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 wife and Family and our dog Harry (a miniature, very well behaved, Labradoodle). 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 in exchange for some French. We have good local facilities and private small woodland. The local market is essential and is still running every Saturday throughout the confinement/lockdown.
DIY and building projects
Traditional restoration skills, working with natural building materials, learning decorating preparation skills, gardening/landscaping and working as part of a small renovation team (2/3 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.
We are looking for help outside landscaping the garden and garden/woodland maintenance also we are finishing bedroom suites to a very high standard - decorating, plastering, joinery, floors, bathrooms etc and general restoration and renovation works.
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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. 2 armchairs and a small camping style kitchen area, 2 nights per week workdays are welcome to join us for diner and 5 night a week expected to cook for themselves.
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.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
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
Plenty of space for parking inside of gated gardens, outside kitchen in development - free to use if required.
Open to negotiations
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week