I'm a 65 year old Englishwoman who has lived in the Bay du Mont St Michel, Brittany, France for over 20 years. I live alone with a Border Collie who loves exercise in a three bedroomed stone house in large grounds. I have 2 fields with 3 donkeys, 4 sheep and 1 goat.
I have little money and a very bad back so am frustratingly restricted in what I can do.
However I still manage to travel in my old campervan.
Tranquil, but not isolated. Shops and public transport at 2 kms. Use of bikes.
I'm a part-time English coach, speak French and I'm learning Spanish.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
I am an English Coach so willing to help with language.
Hopefully use and extend your practical skills, and learn more.
Learn more about French culture and living.
General help - household cleaning, vegetable garden, helping with animals, general maintenance (repairing garden furniture, small bits of decoration, helping me organise my sheds, etc.). Firewood collection.
I don't usually cook, but would be happy to share meals if you wanted to cook. I don't eat meat, but love fish and vegetables. I will provide your food even if I don't cook it!
If you were a native Spanish speaker who could help me learn it would be a bonus! I can help you with your English. Some decorating, help in garden and with animals.
You could be 1 or 2 people, any age.
English, French, learning Spanish
Two possibilities - fully equipped mobilehome on my land (with shower & kitchen) or a double room in my house).
Beautiful local countryside. Nature, animals, local towns, chateaux, markets, sea to visit. Good rail connection so weekend in Paris possible. Mont St Michel, St Malo, Rennes + + +
English & French TV DVDs, books.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
To be agreed beforehand