Join us in the countryside and help restore our old stone house in Urval, Aquitaine, France



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    Hello Everyone!

    We’re Holly and Ryan - In our late twenties we moved to the South West France countryside last year in search of a more laid back lifestyle.

    We’ve just bought an old stone house here in the Dordogne and (although a total bargain!) it needs some work.

    We’ve got the professionals in for the larger jobs but there’s a need for general labourers and painters etc! If anyone has a trade/skill then even better - we are sure we can find something for everyone!

    Having travelled Asia through sites similar to Work Away we want to give back to the community and house a few travellers!

    You’d be housed with us in a place with brekki and evening meal provided (we can’t cater to vegans or veggies I am afraid as we’re in rural France!!)

    You would have your own bedroom and shared bathroom and so a couple or singles are welcome!

    Our nearest airport is Bergerac. Around 40 minutes from us!

    Within the area there’s some great eateries, chateau, gardens etc. Loads of history!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    A chance to brush up on your French and/or English!

    We are an English couple and just learning French ourselves but immersing in the language is a great way to learn!

  • Help


    No specific skills required but you need to be fit and able!

    Our new house needs stripping to say the least - that includes:
    Taking down rails
    Smashing out kitchens

    We’ll also need help with painting, tiling, gardening and general labour runs to the tip and back!

    You’ll be needed on hand for around 4/5 hours a day between 10-3 (ish!)

    But the afternoons and nights will be yours!

    We have WiFi! A house and a comfy bed.

    We love meeting new folks with a story to tell so get in touch!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, French

  • Accommodation


    - French heated house
    - Twin Bedroom
    - Shared Bathroom (shower, basin, toilet)

    Local village within 5 minute drive. 30 minute walk!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Take a look at the local area of the Perigord Noir!

    We’ve got some great wines, caves, patisserie and more...

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

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

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