Gardening and cooking in lovely Courcome in France

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 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks



  • Description


    Retired but busy. Two whippets, three chickens, 56 white fantail doves in the garden, lots of beehives in a field far away and an Etsy shop to run as well. I'm 78 and live happily on my own. I used to own and run three jewellery shops so am accustomed to working with people.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The village of Courcome (16240 ) has four hundred and twenty residents, one boulangerie. Ruffec is 5K away and has a Sat and Weds market. Verteuil sur Charente is 7k away and sports several jolly good restaurants, a mill and a couple of bars.

  • Help


    Mainly knocking the garden into shape ready for family to visit and be impressed in August. No high skills level required even have a sit on lawn mower. Repainting the garden furniture would be helpful to.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Choice of two. One double bedroom is downstairs with the bathroom off the hall. The other is at the far end of the house, secluded and has it's own adjoining bathroom. That room can sleep five. Personally I have very little breakfast, not much lunch but a knife and fork supper at 7pm with the whippets in front of the seven o'clock news
    ( 6pm UK ) or at the kitchen table.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I can collect from Ruffec, 16700,railway station and run people here and there as required. It's a farming area with miles and miles of open farmland, some forests and lots of good walking. There are great places to visit but little by way of public transport. This would suite a single person or a couple or two friends in separate rooms.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    I have a spare office and desk with fibre optics internet which a "worker" is welcome to use.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There is a courtyard in front of the house , no roads to cross.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week or a bit less.

Host ref number: 823184541881

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