We are a French (Jean-Luc) / Australian (Annie) couple living for some of the year in the heart of the beautiful medieval village of St Antonin Noble Val, voted one of 'The Most Beautiful Villages in France'. Working together selling French real estate allows us some time to work on our restoration, but we need some help and some muscle. Our projects at the moment involve decorating a large indoor terrace area and helping to design and install a new kitchen in a corner there.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Jean-Luc would be really happy to have helpers who can speak a bit of French.... his English is not too flash, and he's not keen to speak it a lot, so your French will certainly improve with him. I speak both and can translate when necessary, but I do think speaking some French would be more fun for you when integrating into the village. There is so much to do here in your spare time. The village is very touristy, and tourists tend to just walk around the village all day discovering its architecture and history. Swimming or white water rafting in the river nearby is fab, and there's a fishing club, tennis courts, lots of concerts at the bars, and other diverse activities. Do try to be here for a Sunday though, because the Sunday open- air market here is sooo good and really draws the crowds.
We would really like you work on stuff that you most enjoy. There'll be painting to be done, and if you love to cook, we love to eat! We have bathrooms to create, bedrooms to embellish, kitchens to conceptualise, a large cellar to organise, and a green space to establish.
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Pretty basic at the mo. The available room has been renovated and is large and sunny. The bad thing is that the bathroom on that level is one of the outstanding projects and is not yet functional. If you're good at plumbing we could get it done in a short time. Otherwise the bathroom (new and extremely functional) is on the ground floor.
There are lots of things to do here, and many tourists come just to soak up French life. The central café/bar is the hub of the town, and regularly offers free concerts. Have a look at the St Antonin Noble Val Tourist Office website; they do it better than I ever could!
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
This host can provide space for campervans.
An average of 5 hours per day, then off to discover the wonders of medieval France