Live with a fun family in a lively home from home in Chabanais, France



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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

  • Description


    We are a family of 4 (mum, dad and two kids, 10 and 7). We have travelled the world and have settled for the time being in south west France. Sadly
    My husband is having to work abroad at the moment to fund our projects here, and that leaves me little time to progress with the garden and DIY as I am a busy working mum.
    We have a huge house and garden that we are improving with a view to eventually having a thriving business here.
    We run a small gîte and are renovating a second one, so any help that you can offer would be greatly received.
    Grass cutting, watering plants, weeding, painting, ironing and laundry, playing with kids, walking dogs, and basically anything that needs doing around the place on a daily basis.
    I am not looking for people that need a great deal of guidance, I need self starters that work hard and can just fit in with the chaos that is our daily lives.
    Driving would be good, if you have your own car, but it’s not totally necessary as the town we live in is pretty well equipped with all amenities.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a beautiful home with many rooms and a spare cottage for longer stays. We live in a well serviced small town with a rail station for adventures further afield. We are close to several historic cities, and the area is rich in history and culture.
    I enjoy cooking, socializing and was a teacher in international schools for years.
    My husband is an engineer with much experience in property renovation and building.
    We offer a fun, lively home from home with lots of opportunity to meet interesting people from around the world.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have so many projects on the go from painting shutters to creating a natural swimming pond, making wooden shingle tiles, general garden help, permaculture gurus particularly welcome. Sewing, building, digging, animal care, fencing etc etc
    Basically, I have work for all ages and abilities.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Double bedroom in main house or small basic cottage on the grounds.
    I cook meals everyday, but should you wish to share new recipes with me, I am always keen to learn.
    Self service breakfast and lunch, cooked meal in the evening.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 442271348227