Come and help a bilingual family around the house near Brive-la-Gaillarde, France



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    Hi! We are currently looking for help mostly gardening, dog walking and some light housework. We are also starting on a farmer's market vegetable plot.

    Hi! We are a little family of 3 living in a house with a small garden with our 2 dogs and two ducks in the historic village Malemort-sur-Corrèze in the centre of France. My husband Alexis is French.I,Annie am Irish-French and our fun-loving 6 year old son Oscar speaks both English and French. Both Alex and I speak Spanish. And after a few glasses of wine, we could probably speak any language! Or at least try.

    Our little village is small and beautiful and has all the amenities within walking distance. Supermarkets ,bakery,pharmacy,post office etc. Malemort on one side is stuck to Brive-la-Gaillarde which is a much bigger town with lots of lovely shops. It is a 10 minute bus ride into Brive (40 minute walk) and the bus stops at the bottom of our garden. We can lend you bicycles. On the other side,Malemort also touches the country side so within 10 minutes on foot you are in the country with lots of pleasant scenery.We have several parks and rivers right beside us.As it happens, it's on El Camino de Compostela.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The area is very green and forested with lots of rivers and lakes and parks so plenty of walks and outdoor activities. There are many picturesque historic villages to discover.We have a lot of prehistoric caves and sites to visit including the famous Lascaux caves (which is situated about 1hr30 away).
    We are an open minded chilled out family that like to wander during the day and cooking,eating and drinking wine in the evenings. We love gardening and music and discoveries of all sorts.Oh and cheese,we looooove cheese!

  • Help


    We basically need another pair of hands around the house. We need help cleaning,cooking, gardening.We need help getting the house organized.Because we have 2 dogs and a young child we need to hoover and wash the floor every day. We also need some 'handyman' jobs done(fixing door handles,hanging shelves). The dogs need to be walked every day. No babysitting​ required. We need someone independent who can entertain themselves during their free time. We would of course take them visiting from time to time.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We offer a bright and airy spare room with a double bed. This is on the first level. Our own bedrooms are upstairs. Shared bathroom and shared WC. Our house is open plan with a small back garden.

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 673359467392