Help around our large stone barn which we are renovating into a home in the Charente Maritime, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

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    Hi, I'm Ann I was a Graphic designer and my husband, Les, a Carpenter although we have had many other 'life experiences' in various fields and still have lots of different interests. We love good food, wine and lively conversation and have two cheeky cats who have found their way to live with us.
    We have a large stone barn which we are renovating into a home in the Charente Maritime, a beautiful region of Western France not far from Cognac and we live within a few miles of several villages and many larger towns. Aorund us are the vineyards for the Cognac houses and for the local fortified wine called Pineau, some of which we hope you will try with us. We are very easy going but at a stage with the renovation where we need some extra we would love to hear from any tilers, carpenters, builders that are passing this way.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance

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    Projects involving children

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

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    What we need are strong helping hands with some of the general building work. Some experience would be wonderful but if you have Carpentry experience, tiling skills or good DIY skills or are able to help us with putting up plasterboard, painting walls, and general hands on work we would love to hear from you.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We can offer your own private room with a new comfy, clean bed with your own shower & toilet, Varied home cooked food - also vegetarian options - and local wine and an insight into our region of France

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    What else ...

    There is a lot to see in this area......lots of local villages, larger towns, bars, fresh water swimming, summer events. The beaches are an hour+ away.
    A great area for cycling and walking but a car or bicycle would be necessary for longer trips . There are train stations but these are also a car ride away and the area is famous for the vineyards which supply the Cognac makers in the area and although it is quiet around us a country lover would like it
    We are an older, outgoing and lively couple with lots of varied interests and live a laid back lifestyle here in France who welcome a challenge and new company.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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