Help a family of artists, writers, and musicians with building and gardening in the Loire Valley, France

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi, we are a family of artists, writers and musicians, living in an old 'Tuffeau' stone house in the Loire Vally not far from Saumur.
    We are looking for a single person or couple to help with building work as we are doing up an outbuilding to make a gite - insulation, flooring, woodwork etc.

    We are in an area of small market gardens with great walks and cycle paths everywhere. The Loire, its chateaux and the beautiful towns of Saumur, Angers and Tours are easily reachable.


    Bonjour, nous sommes une famille d'artistes, d'écrivains et de musiciens, vivant dans une ancienne maison en pierre «Tuffeau» dans la vallée de la Loire pas loin de Saumur.

    Nous recherchons une personne seule ou un couple pour aider aux travaux de construction car nous aménageons une dépendance pour faire un gîte - isolation, parquet, boiseries etc.

    Nous sommes dans une zone de petits jardins maraîchers avec de belles promenades et pistes cyclables partout. La Loire, ses châteaux et les belles villes de Saumur, Angers et Tours sont facilement accessibles.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are a very relaxed family who are involved in several creative processes - writing, music, painting, as well as enjoying cooking, gardening and being outdoors. We could help with English or French language, music and writing practice, exchange ideas on the arts, suggest places to explore in the region, and be happy to spend time with our guests discussing everything from gardening to big world topics.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Hi, we are looking for experienced workers who would be able to do building projects such as plaster boarding a room, or laying a tile floor, or know about gardens and be able to help plan a new garden to the back of the house/ cut back trees and log wood, help dig a pond, etc.
    Do ask however if you are new to these sort of skills but are motivated to help out. There might be other stuff to do - difficult to say at the. moment!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Large top floor room in the house, and share kitchen, salon etc.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Wonderful area to explore on bike or foot, boat rental on the Loire, there is a train station at Port Boulet, ten minutes away. Saumur, 15, Tours, 45 mins.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Our internet works from a plug in box and is usually very reliable.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Not huge, white blocking road type of vans. Otherwise, enquire.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    It depends on the pet, we have two greyhounds and we'd have to discus the nature of your animal...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Oo, er, about 4/5 hrs, not necessarily all in one chunk.










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