Enjoy a glass of wine in Saint Emillion, France

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  • Last activity: 24/12/2022



 Min stay requested: at least 3 weeks



  • Description


    My name is Deanne & my husband Richard are both preparing to live the French dream.

    We have recently purchased this beautiful grand Maison de Maître in the Bordeaux wine region.
    Bordeaux is famous for their wine. Literally I believe there is no such thing as a bad wine.

    Our primary reason for this exchange is to enjoy the company of others while renovating our home. The love of food and wine is important along with some language skill in french.
    We will provide learning experience for our workaways. Both my husband and I have renovation experience and hope to share this knowledge with our workaways.

    My husband background is in electrical and myself in IT. We love dogs and animals.
    We look forward to meeting you and sharing our travel stories and hearing about yours from around the world.

    You will be working with my husband and I and given instructions, training and assistance where needed. We have many jobs to do such as sorting through furniture, cleaning and moving items to prepare for painting and decorating. We are located in a small active village surrounded by vineyards. We truly love this area of France as it took 5 years to find our home.

    The gardens needs some care.
    With some help from you we hope to turn this beautiful house into our future home.

    For the big jobs we will be hiring professional artisans to do the renovation works.
    We are 15 minutes from the UNESCO Village of Saint Emilion.

    Come join us for some rejuvenation of this home and enjoy good food and wine.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travellers will gain training and experience in painting, sanding, room styling, gardening, pool maintenance, general cleaning and moving furniture. I would also love to share my love of cooking and shopping for wonderful French cuisine.
    We would love to host workaways from all around the world so you can share your stories and adventures with us.

    We are located in the french village of Castillion. We have plenty of shops, supermarkets, weekly market and cafes.
    We are walking distance from the train station.
    You will be able to visit Saint-Emilion, the medieval city located at the crossroads of Bordeaux - 15 minutes from Saint Emilion, Train to the city of Bordeaux 45 minutes.

  • Help


    Mature workaway couple required with some painting and cleaning experience. Some general maintenance experience would also be wonderful. We hope to film our progress therefore camera and editing experience is highly desirable.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to improve my french and we need your help with translating.

  • Accommodation


    Workaway couple will be staying in the upstairs large bedrooms with your own private ensuite. All meals provided. A kitchen is available to cook meals or we all cook and eat together is preferred Easy walking distance to shops.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Plenty of activities in the local area. Weekly markets, brocantes, festivals and the famous Saint Emilion nearby. Bordeaux 45 minutes on the train. Train station metres away.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Small dog is ok if trained

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 865639485613



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