Join an English family and help with coppice woodland in Poitou Charentes, South West France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a small English family who have come to South West France to enjoy its sunshine and slower pace in life. We have an old farmhouse set in a stunning location on a hill, that needs to be loved back to life. Efforts this winter have given us a newly completed gite but we need help on the land as we have 3hectares of woodland and garden. The views are fabulous and the night sky clear.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The house is set on a hill and we have deer and wild boar in abundance. Far reaching views and lots of cherry trees. The main benefit for anyone joining us it the peace and tranquility. Yet within one kilometre there is a lively village considered to be one of the prettiest villages in France.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We have 3H of woodland and some large fallen trees. Would love some help with cutting these trees up and stacking the wood for winter. Also some of the woodland needs to be copiced. The grounds need to be maintained and brambles cut back. Help also needed to paint inside and outside of the house. Cooking and general cleaning. Gardening

  • Languages spoken

    Afrikaans: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Gite: One Twin bedroom with bathroom en suite and kitchen and lounge. It is all newly done. Food can be provided and included in the stay IE everyone eats together at meal times.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Transport links are available to Angouleme. Locally I can provide bicycles to the village. ( 1 km away ). There is a camp site nearby and a river beach. Restaurants and eateries are also in the village. 15 km away is a train station.

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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: 587456211216