Help me with some tidying, planning and light maintenance at my property near Dinsac, France



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    A long time Couchsurfing host and occasional traveler. I have lived in Asia, Malaysia and the Philippines and traveled extensively the region. Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand etc. Then I lived in Sri Lanka for six months before moving to South America, spending years in Bolivia, also traveling through Paraguay, Argentina, Peru and Colombia before settling again in Ecuador.

    A life long dream to have a place in France has just come true, and this property in the heart of France in the Haute-Vienne region in a hamlet near Dinsac needs some love and attention. The main segment is habitable, but the scope for the buildings surrounding it would enable me to offer a great little holiday place for people interested in learning more about France, the region, the cultures and of course the language.

    My approach and style is one of an extremely social environment with fairness and generosity in abundance, what I seek is people that enjoy mucking in from time to time, and enjoying a relaxing enjoyable fun atmosphere.

    General tidying shouldn't take long, but then some project planning and no-heavy maintenance would be useful. I would of course provide accommodation, food and drink, and good conversation around a picnic table or barbeque with people from all cultures, skill sets and ages, that just want to be a little off the grid without being far from normal civilisation.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project

  • Help


    I think I have described this reasonably above, but people interested are more than welcome to initiate dialogue (have a chat, email me or call me) to get a better understanding of what's in store, but to cut to the quick, an enjoyable low cost time helping turn a dream into reality.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French, Spanish.

  • Accommodation


    bedrooms (private), a dorm, couches, tents, mobile home space etc. with hot water and electricity, and internet!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Time off can be used to visit many of the attractions of the beautiful region of Haute-Vienne.

    Le Dorat is 5 minutes away. This is a magnificent medieval walled town that has a larger supermarket, various other shops, bars, restaurants and even a small cinema.

    You will find a lot to see and do in the area you could follow the route of Richard the Lionheart, visit Oradour-sur-glane, the martyr village, or you may like to cycle around the Monts de Blond.

    In high season you can swim in the lakes with man made beaches at Cieux or Lac St.Pardoux with life guard surveillance.

    There are many markets in the region, if you like looking for bargains, maybe a french bed or armoire?

    Lac Saint Pardoux is only an hour away. There are many attractions in the area. Venturing a little further, the Dordogne Valley and spectacular town of Rocamadour are less than 2.5 hours drive away. Limoges is less than 1 hour away. This large city is a blend of ancient and new architecture and contains quaint medieval streets and modern shopping facilities, museums, aquarium and food markets. Les Halles in Place des Motte, at the very heart of Limoges, is a veritable gastronomic heaven. Antiques, brocante and porcelain shops and markets reflect Limoges’ world wide importance in pottery.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • 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

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