Help in the garden and with general maintenance and explore Languedoc Roussillon, South of France



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    I am an English woman spending the summer in my house in the South of France. I would welcome any help in the garden and with general maintenance in exchange for accommodation and meals. Gardening tasks would include keeping the hedges cut back and the general maintenance might include a bit of exterior painting.

    My house is in a village and it is walking distance to the village centre where there is a restaurant, small bar, essential shops, post office and a weekly market. As the summer approaches there are many music activities which take place in this village and surrounding villages. The weather in this part of the world is beautiful in the summer and there are opportunities for river swimming and there is a plunge pool in the garden. Little restaurants situated by the riverside are delightful.

    The village is surrounded by vineyards, lavender fields and sunflowers and the hills of the Cevennes and the Ardeche are close by plus towns such as Nimes, Avignon, and Arles are within an hour's drive.

    My house has four bedrooms and I live alone (with my dog Indie) so there is plenty of room.
    Spending time here would be a great opportunity f=to anyone wishing to experience the lifestyle of southern France.
    I would be happy to answer any questions that you may have.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Although I am English, the village is truly French so anyone who wishes to improve their language skills would benefit or anyone who would be interested in experiencing life in rural France.

  • Help


    I would welcome help in maintaining the garden. This is not specialised help in any way just keeping it tidy. It has an area of 1,000 meters squared so is not enormous and much of it is covered with gravel but the hedges need to be kept in check, I also need a little painting done, mostly this is cosmetic, window frames on the ground floor mostly.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a village house which has four bedrooms three reception rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a large garage and car-port. I live in the house so the accommodation would have to be shared. I would be happy to cook for volunteers but equally would be happy to make the kitchen available should that be preferred.

    Anyone from workaway will have a private room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many restaurants around and opportunities for swimming, cycling and outdoor adventures. Culturally there are many music events and great concerts at the Arena in Nimes and the Avignon festival. It would be an advantage to have a car to access these

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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