Friendly French family living in Lake Annecy looking for someone to help with painting and gardening construction, French Alps, France

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    23/11/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a "friendly" french family as our previous guests describe us (we had few people from other volunteer websites). We really enjoy have hosts at home.

    We have 2 girls (19 and 15, Zoé and Justine). Zoé is studying political sciences in Paris, Justine is studying in Annecy. They both practice many activities such a Ski of course !, Hand ball, Tennis, Hip Hop, Arts ...

    Sophie (mother) is working few weeks per year as Tour leader for incentive trips (away from home then about one full week every month), out of Covid time of course ! But Her main activity is to run her own real estate agency. She takes care of 80 properties for holiday rent around Lake Annecy.

    We are a non-smoker family.

    We have a nice cat (Pom-Pom), easygoing and quiet.

    Should you wish to spend some nice time in a friendly family, be more than welcome to stay with us.

    We would need help with our garden renovation starting mid-may (a hand with taking away the old terrace, repainting a wall, karchering, taking away the hedge...) and making it nice after a long winter. We usually request our guest 4-5 work/day 5 days a week, knowing they can enjoy the surrounding whenever they want. We have electric bikes if you would like to go to Annecy (20mns) or around the lake (35kms total)...

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love languages. At home we speak French and would love our kids to improve english, spanish and German. (Zoé is already fluent english but needs to improve her spanish, Justine has to speak better english and german).

  • Help

    Help

    We can either host one single person or a couple since we have a separate bedroom with queensize bed and bathroom.
    Couple are welcome.

    We would need help with our garden renovation starting mid-may (a hand with taking away the old terrace, repainting a wall, karchering, taking away the hedge...) and making it nice after a long winter.

    Help is requested 4-5 hours a day/person,
    For the next request : the best timing will be between mid-May and mid-june. Max 3 weeks.

    Of course if the Helper(s) want(s)s to give more daily help to have some free time later on, we are definitely happy with this.
    We hope our volunteers(s) will have time to discover this great surrounding.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    German: Beginner
    Spanish: Beginner

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We live in a 4 bedrooms private house, near the center of the village (600m), Lake Annecy (900m), Annecy city center (8kms). Our host will have a private bedroom with shared bathroom.
    Our house has been renovated last spring, it is now a cosy place to live !

    Just need to inform our host that we have a specific room for him /her which has on the second floor.
    This floor is shared with sophie's office, where she works on her own, not to be worried ! Desagreement may occured by passing by the host room to go to her office, during working hours of course !!!

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in the french alps near the Annecy lake (900m) and many nice ski resorts (nearest is 30kms away : La Clusaz. Chamonix is only one hour away).

    If you enjoy skiing, nature, outdoors activities, this could be your preferred choice.
    Our house is 8km from Annecy, easy access by bus; 45 mns drive from Geneva.
    Nice mountain view and walking distance from the center of St Jorioz, the lake and the cycle track to Annecy.

  • A little more information

    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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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