DIY, gardening and stargazing at my country house Gueret in the Limousin, France




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    Bonjour tout le monde, / Hello everybody,

    It's just me, British female with 3 friendly cats - I have chosen to live in the Creuse in a busy farming commune. I love it and currently go to college to improve my french. Previously, I have been a landlady of 20 years in the UK before coming to France, brilliant as I came in contact with so many different nationalities and I learned from them all, still keeping in touch with some. I prefer to be out swimming in the lakes or socialising with new friends rather than fixing a leaking toilet, I am looking for help as I am NOT a DiY expert. There is a lot to do in my lovely big 4 bedroom cute country house...and Rome, WAS built in a day... lol...
    I like to be involved, and volunteer at my local animal rescue centre, so there is never a dull moment in my life.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will definitely be speaking english in the house, but they are surrounded by french people in my village.
    The area where I live, is very good for looking at the sky at night as is clear and fantastic & you can see the milky-wey

  • Help


    I would appreciate someone who has building skills ie: plumbing install bathroom, tiling, painting, wallpapering

    I would appreciate someone who knows about gardening and can motivate me towards loving it and the upkeep.

    I would appreciate someone teaching me more skills, and how to be savvy on the internet - as I plan to get a website

    I sometimes go back to the UK working for a month at a time, my cats will need looking after - On this I would PAY

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Intermediate

    This host offers a language exchange
    I am quite happy to teach my own language english & also to receive tuition in french

  • Accommodation


    You have your own double, shower ensuite bedroom with towels, everything you need after a hard days work.
    You will share my food and I am a meat eater although I am always trying and tasting new meal ideas so, I can be quite flexible

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    What else ...

    There is a local bus but, having a car is better to get around. I have a car and I am also out-and-about most days, local villages with shops, local attractions nearby, Many lakes for fishing, Limoges is an hour away with it's street life vibe. Paris is a 3 hour train journey so do-able in a day - I'll definitely go with you

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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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    My wifi here is excellent and the network is Orange. My mobile phone is always showing 4g.

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    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

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