'll probably be in French) or the theatre, and if you'd like I also have a goodly number of DVDs to watch both in French and English.

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week













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