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We are Amy and Valerie, in our 50’s. We live in a small town by the sea, next to Toulon, in the south of France (Région Paca. Département 83), in a flat/apartment.
Valérie is a rather quiet woman, who loves video games and works as computer tech.
Amy is the talkative type (too much sometimes) who enjoys boardgames and works as an educator for adults with handicap. She is trying to finish her doctorate thesis in social studies on gender and male dominance in education (and is in great need of help if you are able to).
Our cat, Cali, is a 16 yo lady (queen) with long hair that she likes to spread everywhere. She mostly eats, sleeps, goes out (and needs us to go up and down the 2 floors to open the door for her).
We always enjoy meeting new people from all around the world. Yet, we don’t feel comfortable sharing our small place with a man, thus we’ll only accept female workaways. Sorry guys, please don’t ask.
Our home is a very safe place for a woman travelling alone, especially if she is not used to workaway, so « First experience » and younger workawayers are welcome. Yet remember that you are also coming to help... So we expect you to be rather independant : capable of taking care of yourself, clean after yourself and help with the cooking and cleaning of the common areas once in a while.
Amy speaks english and can help you with french if you want. Valérie understands it very well but does not speak english (she could though).
What is there to see/do around our place ? How can you help us ? :
We live next to the Mediterranean sea. 5 min walk from the first crique/beach. Around, there are many places to enjoy, by Walk, bike, bus, even « boat-bus ».
Toulon is the closest middle size city and easy to get to by bus or boat-bus.
Beware, If you read the feedbacks left by other workawayers : We moved since the first workawayers. And for the others, they were at our secondary house, in the countryside. So what they might say about the place does not apply here. The apartment we are living in right now is in yet another town.
Our apartment is small, on the 2th floor and is not finished renovating. We will gladly accept any help with the walls coating (enduits) and sanding.
Also, for those who don’t like manual activities but are Rather Scholars or/and very good coach : Amy has difficulties getting to work on her doctorate thesis Lately and would need someone to help her (make her work)
We offer bedding in a very small (but private) room of 5 square meters with a window, as our entire flat is only 50 m2 . Of course, with the sunny days outside and the nice places to visit, chances are you will spend most of your time out of the apartment.
No smoking is possible in the apartment, as we have allergies. Thanks
We have a long haired cat : if you’re allergic to it, it could be an issue.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
We will gladly help you learn french if you are willing to.
- be a Coach to Amy (Make her work ! Or help her write, do some research... )
- help with wall renovation if you want.
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We have a small spare room (5 square meters with a window) with a single bed.
Various diets are not a problem, if you help with the cooking...
There is Internet (wifi and fiber). And the beach is Very very close by, as well as woods and mountains. Vineyards can be found all around at various distances.
We have bikes that you are welcome to borrow.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
4 hours a day max. 5 days a week.
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