Various help near Carcassonne in the beautiful SW of France



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    Anyone fancy to help us do some gardening, cleaning, tidying up...... We can accommodate 1 or 2 people for a maximum of 2 weeks.
    We do not expect you to be skilled workers but you need to be strong, a handy person and willing to learn.

    17 years ago, we moved from busy Greater London to the south west of France leaving behind our well paid office jobs for a complete change of life style in the French country side near Carcassonne. From our former lives, David has taken his skills in Electronics to become a builder, working mainly on renovation projects and Ariane has taken her skills in Marketing to run our 4 holiday homes. We also have a dog, 2 cats and a horse.

    We are a multinational couple, David is English and Ariane is German so lots of languages are spoken in our house. In our leisure time David loves making music, painting and improving our properties, Ariane is a keen rider. We are easy going, very flexible, like cooking and sitting round the fire place in the winter and in summer on our roof terrace enjoying a glass of wine.

    In the winter we live on Domaine du Moulin, our property with extensive grounds of great natural beauty. Accommodation would be in one of our holiday homes, when available, or in our house (maison cypres on the website) and we have a heated pool (April to October).

    From end of April to the end of September we live in Magrie, a charming village nearer Limoux.

    NO FUSSY EATERS PLEASE e.g. vegeterians, vegans ...!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Should you not have a car, we take you to some of the tourist attractions in the area for example the fortress of Carcassonne, Limoux, Rennes-le-Chateau, the enchanted garden in Alet-les-Bains...

  • Help


    At the moment, we need help in the garden, gite changeovers, tidying up.... We also want to finish our pool in Magrie, point walls, building a terrace roof.... We do not expect you to be skilled workers but you need to be strong, a handy person and willing to learn.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accommodation will be in our holiday homes depending on availability or in the guest room in our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Since we live in the country side a car is needed if you want some independence.

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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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    5 hours per day, Monday to Friday

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