Bring an old garden back to life with us, here in Le Chillou, South West France



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    Living in beautiful countryside, a wild garden that has been unloved for a long it needs taming and a plan of action putting in place. We have started to clear the way through it and can now get to our small “chapel” at the end of the garden. Surrounded by nature, but within travelling distance to many gorgeous towns including our local “small village of interest” St. Loup! We are new to France so still exploring and learning the french lingo, but we do speak german too. I (Tania) am the chatty one, I love exchanging stories about life and having a laugh. I adore singing, although I havent for many years, so I am most likely well off key. I am from a hospitality background so enjoy company! Julian my better half is the quiet one, he’s more the thinker with a very competitive side. (If you play backgammon he will enjoy playing a game or two) He enjoys watching most sports when he gets chance. We also have 2 big dogs that want to be your best friends. Kemosabee the Great Pyrenean and Honey the Labradoodle.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Animal care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    North Deux Sevres has many beautiful villages which we are lucky to live close by to many....we will happily take you to the local towns. Enjoying evenings of food, wine and a little music.....Cooking is a passion of mine! We are very remote with no bus route passing by, but St.Loup lamaire is only 5km and Airvault 6km. The vistas from our balcony are stunning, as the sunsets over the valley is casts the most beautiful photo opportunities.

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    Looking for people that enjoy working in the garden that may have some ideas to throw our way on what we can do with it. We have clear a good amount of thickness, so can almost see the “wood for the trees”, Inside there is a little decorating and general maintenance around our house. The dogs, a great pyrenean and labradoodle would love the occasional walk which would put a smile on there faces! Helping to wash up after dinner is always appreciated. If your interesting in the art of making cosmetics, then there is an opportunity to see how soaps etc are made, the old fashioned way! (Not a must if this isnt of interest)

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and german

  • Accommodation


    You would be living in our sous-sol with us and the 2 dogs.....your own double room bedroom with sink, shared bathroom, shared lounge and kitchen. We do have internet.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    On your time off, I am happy to play taxi to local towns if you wish to explore on your own.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 781688946278