Experience rural life. Help with Restoring and to maintain houses in Burgundy, France



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 Min stay requested: 1 week or less

  • 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.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around 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.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Italian: Fluent

  • 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

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 656172575198