Join me in restoring the beauty of our family home in Figeac, France

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  • Description

    Description

    11th January 2021 onwards.

    I am a builder with 20yrs experience restoring historic buildings. We are currently at the final stages of restoration / renovation of a small Château 10mins walk from the centre of Figeac 46100. I am 38 and live here with my dog Harry (a miniature, very well behaved, Labradoodle). My wife and Family are in England for the next few months. We have spare accommodation separate from the main house with its own entrance - a medium sized suite, that has just been renovated to a very high standard, with ensuite facility including a large 'walk in' shower. We have good internet, a range of musical instruments (including a baby grand piano), fitness equipment (including a peloton bike), newly fitted kitchen and plenty of space so good for people that like to have their own personal space in the evenings. I am beginning to learn French and would be happy to teach some English. We have good local facilities and private small woodland. The local market is essential and is still running every Saturday throughout the confinement/lockdown.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Traditional restoration skills, working with natural building materials, learning carpentry/decorating, working as part of a small renovation team (3 of us in total), working as part of a smaller team (as apposed to larger renovation teams) enables skills to be picked up and developed quicker. I am beginning to learn French and would be happy to teach some English alongside improving my French.

  • Help

    Help

    We are finishing bedroom suites to a very high standard - decorating, plastering, joinery, floors, bathrooms etc and general restoration and renovation works. Please note that the project is at the final stages. A suitable workaway will help alongside an accomplished plasterer/decorator and a very experienced carper/joiner, so plenty of opportunity to gain good experience and basic knowledge of these skills. Also when the sun is shinning there are opportunities to help outside landscaping the garden and garden/woodland maintenance (although this is optional).

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

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

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Private recently renovated bedroom suite with, ensuite facility including a large 'walk in' shower. double bed, wardrobe, drawers etc. and new heating and good hot water. Also internet and private area on terrace. Access is separate to the main house. desk available on request (plenty of room to accommodate a desk).

    I am happy to provide food and cook most evening meals. I would also be keen to accommodate a workaway that is happy to share in the cooking of meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The gardens are large. private woodland good for walking/running. exercise equipment. range of musical instruments. 10min walk to Figeac or free regular bus service. The local market is essential and is still running every Saturday throughout the confinement/lockdown.

  • 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

    We have very good wifi and a spare desk if required, I work 1 day per week and some evenings remotely (from here) as a project manager for renovation projects

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Plenty of space for parking inside of gated gardens, outside kitchen in development - free to use if required.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Open to negotiations

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 746315156791