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
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
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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.
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
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
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
4 - 5