Looking for help to set up our new home and pottery studio in Loire valley, France

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  • Last activity: 12/11/2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are a family of 3 (with number 4 on the way!) - Rebecca, Brook and Raife who is 18 months old. We have just bought two houses in the Loire valley in France. While both houses are habitable they haven't been lived in for few years and so need a lot of work, which is why we need your help! Clearing, cleaning, painting, gardening - no skills needed (although if you have any specialist skills we can definitely make use of them!), just a positive attitude and willingness to help out. We also need help to clear out the garage of the previous owners stuff in order to start creating a pottery workshop. Brook can even teach you some basics on wheel throwing! We’re both qualified EFL teachers so happy to help you improve your English if that’s something you’re looking for.

    We live in a very rural area. It's beautifully quiet but remote so you may want a car if you want to explore the area a lot. Alternatively we are happy to drop you off in Richelieu (10 min drive) or take you to Chatelleraut (30 mins away) where you can catch the train to Tours, Paris etc. It's a beautiful part of France with lots of chateaux and vineyards waiting to be discovered.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We're friendly and love a good conversation in the evening over dinner. We're both trained English as a Foreign Language teachers so if you're looking to improve your English we can help with that as well. There is lots to see and do in the surrounding area.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Clearing out the previous owners belongings, cleaning the properties, painting, clearing the garden - chopping back shrubs/trees, mowing etc. If you fancy preparing some meals and/or helping with childcare that's an option too!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We’re all learning French at the moment and are native English speakers.

  • Accommodation


    You will have your own room. We will provide three meals a day - toast/cereal for breakfast, sandwiches/salads for lunch and then an evening meal. We're meat eaters but willing to cater to any dietary requirements.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We moved here to enjoy a quiet life so if you're looking for late nights and parties this probably isn't for you. We're also non-smokers so request that you don't smoke on the property (including in the garden).

  • 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

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have a hangar which you can park your vehicle under or plenty of outside space which is safe and secure.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 452897554663

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