English speaking host. Looking for help with painting, gardening, cleaning and general maintenance, Mayenne, France



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    I have a position available for 4-6 weeks for a couple looking after one dog and doing house and garden maintenance.
    Please contact me for further details, thanks.

    I prefer to take workaways for a month at a time as it gives them the chance to settle in, get to know each other and have a great time,
    I fully believe that all of our workaway experiences should be full of laughter, satisfying work, lots of fun, great food, and friendly comradery.
    I am renovating my 19th Century Manor house in the Mayenne, France. I am looking for builders, gardeners, painters and decorators, gifted and talented, kind and wonderful people to work together on this huge project and share the experience.
    I'm looking for help immediately. The house is in a beautiful location with a swimming pool (not in winter) in exchange for renovation work, cleaning, painting, gardening and great ideas.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We hope that we can all learn a different skill from each other.
    I need, builders, plumbers, electricians, gardeners, pool maintenance, French language, labourers, yoga, reiki, website design and promotion by social media, cookery and much more, what do you do? Please apply if you feel that you can join us on this journey.
    If each one of us shares our skills and helps with the others we can finish this job with much more knowledge than when we started.
    At times there will be Several of us And other times just a few, we can share great food, meditation, yoga, knowledge, laughing, playing games and much more.
    The local area in Juvigne is very beautiful to enjoy, perfect for cycling, fishing lakes, medieval castles close by, stunning walks.
    My neighbours don't speak a word of English so perfect for practicing your French.
    A chance to integrate in French rural life.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    I have bought a huge Project in the Mayenne in France, i now live here full time and would like workaways to join me on working holidays to tend to the garden, and renovate the house. It is my intention to bring the cottage garden back to its former glory and get going with the restoration job ahead of us with the house.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    A bedroom in the property with shared bathrooms, my property is in the country and you would benefit from having your own vehicle. It's just a 10 minute walk to Juvigne with shops, pub, pharmacy, doctor etc. I am more than happy to take you into town when I go out, i also have several good push bikes if you would like to explore the local area. We have 8 acres and our own swimming pool. The house is comfortable, everything works that should, but it’s mid renovation, it is my intention to renovate it to a high standard.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are close to Fougeres, Laval, Ernee and Vitre. Lots of beautiful lakes close by with cycling routes. Huge Art Installation in Ernee by Louis Derbre, please google it, it is quite amazing. Lots of shops, markets, cycling races, Vide greniers. crazy farming shows, bars, and restaurants. I sell French Antiques in the UK and so some of my time is taken by buying antiques and I may require some help with this. We are non smokers and have a strict non smoking rule around the house. We enjoy our French wine and beer especially with beautiful food but not to excess. We are very hard workers and expect that the time that you are working that you put your all into it, this is our way of life, the good news is that we also like to have lots of fun and games.

  • A little more information

    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: 616293535818