Help with gardening and painting and enjoy the countryside in Mareuil en Perigord, France



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    I'm 60+ Dutch and living in the Dorgdogne since 2003 I have son a daughter-in-law and two grandchilderen and member of the counsil in my village. Have a lot of friends with all kind of nationalities. Speak Dutch, Englisch, German and French.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

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    What living in the frence countryside means.

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    Gardening and painting of the woodwork off the house.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Very beautifull old house (12th century) nice garden swimming pool own bedroom with an adjoining showerroom, toilet and washbassin

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The hamlet where I live is situated in the Regional Nature Park Périgord-Limosin, known for its beautiful and varied nature and rolling landscape, with magnificent vieuws of corn- and sunflower fields variegated by woods and flowery valleys. In this region the climate is pleasant, with usually mild springs, warm summers, a delightful autumn and mostly mild winters.
    It is a quite rural hamlet, without trough traffic, at a distance of 1,5 km from a little village with all amenities. The village lies halfway the historic cities of Angoulême and Périgueux and not far from the picturesque medival "towns" of Brantôme and Bourdeilles.
    My place is situated admidst verious historical monuments such as 3 chateaux, a beautiful Roman church from the 12th century, gaves and cave-houses dating back from approximately 600 C.A., in the Merovingian era.
    (The Merovingians were a dynasty of Frankish kings, who from the 5th until halfway the 8th century reigned over a regulary changing territory in parts of the present France and Germany).
    In Angoulême, at a distance of half an hour driving, there is a High Speed Train (TGV) connection with Bordeaux, Paris and the airport Charles de Gaulle. There is also a bus connection from the village to Angoulême and Perigueux as well as between the railway station in Bordeaux and the airport.
    The airports of Bergerac and Limoges (1,5 hours by car from the village) have regular flight connections to the UK.
    There are also 2 mountainbikes available!
    I do not smoke and do not wish for smokers to accept this invitation.

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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

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

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