Practice some languages and help with painting, bricolage and gardening in Villegats, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    Lebanese-Norwegian retired multilingual couple invite you to experience life in our traditional French village set in a beautiful countryside at an hour and a half from Bordeaux and half an hour from Angouleme.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    My Norwegian husband speaks all three nordisk languages ie: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and English. Myself French, English & Arabic. We both worked & lived in many countries around the world. My husband is a writer since we retired.

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Mainly painting, bricolage & gardening, like painting a wall or a piece of furniture or making small repairs with my husband. In the garden would be weading and grass cutting mainly.

  • Languages spoken

    Arabic: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Norwegian: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Very big house :
    2 living rooms, kitchen, dining room with an enclosed terrace, bathroom and storage room
    5 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms on the second floor
    Big garden
    Big garage and workshop outside in an independent barn in the garden
    Work away would be accommodated in an ensuite bedroom totally independent on the second floor.

    I usually prepare a lunch while in the morning we help ourselves or I make porridge. Evenings are usually early and light food unless we have someone for dinner or if invited to friends.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Ideal for cycling or to discover life in the west of France as we are at 5 minutes from Ruffec Train Station connecting to all France. As international travellers we are happy & can offer a live exchange on the countries we lived & worked with whether in Africa or Asia and language practice in one of the languages we speak.

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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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 566138296228