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we live in a beautiful area, on the "Côte d'Azur", near Monaco and the italian border.Even in Paradise, trees grow too big, and weeds have to be trimmed! it is mostly for gardening that we need help,but also to maintain cabins built some time ago; we are a group of friends of various ages and origins,living on different spots of the property.I wa a teacher of French for foreigners,and could help you improve your French.
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceHelp around the house
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all the tasks of keeping a big garden in good shape are so more pleasant when accomplished in joyful teams!
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We have different cabins or units with a lovely view on the Mediterranean sea and the old village of Roquebrune..the house, an old villa from the beginning of the century,is situated at 5 kms of Monaco,10kms of the italian border.
I regret that we cannot accomodate vegetarians, as it is too difficult to prepare vegetarian food as everyone here and most workaways eat meat.
What else ...
To get to the old village of Roquebrune or to the town of Menton you need to walk a little bit.
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Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
25 hours per week
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This is a delayed feedback post, but I find myself thinking about my time spent with Brigitte a lot! This was my first work away experience and I feel so lucky that it was. I stayed there for about a month and I made so many friends and felt reconnected to nature and myself. I got to know people from Russia, Thailand, Argentina, and Germany.
I will only mention that the walk to the train involved a long and arduous descent/ascent, which made it uncomfortable for me to walk around alone.
We usually worked with her and we also enjoyed some free
The area around her house is amazing and I was able to see a lot of different places,
Nous étions une belle équipe internationale
We mostly did garden works: cutting grass, help build a stone wall, clear away ivy etc.
Brigitte is an excellent host, who cooks amazing food and always has an open ear for
Thanks to their curiosity, they know more about France that many French people!!
We wish them a happy continuation in
We had fun times with his family and friends, we cooked and ate delicious things, we learned a
Best wishes, Sarah!
A great help for any host!
Thanks for everything !!
Brigitte is perhaps the most brilliant person I have ever met; generous with her time and knowledge, forgiving of my many (stupid) blunders, and all together excellent company. I miss her often! I can never thank you enough for everything you
I arrived in Roquebrune Cap Martin on 05/04/2020, my little finger tells me that everyone will remember this period.
Brigitte (host) and Corrado (workawer) greeted me with a big smile and immediately put me at ease.
The property is beautiful, it is surrounded by a huge plot of land on which are
He intended to join us again, and we were ready to welcome him with pleasure but unfortunately, the big size of his truck could not allow his staying in our place in South of France, so he had to leave the next day. Despite that shortened experience,
L'énergie de Brigitte, (la présence des autres volontaires) la vue sur la mer, entourée par la nature a certainement été une grande chance.
J'ai resté trois semaines et je ne saurais être plus reconnaissant.
c'est marrant d'écrire ça maintenant, en dehors
First to be ready for work or for activities, he gives an artistic and aesthetic turn
he has participated in so many projects while being with us: from restarting a swimming pool which was out of order for the last six months to repairing a swingchair, to making a lock fit at the yoga studio, to preparing and renewing a cabin for another
Staying at this Workaway was the best way to get introduced to the French culture. Not only is one living at one of the most beautiful areas in Europe, but also Bridgitte is familiar with many places in France, and she is also an excellent teacher, so you will learn French. I spent two full weeks here. There is plenty of
She hosted a lot of workawayer before me and she remember every single one.
I was surprised by the energy of Brigitte, her way of thinking, her determination.
Was nice to speak with her, expecially about something that she love: her
This is truely a "full house", as Brigitte often hosts up to 5 workawayers at the same time. You will never get bored
she did such a wonderful professional job with the renovation of our camping car, and of one of the cabins, that it is a great pleasure just to go there and admire what she did! Anaïs is full of charm, easy to leave with, always
Living with all the other workawayers, renters and Brigitte made it feel like a
She accomplished with good will all the tasks demanded, and was nice to everyone in our group.
Thanks for everything, Dora, and good luck in your travels!
I stayed in Brigitte’s for 15 days in August (2018) and I enjoyed a lot this period. I had the chance to meet a lot of people (workawayers, renters, visitors and Brigitte’s family) and everyone was always very friendly with me, if you want immersion in a french culture with nice people and
Very best wishes from us!
- if you are an outgoing person, it is hard to reach Monaco or other cities, villages, because of the long walk, going up and down on the route. The house is on the hill, so if you would like to go everyday to a bigger city, or having a party, it will be complicated.
- the people are nice, the work is easy, the atmosphere is
I am very grateful for all they have done, from moving an enormous heap of fire wood to planting lavender, and I can recommend them to any host.
thanks a lot, dear you two, and come back whenever you wish!
She shared our family life to our great pleasure, fulfilling willingly all the different tasks, (from weeding the garden to making concrete)including sciences lessons to the young Olivia who enjoyed it.
she is very good at card games and won regularly when we played Cabo;
Met lots of people including Brigitte's friendly family members; children and grandchildren.
Bye until another
I spent about 3 weeks here and it was a real amazing experience at a beautiful situated location with great views. Brigitte is very hospitable, a good cook and she has a great sense of humour. After a short while together with her and the other volunteers I felt like a member of a family, we had interesting conversations,
thank you again for the great experience that includes a wonderful location, delicious food and lots of different people who were nice to meet. I enjoyed the work outside in the garden and the nice weather, too. Aswell as playing cards. I hope you will finish the yoga cabin as soon as possible and I wish you a merry christmas with
Dear Maria, we wish you all the best and hope you come again!
