Join us renovating a farmhouse in the Gers, France



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 Min stay requested: at least a week

  • Description


    We have a 150 year old farmhouse in the Gers which we have been renovating for the past 12 years. Progress is slow, but so is the pace of life down here! There are always lots of jobs to do, varying from easy gardening to landscaping to plastering, painting and tidying! Dee could often do with some help in the house, with cooking & housework. In return we offer a double private bedroom with en-suite shower facilities. Come and see the beautiful area of the Gers.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Learn about country life, and trying to be as "home grown" as possible in the summer.

  • Help


    Mainly looking for 1 but preferably 2 people

    We have 1 1/2 acres of land, so lots of upkeep! We need hedges cutting, weeding, & lots of tidying..... the list goes on. We also have to finish laying a rubble base for our patio, and start a low wall ready for concreting. The outside shutters all need re-painting also.

    The house is nearly finished inside with the renovation so we hope are venturing into the loft space, creating 2 new bedrooms & a bathroom. Although the decorating needs to be started again, lots of painting to do.

    Theres never 'nothing to do', so we can usually accomodate most people to be able to fill a 4-5 hour working day, but currently it is mainly gardening work & some tidying of outside barns! Possible help with housework and cooking if a couple.

    In return we offer a private double bedroom with en-suite shower facilities. Our knowledge of the surrounding area, and our warmth & hospitality. Come and visit the Gers, with its breathtaking scenery, and some lovely sunshine at this time of year. We look forward to meeting you, and sharing our lifestyle & home.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, some French

  • Accommodation


    Double room with en-suite shower room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This is sleepy town France, if you are looking for lots of nightlife and things going on, you are coming to the wrong place!

    But the views and countryside is fantastic, ski-ing in the pyrenees is only 1 1/2 hours away, there are lots of picturesque villages with cafe/bars, and lakes for fishing or just enjoying the walks.

    A hire car would be useful as there are no public transport links close by. Or we can organise for pick up/drop off at airports/train station. Lourdes airport is the closest, followed by Pau, or Toulouse.

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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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