Barn renovation in the Dordogne Les Eyzies, France



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    We are a family of four and have lived in France for ten years renovating our home. We are located in Les Eyzies de Tayac,an area of outstanding natural beauty, overlooking the river and surrounding countryside.We have been renovating our stone buildings, some originating back to the 12th century Volunteers can help with a variety of tasks, like pointing walls, tiling, laying floors and gardening. We are happy to teach people new skills so don't worry if you are not that experienced. You will need to like working outside for part of your stay but we can certainly guarantee that we will find you a job you like After a hard days work, you are able to explore the many tourist sites such as local chateaux, caves, gardens and beautiful villages like Sarlat. For the more adventurous there are activities such as canoeing, horse riding, cycling and even paragliding. We are surrounded by local walking routes and our area is well known for its prehistoric sites. It really is well worth a visit.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

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    We have started work on our third project, a small stone barn. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help point the walls, lay wooden flooring, general maintenance and plenty of gardening.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a two bedroom cottage available, equipped with wifi and tv.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The Vézére Valley known for its many prehistoric sites, fifteen of these sites are listed as World Heritage sites with UNESCO. Only 4 km away is Les Eyzies, the centre of the Pre-historic sites. The Vézere valley is the ideal destination for outdoor activities; hiking, cycle routes, horse riding, paragliding, microlight flying, swimming, canoeing, or just sitting in the sun? Should you get too hot the Vézéré river is located only a short walk away (100m) for you to cool down or just relax?
    If you wish to venture further, a train station is located at Les Eyzies for connections to Bordeaux or Paris!

    Own transport would be necessary as no bus service is available.

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    • 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

    5 hours per day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 585412673655