Join a busy family with our animals and around our home in the beautiful Saint-Romain, France



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  • Description


    Bonjour! we are a family of 5, myself Tracy, husband Dave and 3 grown up children.

    We are a busy family in Spring and Summer, managing our Property Management company and large property.

    We enjoy eating our evening meal together every day. We enjoy cooking and love sampling food from different cultures. We are well travelled and enjoy meeting like-minded people, enjoying a glass or two of wine over a relaxed evening meal.

    We work hard, but are mindful of the nature of volunteering as we've been there ourselves...we volunteered in Israel on a Moshav many years ago.
    In line with recommendations, we'd be looking for 4 hours of help per day, 5 days per week, but this is flexible.

    This year, we are particularly looking for someone to help in the family, house keeping - cleaning, animal care (dog, cats and sheep) as well as help with prepping and/or cooking. We'd prefer a driver as we live in a rural area although we have bikes available for you to explore if you're energetic. We have paid work available for an excellent cleaner if that is your passion!

    It would be great to get out vegetable patch planted and other gardening jobs completed.

    It would be great if you're are a French speaker and able to help us improve our French as we don't get the chance often to practice, although our children are all bilingual.

    We can offer a self contained gite with bathroom and kitchen, or a room in the house, sharing with the family. Meals can be taken with us or independently, as you prefer

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We love meeting people from different countries and cultures. The family speak English, French and Italian plus a smattering of Spanish. We could help with your English.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are looking for a female or a couple with energy, lots of enthusiasm and an easy going nature.
    Someone who loves organizing and cleaning, enjoys nature, likes animals-we have 7 cats, 2 large dogs, sheep.

    someone who enjoys decorating or has an eye for design

    prefer a driver as we live quite rurally,

    The area is beautiful, lots to explore. A great river beach close by, lots of bike tracks, lovely walks, canoeing. Close to Bordeaux (1.5hrs) Bergerac (1hr) Angouleme 45 mins.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would love to improve our french so would welcome fluent french speakers. Very happy to spend time practicing and improving your English

  • Accommodation


    We offer a self contained gite. It has TV, eqipped kitchen, comfortable lounge/dining room, bathroom with shower, separate loo.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in quite a rural area, but very close to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne which is one of France's most beautiful villages. There is beautiful scenery all around, lots of lovely walks, lakes and rivers to explore. We could provide volunteers with bikes, to get out and about and explore (or offer lifts) and would be happy to show you around local places of interest. Bordeaux is 1h30mins, Bergerac 1hr

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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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    We would expect in the region of 4-5 hours per day 5 days per week but we are flexible and negotiable.

Host ref number: 676917378424