We are a British family , two adults & our two children, 19 & 21, who are currently studying during term time & also learning Spanish. We live in the Deux Sevres department of the Nouvelle Aquitaine region, of western France.
Whilst in a rural setting, it is only a 5 minute drive/15 min walk to the nearest town, where there are bars, Cafe & small shops .
Our property , a large 4 bedroomed, former farmhouse, has a hectare of land, comprising of field & garden with fruit trees. We have free ranging hens & ducks, goats , a small dog & a pony.
I like to grow my own food when possible & we also raise chickens & ducks for fresh eggs & meat & sometimes lambs too.
We would welcome someone to help with various tasks including gardening, painting, cooking & small diy projects & who would like to improve their English or French or possibly help us with Spanish conversation.
We enjoy music , films, BBQs & outdoor activities , football, walking, canoeing, horse riding & archery.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Increased knowledge & confidence in speaking another language & trying new foods & recipes.
We may need help with any of the following, gardening, weeding, strimming & fencing, helping with animals, cleaning out the hens, fruit picking jet washing, preparation for painting & light housework. Cooking is welcome, to share new recipes & ideas but not a necessary requirement. I like to bake cakes, make preserves etc from fruit in the garden.
A bedroom with double bed & ensuite shower room, is available on the ground floor of our house, with shared family facilities ie lounge & kitchen.
Within walking distance, there is the town with 2 bars/cafes, restaurants, pharmacy, Drs , swimming pool. There are buses to the larger town of Niort, where there are lots of shops, cafes & bars.There is also a train station.
We are conscious about the environment & try to be Eco friendly where possible. We respect others & request that it is reciprocated in our home. Smoking is not permitted in the house.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 5 hours a day,5 days a week.