Looking for some help with light building projects in Charente, France

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  • Last activity: 6 Jul 2022



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We live in the Charente, in the South West of France and would love some help, diverse requirements.

    We are a lively English family who moved here more than 23 years ago and still have lots of exciting projects to do. Our youngest is still living at home and has just finished his final year at school. Adrian has always worked in aviation, however we are both working together on an exciting project in Angoulême: spa, yoga/pilates, alternative medicine centre amongst other things. We have lots of animals; 2 naughty dogs, sheep, goats, hens.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a bilingual and bicultural family who have a very dynamic and fun life in the french countryside. We love sharing our experiences with others, we live in a beautiful part of the France with plenty of things to explore. The pool is a magnet - anyone who likes molky, Kubbs, croquet, tennis there is usually someone on hand to oblige!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    Hello workawayers, seriously looking for some last minute help - predominantly working on a light building project (plaster board and painting), always things to do on the gardening front. There could be some cooking if someone was interested as team support. :) Actually it is quite variable. Looking forward to hearing from you

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation would be in the house. unless we have a lot at one time then there is the mobihome - we all eat together and everyone mucks in a meal time.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a beautiful part of France, in the centre of a very culturally rich area in the south-west.
    Close to a station and airport you can get to us easily and hop on a train or a bus to go and discover Angoulême (close-by), Bordeaux, Cognac, Aubeterre, La Rochelle

    You can visit numerous sites of architectural interest, Atlantic beaches an hour an half away and a river beach 20 mins away, markets, tour cognac distilleries and bordeaux wine chateaux, one of the most famous monolithic churches in france is near and easy to visit, Futuroscope theme park and many more wonderful things to do and events to get involved in for the more mobile or adventurous.

    When staying with us you can go on walks, use our tennis-court, swimming-pool, relax, spend time with the animals walk them with me if you wish. We are a busy and enthusiastic family who love to meet people and have fun but are also hard-working and expect a good work ethic so that the visit is mutually beneficial. Hours are always flexible around visits and trips that you may plan and where we can we are on hand to drop off to buses, trains give advise, play cards etc

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    5 hours/day, 5 days/week please :)

Host ref number: 465962186132

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