Help with DIY, renovation, painting and lots of different tasks in Marseille, France




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    Need help from 11th december to 19th december easy task.
    Or for other période possible also.

    About myself, I'm Clarita French lady from France, I've been traveling a lot and meeting lots of people, I speak English and Spanish, i love meeting people!!
    Hablo espanol y me gusta mucha practicar.
    I dont have pet but i love animals

    I'm looking for different profiles up to what you can do, i'm opened: i have easy painting o carpentry or cleanning or sew machine or Chinese medicine or massages.

    If you have been using often a drill in your life, a circular saw, a screw driver you're the man! (or the girl)
    I need help with wood. Carpentry and Some electricity,painting.
    I can provide old clothes for man and woman for work. Normal size but i may have some for big size too if you need. We can check what i have.

    ******spécial information for 16th december to january / february**
    If you are really really good in renovation. I can give you for free a full flat only if you have very strong skill in renovation***
    I will be on holidays so i don t host in my flat in christmas/ middle january.
    But i just bought a very old flat. So i can host you for free in a very old flat if you are autonomous and want to do 2hours à day during this period*** the area is not the best but it s not too bad.
    Do not hésitate to ask me more for this période. It can be december january february
    You can be alone or with somebody or couple if you like during christmas and january even february***

    Other Help welcome:
    If you can use a sew machine I have lots of clothes to repair.
    I may have another option: if you have skill in Chinese medicine like reiki. Energy. If you can heal people let me know! If you are good in massage let me know too.

    Let me know your availability and we'll see what it matches the best with your schedule
    Now i'm happy to host you, i'm happy to spend time with you for meals, chatting, evenings,
    and you'll have free time to go around, but when you have free time for yourself, i prefer you go visiting by your own and you don't stay one full day relax at home, because i'm working home in visiowork and I prefer to have some time alone in my flat during the week days when you are not helping me in renovation.
    I try to work with you when i m not busy with my office job. Or i may ask you to do tasks alone when i have lots of office job to do.
    Usually we work more together on week-end and some days on week day. So you can have some time of in some week day.
    Dépend of weather. Avaibility. My office job.

    I need help for renovating because i cannot do everything by myself and I need some help, especially a person who knows already about DIY for the house, wood, building, construction... and handy person for sure
    A person who know about renovating a house.
    Tell me your skills and I'll tell you what we can do.

    Tell me about you and We'll see which project we can do together.

    But only ONE IMPORTANT request: ONLY NO SMOKERS! strictly no smoke at all, even outside, no smoke never... (my worst point) and,i prefer somebody who likes cooking. Then we share the tasks. I dont want to be the only one to prépare meal. Even basic food is fine.
    and i prefer somebody who speaks good English or Spanish or French, we'll need to have good communication, even if you're learning French. We can for example speak a good English or Spanish during the day and you can practice French at lunch time or evening
    About your country or your age, I don't mind because every single human is amazing to meet and share experiences, talk, ideas, traveling experiences...Etc... (I hosted between 18 and 65 until now)
    I don't host couples. Sorry. No couples.

    If you have free time in week day or week-end i prefer you to go visiting. Sorry but i dont want you to stay one full day relax inside the house.
    If you need just internet i prefer you go to à coffee. Sorry for that. I prefer we are together working or you are alone visiting.
    I like indépendant people.
    I need often to be alone at home because of my job or organising staffs in my flat.

    Some workaways asked me if I can have 2 options about working time/food:

    OPTION 1 = 4 hours help/day + free food + free accommodation
    OPTION 2 = 2 hours help/day + Free accommodation

    OPTION 1 :
    Officially the website ask for 5 hours helping week day, like 25 hours in 7 days and free food and free accommodation.
    I feel that 25 is a lot then I feel that 4 hours *5 times it's enough like = 20 hours/7 days. I'm totally open and flexible about helping time, it' can be also 2*8 hours + 2 hours + 2 hours or 8h+4h+4h+4h
    I'm really flexible and open, it's also up to the weather, what you want to do...

    OPTION 2 :
    Some people still have money for food, but for sure we still share the meal and want to help less
    so I'm flexible
    actually some workaway did already like that, they were buying some food because they were not doing 4 hours a day

    Then If you send me an email, please can you write “Bonjour Hello Hola” and tell me if you smoke then i know you read my profile

    I usually try to make nice food to make sure you discover nice french food.

