Help with gardening chores and general DIY between Biot and Valbonne in the South of France



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    Looking for SOMEONE OVER 28 YEARS OF AGE to help with various gardening chores and general handyman jobs around the house. I would like you to stay for a week or 10 days.
    I can pick you up at the station or at the Airport in Nice.

    I have a small bungalow plus garden within my sons property half way between Biot and Valbonne on the Riviera in the South of France. You will have the opportunity to explore this very popular tourist destination with its rich culture and history.

    My bungalow is newly built and I am gradually settling in. We are in a calm area with indigenous trees on the plot in front. La Brague, a beautiful stream is a 10 minute walk away through the forest.

    I am an elderly retired Swedish lady, fluent in English. I live on my own and am at home most of the time, apart from shopping and driving my little car to see friends. I am frequently up at my son and his wife's house, who both work from home and also pop over to see me at times. They have 3 elder children who come home during university holidays. They also a younger daughter still at school. As well as two friendly medium sized dogs and two cats.

    You will have your own room with separate toilet / wash hand basin plus shared shower room. There will of coarse be food for you - if you like to cook, it would be great, as cooking is not my passion!

    We are 15 minutes drive from the coast. There is a regular bus service 5 minutes walk away from the house (costing one euro per ride) which will take you either into the lovely old village of Valbonne, or to the coast and the old town of Antibes, with it beautiful old market and fabulous yachts in the harbour. Cannes and Nice (with its airport) are a short distance along the coast.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Help


    Gardening and general handyman jobs around the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Sami: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    German: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Own light and airy room with private toilet / wash hand basin in a separate area. There is an outside door in bedroom to the garden for private access if you wish. Shared shower room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Independent elderly lady who is not noisy. I appreciate politeness, cleanliness and someone who is reasonably educated. I am a night owl and tend go to bed late after working on my computer or watching TV and therefore wake up later in the mornings. I am considerate and appreciate if this is reciprocal. Wi Fi connection can be obtained 3m outside your bedroom in the garden from my sons livebox. I have an ADSL cable but use my computer frequently so prefer not to share this.

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    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 438782448516