Help renovate our house in one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas in Languedoc Roussillon, France

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  • Last activity: 15 Jul 2020



 Min stay requested: at least a week



  • Description


    We are Alan and Barbara, a fit and active British retired couple living in one of the beautiful 'secret' areas of France, on the border of the Aude and Ariege departments in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
    We are renovating our house and converting what used to be a restaurant on the ground floor into an apartment. The house is located on the edge of a friendly village.
    We share our house with Frank, a soppy and very affectionate Springer Spaniel.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
    Language practice
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Workaways are likely to work on any aspect of building, renovation, gardening and general work around the house. We are also happy to provide help with spoken/written English for those who would like it.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We can offer a wide range of work, including building, DIY, decorating, work in the garden, help around the house, dog walking, cooking, etc. We are very flexible on hours of work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

  • Accommodation


    Workaway guests stay and eat with us in our house. We can accommodate one couple or two singles. Sleeping accommodation is either a double or a twin-bedded room. The double has ensuite shower and WC.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The area is idylic for walkers and cyclists, with hundreds of kilometres of small roads, tracks and paths covering all types of terrain from flat to mountainous! Nearby Lac de Montbel offers swimming, kayaking and sailing, with cafes and live entertainment in season. The medieval village of Chalabre is just a short walk or cycle ride away, offering convenience stores, butchers, baker, doctors, pharmacy, cafes and restaurants. A little further away are the towns of Mirepoix, Lavalanet and Limoux (home to the longest festival in the world).
    Those with their own transport can reach the Mediterranean coast in one and a half hours, the beautiful city of Carcassonne in an hour, Barcelona in three hours and of course, the beautiful Pyrenees. Those who like to just chill-out can relax in one and a quarter acres of peaceful garden and (weather permitting) enjoy the swimming pool.

  • A little more information

    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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 794825661414

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