Help a family with renovating an old house and live a french rural family experience in Cours-Les-Bains area, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello ! We are a french family living in the country in the south-west of France (near Bordeaux).
    We have been renovating on our own an old house for 15 years (!!). It's a very nice project, but it takes a lot of time... We now have 3 children, and both of us work. We think that hosting workawayers can be a nice option to join cultural exchange and getting some help to finish the house. It's kind of travelling while staying home :) !
    We would be very happy to welcome travellers to help us finishing that renovation while sharing day to day life and getting to know something about their life, language or culture.
    We also would appreciate language exchange :
    - after a one-year-trip around the world, our children have begun to learn english as a second language. Training would be great !
    - our older daughter learns russian at school, it would be great if someone could help her !
    All in all, we need dynamic people for different kind of help, building of course, but helping with the kids or the house could be nice too.
    Please tell us what you can do !
    See you soon :)

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are very interested in travelling and cultural exchange, so you would be welcome to talk about you and your country. In here, you will experience a french family life, including french cooking ;). We can teach specific skills in eco-building. Working time should be discussed (for example 2 full days working and 2 full days off + weeked, so you can have time to visit our country !)

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    We need help with the work on the house, that means masonry, plaster, painting, but also gardening, cutting wood etc. Besides, we can ask for a little help in the house or with the kids. We also would love to practice english, spanish or russian ! Please tell us what you can do !

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Spanish: Beginner
    Russian: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We are interested in hosting people speaking english, spanish or russian

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Room :
    You will have your own private room (queen size bed) with bathroom/toilets attached.
    We also have 2 double beds on a mezzanine above the living room. There is privacy but please note it's not totally closed. Bathroom and toilets will be shared.

    Board :
    We will provide meals, either family meals or food you can cook yourself if we are not home.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Coming with your own car would be easier !! But we can provide rides whenever we go to work for example.
    Bordeaux city is one hour driving (or bus + train), first wineyards need 30 min. Bazas (Medieval town) and Casteljaloux (Medieval and Spa town), 2 nice touristic towns are 10-15 min driving. Forest is all around you can have a walk anytime of the day ! Having your own car is important if you don't want to feel too isolated and stuck in the forest (more than 3km to reach the first villagewith foodstore), but if you don't mind staying home, walking or bicycle, it should be fine for you :).

  • 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

    We can offer a working space with wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3-4 hours a day, 5 days a week




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