Experience tranquil, rural, village life and help with gardening in Tourbes, France



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    We are Louis, Liza and Lily (the cat!) - I am 41 and Louis is 43, Lily is a big kitten with a strong but funny personality. We work full time, Louis does plastering, pool cleaning, gardening, building, painting decorating and I work online (journalism, PR etc). I'm at home most of the time but glued to my laptop and Louis is out and about all over the place.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    Language practice

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You'll get to experience tranquil, rural, village life but be so close to beaches and cities - best of all worlds. If you want to explore you will probably be better off hiring a car because although there is public transport, it's not that regular and there is not that much to do in the village.

    There's plenty of places to walk around here though - but car or even bike hire would be advisable for more than a week because we have one car that Louis uses for work - if you have a licence and bring your papers it would be fine for you to use the car when we are not using it, which won't be that often to be honest - but any damage must be paid for.

    We will try and help you explore the area as much as we can and make you feel really welcome and you will get to learn all about quiet village life in a very beautiful part of France.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Help


    We are a very laid back couple with a mad cat called Lily, she likes to bring us the odd “gift” - she’s short-haired, fairly aloof, independent and makes us laugh.

    We need help with our garden mainly - particularly weeding and leaf-sweeping. If you're handy round the house that would be a bonus too - we have some basic maintenance that needs doing - a little painting, garage tidying, pool maintenance - it is nothing that requires qualifications - mostly common sense.

    You'll get to stay in a lovely, spacious, modern villa with a pool which you'll be welcome to use. The village is small but charming and not far from beaches, cities and much, much more!

    There's a couple of places to eat in the village, a lovely cafe, pharmacy, shop, bakery etc. It's incredibly tranquil.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Beginner
    French: Beginner

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    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
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  • Accommodation


    Four double bedroom villa - we will be having visitors throughout the summer so you should be cool with sharing space although there is plenty of it so don't worry! We obviously occupy one room and then there's two further doubles and another room that can be twin or double. We have three showers that can all be used at once.
    There's a large open-plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room and we have UK TV if you need it! We have laptops you can use while you're here and calls to UK landlines and French mobiles are free from our landline.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As mentioned before - there are huge amounts of beaches as well as adorable cities and villages to explore - too much to see even for us.

  • 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

    Great WiFi connection here.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Car park at house...

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 846373341332