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Help us with some DIY and gardening at our cottage in La Loge, France

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  • Last activity: 10/03/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a retired couple who pride ourselves in being ultra friendly. We have a very large family back in England which is one of the main reasons we are in this area of France as it is so convenient to getting to England. we think the area is amazing and the local French so friendly and helpful. we have just moved from a large old farmhouse dating back to the 1800`s where we had major projects which took us 8 year to complete as we did almost all the work by ourselves. Michael is an Electrician by trade and prides himself in being able to almost any building works. and avid Gardener especially Fruit and Vegetables and growing things Hydroponically. suzi was head of an IT Department at a large secondary school in England

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We live on the edge of the forest of Hesdin, with fantastic walks. the area is very rural surrounded by small villages. Steeped in History especially for the world wars. plus Agincourt and Crecy very close. we are only 30 Minutes from the Opal coast and one and a half hours by train to Paris. we are in the holiday area of the 7 Valleys. there is so much going on between March and October. it will probably cater for any of your interests or hobbies. You will benefit from learning how to make or do things from the things around you. you can learn English or French while you are there as i speak both and teach French. we are very much nature lovers . We pride ourselves on being ultra friendly and will ensure you have fantastic time.

  • Help


    we need help to do painting and small works to our new small farmhouse we have just bought. plus small garden projects

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    Suzi has a passion for languages

  • Accommodation


    The farmhouse is small and very cosy you will have your own bedroom and share the bathroom with us. we will provide all meals and will cater for any special requirements that you may need. we are very diverse and eat most things. we would like non smokers only

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a bicycle and a 3 wheeled bike that you can use. There is a bus service into Hesdin with nice restaurants and coffee bars. plus we will be happy to drop you off by car to any places of interest you may like and you can join in with our very busy social life. we have a large ex pat English friends who are like family to us and you will be able to meet them. In July we are taking part in a pantomime DIck whittington where we are playing Dick and his Cat.
    International kite festival at Berck sur Mer 23rd April till the 1st of May see on you tube for photos it is an incredible spectacle.
    Also at Berck is one of the largest seal colonies in France and they are so easy to see close up

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    we have a reasonable internet access and are just being put onto fibre which will give us very good access

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    space for cars or motorbikes only

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Our place is too small for pets

  • 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 but flexible

Host ref number: 448439251527