Join us at home and help with some gardening and maintenance projects in the Haute Vienne, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are an Australian / Irish couple who live for the summer in central France where we have our house and a holiday cottage. During the European winter, we head back to our other home in Australia. Summer all year for us!
    As our home is closed down for winter, we are looking for help to get the gardens ready for guests and some general maintenance projects.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a sociable couple and enjoy a glass of wine and good company.
    Working with us will give you a French rural experience. Our home is surrounded by farmland and beautiful scenary. We are 2 kms from the village of Bussiere Poitevine.
    We have 2 bikes you are free to use to enjoy the country paths and surrounding area.
    Some other towns near to us are Montmorillon, Bellac, Limoges and Poitiers.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are ideally looking for a couple aged over 30 who are happy to work independently and help with gardening, weeding and general maintenance.
    We are looking for help for about 2 weeks in early June to get our garden and gite ready for summer guests.
    Someone who is a tiler would be highly regarded as we are planning to tile our kitchen floor this summer.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    You will be staying in our lovely gite / holiday cottage. You will have the choice of a double room or twin room with your own bathroom.
    A continental breakfast will be provided for you to prepare for yourselves in the cottage kitchen, then join us for lunch and dinner. You are free to prepare any of your own meals in the cottage kitchen if you prefer to purchase your own food .
    The cottage also has a lounge room / sitting room with satellite TV. WiFi is available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your free time you can relax and enjoy the gardens, cycle, go for walks, visit our local village.
    We are happy to take you to visit some local places of interest such as the markets and vide greniers on the weekends.

  • 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

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 521628269638