Welcome in a little village surrounded by vineyards, Aquitaine, France




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    We're looking for someone (or 1-2 persons) between +/- June and August to do easy restoration jobs...
    Not many hours/week and independance, ideal for someone studying, working, planning to take language lessons or to visit France and Europe !
    More details below, please read before contacting us !*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️

    We need a little bit of help in the house (old house that we are renovating). Looking for someone rather independant, and why not a couple, or friends ! Someone from abroad, or a French. Why not welcoming someone who goes to university or is a trainee or works in Bordeaux or nearby. The most important is that we get on well !

    Depending on what your skills are and on our needs when you'll be there, we need :
    - general help to restorate the house (sanding, painting walls and furniture, small reparations, cleaning...)
    - help with the (small) garden

    We propose a light workaway : around 15 h/ week, with flexibility about when to help) in exchange for the accomodation and the use of kitchen and bathroom. This means you'll have independance, but also that you'll have to buy and cook your food.

    We are a young French family of 3 :
    > Simon & Marion, 35 years old, passionated of photos, sport nature, music, forests, cinema, food, travel, adventures, getting together with families and friends. Our works are related to our passsion : Simon is in the forest sector and Marion is photographer. We love gardening, cooking, hiking, cycling (slowly), canoing, going to the cinema, having good time with friends.
    > Baby girl : Omaya, born in April 2018, found of games and smiles !

    We've practiced and enjoyed hosting before, we've also both lived and traveled abroad (UK, Austria, Indonesia, Africa, China, South America), and are happy to now welcome travelers of all around the world in our house.
    We both speak french and english, Simon can also speak spanish.

    We bought a very old stone house in a little village of the South West French countryside at 20km from Bordeaux one year and half ago. The house is mainly made with wood and stone. The place needs a bit of renovation (stone walls restauration, sanding, painting...). There is also a little garden behind the house where we grow vegetables and spend lot of time during summer.

    We love travelling and meeting new people, to exchange and learn how they live/cook/find their own way to be happy.

    Everybody is welcome as long as she/he has a super big motivation for doing things and learn…

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Our house is 20km from Bordeaux, in the countryside surrounded of vineyards, for example Saint Emilion. Bordeaux is also close to the Atlantic Ocean, you will find the famous surf beach like Lacanau or Biscarosse... and can also plan an excursion to Cap Ferret and the chance to discover the Bay of Arcachon, the Île aux oiseaux and the cabins on stilts, eating fish or oysters if you like ;-)
    We have the chance to be in a very beautiful region so I'm not afraid you'll find many way to see many things and exchange with us.

  • Help


    We bought the house in December 2016. It requires some renovation work, most of are simple tasks that require time and goodwill (sanding wood...). However, the house is habitable, heated and has several bedrooms.

    We want to finish some work this summer and we think it could be funnier doing that with other people!
    These tasks do not require special qualifications : everyone can do them with motivation.
    The help would be for renovating some parts of the house (painting, sanding, small reparations, building shelves, plasterboard...)

    Why not welcoming someone who goes to university or is a trainee or works in Bordeaux or nearby. The most important is that we get on well !

    - We love great quality food, we don't smoke/do drugs.
    - We try to have a sustainable way of living ; we don't have a specific diet but eat little meat and processed food. We often cook veggies (generaly organic and tasty ones), good cheeses, why not gluten free products... We love genuine products and knowing how it's been grown/made/raised. We have friends who are farmers nearby.
    - As people who goes to work every morning, we generally go to bed (and are up) early. Hosts can of course sleep later as long as they aren't too noisy...
    - Having a car is a + in our village ( even if there is a bus to go or come from Bordeaux).

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    French, English, Spanish

  • Accommodation


    We have 2 additional guest rooms fully furnished with all accommodation needed (bed, light, table, bathroom access..), and another space, dormitory style also ready to welcome travelers.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Feel free to contact us to know more about us, what we offer, and about the house (we can send photos, translate the description into French or Spanish, give infos on some activities in Bordeaux for instance).

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    14 hours per week

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