Come and help us out in Vijon, France and be part of the family



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    We are Margaret and Rod, we have lived in France for a few years,we are both retired, We used to be foster parents when we lived in Britain so we are well use to sharing our home which is a farmhouse with a barn and out buildings we have an orchard and a vegetable garden.We have a few chickens and two cats. I like to cook and bake any kind of cuisine but especially Italian and chinese . My family and friends enjoy my cooking very much and I hope you will too. I like to make preserves as we have lots of fruit and vegetables I also make sausages and bacon, but just for our own use. I am willing to share this knowledge if you are interested, and happy for you to teach me any new recipes. My pastimes are reading, crocheting, knitting,and sewing. We like to sit in the garden, eat and drink and watch the sun go down.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We have a lot of experience looking after our house and garden, both we have built and made ourselves. We can teach how to grow from seed right through to harvesting,with preparation and cooking . We can also teach how to cook and make bacon sausages and preserves. Rod also has a lot of experience to offer in building gardening and looking after chickens.

  • Help


    We are looking for help with some general gardening ,preparing the soil and planting, clearing the ground in preparation for next year we would also like someone who can help in the house with cooking and cleaning. Ideally we are looking for more than one workaday.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and some French

  • Accommodation


    We can offer 2 caravans which are in a good clean condition, equipped with a fridge and portaloo. We will provide you with a good lunch and evening meal which we would like you to eat with us. We will share our home but you also have the privacy of the caravan .We would like you to be part of the family. Because we live in a rural area our nearest train stations are Chateauroux and Montlucon and we are willing to pick you up from either.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live on the border between the Indre the Creuse and the Allier in central France with fishing, horse riding, walking and market towns all very close. We have two lakes nearby with beaches that are good for swimming,we are in the heart of George Sands region.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    20/25 hours per week

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The house
Margaret and Rod
The caravan
Our cat Marlowe

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