Help with some renovation projects and decorating a small cottage in the beautiful Dordogne valley, France




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    Come and join in Autumn in beautiful Dordogne valley and help finish off the last of renovations of a small cottage in medieval town of Domme

    Hello my name is Gabrielle .
    I am living in dordogne valley near Sarlat le Caneda a fabulous Medieval Market town .
    I am doing renovations of a small cottage. in Domme Village ... Im nearly finished so need a couple of good helping hands. Painting ,Gardening finishing boxing in electrical plumbing white wash floors and lime wash walls and Paint.
    We usually work on Monday through to Friday with weekends free (these days you can switch around) and we work 5 hours each of the 5 days. If we work a short day we catch it up another day . its always flexible when we may have other things to do and see.

    I fully understand French theses days but still practicing my spoken language and and am happy to help others learn . I do speak fluent German as well.
    I love the French country side , cooking eating together, gardening
    Week end there are gourmet markets in Sarlat as well as vintage and flea markets on every Sunday in the country side..( during summer months ...less in winter )
    I have also spent some time over the past few years as a work away and have throughly enjoyed the experience so I would like to offer that to others who may be able to come and help me .. And to join in the local activities of daily French life ..
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Beautiful country side and famous hilltop villages ...lots of tourist sites to visit castles and gardens and pre historic sites in the Dordogne valley ..Sarlat is just 8 kms with famous weekly markets..going to weekend Antique & flea welcome to come along ..bikes available to go on great bike rides to Castlenaud chateau and the Ceou valley as well as walking trails on weekends in summer time ..

  • 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 work 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 fit and have done some physical work are more suitable . Most of the work is simple enough. the reviews we have had alot of fun helpers here.
    If you are not accustomed to a bit of physical work and getting a bit dirty then probably best to look elsewhere . Most our work involves some physical activity outside ..and 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 ....

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English German French

  • Accommodation


    A Private room in a lovely old stone renovated farm house. just 5 minutes from Domme . 10 minutes from Sarlat le Caneda..Dordogne River Valley . We share cooking meals and enjoy lot of Simple foods & many vegetarian style foods.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I will try to arrange to have a skype or Face time , whats Ap chat before you arrive helps with a good introduction so you can also make up your mind if this is a suitable work away for you . I like to say hello before you arrive
    There is a train to Sarlat and I can pick you up . or Gourdon Is on the rail line from Toulouse -Paris or souillac and then a local bus to sarlat . Or other close locations by arrangement is not a problem ...If you come in your own transport there is so much to discover ....
    Its an advantage to have some experience in basic labouring, a bit of basic renovating , gardening and painting & cleaning .. and if some one can do a basic web site for me that would be great as well ..... but if not..... a good working attitude and willing to learn .
    I can teach you many skills as i am a qualified builder for 10 years ....... Most work is simple enough.
    If you are not acustomed to a bit of physical work and getting a bit dirty then probably best to look elsewhere .Most our work involves some physical activity outside But its not hard...Bring some work shoes and old clothes as we get a bit dirty ....

    You must plan to stay the week otherwise I will charge you the Taxi fee eu 20 .for pick up and drop off to the stations which are more than half an hour away ..
    I Look forward to hearing from you .. &... happy travels....

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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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