Help us with renovation and taking care of the garden, animals whilst enjoying the beautiful Dordogne, France



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    Hi I'm Stephen,

    I live in the beautiful Dordogne in south west France with my wife and two daughters (aged 11 and 8 years). We moved here over 4 years ago and have totally fallen in love with life in France. We have an old farmhouse which is in the process of being renovated and seem to be acquiring quite a menagerie of animals which include 2 dogs, 1 cat, 6 goats, 1 cockeral and 2 chickens. My wife works in London four days a week so I would really appreciate some help with either working on the house or tending to our veggie garden and animals or general work around the property. We live within walking distance of Riberac town centre which has lots of local cafes, boulangeries, shops etc as well as a the largest market in the area on a Friday. We have some great bike rides and walks from the house which take in the fantastic Dordogne countryside. Two river beaches and a lake beach aren't too far away either which are great for swimming, fishing, canoeing or just kicking back and taking it easy with a good book whilst sat in the lovely Dordogne sunshine.
    The picturesque village of Aubeterre is only 15-20 minutes away with its winding streets lovely cafes and restaurants, with a labyrinth of caves under the village open for you budding cavers to explore. Then you can't leave without having an afternoon tea and a slice of cake at Cupcakes before you leave.
    The beautiful Brantome isn't too far away, the Venice of the Perigord and with Perigeuex just a 25 minute drive away you have the bustle of a larger town with an old quarter which we love walking round. We would love to share some of the local sights with you.

    Thank You for taking the time to read Our profile.

    Stephen, Tina, Jess and Izzy

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Animal Care
    Language practice
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Come and Join us and easily slip into our family routine and help with ongoing chores around the place.
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  • Help


    We are looking for an immediate start for a person or couple to join us and help with preparing our veggie garden and some log splitting and stacking (Mechanical Splitter)

    General maintenance of land, gardens and veggie plot. Helping with animal care would also be appreciated.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

  • Accommodation


    Our home is an old farmhouse on 2.2 hectares of land. The house is work in progress - we have a guest bedroom with double bed which is sited in the coolest and quietest part of the house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live in a rural location on the very edge of a small market town with the largest market in the area every Friday morning, There is lots to do in the area with local lake (La Jemaye & Aubeterre within 15 mins) and river beaches (St.Aulay 20 mins) close by. The beautiful Brantome is nearby and Perigeux is just a 25 minute drive. We would love to share some of the local sights with you

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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