Help with some DIY projects in my house dating back to the 12th century near Bezier, South of France

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    My name is Mick, I’m almost 50, & I have just bought what will be a beautiful house in Magalas, a typical circulade style village, not far from Beziers, France. This area benefits from over 300 days of sunshine per year, which helps to make it one of the best wine growing regions in the World.

    I am looking to turn an 18 metre squared area on the ground floor of my house into a small self contained studio; I need to turn a small room on the 1st floor into an en-suite bathroom; & on the 2nd floor, I have a double height attic of 44 square metres that I want to convert into my self contained living quarters, as well as a sun terrace above. I will also be painting, & chiselling off plaster to reveal the original stonework, some of which dates back to the 12th century

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will be living in a house, parts of which date back to the 12th century, in a historic circulade village, in the heart of wine country, & bus ride from the beach. You will help restore a period property, hopefully learn some new skills, & almost certainly make some new friends along the way

  • Help

    Help

    I will need building & DIY help with the projects detailed in the listing. Would prefer experienced builders, but willingness to help is just as important

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    Please contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    On the 1st floor of the house, there is a bedroom with a double bed, & one with 4 single beds, bunk bed style.

    I’m happy to cook for volunteers, but food will be simple home cooking. Guests are welcome to cook their own food if they wish, & make full use of the kitchen facilities

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Magalas is a fairly lively village, with beautiful surrounding countryside & vineyards, perfect for walking or cycling. There is a supermarket 15 minutes’ walk away. If that’s not enough, the village has a train station, & a bus service between the village & nearby Beziers.
    I am hoping to take possession of the property & get started on the work on the 30th November

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    My home is down a narrow cobbled street, but there is ample free parking at either end

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    I have two cats, so I’m happy to host people with pets of their own

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 675712767196