We need help decluttering and tidying our very loved old French farm house ready for selling as we are now no longer able to cope with the size of property



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    We have restored the front of our house and are now looking to tidy up the front garden, building a patio area. We also have a swimming pool to reline and decking to build around, along with painting both inside and outside of the house.
    We are in our mid 50's married for 37yrs, have 4children who are all married with children of there own, and live away from home. We live in a large 350yr+ old French farm house, which we have been doing up for 20yrs on a small budget, which has become more difficult since my husband fell and broke his back, there are lots of opportunitys for gardening, building, and general renovation work.
    After 30 odd years in the removal business, since his fall my husband has had to change his work and has now opened a picture framing business, and is busy building his gallery and work shop. I enjoy water colour and pastel painting, and lots of crafts,eg sewing/embroidery, lace making, knitting, and we are willing to share our skills. Although we both have quite severe spinal Injury's, we try to be as active as possible, and enjoy walking, cycling, and swimming in our pool, we are very open minded about other cultures, food, tradition and customs, and are eager to experience different ways of life.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Help


    Our current project is to finish the construction our picture gallery, and framing workshop, with an exterior patio, we would also like to build up a raised herb garden, and a vegetable garden,
    We have a large garden, completely fenced, but in need of maintaining, the gardens need a bit of TLC, and a couple of trees need pollarding, we have to rebuild a garage shed, and paint the front and some interior rooms of the house. We have a ruin on the land which houses an old bread oven and prune drying oven which needs clearing.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English and broken french

  • Accommodation


    It is very old farm house, we are able to offer 2double bedrooms, both of which have 2 extra single beds in, and 1 twin bedroom. There are 2 shared bathrooms, 2 double bedrooms are above the living area, access by the adjoining barn, the other bedroom is in the family accommodation. Plenty of relaxation area's. we do have a swimming pool, we are 2.6kilo from the village, we are happy to supply bikes, or transport to the local village or the 2 main towns, both 10 kilo away. We do not smoke, but would be happy to except smokers, as long as they only smoke outside the property.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have unlimited Internet access and free telephone calls to European land lines.
    As we approach warmer days, there are fates, and more on every weekend, also lots of markets to visit and vide greniers to visit on Sunday's, there are many picturest villages in the area, and we woud be happy to take anyone in there free time to explore.

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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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day

Helping Bill in the workshop
Fran & Rioca still painting!
The painting begins
Off for a bike ride
Charly our very friendly King Charles Spaniel.
Merit laying plaster board, thank God they were here when the roof collapsed!
Alfi replacing roof tiles, something he has never done, and he did so well

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