Help needed for our renovation in the heart of the Cognac grape region, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    I live in the cognac region of France .
    We have 4 cats , 1 dog , peacocks and chickens
    It’s a big house half of which we can live in and the other half is being totally renovated ....I call it the Adams family house but people who visit love it and it has a real charm. It has a very happy feel to it .
    I am looking for friendly people to come and help us with plumbing , building walls , general gardening and building , decorating .
    Escape to the chateau have expressed an interest on us being on the tv . I really need reliable people who knows what they are doing . So you might end up on the telly !!!!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are in the heart of the cognac grape region , very peaceful and away from the rat race !

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    My husband and I lived together in the south west of France about 80 mins by car from Bordeaux and 25 mins from cognac. Unfortunately my husband passed away last year , so we are looking for general help with restoring our house and garden .
    I am particularly looking for help resetting our beautiful garden in end of April/May 2020 ready for the Summer!
    I am about 8 miles from the nearest village .
    I am in the middle of vines and if you enjoy painting scenery this is area is perfect .i have walls to be rebuilt , joinery , gardening , plumbing , decorating , general tidying of garden , windows fitting , amongst other things to do !
    Any help would be good .
    I have 1 dog , 4 cats, peacocks and chickens , so an animal lover is a must
    Smoking only outside the house please
    I would like 5 hours per day 5 days a week and i will house and feed you .
    I have two bikes which need some t l c but your welcome to use them !
    I am very easy going and friendly and some say not a bad cook lol

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    18th century house with lots of garden
    You will have your own bedroom downstairs with a shared bathroom

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Places nearby by car are
    St emillion

    If you enjoy cycling although it’s hilly around here the views are amazing and the roads are quite
    If you enjoy painting , it’s great
    Great walking area too

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 736637786197