Pottery lessons or English lessons in return for gardening/building help near Le Mans, France



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    We are a British couple living in France in a 200 year old farm house. I'm a working potter and my husband is a mechanical engineer working for Renault, We have 7 cats and 4 chickens and a lot of land and buildings to look after!!!

    We are just outside Le Mans ( Think 24hr car race... moto GP!!) in the Loire Valley. Not far from Saumur, Chinon and all the the wonderful Loire valley vineyards. In other directions we're about 2 hours from the D day landing beaches, Brittany, St Malo , the Bayeux tapestry and not forgetting Le Mans itself, a hive of Plantagenet history.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We can help with French tuition or English. (I am a qualified English teacher) Pottery tuition could also be on the menu!

  • Help


    We are mainly looking for help keeping control of the garden and vegetable garden as well as building work including re roofing the barn and converting the attic into more bedrooms so plasterboards, electrical connections, plumbing and painting

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Your own private room with king size double bed and a separate bathroom and toilet for yourself. Only problem at the moment is that the house is a longhouse so for the moment you need to walk through another bedroom to get downstairs but if we get people who can help convert the attic then it would solve the problem!!!! Meals provided with us at our table. The cats are house cats so you'll have to be ok with them being around. They are super cool and friendly!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Le Mans Cathedral, 24 hr Le Mans circuit, Loire Valley, Vineyards, Brittany, D Day beaches. Not much local transport except a train to Le Mans

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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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 452537389962