My parents live in the countryside (30 min away from Toulouse) as my father is a farmer. They have 5 children, 3 of us are married and there are 3 grand children so far. We, the children, live in other French cities but we usually come home during the summer to enjoy our vacation. One of my brothers, though, is working at home with my father. He is 25 years old and about to get married in August.
In summer time, as the house is filling up, my mother has, obviously, many things to do to take care of the house, the garden and the pool while my father is very busy harvesting.
This year, they would like to welcome a workaway who would help around the house, the garden or even the farm depending on the days and needs. That could be cleaning, cooking, gardening, or farm work between July and August.
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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My parents are looking forward to welcoming you in our family and house. We hope that you will appreciate being part of this family time with cultural exchange. You could help with various things and that could enable you to try and discover some of them.
We are close to a train station that would enable you to go to Toulouse or other cities if you want to travel. If you prefer to stay close by, the house has a great garden, and a swimming pool. There is also a wake park close by to enjoy a ride. We are willing to know what you are expecting from this time with us and could help you improve your french through practice if that is what you want.
We are looking for someone willing to help to maintain the house. That could be cooking, cleaning, gardening, or anything that could help my parents to maintain the house, the garden and the farm. They look forward to welcoming someone that would be flexible, easy to live with, and happy with trying new things in a family atmosphere. I guess that they would need 5 hours help per day, 5 days a week.
You will have your own bedroom in the house.
Toulouse has a small center, and you can reach most interesting places in the downtown area comfortably on foot.
Basilique Saint Sernin - a church from the 11th Century, partly restored by the famous french architect Viollet-le-Duc.
Hôtel d'Assézat - one of the most appealing of the many old mansions of the city Capitole - the imposing and palatial town hall and theater, its beautiful facade facing onto the grand Place du Capitole Pont-Neuf - despite its name(like the Parisian bridge of the same name, its title is most probably derived from the French for 'New', not 'Nine'.), the only old bridge across the Garonne river; built between 1544 and 1626
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week