Need some DIY and practical help near Marseille, France



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    Hola! I live alone near Marseille in the countryside; the land of the famous Marcel Pagnol. The view is just amazing, with the Allauch village and the Garlaban hill. I have a small house, with a big garden. I have a cat, some chickens, and bees! I'm close to public transport - it's just a bus ride away from the nearest metro stop.

    I have done a lot of renovation in my house but there's still always something that needs doing (painting, general maintenance, gardening).
    I travel a lot and really like to discover new people and their culture. I'm an easy going and enthusiastic person with an open spirit. I love to share a meal, with good and healthy food - I'd like to think I'm a good cook! :)
    I like sport, climbing particularly; my area is great for this. I like art, music, photography, and cultural things in general.

    I'm a teacher so I have free time to spend with you, particularly in the holidays! Sometimes I volunteer and help organise at children's camps in foreign countries, but in February I'm staying at home to continue work on my house.
    I can teach you french cooking, we can go walking, or even visit some museums. However I can drop you off at the bus or metro station if you prefer to visit the beautiful surrounding area alone.

    The only thing is that i haven't got a special room for you - you'll be sleeping in my converted garage, it adds a rustic and quirky touch! You'll only be sleeping there however, just for spatial necessity; the rest of the time you're free to stay in the house as you please and I hope I'll be able to really get to know you.

    My Spanish is better than my English, and naturally I'm fluent in French.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

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

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    i can share you french cooking, discover the place and do sport or yoga! I can introduce you to beekeeping.

  • Help


    paint doorway, reinforce a wall in the garden (stone wall to share the garden in different patio), improve the henhouse, put skirting board ...

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    francais, anglais, espagnole

  • Accommodation


    I've a double bed in my living room.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    i never did this, i did construction site in Island but i was on the overside!

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    • 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

    4/5 heures par jour max, 5 j/sem.

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