Help with some painting & decorating and cracking walnuts - near Sarlat in Dordogne valley, France



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    December 2020..... My Profile is up to date ..... As I am returning to Australia i will now be happy to host from March 2021

    PLEASE NOTE: Covid 19 in France continues.....
    You will have to bring Masks with you to go out to villages shopping etc ... Bring extra soaps and sanitizer to wash hands as we will continue to be cautious and respectful and maintain good social distancing custom.. There is very low covid in Dordogne so we enjoy a bit more freedom of the countryside

    Hello my name is Gabrielle I am Australian and I’ve been living In France for 7 years. In Australia I was a a former executive chef and for the past 15 years I became a builder.....I came to live in french countryside for a peaceful life and i love renovating old houses.
    I have been hosting for many years and absolutely enjoy meeting and appreciate the so many lovely helpers .... read my reviews I am sure that if you read what you like that I have here to offer, then Im sure we will have a great experience, lots of fun, work learn new skills, immerse yourself in a french cultural experience in a truly beautiful part of France .

    In March when the weather warms up we will be mostly indoors work painting and fixing up a loft attic as well as decorating an old house. If the weather allows we will build a deck for the pool area and do some landscape works .
    situated In the Ceou Valley at Esparoutis there is .. cleaning general well you can cycle visit beautiful castles and village’s in the region. We visit markets where you can practice your french on weekends too. Unfortunately because of Covid many things have been cancelled but the beautiful landscapes are here for ever and you can do some great hikes and do photography as well.

    So anyone handy or who is a builder or good carpenter a bit of a handy man or handy lady this is for you . I am Happy to pay for your help.... We can negotiate ..Everything will be done from Recycling so its a fun project Probably good to Know how to use a few power tools sanding , power drill , (Circular saw & drop saw only for those with previous experience..)
    We will build a new vegetable garden from Pallets. as well ... We will also have a big bonfire in March to celebrate end of winter.. with toasting marshmallows and a red wine ...


  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Beautiful country side and villages ...lots of tourist sites to visit castles and gardens and pre historic sites in the Dordogne valley ..Visit famous prehistoric site at Lascaux . Learn French language. Handy renovating and restoring furniture and building things from ancient old wood salvaged from old barns.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    Helpers must be neat and clean and helpful in all activities including cooking and washing up and keep the house clean and tidy.
    Pleasant attitude and sociable .
    We do the tasks 5 hours each of the 5 days. some times we only work a few hours and we make it up another day you must be flexible... Out doors "type" of people and those who are a bit fit and have done some physical work are more suitable . Most of the tasks are simple enough. and i can teach you many the reviews we have had a lot of fun helpers here.
    ..some renovating painting ...But its not hard.. Healthy and fit is probably also recommended......Bring some work shoes Work Gloves and old clothes as we get a bit dirty ... learn about working and building and recycling old timbers ..


    Les aides doivent être propres et propres et utiles dans toutes les activités, y compris la cuisson et la vaisselle, et garder la maison propre et bien rangée.
      Attitude agréable et sociable.
    Nous travaillons 5 heures chacun des 5 jours. Parfois, nous ne travaillons que quelques heures et nous inventons un autre jour ... alors vous devez être flexible ... Dehors, des "types" de personnes et ceux qui sont en forme et qui ont fait un peu de travail physique sont plus adaptés. La plupart du travail est assez simple. ..lisez les critiques que nous avons eues de nombreux assistants amusants ici.
      ..quelques travaux de rénovation de la peinture ... Mais ce n'est pas difficile .. Sain et en forme est probablement aussi recommandé ...... Apportez des chaussures de travail Gants de travail et de vieux vêtements car nous devenons un peu sales ....

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Id like to learn spanish and Italian

  • Accommodation


    A Private room. We share cooking meals and enjoy lot of Simple foods & many vegetarian style foods. 3 good meals a day provided..... you can bring your own snacks and wines as well

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Can pick up from Gourdon train station on paris to Toulouse line and Sarlat-la-Canéda train stations on the via Bordeaux. To SARLAT station

    contact for more help and best suggestions to getting here .

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    we have a lot of suitable space for a camper van ....

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    we can chat first to see if suitable ........prefer dogs who are happy live outside or in a dog house as spaces inside house are small...... happy to chat to see if suitable ....

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 458797845317