I am a retired international school teacher living my best life! I speak fluent French, German and English with a bit of Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia! I lived in France while growing up and consider it home but spent my adult life living in Germany, Hanoi, Bali and France. I am an American citizen.
DIY and building projects
Help with Computers/ Internet
I live in a village of 800 people in southern France between Carcassonne and Narbonne. The ruins of Cathars castles perch on top of the surrounding hills, overlooking the vineyards of the Corbieres/Minervois region. We are near the Mediteranean coast and the pink flamingos in the wetlands there, as well as only an hour from the Spanish border (Barcelona is a three hour drive/train trip). Narbonne was the first Roman settlement in France and there are amazing ruins, digs and museums about this period.
Recently purchased old house needs some loving care: stripping paint off of doors, repainting walls, etc...
This host offers a language exchange
I have been a teacher all my life and specialize in language acquisition for children, but am happy to practice my skills on adults!
Private room with wifi. Shared kitchen/bath. Semi-private living room. Home cooked lunch provided daily and free access to kitchen. Some transport provided.
There are great walks in the area and a small shop in the town. Major shopping is about 7 kms away and I usually make a trip every other day and can provide transport as needed.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I have a high speed internet connection that is quite dependable.
There is street parking or for 20 EUROS per month there is a walled field across the street where you could park a vehicle securely.
I have a cat, but he likes most dogs. Cats probably not!
More than two
Maximum 2-3 hours a day, 5 days a week