Volunteer(s) helping us with gardening and housework, possibly some other projects in Provence Alpes Azur, France

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a franco-american family living in the Alps, our two children are aged 11 and 17. Lori works from home as a translator, and used to travel for her work before COVID. Our home is located in a beautiful area in the southern Alps at 1000m elevation, near lac de Castillon. Our property borders two rivers, the Verdon and the Ivoire. We have a huge yard and there are many tourism opportunities nearby, although we are somewhat isolated with no neighbors or amenities within a 6km radius. It is easy to get here by train from Nice or Digne les Bains (our home overlooks the tourist train station which is currently closed for works, as of May 2021, the trains are replaced by buses, the nearest bus stop is 6 km from the house).

    We have two guest rooms in the main house, and a small indepedent studio.

    Things to do in the immediate area include hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, cycling. There are great opportunities for day/weekend trips to places like Digne les Bains, Annot, Entrevaux, Puget-Theniers, Nice... travelling on the small tourist train that departs from the station right by the house (4 stops/day). The nearest village is 6 km away, population approx 550. The lake is about 8 km away, we are also not far from Castellane.

    We speak mostly French at home, with a little English here and there. If you want to improve your French, you will definitely have the opportunity to do so!

    Couples (children welcome) or single women preferred.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We speak mostly French at home, with a little English here and there. If you want to improve your French, you will definitely have the opportunity to do so!

    Things to do in the immediate area include hiking, swimming, fishing, boating, cycling. There are great opportunities for day/weekend trips to places like Digne les Bains, Annot, Entrevaux, Puget-Theniers, Nice... travelling on the small tourist train that departs from the station right by the house (4 stops/day). The nearest village is 6 km away, population approx 550. The lake is about 8 km away, we are also not far from Castellane.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help

    Help

    Help with gardening and housework, cooking. Entertaining our 9 yo daughter as well!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We speak French & English fluently. Happy to improve our Spanish or Italien, or other languages!

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    2 x 12m² Bedrooms: one with single bed and sink, one with double bed and sink in the main house, on the same floor as the rest of the family. Or, 35m² studio with 3 beds and kitchenette.

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  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    We have two routers, very reliable wifi connection all through the house. No 3G or 4G mobile data available outdoors nor in the house (or very spotty!)

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of parking, possibility to hook up to electricity and water as well

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    We are open to hosting pets, particularly smaller dogs, if they get along well with other animals & children, keep in mind we have 3 cats, chickens & rabbits... lots of space here but the property is not fenced.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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