Stay in Toulouse and help to renovate a flat

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France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hello,

    I'm renovating a flat, and a few hours help would be welcome !!

    There is quite a lot small things to do, and as I'm working during daytime somebody with some experience is preferred.
    Of course, during evening and weekend I'll be here to work together (it's always better for motivation).
    Some cleaning or other staff sometimes would be welcome.

    I've a job during daytime, and try to work in the flat during the evening and weekends, so I'll not go out a lot.
    But anyway I can give some advices of things to see in the city.

    The work hours can also be flexible, as soon as the normal number of hours is respected (4-5h per day), if more work is done during a few days, then less work is to be done the next days.

    It's supposed to be finished mi-january.

    I'm not vegetarian, but don't eat a lot of meat. I like to cook simple. Alone, I don't mind to eat 2 potatoes or a cup of rice, but of course if I have people at home I'm happy to cook a little bit less basic dishes.

    The perfect worker would be proactive, independent, responsible, careful.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • Help

    Help

    All kind of work needed to renovate a flat.
    I don't do personally plumbing, so I don't except to do that by ourselves, but lay stone floor, painting, basic electricity, plasterwork, sanding,...
    Experience preferred.

  • Languages spoken

    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You'll have your own room.
    The flat is very quiet.
    The flat is non smoker (we can smoke on the balcony).
    The internet connection is not so good (but available).
    Short term duration is OK.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I've people coming often (to help), friends, family,... So I can't host for months.

    The flat is in Jolimont, near the "parc de l'observatoire", really near downtown. I can led a bike (even if the flat is on the top of a small hill).

    Toulouse has a small center, and you can reach most interesting places in the downtown area comfortably on foot.

    Things to see here include:
    •Basilique Saint Sernin - a church from the 11th Century, partly restored by the famous french architect Viollet-le-Duc.
    •Hôtel d'Assézat - one of the most appealing of the many old mansions of the city
    •Capitole - the imposing and palatial town hall and theater, its beautiful facade facing onto the grand Place du Capitole
    •Pont-Neuf - despite its name(like the Parisian bridge of the same name, its title is most probably derived from the French for 'New', not 'Nine'.), the only old bridge across the Garonne river; built between 1544 and 1626
    •Le Couvent des Jacobins, place des jacobins, 10h00-18h00, cloister free for students, 3€ otherwise. The convent and the church were built in the 13th century to fight against local "cathare" heresy along the crusade led by French nobles that took place at the same time. The church part is very interesting as its beautiful and typical paintings have been preserved, and contains Thomas Aquinas' relics. You will see an unusual and very high "palm tree" shaped column sustaining the roof, proof of the old european mastery of building techniques. Near the small cabin on the left of the church, you can find a hidden wooden door that will lead you to the cloister of the convent. Made of red bricks and marble, it is a great haven of tranquility and beauty, with the nice advantage of being fresh during summer. This is the perfect place to go if you want to read a book, or just relax away from the city center's activity.
    •City park at the Grand Rond, a bit south-east to the center of the city
    •Les Augustins Used to be a monastery church, and is today an art museum
    •Les Abattoirs Modern Arts museum, and there is also a nice garden with a nice view on the Garonne
    •Georges Labit Museum Asian arts and Egyptian antiquities museum in an exotic and Mediterranean garden built in 1893, 17 rue du Japon
    •Canal du Midi. The Canal du Midi or Canal des Deux Mers is a 240 km long canal in the south of France, le Midi. The canal connects the Garonne River to the Étang de Thau on the Mediterranean. The Canal du Midi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • 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



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