Help me around my home and discover Labatut and surrounding places, France



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    I am a retired teacher from Oxford, UK. and I have recently moved to the Pyrenees region near the beautiful mountains in the South West of France and about two hours from Spain.

    I am converting an old stone house into a family home which I am hoping will be completed by the winter.However bathrooms and the kitchen are yet to be installed!

    I have been a teacher for over 30 years and have a very strong command of the English language, i am learning French whilst I a living in France and would welcome an exchange in conversation as well as help around the property.

    If you can help with this that would be brilliant!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    the project is a house renovation!

    I am living on site trying to slowly renovate an old barn whilst keeping the garden fresh and healthy!

    I need any help you can offer, whether it is trade skills, gardening or simply cleaning and keeping good company!

    In exchange i can offer a place to stay, occasional meals, cooking facilities and English lessons. I was a teacher in Oxford, UK for 30 years and therefore have a strong command of the English Language.

    The location is on the Camino walk to Lourdes, I walked to Santiago last year and can assist you with topical tips and information if you are walking that way

  • Help


    i have a wide range of tasks i need help with, mostly i would like workways who can think on their feet. However, a small list of tasks I need help with;
    cutting wood
    storing wood

    dry lining
    general labouring
    good converstions!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    3 bedrooms are available, i will provide cooking facilities and cook a group meal from time to time!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I am in the middle of nowhere, public transport does not exist up here so volunteers will be reliant on me to take them to the nearest town( Maubourguet or Vic-en-Bigorre) for further transportation.

  • 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

    The House in joined attached to the Mairie so the wifi is the best in the area!

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    there is van parking area outside the property, an outdoor shower and power available

  • 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: 495648361264