Help a German couple, with projects in their home and garden in an old village, Languedoc Roussillon, France



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    Hello, we - Norbert and Elke (57 and 54 years old)- are a German couple, living in an old village in the South of France. In the surrounding of our village there is wonderful nature with a lot of possibilities to do: trekking in the mountains, swimming in the rivers and in the gorges, cycling by bike etc.
    We live in a nice small house beside a bigger one on the same terrain with a swimmingpool, which we rent out from time to time.
    Norbert is mainly doing maintenance of these two house and keeping the big terrain as beautiful as it is. This can be a lot of work in spring or autumn. Experience in cutting down trees always wecome... If you work 4 or 5 hours in the morning, there is still time enough to swim in the pool or discover the beautiful places in our surrounding. If we have got time, we like to show you around as well.
    Apart of sharing work and house with you we would like to spend a very good time together!
    We can offer a nice guestroom with a French bed, good for a single person or a couple.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We need help for all kind of gardening work, maintenance of terrain with stone wall terraces and sometimes building help.

  • Languages spoken

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

  • Accommodation


    We can offer a nice guestroom with a French bed (good for one person or a couple), you have to share toilet, bathroom and kitchen with us. Normaly we won't have guests in the big house during having you here so there is a lot of space !
    Of course you can use our pool whenever you want, and if we have got time we can show you wonderful places in our beautiful area.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Because Elke is vegetarian and likes cooking you will taste lots of meals without meat. But you don't have to be vegetarian, Norbert and the rest of the family like meat as well:-).
    We are non-smokers, so we don't want that you smoke in the house. But if you smoke outside the house, no problem!

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    4 or 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Renate and Wolfgang drinking French coffee
Walking with Wolfgang and Renate from Austria
Havin fun at "Fete de la musique" with Josh and Johanna from the USA
... who is now cycling to the South of Africa!
Drinking a nice glass of wine after a hiking-day with Gary....
A daytrip to Béziers with Frank and Judi from Australia
The house looks really "housy" now from the inside
The "American Team" (Eric, Ashley, Vincent, Adam and Norbert)
Amanda - workawayer from New York - is plastering one of the walls
Luke starts making the floor
Kara and Luke, the wonderful Australian workawayer couple!
with the "Kiwis" Ross and Vero in the mountains
workawayers Vero and Ross came from New Zealand to help us!
sometimes the twins help as well
workawayer Joe with Norbert
the roof is nearly finished!
the workawayers Lucy, Mike and Tom with Norbert
Lucy and Mike from England
our workawayer Tom, Norbert and Elke
our two cats
..that was the beginning

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