Best wishes and so man,y thanks
I am so
What else can we add to this profile? The more than 90 amazing feedbacks (and counting) that these wonderful people have talk by themselves. It is really hard to find something that hasn't been mentioned yet!
We felt like home since the
it was a pleasure to host you, your soft personnality is warm and attaching. I recommand you to any host, the tasks were fulfilled with good mood and cleverness, and your company is very agreable.I wish you all the best and hope to host you when the weather will be more to your taste, so that you can enjoy our Summer heat!!
Je suis restée avec Brigitte et compagnie à pendant le mois de décembre. L'endroit était incroyable, près d'un vieux village et juste en face de la plus belle vue que vous puissiez imaginer.
Depuis le premier jour où je suis arrivée, je me sentais heureuse et la bienvenue, j’ai
sebastian has helped us wonderfully, always with a strong and smiling energy, which pushed the whole group to the realisation of tasks which without him may very well have remained unfinished!!!
he managed to trim nicely lots of trees which were starting to hide the blue mediterrannean sea from the
Thanks Allison, we wish you all the best!
it has been wonderful to have you coming to join us, the whole family so helpful and entertaining, it is a real privilege to meet such an enthusiastic team! your passage will be remembered for a while, no doubt, by the garden which has been completely renovated thanks to you!! we have wood ready for the winter and decorations for
If there is be more than excellent, I would definitely choose it!
You hosted the 5 of us so warmly! We had such a funny time also with all the other Workawayers (hope we will meet again, guys!).
Work was not too easy, but always fun and satisfying!
You are the most positive thinking person we ever met! Thank you!
we are happy to have had the opportunity to meet you, you are a great boy, and we wish you all the best, and hope to see you back if you come around Nièvre or Côte d'Azur in the future!
About the work, we used to start every day (week-end not included) about 9am working in the garden or building something (is lasts about 4 hours), then
like Mary Poppins, she is a fairy, she is able to reorganize a whole house (in great disorder) cleverly to the satisfaction of all users!
She is a phenomenal worker, accomplishing many tasks in no time, and ready for more as soon as one is finished!
Do not trust her delicate slim beauty, she is
Vos personnalités se sont délicatement affirmées, et c'est avec grande amitié que je vous embrasse bien fort,
Bisous aussi à Roland qui n'est malheureusement arrivé qu'après notre départ.
Seraina & Eliane
I spent 2 weeks in August there and for all the workawayers out there: this is one of the best places you could go and i'm so happy that Brigitte chose me to spend some time à la maison! Work wasn't hard (mainly gardening or working in their beautiful property) and the
as well in the garden, where they fought against weeds, as on the terraces where Gigliola dedicated herself to repainting all the columns, with a great success!
the whole house seems refreshed after the efforts of the team they were part of!
Thanks to both of them!
We would totally recommend this little paradise as a workaway experience.
Hope to see you again! Arrivederci!
We were welcomed and had a real family feel by working and eating with them. Brigitte willingly spoke French with us on most days. Her cooking and baking skills of traditional French cuisine was generously shared with us. This is a gem of a house looking down on the turquoise
C'est un peu par hasard que tu es arrivée chez nous: le hasard fait bien les choses!
nous avons été ravis de t'avoir, toujours si positive,( et acharnée dans ta lutte contre le lierre!) joyeuse et rieuse de ton joli rire en cascade.
Avis aux hôtes potentiels: Marie Lou est super!
A bientôt, j'espère! Brigitte
C'était ma quatrième place de Workaway et peut-être la plus jolie! C'est une place pour les reines et les rois. J'ai dormi dans un Minibus, mais même là bas je me suis sentie comme une reine hippie avec la meilleure vue quand je me suis reveillée - bleu bleu bleu partout, parce qu'on a vue sur la mer meditarenée!!! Youpi
Best wishes, dear Tessa and Carl, it was great to have you here!
Thank you, dear Jeanne, for all your help, you are greatly efficient, we wish you all the very best !! hope to see you again here, we miss you
you have been wonderful, always smiling and happy, so helpful in all the tasks ( like fighting the ivy and the thorns!) and such good company!
We highly recommand you to all hosts, we miss you and wish you all the best in the great adventure of your travels, hoping that your road will one
nous recommandons Stan à tout hôte, il est inégalable pour bouger de lourdes pierres ou manier la tronçonneuse avec entrain!
Merci beacoup aussi a Roland pour conaissance et entend profonde et inengagée de politic. Tres charmante de vous connaitre et merci
she was never afraid of hard work in pruning the bushes even if they had thorns!! we miss your enthusiasm, dear Odette, and recommand
À la prochaine
Eliane et Seraina
Mike, it starts to be a little cold to swim but you certainely would if you were there!
we miss you and you are warmly expected to
When i arrived with a friend at brigittes there were already 4 other workawayers. First we didn'T know that. And then i felt not very comfortable in this constellation. I more felt that i am
We did different things in the big garden, from cutting plants over collecting leaves or painting to pushing an old bus up the hill one day :) I learned a lot and Brigitte is very cool to work with. Also I worked with other workawayers, which