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Hello, my name is Annelies. Originally, I am from Belgium but living in France for 17 years now. I have two lovely boys, Nils and Iwan. They are 15 and 13 years old. Most of the time they are living with their dad on the farm, at only a few kilometers from where I live now because they are real "farmers" and like to work at the farm.
I am looking for a pair of helping hands to assist construction help and renovation of an old house. Experience is not necessary! Anyone with a little bit of good spirit and courage is welcome!! Don't hesitate, just write me!
We live in a small village on the countryside in the middle of France ("la Sologne"). It is two hours by car (situated under Paris).
In february of this year I bought a lovely house with caracter and a soul. Previously it has been a hotel - restaurant, bar and a little, local grocery store.
There is also a nice big garden around the house. So it would be lovely to have people around with "green fingers" and to develop a vegetable garden and a chicken house... I already have 5 cool chicken but a little bit of confort for them would be great and would make me very happy!
I am a very optimistic, open-minded and cheerful woman with plenty of energy and I like to laugh so that is what I do most of the time!! :)
I also have a small caravane which I would love to transform in a "mobile ecological grocery store" and sell local products without packaging in 3 different villages nearby ...
There is a lot to do in and around the house... and there are different types of work to do, of all kind... So if you feel like helping me out than I am sure together we will find the right job for you!
After a few experiences, I would like to share an important issue: I am looking for people who like to help other people, people who like to discover, people who like to live new adventures... I am NOT looking for someone who wants to share my bedroom...thank you!
Just come over and discover !
Help with Eco Projects
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
You will take part of my family, which is a mixed one...influences from the Netherlands, Belgium and France...
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
I would like to have some help with cleaning up the house, there is work in the garden, you can also take my dog for walks in the forest...
I am renovating the house ....so if you have building skills, painting skills or experience in anything you can think about when renovating a house: you are very welcome :)
This host offers a language exchange
Originaly from Belgium, my mothertongue is dutch. But I learned french, english and german at school. I am living in France for 17 years now. I love to learn other languages! It is very interesting to be able to understand people in their own language and to be able (or at least to try) to communicate together!! I love listening to others telling there stories...
You always have at least one private room for yourself. There is wifi connection.
Bourges has a long tradition of art and history. Apart from the stunning cathedral, other sites of importance include the 15th-century Palace of Jacques Cœur. There are a lot of castles you can visit in the area of the Loire and Paris is only two hours away from our village. There are a lot of forests and lakes so you can hike, fish, cycle and lots of other things in a calm environment.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
there is enough space for caravan, camper... anything
I have a dog, a german shephard who has about 12 years. There is enough space for other animals.
Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week