Restoring and maintaining houses in Burgundy, France.



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  • Description


    We are a couple, our grown up children don't live with us but visit often, and we have many friends and neighbours that we spend time with. We are both from London, but have lived in France for many years.

    We are looking for some help this summer - re-building gate posts, some work in the garden, renewing the chicken coup, painting walls, laying floors. You can come for a week and see how we get along. We speak several languages and there is ample opportunity to speak French. The language spoken in the house depends on who is here at that time.

    We eat a French style lunch each day, often with friends and neighbours, and expect people to help with the meal and keeping the house clean.

    This is an opportunity to do some hard physical work, learn some new skills, take part and have fun. Expect a challenge.

  • 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 like to debate issues in politics, philosophy, art, science. We can make sure you spend time with our French neighbours to help improve your language. You will see how people in rural France live and you will eat really well.

  • Help


    We are restoring a 15th century house where we are finalising downstairs rooms, finishing walls and floors upstairs, rebuilding a small wall outside.

    Of course there will be some cooking and domestic work from time to time, so, everyone can muck in.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French English Spanish Italian Serb/Croat

  • Accommodation


    Shared rooms - we have 1 or 2 rooms for sharing.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The country around this area is beautiful. We provide meals during the week, in the French style - including a long lunch we prepare together. We are meat eaters. At the weekend you can make your own arrangements for food and to explore the area. We prefer non smokers.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours, 5 days a week - 4/5 heures par jour, 5 j/sem.

Summer lunch
Summer finally arrives May 18
New crepi (render)
Gates currently being installed
Front of house new render
New tiles
April 2018
Latest flock of chicks
Church next door to house at Anzy le Duc
Cave and view of back of house, Anzy
If you know what bird this is, let me know
Winter skies
Lots of hidden doors and windows in Anzy
July 2016

Host ref number: 656172575198