Help needed to restore our home in the heart of the Limousin, France



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    Hi we are a middle aged English couple living in the Haute Vienne France. We bought our large house a couple of years ago and need help restoring it to its former glory. If u love nightlife and bright lights this place is not for you.
    If you can help us in any of the jobs we will be more than happy to have you join us in our home where you will be treated as part of the family. We love cooking and enjoy long meals with wine and rest in the peace and tranquility of our own little sanctuary . In good weather we often sit outside to watch the sun go down , the bats, owls and stargaze at the wonderfully clear sky. We often go on long walks and in the hot weather we go to a lake a short drive away where you can swim and sunbath . There is also an open air pool next to the river 5 minutes walk away where you can swim daily .
    Most Sunday's we visit vide greniers and enjoy a look around all the different small villages where we hope to buy various curio items to adorn our home.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    If you would like to learn English and learn a bit about English and French cuisine and culture this would be an ideal place to stay . This is a lovely place to stay and get away from it all.

  • Help


    We would love to have help painting windows, shutters , outbuilding doors and decorating and stripping rooms.
    Wood panelling restoration.
    Curtain making .
    Furniture up-cycling and restoration.
    Stone wall repair and edging.
    Path installation and garden levelling.
    Log cutting in our woods that are located away from the house .
    Installation of a pétanque pitch in the garden
    Filter and cleaning of part of our small manmade L shaped pond (english river) .

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Own bedroom though depending on how many people we also have a small 2 bed house nearby

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is a local bus service into Limoges and also a train to Paris from a nearby station. We are quite happy to drive you to and from the station etc or take you on our travels to show you the local countryside and familiarise yourself with the area. We are in Chateauponsac , the Gartempe river runs close by and is only a 5 minute walk away . There are many beautiful lakes and walks in the area .
    There may also be an opportunity to visit the uk with us for a few days as we return there regularly to our UK home .
    Limoges airport is the closest and is approx a 30 min drive .

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    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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 496128183742