Need a couple of volunteers who enjoy nature and can help us with outdoor work in the Lot, South West France



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    We live in the Lot, South West France in a small hamlet, about 1.5K from our nearest village, St Caprais. There are three of us, Philippe my French husband, a landscaper, myself, an artist/designer and my mother, Margaret, designer of parks and gardens world-wide and author. My Mum and I are both from the South island of NZ and we've had a family home here since 1975.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    We really need a couple of volunteers who have had experience living in the countryside and who enjoy manual outdoor work. Work would entail gardening: landscaping and maintenance of our garden, which is frequently visited by the public, and large potager. We can supply photos of these if you wish. Other work includes helping Philippe to clad the house he is building on an adjacent property in old stone from a ruin on our land and with other construction projects. It would be a great opportunity to speak in French when working with Philippe! Ideally we would like them to start April/May and work through to September/October.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Both our volunteers would have their own rooms in Margaret's cottage, with a shared bathroom and direct access from outside. Margaret lives in an independant wing of the house. They would have an office space with Wifi and a large sitting room with television. A kitchen has been set up in one of the rooms at the building site, equipped with fridge, microwave, barbee, hot plate etc. We would provide them with a weekly food budget so that they could do their own shopping.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We would supply a Peugot 205 car for them to run around in. There's plenty to do here in the Lot, during the spring and summer, musical events abound, our beautiful area is famous for its historical sites and fabulous cuisine. There is canoeing and kyaking on the Lot and Dordogne rivers, we're close to two equestrian farms. We can also supply bicycles if they want to go bike riding.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 464262619532