Volunteer with a building restaurer in the Aquitaine, France.



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We are a couple, Esther (48) and Jan (59), originally Dutch but have lived in France for 18 years. Esther is an art and building restaurer, artist, decorator, mural artist and an occasionally caterer. Jan is a car detailer and also has a small business in garden maintenance and decorative painting. We have two dogs, two cats and a handful of chickens.
    Between us we have 5 children who are all grown up. We are a warm family who like to eat well and laugh a lot and we speak several languages. We are interested in other cultures and like travelling

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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

    We are both widely travelled and speak several languages. We also know the area very well to point out places of interest or take our guests on tours during weekends etc.

  • Help


    We have a lovely converted farmhouse that is coming to the final stage of restauring, but there are quite a few little things to finish. At the moment we are converting te last part into a holiday unit which can accommodatie several workawayers.

    We are looking for helpers who can clear spaces, go to the dump, do a bit of building but mostly gardening. someone who is able to do some house cleaning would be welkome too

    We have weeding, seeding, grass cutting, cutting some branches.
    We got married last August and have a big wedding bash in July for which we would like to have the garden ready

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We have a very comfortable house, a living room with a big tv (with Dutch channels), several spaces to watch dvd´s. game computers, large book collection in several languages.

    We have a guest house inside with separate showerroom and toilet. Also 2 guest rooms in the house with shared shower/toilet

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a historic area that offers lots of cultural sights, churches, castles, quaint villages, but also lots of markets (both food as well as antiques) and live musique from June.
    Our house is at 400 m from a village that offers shops, bars, restaurants and a bank.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    4 - 5

Host ref number: 686613152194