Come and help me around my home and enjoy Social life in rural South West of France



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  • Description


    I am Michèle, I am in my late sixties and I live by myself on an old farm on 3 acres of land, surrounded by fields and a river.
    I need help with maintainance indoors and outside.
    I am always interested in meeting new people.
    I am retired but used to travel a lot for work, I now wish to welcome people in my home.
    I am involved in various local groups : Italian cultural centre ( I lived in Italy for 20 years) and the twinning of the village with another village in Northern Tuscany.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Although life at home is quiet, nice views and plenty of books. I do go out a lot as I am a member of various cultural groups. This will give you an opportunity to meet a lot of people.
    I have lived almost half of my life abroad, mostly in the UK and Italy. I organise chatting sessions in Italian for a cultural centre in Castres. I was not trained as a teacher but I will make sure my guests will improve their French if they wish to.

  • Help


    Besides day to day cleaning, the house needs some decorating. I need help to move furniture around and and paint.
    The garden needs maintenance.
    Any experience of DIY most welcome.
    I will take part in the work to be done and will guide my guests.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Italian, a little German

  • Accommodation


    The house has about ten rooms. There are two spacious guestrooms with one bathroom to be shared by guests.
    I will provide food. I am a good cook and enjoy international recipes. Guests are also welcome to cook for themselves. I eat meat but vegetarians are welcome. No wegan though.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The nearest village is about two kilometers away, easily reached on a bicycle. There is a general shop, a baker and a bar. I will lend you a bicycle.
    From the village, buses will take you either to Castres in 20 mn or to Toulouse in one hour.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 644259152725