Canal House. Help with renovating our house in Languedoc Roussillon, France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • Description


    I am renovating a big house with my partner who speaks only French and we require a little help. The house is situated in front of the Canal du Midi within minutes walking distance to a supermarket and restaurants . I have 3 cats so I can not accommodate anyone who suffers from allergy and prefer someone who appreciates being around cats as well as they are very important to us. The living accommodation for the work awayers is a completely independent self contained cosy and very comfortable studio with wifi and Tv and kitchenette.

  • 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
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Working and living in a French and or English speaking environment and having the opportunity to visit this wonderful region.

  • Help


    Painting walls and staircases, some experience in painting is required, some help required organising and clean up of work site etc
    My partner speaks French and a little English, he would very much like some practice with his English and he can be helpful to someone with their french. We would both love to learn Spanish so that would be great to have a Spanish couple to help out. Its not a criteria though.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Interested in Learning Spanish. I speak English and French

  • Accommodation


    Lovely new Studio by the Canal du Midi in Homps which is fully self contained, only basic requirements like tea and coffee breakfadt cereal available in the apartment and some essentials, lunch provided. The studio has a separate entrance to the main house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I think this would be most suitable for a couple with a car wanting a cheap break by offering a little help in return. Nearest train station is in Lezignan Corbieres, which is half way between Carcassonne and Narbonne. There is a weekly market in Olonzac on Tuesday morning only 2km away and bicycles are here for your use. I recommend having a car to be able to explore the area yourselves and be independent.

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Good Wifi available

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    20 hrs per week

Host ref number: 498173685655