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Nearly 30 years ago, we fell in love with an old farmhouse because of its unspoilt countryside setting and beautiful views, and have been renovating it over the years.
Jean François is now retired, Tracey still works in real estate.
We need a helping hand in the garden (ideally during November and March), and possibly a few DIY projects, for a total of about 15h/week.
We can offer accommodation in an independent guest house (across the courtyard from our house) with its own facilities.
We are a 20 minute drive from Périgueux, the main town in the Dordogne.
There is a good railway service to Bordeaux (1h).
DIY and building projects
The Dordogne is steeped in history, with many pre-historic caves, beautiful medieval villages, and over a thousand chateaux.
Experience the real french way of life with farmers markets and country cuisine.
An oak floor in the house needs some light sanding, then some protective varnishing. Some walls need painting inside.
We can offer accommodation in an independent guest house with its own facilities : kitchen, shower room, WC, king size double or 2 single beds, wood burning stove, washing machine, car park, ping pong table, barbecue, deck chairs...
No smoking inside the guest house.
We can help with train/bus pick-ups, ideally we recommend you having your own transport for day to day use.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
We can accept 1 small pet (cat or dog).
3 hours a day, 5 days a week