Join a small family in an old stone house in the country, Center west of France



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    Hello. We are a small family of 3. Valerie, 51. Amy 49 and Cameron, our 21 yo son.
    We live in the South of France, BUT, be carreful : We are actually in the center west of France. In Nouvelle Aquitaine, Les Deux Sèvres (79). That is where your help is needed.

    About us : While Valerie and Cameron are pretty quite people, Amy is more talkative.
    Valerie works in computers.
    Amy works as an educator for handicaped persons and is doing research on gender for her PHD in social sciences and education.
    Cameron studies Computers and electronics.

    Our old house, which used to be a forge, needs a lot of work and we are doing our best but it needs much more.

    As women, we don’t feel comfortable sharing bathroom with men we don’t know, so we’ll only accept female workaway. Sorry guys.
    We have room for 2 or 3, if you want to come as a couple or with friends.

    Please note that we have a cat, and the house is old : if you suffer from asthma or allergies, it might be a problem for you ! Gluten free and vegetarian diets are not a problem.

    It is also possible to do gardening job, or roof repairing or whatever you are able and willing to do.

    Adilly is a small village of about 350 people, 8 km from Parthenay, a nice medieval town. Around, in a 60 km range, you will find Poitiers, le Futuroscope, Le marais Poitevin, Niort, some castles, La Rochelle, and many more.

  • 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

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We will gladly help you learn french if you are willing to. You’ll be in a rural area, very nice and calm.

  • Help


    We need help for the house’s walls. The house is an old forge . We have cleaned the stones and now we need to do the coating, using natural lime and sand plaster.
    It is physical but really easy and fun to do if you love old stones... You don’t have to be experimented, but just to love try new things and be perseverent.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have several rooms with single or double beds. Various diets are not a problem, if you help with the cooking... There is Internet by wifi and cable.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have a few bikes that you are welcome to borrow. There is a long and beautiful bike dedicated road going from Fenery to Bressuire... About 30 km long. Going through Parthenay as well, a very nice medieval town. As there is no bus lign, the bike is a good option if we are not available to drive you to Parthenay, where you’ll find buses to different places.
    Amy is a boardgame geek, so there is plenty of boardgames in a closet.

  • 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

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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