Join us in our musical home in the Languedoc region, France

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France

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    30/07/2021

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Sundara and David, a retired but still very active Scottish couple. Our only home is a large mansionhouse ('maison de maître') overlooking the Canal du Midi in the Languedoc region. It is used for various purposes including jazz soirees as we are involved in the jazz world, me as a singer & David on electric bass. We have a large Mediterranean garden and a 12.5 m pool.

    IMPORTANT..... For this year 2021 we only accept people who have been VACCINATED.

    We invite helpers/friends into our home during the months of March, April, May, June, October & November.

    We eat with our helpers and enjoy wonderful food. It is also useful if the applicants are reasonably competent cooks and are generally practical. We prefer couples but not under the age of 30.

    It is a plus if the applicants are jazz musicians but on the whole those who are lovers of life are especially likely to enjoy our environment.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • 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

    We love to hear about how life is lived in other European countries and on other continents. But for us, having workawayers from the UK is a lower priority because, being British ourselves, it is of less cultural interest. We hope that you will learn something from us, not least through the lively discussions we like to engage in over meals about world affairs and what is happening in your home country.

  • Help

    Help

    We ask for an input of 25 hours a week, ranging from painting to gardening and cleaning (including the pool). In addition to this we would expect you to share cooking and meal preparation. You do need to be practical, but computing skills are not needed. We would like you to stay for a week initially, with longer stays by arrangement. It also really IMPORTANT THAT YOU ARE VACCINATED If you want to live with us,

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We will give you a large double bedroom, all meals and wine, and access to broadband (ADSL). Two mountain bikes, an acoustic guitar and a grand piano are available.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We generally prefer couples, as we live in a small village with limited entertainment. Your work will range from painting to gardening, cleaning (including the pool), and sharing the cooking. You do need to be practical, but computing skills are not needed.

    Nous voudrions surtout accueillir des couples français, afin que nous puissions améliorer notre français, en même temps que vous travailleriez votre anglais chez nous. À bientôt !

    Sundara & David

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours for 5 days per week.

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