Help needed with general duties around the house, maybe someone with knowledge on repairing cars, child care in Aude, France



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    I am a single Papa with my own small business repairing and renovating cars and I have a home in Mailhac in the Aude region of France, I find dealing with full time work, raising a small child, running some circuit training classes, cooking, cleaning etc plus running repairs on the house difficult to keep up with, I would like to find someone, ideally a female or a couple so my little girl has a stronger female influence on her than she does currently, who is kind, can speak French, easy going, has a sense of humour and a lust for life. We have a cat and a super-friendly dog.

    If you think this may be you please get in touch...

    Colin and Jasmine.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

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  • Help


    I'd like someone who could help with cleaning, cooking and organizing in the house, preferable if they could speak some French, good with children as I have a ten year old daughter, she is fluent in French but I am not and she will need a small amount of help with homework. Jasmine is a nice, kind and energetic child with a great sense of humour.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    I have a 3 storey village house and in it I have converted two beautiful, private apartments set on the top and middle floors of the house which I let out and whenever it is un-let you are welcome to use it, it is currently un-let . I have a wide variety of friends and can spend weekends doing many varied interesting things and you would be welcome to Join us and experience what the region has to offer.

    The house is in the centre of the small village of Mailhac which nestles in the foothills of the Montagne Noir - the southernmost part of the Massif Central. It is in the department of Aude in the region of Languedoc Rousillon and has a population of about 550.
    There is a small well-stocked shop less than a 100 metres away which sells fresh bread and pastries six days a week. There is also a post office, a bar and, in July and August, the village swimming pool is open.

    The nearby village of Pouzols has its own Cave Co-operative where good local wine can be bought very cheaply!

    You can wander round the old streets and preserved ramparts, visit the church, or play a game of petanque. Life in Mailhac is quiet, easy paced and the locals are friendly!
    There is a selection of restaurants in the nearby villages of Cabezac and Bize-Minervois. Both these are about three miles away.

    We have bikes so a ride in the idyllic surroundings is always a pleasure.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It's a quiet village though very beautiful set in Aude in the Languedoc region. It is close to the Canal du Midi and 40 minutes (24 miles) from the beach, we have lots of local areas of beauty for swimming and walking, riding or picnicing.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

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    Hours expected

    5 hours for 5 days a week

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