I am Claire and I live since 8 years in a townhouse with my daughter who is now 11. We are located north of France, at 10 minutes from the center of this beautiful flamish-style and modern city of Lille. I lived myself one year away from my country when I was youger, and I would be happy to offer this amazing experience of sharing cultures.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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I sarted "renovating" the two-storey house, but there is still some work to be done. I am looking for help with painting, organizing, cleaning, fixing the house (shelves, ...), and a bit of gardening with the shrub and the ivy in the courtyard. I would also appreciate cooking, with typical dishes of your country; in return, I'll let you taste our local products and dishes.
You will have a quiet room to yourself, well separated from ours, with shared bathroom with us.
I can host workaways from June to September only.
I will try to work along with you as much as possible, so that we can exchange while working. I will be happy in helping you improving your French if you wish.
You will be very mobile here, with streetcars, buses and self-service cycle station at 2 mn walk from the house. That will give you the opportunity to visit the city of Lille and enjoy it's architectural heritage, it's cultural life, it's parks, and it's social events. I can also lend you a bike as the local channels are perfect for bike riding.
And if you feel like going further for the day, remember that you can reach Brussells within 45 minutes, Paris within one hour, and London within a bit more than one hour, with the TGV! And the sea is only 30 minutes!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
I expect 4 hours work (8:00-12:00 or 14:00-18:00 depending on the work to do, weather, etc.) 5 days a week.