Construction in the South of France!
We are a family of six who are Dutch and Canadian. We have recently purchased an old school building in the middle of a small village in Southern France, and are in the process of renovating it into a multi-purpose site serving summer rentals with three individual self-catering rental homes which can be transformed into a retreat and conference centre in the off season.
Volunteering here you would be interacting with English, Dutch and French people who live and work in the community. You would also be contributing to the well being of the local community in that the completion of this project will most certainly result in an increase of tourist activity in the village.
We are looking for people who have experience with or are knowledgeable in areas of construction such as building walls, plumbing and kitchen set up.
English, Dutch, French
Accomodation may consist of a self contained home with facilities such as private bathroom, kitchen and patio area. It may also be shared accomodation with the hosts or friends of the hosts.
We presently live in the village of Pezenas, who's claim to fame is that the playwright, Moliere, lived here for a few years. The village is quaint and boasts two theatres as well as a cinema and several large supermarkets. Walks through the vineyards are minutes away and the weather is sunny and moderate most of the year. Beaches are a 20 minute car ride away and bus service is available to the nearby larger cities of Beziers or Montpellier.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week