Enjoy the beautiful landscape while helping us with our home renovations in Saint-Étienne-Vallée-Française, France



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  • Description


    We are Nora (31), Ludovic (40) and Kiwie (the cat, 8) and bought a house in a very beautiful landscape three years ago. We are slowly renovating the old house and working on the garden. It is a very quiet place surrounded by the forest and small mountains. Nearest villages are 6km away, with not much going on.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We like getting to know people from around the world and discovering different cultures. We didn't have much time to explore our surroundings so we can do some of that together, or we can lend you a car. There is not much to do here except going for walks and hiking. We don't go to the village much but you're welcome to explore on your own if you want to.
    I want to practice my English so a minimum level of English would be appreciated.

  • Help


    There are a lot of different activities possible and you will be able to choose what you like most :
    - house : cooking, cleaning, sewing
    - garden : weeding, pruning, firewood, gather kindling
    - renovations : sanding, painting and other activities depending on what we are working on
    You don't need any particular skill, we can find easy tasks for anybody.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    German: Intermediate
    Spanish: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a part of the house where the renovations are not finished (or even started), so it's a bit like camping inside the house. If you're allergic to dust and acarids you will be miserable here because we can't keep the "construction site" spotless. But there are beds with real mattresses, clean sheets and hot water. ;-)

    If you like to cook, that can be part of your daily work. If not, we will cook for everyone. Each day we can decide how we are going to spend the day and who wants to eat when. We are very flexible.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We don't get up very early and don't have a fixed eating schedule (we usually just eat when we're hungry) but we can make an effort if it's important to you and we will find a way to combine everyone's needs. Everything can be discussed and we want to make sure that everyone is comfortable. Good communication is the key.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 533183377581