    I m almost vegetarian. i dont buy MEAT, I don't buy at home but I can eat very occasionaly, then i don't mind if you're vegetarian. But I cook often with egg and cheese.
    Then if you're vegan, i don't mind not eating egg and cheese if you're cooking vegan food because i don't know how to cook vegan food. And usually vegan people are great chefs! But i dont know how cooking vegan.
    VEGAN : I don't mind about eating vegan food with vegetables but I don't buy the specific vegan food of vegan like soya cream, nuts, oat milk, almond milk.. for example i dont buy specific vegan food because it s very expensive végétal milk but i buy normal milk with normal price.
    I dont buy avocado usually. But you can buy for yourself as another example.
    I dont buy Coca-Cola and junk food. But you can buy it for yourself.

    but I don't mind if you buy specific vegan food for yourself for sure but i don t buy It.
    if you're a meat eater, I don't mind if you buy meat for yourself because i don t buy it.
    and i don't have coffee neither.
    then if you want coffee you have to buy it for yourself.
    If your vegetarian or vegan i ll buy vegetable and normal food.
    I dont buy specific vegan or vegetarian food.
    I dont buy bio but nice french vegetable.
    I dont mind if you buy your bio vegetable.

    I dont drink cofee. I usually dont have at home.
    I don't mind if you drink your own coffee.
    I have tea.

    I just don't want somebody smoking and i have easy healthy food.

    I often cook with vegetable, eggs, cheese..etc... and i often cook cakes when i have time.

    I m sooooooo happy if you cook. I like anything except too spicy.

    I'm dynamic, full of energy, friendly, easy going, talkative.
    I like salsa, batchata, climbing, kite surfing, skiing, walking, traveling, backpacking
    I like doing lots of things, I hate to be bored.
    I love nature, camping, free hugs!
    When I go on holidays, I always come back more tired than before!
    I love to see and to learn lots of things, I think that we have to learn all our life
    I'm not a common French girl because I don't like wine or champagne, neither beer ! I'm more crazy about natural juice and ice cream than alcohol but I like cocktails, but after one, I'm drunk!
    I like cooking, I like to try new kinds of food but I don't like food that is too spicy.
    I love chocolate and I like to make cakes, especially when I have a good occasion to share them.
    I like to be with positive people, dynamic with lots of ideas. People who take care of the others. I'm bored with shy people, quiet people, people lazy.
    I'm really interested in all subjects like meditation, yoga, magnetism, reiki, therapeutic massage, reflexology, acupuncture, Chinese medicine… Etc..

    Then, you have to meet me!


    Enjoy your life, be happy, be positive

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I love meeting new people
    We can share meals, share time, share ideas, talks,
    Come and experience the French lifestyle !

    I can teach you the French language, culture and food.
    Marseille and around is beautiful with the sea, the "calanques", the Provence

  • Help


    Only ONE IMPORTANT request : NO SMOKERS, even outside, even on the terrace, I'm so sorry but i have zero tolerance for smoke... If you have been never smoking in your life it's even better!

    Then If you send me an email, please can you write “Bonjour Hello Hola” and tell me if you smoke then i know you read my profile

    I host only one person at the time because the flat is not too big

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    Hello, If you need to learn French I can give you some tips !!

  • Accommodation


    Nice flat with terrace

    Free wifi

    bus 50 meters : 15 min bus+10 min metro to go to city center

    Bathroom : for sure you can use the bathroom and have shower, but I had bad experience of people wasting water, and having 2 showers a day like 10/15 min each time
    About environmental and economic reason, i feel that one shower a day normal time is good
    For sure you can have a shower after working and when you need, but I really have people wasting the water for nothing.
    Some people leave the water on while not using it while washing tooth, also

    The same about electricity : lots of people don't turn off the light after going out of a room

    Here in France we care about wasting water and wasting electricity.
    Use what you need, but don't wast for nothing

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    What else ...

    You will have some free time also to discover Marseille and around, I have public transport 50 meters away. city center 25 mins away (15 min bus + 10 min metro)
    "calanque" (a beautiful viewpoint), and the sea are really beautiful, i added some pictures

    You can be a boy or a girl even if a boy sound better for the job, can be a bit tired. You can even be 2 people if you travel together.
    You don't need to speack English if you speack French
    but at least some word in French if possible

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I've got a good connection WIFI.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    I have a carpark for moto or bicycle or car or small campervans I have 2 car parks : one for me, one for my guest, one open roof secured, one inside secured under a building

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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